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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 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


Sweet Posy Dreams said...

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

Chelsey 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!


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!

Laura Beth Love said...

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