Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Rag Wreath

I realized the other day that I needed something for the front door. I wanted to make a seasonal wreath, in autumn colors. When I found what I thought was a bolt of rust colored faux suede, I brought it upstairs and started to cut strips from it. Hmmm, this isn't rust color at all, it is pink. Oh, well...that's what color the wreath will be.

You can't have pink without black, so I added some black and tan "bows" and found a country print and started cutting strips from it. All in all, it is just short pieces of fabric tied around a fabric wrapped coat hanger. It actually looks pretty good as is, but it's not very seasonal.

I had attempted to hand carve a turkey stamp last night and since I wasn't that happy with it , I thought I would see what was available at the store. So, I went to Michael's today, to use my coupon and get something Thanksgiving related. They had one end rack with some ratty looking straw turkeys and several goofy eyed pilgrims on it and when I asked where the rest of Thanksgiving was, I was told that Michael's goes straight from Halloween to Christmas.

Where are the cornucopias, and the turkey decorations and the.... I don't know, the Norman Rockwell type Thanksgiving things? Are they only in my memory? or at another store? Just wondering.

Just my thoughts for today.


Crafty Gal Linda said...

The wreath is adorable. How'd you make it?

Flor Larios Art said...

Great idea! Like the colors.

sashibala said...

Susan, I *L*O*V*E* your wreath! They are exactly my colors. Hmm... I may have to borrow this idea from you. ;)

Do you have a Hobby Lobby near you? I know the one near me has Thanksgiving-related decorations and craft items.

(*goes back to drooling over your wreath*)

marni said...

But aren't the christmas decorations at Michael's just beautiful? When I was in there last I wanted to buy the whole section...but all I have is a 3 ft plastic tree...and three cat monsters that love jumping on it.

Pink is your signature color (typed with a southern drawl)...and lovely wreath.

Fran said...

Your wreath is beautiful. You are right, can't have pink without black. Black makes the pink pop.

Jenn said...

what a cuuuuute wreath!! You know...I have barely seen any Thanksgiving decor. Home Goods did have a couple aisles.

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Rebecca Ramsey said...

Very cute!
Love it!

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I look forward to coming back and reading your blog... Blessings on your Happy days.