Tuesday, December 6, 2011

In the meadow we can build....

I wanted to share my new Christmas wreath with you. Actually, this one will probably stay up all winter. I was so happy when I opened the box from Deb at Say It With Letters and saw this wreath shape!

 So many ideas came to mind.
My first plan was to make a variation of the famous Martha Stewart clothespin wreath...

I covered the wreath shape with my favorite ledger paper...

but I could not for the life of me figure out a pleasing pattern for the clothespin placement!
I finally decided to wipe the slate clean and start over.
 This meant recovering the wreath shape and then decorating with
Wonderfully fun snow people!

The little song line was done on the computer and trimmed with a digital cardinal.
The snow folks were made with the Cricut (of course) and are from a cartridge called Snow Friends which, I'm afraid, is out of production. Some punched glittered snowflakes were the final touch.
Sometimes re-thinking a project and changing the plan can be a good thing.
Please take time to skip over to Deb's blog and see the beautiful creations for the other design team members. You will come away inspired!



vivian said...

HOw adorable your wreath is! I love your little snowfriends. I think I would keep it up through winter also.
I was thinking about making a pompom wreath to hang in my office at work.. but I'm liking your idea better... hmmmmmm.....
sweet dreams

mary k said...

Joyce, Your new blog header and your wreath are adorable. Love your cute little snowpeople! The days go so quickly this time of year, I don't know how I'll get everything done. Guess I'll just lower my expectations!

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

so cute! I love "snow people"..and these 2 are adorable..

Mimi Sue said...

Adorable! Perfect for the whole winter. Mimi

KatyDidStitches said...

Hi Joyce!

Your little wreath is SO CUTE...love the snow people! Personally, I think it's much nicer than Martha's wreath. Please don't tell her...I'm sure she'd be devastated.

I have lots of things that I leave out all Winter. After the holidays, Winter can be kinda blah...and looking at my pretty things cheers me up!


My Vintage Mending said...

Love that ledger paper use. You did an great job. The bird popped up and the snowmen just so. Perfect...smiles...Renee

Jo said...

I love the little snow people and I must admit that I like what you did better than the clothespin wreath. It looks very homey.

BTW, could you email me at Jo21236(at)yahoo(.com)? It's regarding pricing for a banner I was wondering if you would be able to make for Elijah's birthday. Thanks!

Unknown said...

You my friend are getting way too creative!!!! LOL This is so cute! And looks like it was made by Joyce! Love it! Sandy


I love that saying and you made a sweet snowman wreath!

Cindy said...

Joyce this wreath is too stinking cute!!!!

Oh my I would leave it up for the winter...then pack it up carefully to re-use over and over again through the years.

Great job...Hugs Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Ohhhhh, I LOVE everything about this creation. It's adorable! All the 3-D makes it twice as cute.
You've proven that sometimes "plan B" is much better!! : )
I hope you're doing well and enjoying the Season, Joyce.
Mary Lou

woodandfabric said...

This project put a smile on my face. So adorable, Joyce! I also love the new look of your blog! I visited Deb's blog too. Great inspiration!
Michelle *Ü*

Unknown said...

Both wreaths are adorable!! I might have to make some too. Thanks for the inspiration!!

Sandy xox

marie said...

Joyce - this wreath is adorable. I love that it will last long past Christmas. The little snowflakes add just the right amount of "a little extra soemthin"!
So glad you went with the second plan.

PS. LOVE the ledger paper on the back!!

Anonymous said...

Love the wreath! Winter Wonderland is my fav 'fun' Christmas song.

Merry Christmas! ♥

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

I know this week is just going to fly by, so I'm swinging by to wish you a Merry Christmas, sweet friend. : )
Mary Lou

Heidi said...

So cute, Joyce! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas weekend! Hugs, Heidi

Suz said...

Just love your wreath, Joyce. Pure Christmas joy! I have to check and see what design team you are on. These wooden forms look very cool!

Jenny's Heart said...

I love snowmen and this is so cute! I love your creativity! I hope your Christmas was merry and have a Happy New Year!

Elyse said...

ADORABLE as always, joyce!!! their little faces are just-right.

wishing you health and happiness in the new year!


Primitive Seasons said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog Joyce. I love the new picture you have on your Profile! Such a cute haircut. Hope you have a happy and healthy new year and once filled with peace and creativity. It's so good to hear from you.



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