Sunday, January 24, 2010

I Made Another Monogrammed Wreath

I loved my Christmas monogrammed wreath so much that I made another one to replace it.   To see my Christmas Monogrammed Wreath you can go  here

I started out  basically the same way I did my Christmas wreath.  I used my Cricut and the Story Book Cartridge to make my “F”.   By the way, I love this cartridge!  005

I traced the letter on luan board and cut it out using my skrol saw.009

The finished “F” cut.     Now ready for painting.   011

I painted it  and then decided I wanted to add some texture to it so I put Mod Podge  on it and sprinkled white glitter.  After it dried I repainted it again.004

Now onto the wreath part.  I wired two wreaths together and hot glued eucalyptus stems covering the whole wreath.  I added some hydrangea and wired my “F” on.  026

Before I show you the finished wreath, I wanted to use this lamp on a pedestal table that sits under the mirror in our foyer, but I felt the gold needed to be toned down a bit.025

I used a sponge brush and dabbed  paint on the lamp using the same color I painted the “F” and bought a new globe.   032

The lamp sits on a family history book that was written in 1967 about my husband’s family.  039

I really like it!  I had a lot of compliments during the holidays about the Christmas Monogrammed Wreath and I’m getting the same feedback regarding this one.  013

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I’m working on a pillow for the chair beside the table using my Cricut.  I’ll be sure to post about it when I’m all done.  I’m lovin’ my Cricut. 

Gail

P.S.  I’m linking this post to A Picture is Worth a 1000 Words for 2nd Time Around Tuesday, Reinvented for Trash to Treasures and Today’s Creative Blog for Get Your Craft On.   Thanks ladies for hosting such a fun party.  

19 comments:

  1. Gail,
    Soooo PRETTY...your monogram font is great! Looks like I need to get a CRICUT:) Hope you have a wonderful week and a FUN time with your CRICUT!!!

    Blessings,
    Lind

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  2. This wreath is just as pretty as the Christmas wreath. My cricut is gathering dust up in my craft room....I need to get it out and start creating. I love the whole vignette you put together.
    Jane

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  3. Very pretty I really loved this.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  4. I love this, I am going to have to save up for one of those machines. You did a great job. The font you chose is excellent. Thanks for inspiring.

    Cha Cha

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  5. Yep. That's a winner too! Great tutorial as well. Thanks for linking up again to Mi4M :)

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  6. Very pretty - I'm going to have to hang a wreath on a mirror. It was smart buying a new globe, it really makes a difference.

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  7. I LOVE! What a great job you did. Pretty.

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  8. Gail
    that wreath is awesome!
    Thanks for telling how you did it.

    I got a cricut expressions a month ago and hove not even had time to turn it on!!

    Thanks for signing up to follow

    blessings

    barbara jean

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  9. Gail, you are inspiring me to want a monogrammed wreath. I really love how you made it and how you displayed it!

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  10. Loving the wreath and so wishing I had a Cricket!

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  11. Gail,

    That wreath would look wonderful on the front door of the "F"airfield House! The book on your husband's family history is a treasure.

    Deborah

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  12. That wreath is wonderful! And I like the finished lamp too.

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  13. Love the wreath, it's gorgeous, and you've found the perfect spot for it! Thanks for linking up.

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  14. Gorgeous. There's just something lovely about a simple letter that makes such a bold statement. Great job. :)

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  15. That is ADORABLE and on my FAVS
    FYI--give-away starts tonight

    Cheri

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