Heartfelt Creations Upcycled Spring Wreath

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Heartfelt Creations Upcycled Spring Wreath

Happy Heartfelt Creations Wednesday, friends!  Can you believe that this is the very last Wednesday in February?  Where has this month gone to?  I hate to see time moving so fast, but when I see that March is right around the corner, I confess, I get a little excited, because with March comes springtime!  And, oh, am I ever ready for Spring!  So today I’m sharing a fun Heartfelt Creations upcycled spring wreath with all of you.  This is a fun, easy project that you could even do with your kids when they are home on spring break.

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Here’s a photo f my finished wreath.  I love the chubby little bird, the cheery chevron bow, the flirtatious purple flowers and the earthy feathers.   But that’s not what this looked like when I started!  Want to see a photo?

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Do you know what these are?  They are packing material for lamps my daughter bought at IKEA.  We almost threw these out, but at the last second I said, “NO!  I want those!”  Now Liz knows me well enough to  know that I had just had a lightbulb moment, so she didn’t question me.  She just handed them to me with a sly little grin and I tucked them into my suitcase, along with my grand idea.

Fast forward almost a year later, and I finally got around to putting that idea into action.  I glued the two cardboard pieces together to create some depth and for stability:

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Then I used my natural jute ribbon as the covering for this base.  I wrapped it twice around securing the ends with hot glue.

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I die cut the base from my Raindrops on Roses die from cream cardstock and got busy making some bountiful Majestic Morning blooms.  I inked up some jumbo parrot green leaves with distress ink to soften the color just a little.

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All I had to do now was just gather some bits and bobs from around the studio and play with the placement of them.  I used hot glue to secure everything to the wreath.

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The sentiment is a border strip from the Majestic Morning collection.

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I also used a little tag, treating it with UTEE to make it more sturdy.  I had the little acetate bird and nest in my stash, too.

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You can find a complete supply list and detailed instructions on the Heartfelt Creations blog.

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I’m so glad now that I didn’t throw out that packing material, because this little wreath makes me happy right down to the tips of my crafty little fingers!  I hope it makes your day a little brighter too!  Thanks for stopping by!



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13 thoughts on “Heartfelt Creations Upcycled Spring Wreath

  1. candycolwell

    Kathy…oh my goodness! Your little spring wreath is darling. When I saw what the base of it was, I about fell out! Packing material from a lamp?!? Seriously!?? Who thinks to take that and make something so darling out of it!? YOU!! It’s adorable. <3 Candy

    1. kathycNC Post author

      Thanks, Birgit! It was so much fun to create something useful from objects we normally throw in the trash. I’m glad you liked it!

  2. smithgfb

    Kathy this is a work of art! I love everything about it. It would be a piece I would have a problem parting with. Your flowers are gorgeous!

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