The Shabby Chic Wreath

Thanks to all of the inspiration from you ladies out there in blogland I tackled yet one more wreath. This time I followed the

Jones Design Company

tutorial on what they call the Nonna Wreath.
The reason I am calling this The Shabby Chic Wreath is because I used some old Shabby Chic sheets (oh man that is a tongue twister and sounds like you have a lisp!) that had so much use they were already tearing on their own. So I grabbed my little girl and we kept tearing.And tearing into lots of strips. Then following the tutorial we wrapped the styrofoam wreath with the strips and spots of glue here and there until it was completed covered. And then we started to layer the strips on top of the wreath and this is where we used lots and lots of glue. I am adding that part into this tutorial!



it was almost complete. I grabbed some ticking I had in a drawer and made a big old bow and glued it to the bottom and cut a strip to hang it from the top. I have to admit that it sat next to the tree for a few days because I didn't think that I liked it much. But once I got the bowage going and hung it in the perfect spot - well gosh. . .

I kinda liked it.

And now I like it alot!

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Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

it's beautiful- so fluffy and full!

Rebecca@This Present Life said...

Very cute! I love that it's white, not predictable green and red. I may have to go pull out some old sheets!

Biljana said...

I love your Shabby chic tree, so beautiful:))
Hugs, Biljana

Biljana said...

I love your Shabby chic tree, so beautiful:))
Hugs, Biljana

Chelsea said...

yOU ARE wreathin' it up! So fun!

KATHY said...

Your wreath is beautiful!


Mandi @ Vintage Revivals said...

I kinda....LOVE it! Studio 5 should have you on for a week of wreaths and you could do a wreath a day. You tell Darin I said that (cause that guy loves me.)

love your guts

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh how fun. It's wonderful. Hugs, Marty

Sharon said...

That wreath is very sweet and adorable. I like it!

LuLu said...

Oh i'm so happy to made it, it's on my list to make as well. Now you've given me the push to give it a try!

NanaDiana said...

Chic & Shabby & Wonderful Wreath! Love it- Love the name too...the Nonna! Hugs- Diana

michelle said...

Ok, first of all you are so cute! I loved your singing and tongue twister! :) That wreath is so pretty and shabby, perfect! I love the bow! I think that these are so pretty and I will attempt to copy you at some point! :) I am loving all your little flag banners too, very cute!

Debbie said...

Fabulous wreath! I wish I was that crafy!

Brambleberry Cottage said...

I like the wreath, too, Melanie. Sometimes, it takes a little time for things to "grow" on us. And, hopefully, that happens before we decide to scrap the project we've worked so hard on! LOL

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

Allison said...

How fun, Melanie! It's a nice twist to the traditonal wreath. I think the big fluffy bow is the perfect touch. It's fun to try something different. Hope you're enjoying your weekend.

Liz said...

Love it! So pretty!

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

So very pretty!
Thanks for linking!

Amy Kinser said...

Love your wreath. I love using strips of old white pillow cases to make ribbons and bows. A great look.

Tammy said...

There are so many ideas for beautiful wreaths out there...I really like this one!
Tammy :-)

Cindy said...

What a luscious and lovely Shabby Chic Wreath! How great that your daughter could participate; I bet she loved helping you tear the strips! Now, I need to try this! Yikes, another thing on my list!!!

Dacia said...

That's a really cute wreath!

raggygirlvintage said...

Love your shabby wreath, I need another month to make all the projects I want to try before Christmas!

Debra@Common Ground said...

Love it, so feminine looking, and how cool that it's "re-cycled" material! Thanks so much for linking to the party!

Barbara Jean said...



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Ellen said...

Wow, that looks amazing! Thanks for sharing, I'm so gonna have to use this one!

Merry Christmas,

freckled laundry said...

This is so beautiful & shabby, Melanie. I love it. Thanks so much for linking to air your laundry Friday!


CoopDeVilla said...

I bet I could do this one and I never throw anything away, so I have a stash of sheets ready, most often used for drop cloths. It turned out so cute. And hey, we are almost neighbors. Ya, I'm a little to your north but, Howdy and Merry Christmas!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

What a great idea! I have never seen a wreath made of sheets...love it. Thanks for sharing this at my party and I hope you have a Merry Christmas.

Tanyia said...

this is gorgeous! just gorgeous!

I found you from Sumo's blog, Id love to have you stop by and check out my project! http://xsurvivingmotherhoodx.blogspot.com/2011/03/i-made-it-kindle-kozy.html

amber marchant said...

So pretty!

amber @ barbwired

Kirsten @ Mushki Loves said...

LOVE this! I saw your cute trees! I think I'm going to need to make me some! I'm your newest follower and I would love it if you followed back if you like what you see!

Nicole@Thrifty Decorating said...

Love this and would love to feature it next week on Thrifty Thursday! :)

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