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Saturday, November 19, 2011

Fall Decorations November 19th-20th Blog Hop














Good morning everyone.
Today is the Fall Decorations blog hop with Becka from Creations with Becka. If you came from Becka http://creationswithbecka.blogspot.com then you are in the right place, but if you just came across my blog today please start at the beginning of the hop over at Creations With Becka. Make sure you start at the beginning and comment all the way through the hop so you qualify for the grand prize on Becka’s blog.

I love fall! It is my favorite time of year, the leaves are changing colors, the weather becomes cooler, the kids go back to school and it is the time of year when you get to spend one whole day with the most important people in your life and to give thanks. What could be better than that? Today we have a great line up of 6 ladies who have made super awesome fall decorations to share with you. Hopefully you will find some inspiration to make some fall decorations for your home too. Below is a inlinkz button and you can play along too, besides the grand prize giveaway Becka is also giving away a great set of K.Andrew Stamps that you can win if you add a picture of your favorite fall decoration project.

For today's project I created a Thanksgiving wreath. I didn't have one and instead of buying one I made mine. It took a lot of work and patience to make this but I loved the way it turned out.


To make this wreath you will need Distress ink I used foam wreath from Hobby Lobby, Satin Ribbon from Hobby Lobby,Tim Holtz Vingtage Photo, glue, mcgill stylus, glitter paper, fishing wire, mousepad, Cricut Wild Cards,Cricut Walk in my garden Cartridge and whatever color paper you choose. Also, PATIENCE AND TIME! :)

Here is a run down of how I made my wreath, First I wrapped my wreath in ribbon. I prefer the 5/8" because it wraps really nice and tight. I then cut out my sunflower in Walk in my Garden. The flower has a stem so I turned it in my Gypsy so that the stem would overlap on the mat and not cut. I believe I got my flowers at 3" 2 3/4 and 2 1/2. Next I inked them up once that was done i used my stylus and curled the edges of my flower. Glued them all together and here comes the tedious part. For the center of my flower I used a flower on Accent Essentials and I believe it was at .45 on my gypsy. Its a very small flower. I used my stylus to curl them and then took tacky glue (I had a small scratch piece of paper to dip the flower in) dipped them in the glue and arranged them in a circle in the middle. Once my flowers were done I worked on the phrase Happy Thanksgiving which is from Cricut Wild Cards I cut this phrase out at 5 1/4 with REAL SIZE ON. I used chipboard on the back on my glitter paper so it wasn't flimsy. Then I took fishing wire and positioned my phrase where I wanted it thread it through and tied it around my wreath. I assembled my flowers next and viola its done. WOW so sorry for the long description. It took me 2 days to finish this project and I couldn't be happier with the results. I love it and hope you like it as well!

My blog candy for this hop is a $10.00 gift card to Michaels. To win you need to comment on everyone in the hop and become a follower of my blog if you aren't already.


Don’t forget that in order to win the Grand Prize on Becka’s blog you must visit and comment on ALL the blogs in this hop. Make sure you also link your Fall Decoration project at Creationswithbecka for a chance to win a set of K.Andrew Designs stamps, you have until November 25th to link a project up.


Thank you for visiting my blog today, your next stop is LISA

26 comments:

  1. Beautiful wreath and love the flowers!!!

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  2. Hi, I hopped over here from Becka's blog and Wow, that's a beautiful wreath! Very creative! I love homemade wreaths-I think they are so pretty! I am now following you!
    nc13.1runner@gmail.com

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  3. Hey Dana!

    The wreath is well worth all the work you put in, it's beautiful! Those flowers are amazing! Wow! Great job!

    Susan
    cricutandgrasshopper.blogspot.com
    p.s. I'm a new follower ;)

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  4. Amazing wreath! I love the flowers!

    Tracy
    owlbecraftin.blogspot.com

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  5. Your wreath is amazing, I love the flowers, they are so beautiful. I have been following your progress on the Circle MB and am delighted to finally see the end product, just gorgeous! I'm also in a blog hop today, would love for you to check out my project, plus I have a little giveaway!

    scrappindhilly at gmail dot com
    www.scrappindhilly.blogspot.com

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  6. Dana
    WOW! I love your wreath, it is beautiful, those flowers are awesome!
    Thank you for participating in the hop.
    Becka

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  7. Dana your wreath is wonderful! Tfs I look forward to trying it
    Lisa G

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  8. So pretty! I love the flowers!
    I am a new follower.

    edoggsugarlipsandprincessbuttercup.blogspot.com

    iluvkatie74atyahoodotcom

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  9. This is just so pretty. Love the colors and the flowers are so fun.

    http://www.coolbeansbylb.blogspot.com/

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  10. Hi Dana! Your wreath is just PERFECT!! What a wonderful idea to make your own!

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  11. Wow...what gorgeous flowers! That must have taken hours and hours to put together. But it is sooo worth the effort....just beautiful!

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  12. Wow! So glad I found your blog & became a follower. Your wreath is amazing!!! I love the flowers!

    jim_candice at yahoo dot ca

    http://candiscraps-scrapsofme.blogspot.com/

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  13. I love this! It looks so professional and pretty! I would be proud to display this in my home!

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  14. Beautiful Wreath! I found you while hopping from Becka's blog. I'm your newest follower, hope you will pop over for a visit and become a follower too!
    Carri~abusybee
    www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

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  15. Amazing Dana! Your wreath is beautiful. Well done!

    I'm your newest follower (number 200, congratulations)!

    Tonya
    ittybittyladybugs.blogspot.com

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  16. What a beautiful wreath! You can see all the work you put into making it and the colors are fabulous! I am a new follower.

    plese.cathy@yahoo dot com

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  17. wow!! that is so amazing!! Love the colors you used and It makes me want to try and make one myself!!! TFS!! I am a follower here!!

    http://ibecircled.blogspot.com
    ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com
    Rexann♥

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  18. Beautiful wreath, I hope to give it a try soon. The colors are so rich and really put you in the mood for the season.

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  19. I love the wreath, your flowers are beautiful:)
    cathyplus5.blogspot.com

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  20. Oh wow!! Your wreath is just gorgeous! I love those flowers.
    Tracy
    jtg0398 at sbcglobal dot net

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  21. Love your wreath! I don't think I have the patience to make one like this!

    amanbains1 at gmail dot com

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  22. First can I just say WOW!!!!
    That wreath is better than any thing store bought. I love the way it turned out.

    Second, thank you for the recipe. It is something I would love to try. I have Walk in my garden and your instructions are wonderful. Not sure I will like making those centers, but if it will turn out similar to yours it would be worth it.

    Do you make any other 3-d flowers? I don't have flowershop and would love to be able to make several types of 3-D flowers.

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  23. Your wreath is beautiful! You did an amazing job!
    I'm your newest follower- can't wait to see what you create next!

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  24. So pretty! I'm your newest follower and I hope you'll follow me back over at www.createdbycori.blogspot.com

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