Friday, December 2, 2011

Let the Decorating Begin

Let the decorating begin. First on the list: the wreath.
You might recall that I did the same thing last year to personalize a generic wreath, using upholstery webbing to make a banner.
I decided to make a new one for the fresh douglas fir wreath I bought at the flower mart yesterday, and to show exactly how I did it.

First, measure off the amount of webbing you will need to span the diameter of the wreath.

Have your stencil ready and two magic markers, one fine tip for detail and one medium to fill in.

I used the words Merry Christmas, but Joyeux Noel, Buon Natale, Feliz Navidad or even the generic Happy Holidays would also work.

Trim the ends decoratively and punch a hole on either end to thread ribbon through.
I used the burlap ribbon I had on hand, but tartan plaid would also work!

I hang my wreath on our glass paned front door using a suction cup.
It works pretty well!

Check that box!
Tomorrow, the tree and garland.

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On Crooked Creek said...

Gorgeous wreath! Thank you for sharing with us the talents of Vignette Design! Enjoy the Christmas Season!

NanaDiana said...

I remember that from last year. I loved it then and I love it now! Perfect~ xo Diana

Kelly said...

Great idea! Love simple but pretty designs like that.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

I love that Delores!!

Sonny G said...

Fabulous wreath,, great detailed tutorial.
Thank you so much.

as soon as my stencils arrive I'll be making this and will give you credit for teaching me..


La Dolfina said...

I just did my first stencil project the other I have to stop myself from the urge to stencil everything in sight!
So much fun!
Love this idea:)

A Few Pennies said...

This is lovely! Going to try this myself--have some jute webbing but mine has black "thread" trim not the pretty red as yours--maybe I could use some red striped little ties on the ends to brighten. Great inspiration! Have a great weekend.

Lori said...

Looks great! I wondered how that wreath was hanging in mid air.

Meg@OliverandRust said...

great idea. i think i'm going to have to add this somewhere in my house. now where to put it?????

AT HOME BLOG said...

Dolores this is beautiful!!!
Happy week end

Unknown said...

Lovely! Have a Wonderful Weekend!

Best Wishes,

Sarah said...

Gorgeous, Delores! I'm putting the webbing on my shopping list. ~ Sarah

Kathysue said...

yay!! Let the games begin!! I hope you have fun falalaing around your beautiful home!Still decorating over here and having fun, Merry Christmas♥
xo Kathysue

Greet Lefèvre said...

This is gorgeous!!

Just Spiff It said...

Love this idea!! You are very clever and talented. Thanks for sharing this.

Anonymous said...

Hi Delores! You are truly the smartest one! I love your wreath! You're also the most creative one! ;)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

AntiqueChase said...

Will you share your stencil source? I love the size and the font. I would be so grateful if you would email me the details.
antiquechase at google email. Not typing it here so I don't get spam.

Suzanne said...

Your home is just FABULOUS! I stumbled on this blog this AM and may never leave! Can't wait to continue to explore. I am now a follower!

Anonymous said...

SENSATIONAL!! And so good of you to use FRESH greens, grown in USA.
All the faux plastic stuff comes from China and does nothing for our growers. BRAVA!!

It's also VERY beautiful & so clever.

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

Great tutorial, D. I remember this from last year and still love it! XO, pinky

Victoria said...

It looks beautiful, Delores. Thanks for the instructions.Best...Victoria

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Now this is a fabulous idea! Your wreath is gorgeous~ love the mix of greens!

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

So pretty and so easy to make! Thanks for sharing.

The enchanted home said...

You are so good! I love that wreath and what a creative thing you did with the banner..looks amazing!

Upscale Downhome said...

I love this idea! It's so simple but looks elegant--just like your style. Thanks for sharing; I may just have to copy!

Sheila said...

That's a cute wreath. If, however, I see anyone make that nice CHRISTMAS wreath, though, and then put "Happy Holidays" on it, I will have to give them a piece of my mind. Really.

Slim Paley said...

That's a great idea!! Aren't you a clever, crafty girl?!

Happy Holidays!

Taylor Greenwalt said...

What a great idea. You are so talented!

Dovecote Decor said...

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Barb @ The Everyday Home said...

Beautimous! As always. :)

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

Awesome job! Love the look!

Katy Noelle said...

Oh, for Pete's sakes! The stencil is brilliant - off in the back of my mind, somewhere, floating there....I've always wondered how.... I think I know where I can get one, too! =D

the girl is craftee said...

I'm not sure how I missed this from last year, but I've admired your wreaths with Jute Webbing and have wondered how you got the words on there. I thought it was a stamp with some kind of fabric paint all this time!

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