Good Morning! Once again this blog has been semi-neglected. I had a really busy June & first half of July. Things are settling down & I finally get to post some fun stuff! Tricia of Lilac Blossom Photography has been having fun with my new layout & pics. I’ll be tweaking more about me & a new logo very soon! I’m so excited!!
First up is this fab Beachy Wreath I made for Anchor Arts Studio in Margate, NJ. I love it there & Brittany the owner is super nice! If you are in the area, you need to stop in there. They do painting parties, so grab your girlfriends, have a date night or plan a birthday party in there for your kids too while you’re there.
So here’s the details:
I did something a little different with the base of my wreath this time. Instead of using a 12″ rounded Styrofoam wreath I used a 14″ wreath with an angled edge. I think I’m going to do these more now. They seem sturdier & I liked working with them. I do however have to use a thicker yarn.
I wanted a life preserver ring look, but with fun colors. Brittany wanted aqua so I found a thick turquoise with Rozetti Flora yarn at Jo-ann’s. I forget what the brown is at the moment. But it’s also really nice & thick & I love that there is a silver shimmer in the nutty brown color. I’m going to Jo-ann’s today, so I’ll get the name when I go to that section. I’ll also take pics of the packaging for better reference on this post 🙂
I made the blue flowers with a pair of old jeans. If you want a blog post about fabric Rosettes please let me know & I’ll make one for you. I love making them!
I had to add in some shells to pull in the beach theme & finish off the ends of the flowers. I found a fun anchor that I painted a light white shimmer paint on the front so it wasn’t just a wood finish & the camera didn’t pick up the color.
I really am trying to work on my blog camera skills & take pics beyond my cell phone camera. In the mean time, I’m at the mercy of what my phone can capture 🙂
I made the big poofy white flowers out of t-shirts. I love that I can create these out of something that has been sitting around for so long & almost got trashed! Again if you want a tutorial, stay tuned, as I’m typing this I am coming up with a how-to in my head right now hehe.
The gray flower is an old t-shirt too. The tan flowers are made out of felt. I added a pearl floral pin to some of the centers of the flowers too.
So there you go. A summery beach themed wreath with a personalized twist for an awesome & creative Arts & crafts Studio.
Hope everyone is having a great summer! I am & I’m setting up 2 more blog posts to launch up this week! I’m having so much fun with forming Nutmeg Creative Cafe! Glad to have you along with me on this journey 🙂
Have a great day!