Easter wreath

Monday, April 7, 2014

This weekend I took apart a spring wreath I had, and made it a little "Easter." This is what I started with.


 The flowers and ribbon came from bouquets that a friend of mine made for her daughter's wedding and later gave to me.

The wreath itself was made by my sister-in-law maybe 15 years ago with grapevines from her property. She died shortly afterwards at 43 from cancer. Since I don't really have anything from her except pictures, I want to preserve this wreath. It is starting to fall apart a little, so I thought I would wrap it with a big burlap ribbon to help hold it all together.


Here are the Easter elements I decided to add. A cute little "Happy Easter" metal sign from Hobby Lobby.


And a little bunny in a sparkly pink tutu.


Here is the re-made wreath.


I had hoped to have a big lovely bow on this wreath. After quite a few frustrating attempts, I gave up. How hard can it be? One of the things I wish I had done years ago was take a bow-making class. It would have come in handy many, many times over the years.

After Easter I will remove the bunny and sign and add some other spring elements. I'm thinking some small gardening tools.

In other pretty news, look at these beautiful daisies. 


Don't they just scream Spring?!


A beautiful quote found in the March/April issue of Victoria magazine . . .

Spring drew on . . . and a greenness grew over those brown (garden) beds, which, freshening daily, suggested the thought that Hope traversed them at night, and left each morning brighter traces of her steps.
                                                                                          --Charlotte Bronte

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12 comments :

  1. Hi Deborah, I love your wreath for easter that you made it's just so pretty and it looks fine without the bow. So sorry to hear about your sister in law and how thoughtful of you to still keep the vine and a perfect way to remember her. You daisy's are just so pretty and they do scream spring. Have a wonderful day.
    Julie

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  2. So lovely Deborah! I love that you are celebrating your friend, Spring and Easter with this joyful wreath. Thank you for sharing.:) Just returned from a vacation in the Pacific Northwest and will be sharing on my blog very soon! Lori

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  3. Beautiful Wreath spring, sweetie! I had a grapevine wreath like that to start with and I don't know where it is...hope I didn't throw it away! How wonderful you kept it from your Sil's, as every time you decorate it for the different seasons you will remember her. How sad she died so Young! Daysis are such a sweet and cheery Little flowers. I will let you know when I receive my gift...can't wait, yuppiiii!!!
    Have a great week Deborah!
    FABBY

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  4. Your Easter wreath is adorable...no bow needed!! Such a sweet memory to keep from your sister-in-law.
    Mary Alice

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  5. No bow needed with that tutu-bunny! LOL she's a cutie! :)

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  6. I love that you took something that had sentimental value and preserved it. This is a lovely wreath! I agree with some of the other posts that you may not need a bow. This wreath is beautiful just the way it is. Have you ever visited the cedarhill farmhouse blog? Anita has the best tutorial I have ever seen regarding bow making. This is the direct url link if you want to check it out. http://www.cedarhillfarmhouse.com/2013/12/make-professional-bow.html
    Have a great week...

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    1. thank you for the link -- I need all the help I can get!!

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  7. I like the before and after of your Easter wreath and think some miniature gardening tools on it afterwards will look charming.

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  8. How sweet that you have saved your sister- in-law's grapevine wreath! I am sorry she died so young - how sad. She would love what you have done with it - so charming! I can't tie bows, either - but who needs bows when you have a sweet bunny and darling Easter greeting. Hugs xo Karen

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  9. Oh Deborah, I always leave your page with such a full heart. Saving your SIL's wreath is priceless. How very special. I love how you've decorated it for Easter. Who could help but smile at that adorable tutu bunny. :) And daisies...my favorite...although everything's coming up roses at my place these days. ;)

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  10. I love that wreath. It also gave me an idea. I have been looking for things for the wall in my blue and white room. I wreath would be perfect. Thanks for the idea. Now to gather the stuff,...........
    I do so love the bunny as well,
    Janice

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  11. Deborah, this turned out so pretty! What a great way to hold onto something made by your sister-in-law whom you all lost so early, and you did something so cute with it. Thank you so much for sharing this at History & Home this week. Take care - Dawn @ We Call It Junkin.com

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