Keep Smiling

Keep Smiling

Saturday, November 3, 2018

BoHo Wreath . . . Let's Make One

*******
I have been admiring these 
BoHo dream-catcher wreaths on Pinterest 
and decided to make one of my own.
*******

I started my stretching a doily across the
 inside ring of an embroidery hoop.
I used a glue stick and clothes pins to security it.
When the glue was dry 10 minutes or so,
 I removed the clothes pins 
and put the outside ring over the smaller one.


Next I went through my stash of ribbons,
 fancy yarns, and string.


I cut long pieces being sure they were 
twice as long as I wanted them to be.



I looped them somewhere close to the center 
and pulled them through the bottom edge 
of the doily.

All you need to do here is loop them 
through themselves.
They will stay nicely in place.


Next, because I wanted a pretty silky flower,
I went to my fancy fabric basket.


And followed the directions at 
The Polka Dot Closet.
*******
Carol was one of the first blogs 
that I fell head over heels
in love with years ago. 
Now, she doesn't blog, but instead runs one of
the most successful Vintage Flea Markets
in Orlando, Florida.
If you are planning a trip to 
Florida in June,
She'll be posting dates here:
Next I hot glued my finished 
flowers onto my wreath.

*******
That's it!
*******
A lot of pretty for an easy project. 


Here it is hanging in the Art Barn,
along with one of my paintings,
and a fabric chair that I painted
a couple of years ago.

Well, tell me is this wreath a project
that you would try making?
*******

Keep Smiling!

*******
Your blogging sister,
Connie :)






45 comments:

  1. Oh how pretty Connie. You share some of the nicest ideas. I love the ribbons and flowers.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It was a lot of fun to do . . . I think it would make a sweet gift as well. Maybe my granddaughters would like one for their birthdays next year :)

      Delete
  2. Hi Connie, Your wreath turned out very pretty. Probably not a project for me with not much space. Love the pineapple doily. Love the idea of a fancy fabric box! Thanks for sharing! Nancy

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I rarely use any fancy fabric, but once in a while it's nice to pull it down for a craft :)

      Delete
  3. So pretty, Connie. That's a beautiful doily. I have some like it. I must try this. I'll look for a hoop at the thrift shops. Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It was fun and easy to make . . . there are many to look at on Pinterest if you are interested.

      Delete
  4. Connie, everything on that wall is beautiful! I was drawn to the painting. What inspired you for that? It's lovely! And that stopwatch style clock...the wreath/dream catcher, it's very pretty, very delicate and feminine!! I made one years ago that got lost in a move, I would definitely make one again, but maybe I'd use feathers instead of the ribbons!!! :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Rain, I would have added some feathers with the ribbons if I had remember what I've done with them. Somewhere in a special place I have a little envelope filled with white fluffy feathers that would have works great. I guess if I ever come across them I can always add a few then. Thanks for stopping by :)

      Delete
  5. Very cute! It looks like something even I could do~

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. This wreath was fun to make. . . something to do between quilting that was a bit different. I'm happy that you like it :)

      Delete
  6. Nice work there. I'm looking at your Painting (in the last photo)- looks very Surrealistic Connie- well done. Cheers. KEV.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The painting is titled Cortez Fisherman, it's one of my favorites and was inspired my a sailing novel I read on sailing and fishing the Sea of Cortez. I'm happy you like it :)

      Delete
  7. Your dream-catcher looks just right in the place you have chosen for it. I do like that blue painted daydreaming chair!
    I would like to crochet mandalas and attach them into hoops, but I haven't yet found the hoops I need and Amazon won't send them to where I live for some reason!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I have often wondered whether Amazon is truly world wide or not. Maybe you could find them in a thrift shop, I have run across some from time to time, but here I buy them at Walmart. There are so many of these wreaths on Pinterest even groupings of them used to create bedroom headboards. check them out if you haven't already, they are beautiful. I am delighted that you like my chair . . . I always wanted to give painting fabric furniture a try, this was my first attempt.

      Delete
  8. It's darling... boho and kind of shabby chic too! Love it and the colors and pink flowers. I have a passion for making fabric and paper flowers! Those are darling. Every time I see a new technique, I have to go out and buy that certain type of fabric (like chiffon, or burlap, etc.). It looks pretty and I think I would love one in my pink bedroom! I should browse Pinterest more for ideas. Seems like I saw some other kind of dream catchers lately but now can't remember where. Darn! I would definitely make this! Fun fun fun... xoxo Marilyn

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Marilyn, if you make one, please let me know . . . I want to see it :)

      Delete
  9. Beautiful wreath, I love the embellishments. I smiled at how you labelled your fabric "fancy fabric", I would have trouble defining "fancy".

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Well, fancy to me is the stuff that is silky and filmy and not good for much other than ballet costumes and such. I only purchase it when I have a special project, then the remains end up in my fancy box, LOL. I'm so happy you like my wreath.

      Delete
  10. That is really pretty. Sounds pretty simple to put together too. It looks perfect hanging there in your art barn

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Ann, it was very easy to make . . . a lot of fun too :)

      Delete
  11. Replies
    1. It was fun and something a bit out of the ordinary for me :)

      Delete
  12. I like dreamcatchers....and yours is especially pretty.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Bj . . . I get a lot of ideas from Pinterest and I had been wanting to make one of these for a long time. If I had realized how easy it was, I probably would have made it a year ago. I'm so happy that you like it :)

      Delete
  13. Great idea taking an embroidering hoop and a pretty doily as the base for the wreath and then embellishing it further. So cute.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Oh, my goodness Connie...pls forgive my muddled mind for never finding your blog before...I guess I am still under water!!
    When I lived in Miami, Florida, I worked on the Miccosukee Indian reservation. I learned to make dream catchers there...but nothing as fancy as yours..xo

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Well, I haven't been following your blog for that long either . . . but I am delighted to have found it. The quilt that you just finished is so pretty. Thanks for the sweet words on my doily dream catcher :)

      Delete
  15. Yes, I would try making that wreath if I didn’t have so many other projects going on. I will be keeping it in mind for the future though. It’s very cute. I love it!
    D~~~~

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Your projects are amazing . . . keep doing what your doing, because it is wonderful :)

      Delete
  16. That is so pretty! I love it. I'm not a big dream catcher kind of person but this is really awesome.
    Lisa

    ReplyDelete
  17. Good afternoon, Connie~

    What a great idea. I have hoops and doilies that my grandmother made, these would make sweet gifts!

    Blessings~
    Laura

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. They would make lovely gifts, if you make any I hope you will post them, for us to see.

      Delete
  18. Oh, your wreath is cool Connie, and I love the Bohemian look. How clever this is. And I couldn't help but notice your "daydream" chair. I love that...the colors and the words on it. Your wreath looks a bit like one of those dream catchers. : )

    love, ~Sheri

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. What I love about my Art Barn, is that anything goes. Our home is more toned down as far as decor, but out there, if I see a project that I want to do, I do it and it fits in. I like it being filled with cheerful happy things as well as colors everywhere. My happy place. I'm so happy that you like my wreath :)

      Delete
  19. You know I haven't seen them on Pinterst, love your stash of ribbons and yarns, lovely job on the flowers too! Looks perfect in your room!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you. If you go to Pinterest there are many of these, some even joined together to make headboards, room dividers and window treatment :) Check them out.

      Delete
  20. Very pretty. Thanks for the tutorial :)

    Have a happy day.

    ~K.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Your welcome . . . if you ever decide to make one I hope that you'll show us your project.
      Have a happy day.

      Delete
  21. Looks like you had fun making that wreath/dream catcher... It looks so pretty --so soft---so feminine..... Love it....

    Have a great week, Talented Lady!!!
    Hugs,
    Betsy

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Betsy, thanks for stopping by to visit . . . it makes me happy that you like my Boho wreath :)

      Delete
  22. That is really cool! I've seen the doilies in embroidery hoops, but not made into a dream catcher like that.

    ReplyDelete