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Monday, October 25, 2010

Making a hydrangea wreath...

It is another Monday after a lovely and busy weekend.. Hope you all enjoyed your weekend, too..
We were blessed to attend some Anniversary services in the church in St. John where we have been attending while at the cottage... Mission Point...
The services were wonderful and the Spirit of the Lord was there..Plus the fellowship of some old friends we haven't seen for awhile and of course our daughter and her family....

Then on Saturday we went up to the old farm for awhile.. I made some lunch  while Terry was fixing the chimney.. I looked out the kitchen window and saw him trying to find the top rung of the ladder!!  It was pouring rain and the ladder was too SHORT!!   LOL...   I went out and wanted to hold  it so he could get down but he succeeded all by himself.. Thank you Lord...
THEN.. he went and got a taller ladder out of the barn... All ended well...lol...

I thought I would  show you this little craft that you can make... 
The hydrangea are so wonderful this year here in N. B.  Every bush you see is fairly loaded with blossoms.. We have one in the back yard where I had collected some then stuck them in a pail until there was a chance to do something with them.. Anyway...
I thought a wreath would be nice along with putting them in crocks, vases and such...So to make this you only need a wreath and a glue gun.... 
All of you probably know how to do this anyway.. But just in case...
Break off some of your dried hydrangea and put some of your hot gue on the stem.. Just stick them in the grapevine making sure that each bunch touches each other and hold until it is firm.. It just takes a second or two..
You can fill the whole wreath or just do half...
Also, you can make a small wreath or a huge one..
Or make two smaller ones and hang them one below the other on your wall...

I like adding some of the dried leaves here and there..You don't have to use any ribbon or raffia..Just do whatever you prefer...
If you have other drieds you can add some of them, too..
There all finished... It only takes a few minutes to complete... Such a sweet accent for any place in your home.. Usually, I would fill the whole wreath but I was trying for a simpler look this time..Oh, and you can even paint the flowers with spray paint...
Perhaps you will find the time to make one... You can buy wreaths at the thrift stores quite easily... And there are still hydrangea out there...
Although, not for long...
Well, I must get going.. Today is Monday and it looks like a good laundry day..
I wonder if any of you Keepers are using the laundry soap that we made..

Have a wonderful week and thank you so much for stopping by and visiting..
Leave a comment if you have time...

 
God bless...
Faye..



10 comments:

  1. That's a lovely wreath Faye, I could never get the blooms off my bush to dry right. We have so much humidity. Have a blessed day!

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  2. It looks lovely Faye! Thanks for sharing!
    Today is a bright but blowy day - perfect for the laundry to flap on the line! Very satisfying I think!
    Hugs
    Christine

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  3. You'll be happy to know that I am using homemade laundry soap that I made. I have visions of more soap once my new laundry/bathroom is finished! I can picture a huge wide- mouth glass jar with layers of different colors (pink, yellow, white) of detergent. I can hardly wait!

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  4. Hey Linsay.. I am so happy you are using the laundry soap and that you are getting your dream laundry room.. Cool idea with the jar and I have one for you if you would like it... You could modge something over the design on the front... Just let me know and I will take it to you...
    Also, thank you Christine and Christine for stopping by and commenting...
    Blessings....

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  5. Oh Faye, that sounds lovely! Thanks so much!

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  6. As always a lovely post Faye. :-)xxx

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  7. Wow! That was a wonderful tutorial, Faye... I need to dust off my glue gun and try making one of these!
    Hugs,
    Paula

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  8. So glad to reconnect Faye...hope all is well..We have moved to another house and things have just been a little crazy..thanks for following my new blog...hope to see you often!

    Simple blessings,
    Ronda

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  9. The wreath looks wonderful, I want to make a wreath out of sticks myself, but I haven't gotten around to doing it yet. Take Care!

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  10. Love it! Will have to give that a try. Thanks for the inspiration.

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