Hello, and welcome to Anne’s Attic – design today I am excited to share with you a new project that I have been working on.
I’m sure you all know how much I love anything vintage for my home and if there is an item that I like and can’t afford then I will try to reproduce it myself. I have fallen in love with tulle wreaths that I have seen in the November issue of Romantic Homes. I found them on Etsy and the price was way more than I could afford. So I thought that this is an item that I can try to make myself. Now does this make me a copy cat? Probably, but if there is not a copyright on the item why not figure out how to make it and tweak it just the way I like it. So that’s just what I have been doing this week.
It took me a while messing around with the wire trying to come up with just how I wanted it to look, or how to attach all of the pieces. I used vintage ornaments and an old scrunched up ribbon to get the effect that I wanted. This process is very time consuming. I specially made this white on white wreath for a sweet blogging friend.
If you want to give this a go here is the wire that I used. I first made a 12″ circle out of the 12 gauge wire, then twisted the ends together to tie the circle together. You can make any size you wish. I’m going to make some smaller ones to add to vignettes
I tea stained the tulle to give it the vintage look. I left it in 3 black tea, teabags in a glass bowl overnight. Then rinsed it out the next morning and let it dry on the line.
I used 5″ wide tulle on a roll. I got these at the dollar store. It took five rolls. I folded the tulle back and forth five times, about 6″ long, until it looks like this.
Then I cut a piece of thinner wire, about 5″ long to wrap the tulle into a bow.
Gather the tulle in the middle like above.
Then I twisted the wire in the middle to make a bow.
Pull the ends of the bow to fluff. I made about 30 of these little tulle bows, use as many as you like depending on how fluffy and big you want your wreath to be, then I used the end of the wire to tie onto the circle of wire. Fluffing the bows as you go.
Attach the bow and ornaments with a long piece of thin wire so they can stick out of the fluffy tulle. You can use just about anything that you want to embellish the wreath. Make sure that you glue the tops of the ornaments together.
Choose any color you like. I made a mint green one for my little nest and put on ornaments that were on my father’s Christmas tree when he was a child. If you don’t have the time to make one I would love to do this for you. I will be making these in gray, pink, white, blue, mint, for my Etsy shop. The ribbon and ornaments will very.
They will be made to order. Many go for around $100.00! But mine will be a lot less and always free shipping!
I really love the fun soft vintage look that adds to my Christmas decor.
I just wanted to share with you a sweet bundle of large Autumn leaves that one of my grand sons brought home for me after school the other day. He thinks of me quite often, he’ll bring me a wonderful rock, stick, or acorn. We put them in one of my bird nest. Gotta love it!
If you enjoyed this tutorial please pin the collage above!
Have an amazing weekend,
I will be at these amazing parties this week, come and join me!
Amaze Me Monday @ Dwellings-the heart of our home
Make It Pretty Monday @ The Dedicated House
Something to talk about @Karen’s Upon the Hill
Inspire me Monday @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
The Scoop @ Cedar Hill Farm
Trash to Treasures Tuesday @ Kammy’s Korner
Roses of Inspiration @ The Enchanting Rose
Let’s talk Vintage @ Bella Rosa Antiques
Inspire Me Tuesday @ A Stroll Through Life
Vintage Inspiration Party @ My Salvaged Treasure
WOW @ Savvy Southern Style
Moon Light and Mason Jars @ Cherished Bliss
What’s it’s Wednesday @ Ivy and Elephants
Before and After Wednesday @ The Dedicated House
Treasure Hunt Thursday @ From My Front Porch to Yours
Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have a Cup with Mrs. Olson
Share your Style @ The Essence of Home
Blog Hop @ Katherine’s Corner
Idea Box @ Mila’s Little Things
Vintage Charm @ Blue Willow House .com
Show and Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home
Home Sweet Home Party @ The Charm of home
Anything Blue Friday @ The Dedicated House
Home Matters Linky Party @ Life with Lorelai
Simply Sweet Fridays @ Rooted in Thyme
Friday’s Furniture Fix @ Patina Paradise
Pretty Pintastic Party @ Seeking Lavender Lane
Upcycled Linky Party @ Funky Junk
Inspiration Spotlight @ Dear Creatives.com
Best of the Weekend @ Ms. Toody Goo Shoes
Sunday’s at Home @ Thoughts from Alice
Silver Pennies Sunday @ Silver Pennies
Submarine Sunday @ Navy Wifey Peters Aboard the USS Crafty