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Monday, January 16, 2012

Clothespin Flower Wreath Upcycled Map Wreath

Hi guys! This is my newest wreath. I made it with wooden clothespins and vintage maps and text from Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, vintage red toile wallpaper and scrapbook paper bits. I love scrapbook paper but I am not a scrapbooker and never use it for its intended purpose. I can spend a lot of time and money in the scrapbook paper aisle though!
I was inspired by folk art flowers and the colors of theorem paintings... aged brights against creams. I love looking at folk art of all kinds and I like giving it a new twist.
The flower centers are vintage mother of pearl buttons and vintage aqua mercury glass garland beads. I love using vintage papers. It gives things a one of a kind quality and a special look.
I basically made these flowers willy-nilly and arranged them in a pleasing arrangement..no patterns.
Oops..this was supposed to be the last picture but I don't know how to move them around after I upload them so here it is poking its nose in where it doesn't belong! This is another upcycled vintage map paper wreath I made for a customer this weekend. She pulled the listing from my sold items on Etsy and asked if I could make another. With vintage papers, sometimes I can and sometimes I can't! This is one of my pinwheel shaped wallflower wreaths.
Last pic! I love the text on this. I was reading as I was glue-ing and imagining Keira Knightley and Matthew Macfadyen...I love the book and the movie! Hope you have a romantic week be it of the novel and movie variety or like most of us, merely everyday romance (I like that kind the best!) Til next time! Julia

6 comments:

Sweet Posy Dreams said...

This is just gorgeous! Love the combination of maps and text. Fabulous.

Chels said...

This is great! I love it.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

From a distance it is gorgeous, but up close it is breathtaking, the attention to detail makes it a masterpiece!

Carol

Lonesome Road Studio said...

What beautiful, imaginative wreaths, perfect for spring, wedding decor.... just gorgeous!

Stela said...

What a fantastic idea! It looks so lovely!

Dishfunctional Designs said...

I love the colors of this wreath, they're perfect!