Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Put a Wreath On It


A few days ago, I posted my burlap wreath tutorial.  So while I was at it, I decided to update my own burlap wreath by swapping out the embellishments I had on it.  And while I adore fall decoration, I'm just not quite ready to go there yet, especially considering the temperatures have been in the upper 80's lately.

Enter my huge bundle of peacock feathers.  My grandma gave these to me from her house several months back when I mentioned how much I liked them, and I've been plotting a use for them ever since.
Look at how many there are!!!  I see some more peacock projects in my future :)

Creating the wreath was actually really easy!  I spray painted one of my wooden letters dark purple, and just threaded the stems of the feather through the holes of the burlap.  I had to cut the feathers to a shorter length, and strip away some of the excess barbs to expose the quill, in order to thread them in.  Then I just tied the letter M to the wreath using a thread from the leftover burlap.  

You can see how the quill is threaded through the burlap in the upper left quadrant of the picture.





I'm pretty much in love with this thing.  What's fall decorating?!  I'm not taking this off my door anytime soon!
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8 comments:

  1. Stopping by from Made in a Day! I'm glad you liked my bracelets! I'm really liking this wreath idea with the feathers! Very pretty! I'm your newest follower.
    Kim

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    1. Thanks Kim! OMG your bracelets are awesome!

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  2. I love the peacock with the burlap! It is adorable.

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  3. Love the peacock touch on your wreath! So unique and pretty!

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  4. What a great touch of color! Thanks for sharing this post on Tickled Pink Times Two! Make it a fabulous day!

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  5. Ooh peacock feathers AND a monogram?! LOVE it! Thanks so much for sharing at Get Your DIY On!

    ~Abby =)

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    1. Thanks for your sweet comment AND for hosting such a fab link party!

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