Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Take down the tree!

It has been a very long time between posts and I hate when that happens.  But sometimes it's unavoidable.  I had a several things going on the past few weeks and I still have not decided whether they are worth blogging about.  While I ponder that, I'll post a few pictures of a little project I completed two days ago.

To backtrack just a bit:  My neice broke her ankle a few weeks ago so the family is coming to her assistance in ways that they can.  My offering was to gather the materials and put together a new door decoration.  She already had the wire urn shaped container and she knew her color scheme so this is the result.

She asked for icy blue and winter white with some evergreen.

I think her beautiful door adds a great deal to this decoration.

After finishing that project, it dawned on me that I still had a Christmas tree and reindeer on my front door.  Because getting around in the ice and snow is a pain in the tusch these days, I gathered together some things I had available.

I had purchased this wreath at a thrift shop some time ago and the ribbon was left over from another project.

The coffee filters and ink pad were already in the house.  The brownish filters I had purchased after seeing them used to make a flowered wreath on another blog.  Now was the time to give that a try.  I scrunched them up, darkened the edges by dragging them across the ink pad, and hot glued them to the wreath.

I glued buttons in the center of three of the flowers for added detail.

I wound the ribbon loosly around the wreath and placed a few strategic dabs of hot glue to keep it in place.

Then for a little drama on the left side, I added a cameo broach and a few more buttons.

I should have photographed this before I hung it on the door to avoid the refection but I didn't.

A closeup of the broach.

I think this will carry me through until Spring.

Maybe I will tuck in a few bits of fuscia for Valentine's Day.

I am linking to Metamorphisis Monday.

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