02 June 2014

Bow Wreath










This is a wreath made of bows made from torn cloth tied to a metal wreath form.
When I finished, I tied some ribbons on and inserted some faux blossoms that I was able to tuck into the back.  It's really easy to make; tie bows to a wreath form over two wires, alternate rows as you go, and push them together.








My daughter loves the Bronte sisters, and she is reading the only book of theirs that she has not read: Agnes Grey.  The slipcovers are also handmade, but I bought them
from a vintage/crafter store and the chairs came with them for a total of 50 dollars.  We have had them about a year, and they wash well.
The slipcovers are natural gray linen type material with an applied graphic.
















I made the wreath for the dining room, but my daughter asked to display it in her room.


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71 comments:

  1. I reall like that wreath. You made it even prettier with the flowers and ribbons. xoxo,Susie

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  2. ohhhh wie wunderschön schaut der KRANZ aus,,
    gefällt mir sehr gut,,,,
    habe noch einen schönen TAG,,
    liebe GRÜße AUS TIROL
    bis bald die BIRGIT

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  3. That is a REALLY cute wreath. I love how it turned out. xo Diana

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  4. Oh Dear,
    your daughter has a good taste, that's what I know. I would have asked for one!!!
    All the best to you and your family
    hugs
    Elisabeth

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    1. Thank you, Elisabeth. You are right. She loves dressing up too. xoxo

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  5. Dear Su,
    your wreath is very pretty and therefore fits well into your home! Your daughter has a good taste too, obviously!
    Have a nice week!
    Yours Sarah

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    1. Thank you, Sarah. Have a wonderful week. xo Su

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  6. Your wreath is fantastic. Your daughter has a good taste too.
    Kisses
    Alessandra

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  7. Agnes Grey is one of my favourite books by the Bronte sisters.

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  8. that wreath is just lovely...no wonder she wanted it in her room! :)

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  9. Gorgeous wreath, Su. I am obsessed with that garden pillow!!

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    1. Thank you, Victoria. It's a slipcover, and I found both handmade on two chairs for a total of 50 dollars. I'm pretty sure that they downloaded an image from the Graphic Fairy and applied it. Whatever paint she used, washes beautifully. I had no problem with running when I washed it, because something was spilt on the slipcover. I'm sure you can make it, or something similarly wonderful. xoxo

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  10. Very pretty, Su! Well deserved features on your pinboard. It really came out so pretty. Love that chair slip, too. The book cover design looks like it goes well with the pattern on the chair back.

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    1. Thank you, Kathy. That's funny you mention the pretty book. My daughter wanted to get Anna Karenina with her own money, because the cover is so pretty, but they no longer had a sale when I took her to the bookstore the other day. A couple of weeks ago, I purchased two pretty books: Bronte sisters and Bullfinches Mythology, because it was buy one and get one for ten, and I wanted a nice copy of the mythology book. I buy most of our books used, so this was a splurge, and I think I set a bad precedent. ;) xoxo Su

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  11. This is gorgeous! It is amazing the things you come up with, so creative! I'm still pinning away for those angel wings you made! Another fabulous creation!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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    1. Thank you, Patti. xoxo I always visit your blog, and I sign up when I can, but I seem to have trouble with the linky; it must be something with my browser.

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  12. sujohnson,
    This wreath is ethereal, dear one!!!
    I love the softness of its appearance!
    I adore how you encourage creativity in your daughter!!!
    Visting from Marty's Inspire Me Tuesday!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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    1. Thank you, Pat, for your sweet words and visit. xoxo Su

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    1. Thank you, Cindy. I checked out your blog, and I love it, and I am new follower. xoxo Su

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  14. You know how much I love torn cotton ribbons - this wreath is beautiful.

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  15. Hi Su, I always enjoy seeing what you are going to create next and this wreath that you made is just beautiful. You did a great job.
    Julie

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  16. What a pretty wreath. I want one!!! Just so delicate ....
    Oohhhh, I am a big Bronte fan! Have read all the books ( and re read... and re read ) and I even have a couple vintage copies.
    Hugs, Gee

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    1. Thank you, Gee. How neat. I usually buy used books, not necessarily vintage, but this one was buy one and get one for ten, so a good deal, since she loves their books.

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  17. I love it! It's so pretty and romantic...

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  18. Super cute! Looks romantic- nice even for a wedding shower!

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  19. Your bow wreath is simply lovely and quite romantic :) Hugs to you!

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  20. Love the bow wreath I'll have to pin this and try it this coming fall but we won't think about that right:)

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    1. Thank you, Something Nice and Pretty. Yes, a lot of places just turned spring. It's already summer here. Yesterday, it was 111, I stay, because nine months are beautiful.

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  21. All so very pretty!!! Congratulations on being featured!
    xo,
    Lin

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  22. Lovely wreath, as usual. Congratulations on your feature(s). Quite and honor!

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  23. Oh that's lovely. I never used to think of wreaths outside the holiday frame of mind until I found your blog! I am opened up to a whole new world ;)

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    1. Thank you, Jennifer. I obsessed with wreaths. I love dried flower wreaths, handmade wreaths, almost any kind... Have a wonderful week. xoxo Su

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  24. So very pretty and feminine! Love your daughter's bedroom; delightfully dreamy!

    Poppy

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    1. Thank you, Poppy. She is always rearranging. xoxo Su

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  25. Wow! So pretty and dainty! Followed your blog, I adore it x

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    1. Thank you, Cory. I checked out yours and I love it too. I'm now following you. xo

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  26. So pretty, charming and dainty! I love the additional of lace and the flowers, it really is so special Will your daughter give it up? I wouldn't!

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    1. Thank you, Cathy. No, she is keeping the wreath. She gave me back a different one that I made last year. xo

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  27. I am so far behind in blogging due to putting on a baby shower and a high school reunion.

    I love the garden pillow in one of the photos. Did you do a post about that pillow?

    Now I am headed over to check out the blogs that featured you.

    LOVE the bow wreath.

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    1. Someone made the slipcovers, and they were on the chairs. I think it was done with a graphic. They wash beautifully, even though it appears to be paint.

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  28. Congrats on your features. How fun! Your wreath is so pretty and your style really pops in the design.

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  29. SO beautiful - especially love that they're white ( although I'm sure they'd be just as pretty in any other color )
    I've never read that book either - should pick that up !
    XOX

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  30. Very pretty and feminine. I like the reading choice, too, as I shall be writing about one of the Bronte sisters on my next blog post! Have a good day!

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  31. First, congrats on your features! You are so creative and oh so classy! Second, I made the wreath from your tutorial. I hangs above my bed! Now, with your inspiration, I will add bows and flowers! JUST LOVE IT! xoxo Jen

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    1. Thank you, Jen. That's so neat. You took such gorgeous photos of your daughter's graduation. xoxo

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  32. I adore this wreath! I NEED to make one this summer!! Thanks for the inspiration :)

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  33. Thanks so much for linking! I shared on twitter and Google + directly!
    XOXO
    Isabelle

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Thank you for taking time to visit and leave a kind message today. I love to visit your blogs too, and I do when I can link back. xoxo Su