A Wreath for a Princess

This project was inspired by MANY different ideas.  I wanted to try my hand at a homemade wreath. I am a little over 17 weeks pregnant with our third child and we don't know yet what we are having, boy or girl, have to wait til April 15th!  Our house is a 3-bedroom and we have no plans to move, so someone is going to share their room.  BUT, for the first year or two, the baby is going to sleep alone in my daughter's room, because of unknown sleep patterns.  This means that my son, 5 and daughter, 3 1/2 will be sharing for a while. 

I plan to put two twin beds in the room and I want to use beadboard as headboards.  It's driving me crazy, because we can't truly start this transformation without knowing the sex of this little one inside of me.  If a boy, we pretty much leave the big room as is (it's currently my son's room).  If it's a girl, well, then we'll need to get to work.  My son's room will need paint, and my daughter's room (which will then eventually be my son's single room) will need painted as well.  And, that's just the beginning. 

Anyway, I apologize for the loooong intro to this project.  While my son and daughter are sharing my son's current room, I wanted to give them their own "side" for their stuff.  Max's side will be all boy and will be sprayed with everything Super Mario (Super Mario Silhouettes) and Emma's side will be all girl!! Hence, the idea for this pink wreath for her headboard.



The project took some time, but was very simple to do.  I bought 20 squares of felt for a little over $5 at a craft store and cut out circles...I used one circle as a guide, but I wasn't too careful with making them perfect.  After all, I was going to be folding them anyway.
After the circles were cut, I folded them once, then twice and secured them to the styrofoam wreath with a straight pin at the point of the fold, so I could spread it out. 
I just did this about a billion times and I had a wreath!!  :-)  I did vary the placement of the felt a lot, to make it interesting.

I bought a piece of black gingham ribbon and I am still on the lookout for an old frame to hang this from.  Then, the whole thing will hang from my daughter's new headboard (once completed - and I WILL be posting the completed room, trust me).  For the picture, I just grabbed this window mirror I have had for about 10 years...thought it looked pretty cool.

And, in case you're wondering, the princess loves it!  :-)  I can't wait to put the whole ensemble together.  Stay tuned...


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34 comments:

Kady L. said...

LOVE this! I have seen a few variations of this wreath around, but yours turned out great! I have 3 girls and I'm sure they'd love it!
Kady
http://takeamomswordforit.blogspot.com

Mommy said...

I did a very similar wreath 2 weeks ago after reading tons of different ones!! :) I used squares with rounded corners and a screw driver to push in the center of each piece into a straw wreath instead! SO pretty!!! Love your pink!

Bliss Images and Beyond said...

Thank you both! I am heading over to your blog now, "Mommy." I would love to see your wreath! Sounds cool...

Alicia @ littlesprinklesoffun said...

Cute! I love seeing all the spring/pink colors!

Natalie said...

That turned out great! love the ribbon!

My Garden of Eden said...

You have such a GREAT blog!!! Thank you for your sweet comments!!! I am now your new follower :)!

Abbi

The Creative Chickadee said...

Love it! I am wreath challenged, but I think I could make one like this. :D New follower.

Kelly
saw you on Making the World Cutter

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

So pretty!

Orange it Lovely said...

that is really really pretty!
~Tana

Judy said...

That pink wreath is stunning. I really love it. I saw you over at Debbie's party. I am your latest follower. I would love for you to come and check out my blog and follow me back at www.diybydesign.blogspot.com. Thanks so much.

Bliss Images and Beyond said...

Thank you all for these very sweet comments!

Mallory said...

Love the pink! Great job!! It turned out super cute. Came over from Debbiedoo's party. I'm a new follower! :)

Andrea said...

OOoh! I love this! I did a red heart wreath for Valentines Day, but never thought of using different colors for others times of the year!

~Andrea
www.addicted2tutes.blogspot.com

Kelly said...

Labor of love! So Sweet!I'd love it if you would
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Valerie said...

Your wreath is very cute!I may have to give it a try. Do u think the straight pins are easy to pull out or do they seem pretty secure? Just wondering, I have a very curious toddler! It's beautiful though!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

This is so cute...hop over and share it at my party...I'm also having a giveaway. April 15 will be here soon:)

Blessings,
Linda

Bliss Images and Beyond said...

@ Valerie, I haven't had any trouble with the straight pins, but if you want to be extra careful, maybe hang it out of reach. Thanks for the comment! :-)

BeingBrook said...

Love!! I just bought a ton of felt on clearance and need ways to use it up. Such a pretty wreath!

Claire said...

This is adorable for a little girl-even for a big girl!! I made this in red felt on a heart shape for love day! I'm your newest follower-stop by for a visit!! Claire

Elizabeth said...

nice idea you have. Looks simple, still it is beautiful.
Leuk idee heb je, ziet er simpel uit. maar is nog steeds mooi.
Elizabeth from Holland.

Bliss Images and Beyond said...

Thank you!! I am already thinking about wreaths for Christmastime! :-)

very merry vintage style said...

What a sweet wreath! Thanks for linking up to my Share the Love party!
Mary

Shabby Soul said...

Your wreath is beautiful! I love the ribbon you chose for it, too! It looks very time consuming & I am sure it will be well appreciated!

Kristen @ ladybug-blessings.com said...

this wreath is beautiful! I am going to feature it on handmade features, so stop by and grab a badge if you would like :)

And, thanks so much for linking up @ Handmade Tuesdays!!

www.ladybug-blessings.com

Holiday Snob said...

So cute!! Stopping by from Paisley Passions

Bliss Images and Beyond said...

@ Kristen, thank you SO much!! Heading over now! :-)

Allison {A Glimpse Inside} said...

Very pretty! It will look fabulous on her headboard. Awesome job! Thanks for linking up!

radn said...

What a beautiful wreath!

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Trisha said...

Beautiful! I'm going to have to make this! I have addiction to making wreaths :)

Kim @ seven thirty three said...

Oh my! This is BEAUTIFUL! I might just have to make one for my bedroom redo!

Thanks for linking with Sugar & Spice.

Katherines Corner said...

simple and beautiful two of my favorite craft words. This is lovely! Happy Friday Hugs! P.S. have you made it over to my new location?

@pril said...

I am really diggin' this! I saw you at A Crafty Soiree by Katie's Nesting Spot.

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Robin said...

I love this! It's perfect for a princess!!!
xo
Robin
All Things Heart and HOme

Nicole@Thrifty Decorating said...

I love this! I am working on my daughter's room right now...in fact, I hung beadboard wallpaper tonight! :) I am going to make one of these for her wall! I'm bookmarking your post right now!

 
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