Vintage Inspired Wreath


For my birthday awhile back I received and incredible box of goodies and gifts from a dear friend of mine.  Among those treasures was a bag of crocheted flowers that she had made.


I knew right away that I would string them onto a garland/bunting of sorts.  



Well, when I came to do just that I realized that I would like them in a wreath instead.  I found a foam wreath that I had in my stash of supplies.  I proceeded to wrap it with 1" strips of muslin I tore from a scrappy piece I had.  Maybe it used to be a pillow case?


I had not decided the details yet when I emailed my friend and told her my plan.  She said she could see them with greenery and pinned on the wreath.


So, I went and sat with the flowers and my wrapped wreath at my messy sewing table and there were vintage white buttons...and fabric scraps...all in sight...hmmm...maybe that could work?


I went to my stash of green vintage fabrics, tore pieces about 1" by 3" and folded them into a rough leaf shape.  I pinned them to the foam wreath along with the crocheted flowers and layered buttons for the flower center.


I had to choose buttons that had small holes for the top button so my pin wouldn't just pop through.  The pins were ones I had on hand, but you could do this with pins with a pretty pearl head and then it would be easier to choose your buttons.


Each flower she crocheted was a different pattern so with the random green patterns of vintage fabric and different buttons, it all works well together!

Want to make your own?  A quick google search will bring you all kinds of flower patterns!


For fun...I textured one of the pictures. :)

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16 comments

  1. Adorable. Reminds me of the flowers my grandma use to make.

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  2. This is absolutely gorgeous! Vintage and springy and dainty all at once. Pinned!

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  3. OH Jill!
    I adore your flower wreath which is special on so many levels.
    Those flowers and the colors and you giving them a perfect home
    all so wonderful!!!
    oxo

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  4. That's a true and beautiful friendship collaboration, Jill Ruth!!! Oremus pro invicem!

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  5. I think this is the most charming thing I have seen in a long time - those crotchet flowers are priceless...

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  6. This is fabulous! I must try it for hair clips for my granddaughter!

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  7. Oh my! This is stunning! And I'm not normally one for crocheted anything so trust me when I say that me raving about it is a rare thing. I LOVE this though :)

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  8. Patricia O'SullivanApril 21, 2015 at 8:37 AM

    absolutely stunning I adore this :)

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  9. Stunning. Love it.

    Hugs Erika.

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  10. Beautiful treatment you made with such a wonderful gift. The result is stunning.

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  11. One of the most beautiful things I have ever seen. And so lovely that you will always have this to remember your friend. Great details you added: thanks for sharing

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