Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Felt Ombre Wreath

Happy not-really-Monday-but-it-feels-like-it!!  Hope everyone had a great Labor Day weekend!  Natalie actually ended up catching whatever Lily had but seemed to be a 24 hour thing for her so she was able to go to school. woo hoo! :)  Mama was getting cabin fever!

I am happy to report that my camera is working!!  I guess the rechargeable battery could no longer hold a charge.  I'll take a $25 battery over having to buy a new camera any day!  So I can finally share a project that I have been working on!

I don't know about you guys but I love the ombre look.  For those of you who don't know what that is it's here's the definition:


ombré



adjective
shaded or graduated in tone: said of a color
Origin: Fr, pp. of ombrer, to shade < L umbrare < umbra, shade

Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
And did you know it was also some sort of card game? Yeah, me either.
Oh wikipedia how I love thee.

Here are some examples of ombre:

source

 I LOVE the look on furniture!  Like this piece my buddy Cassie recently did.  I was with her when she bought it and I passed right by it.  I guess that's why she is the furniture guru :)

source
I would love to eventually find a dresser and do the same look.  At the moment though I have no money nor space for a new piece of furniture.  Although if something comes around that looks like the above I may have to make an exception :)
With that said I wanted to incorporate the ombre look somewhere in my decor now, using things I had on hand.

While looking through my felt I noticed I had three shades of white and that's when the lightbulb went off.  I have been wanting to make a felt wreath for sometime but wasn't sure of the look I wanted.  I thought I would try to make an ombre wreath!!

Now I am not gonna lie this was VERY time consuming and at times I wondered if this was a major fail but I plugged on.  And i could not be happier that I did.  About eighteen kabillion circles and 5 glue sticks later (kinda reminds me of this project) this is the result...



The aqua ribbon was my other pal Ali's idea.  I didn't have any solid aqua ribbon on hand (shocking, I know!) so I used this polka dot one instead and I must say I'm in love!!

So what do you guys think?  Am I crazy? Should I hang my head in shame or did I make blogging history? ;)

Linking up over here:
A Crafty SoireeMakingMaking Monday Marvelous Linky Party

23 comments:

  1. it looks so cute hanging there! it looks nice and fallish, too, with its warm whites. i made a SMALL wreath with felt once. and it took me for-eva. i am so impressed that you did a big wreath. wow.
    thanks for the shout out, too by the way! get out of my... head. ;)

    ReplyDelete
  2. You already know what I think!!! It's awesome!! And, I was pretty much genius when I suggested the aqua ribbon. In fact, being my ASFL, I'm surprised you didn't think of it yourslef ;)
    Great work!!! xo

    ReplyDelete
  3. Definitely one for the history books! I love it! Ombre is definitely a fun trend I'm loving on, too :)

    ReplyDelete
  4. Beautiful, Andi! I like how subtle the ombre is with the whites. Nice job :)

    ReplyDelete
  5. Nice work Andi! I love the ombre trend too. My auto correct doesn't like the word "ombre" though. It wants me to write hombre. Which has nothing to do with the subject matter--lol.

    ReplyDelete
  6. It's SO coooool!!! I love it (and want one for my house now!)

    ReplyDelete
  7. So cute! It was worth the effort!!! BTW, nice frame in the background.

    ReplyDelete
  8. It is lovely! Perfect idea using white because it will always be in season! Great job- hold your head up high missy!
    xoxo,
    Amy

    ReplyDelete
  9. I am attempting to self-ombre my hair by not getting highlights. Its actually going really well, I'm shocked! Luckily my hair grows lightning fast.

    ReplyDelete
  10. That is awesome!! Such great texture!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Very cute! I haven't ombred (<< that's right, I turned it into a verb) anything yet, but I always think it looks so great.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Love your wreath. I bet that did take a long time, but so worth it! Especially like the color ribbon!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Love it! I wish I had the patience for that!

    Dana
    craftedniche.wordpress.com

    ReplyDelete
  14. Came over from Craft-O-Maniac and I love your wreath! Totally caught my eye! It's beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
  15. I love this wreath! And mixing the whites was genious! You can keep changing the ribbon each season to change the look!

    ReplyDelete
  16. SO pretty!! Would LOVE it if you would share this project at my turquoise lovin' party going on right now!! http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/2011/09/turquoise-lovin-4.html

    ReplyDelete
  17. Hopped over from the Nester. You had me at felt! LOVE IT! Amazing job! I've got about 2 yards of brown felt that maybe needs to get out of the craft closet and be made into a fun fall wreath!

    Thanks for sharing! Loving your blog!

    Stop by and say hello!

    xoxo, Mallory @ www.classyclutter.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  18. I am really enjoying the theme/design of your blog. Do you ever run into any web browser compatibility problems?

    A number of my blog readers have complained about my blog not
    operating correctly in Explorer but looks great in Opera.
    Do you have any tips to help fix this issue?

    Here is my homepage; coffee flavor

    ReplyDelete
  19. I was suggested this website by my cousin. I'm not sure whether this post is written by him as nobody else know such detailed about my trouble. You're
    amazing! Thanks!

    Here is my web blog ... http://re-visionfarm.org/new-fashion-trends-with-cheap-asian-Clothing/

    ReplyDelete
  20. you are truly a just right webmaster. The site loading speed
    is incredible. It seems that you're doing any distinctive trick. In addition, The contents are masterwork. you've done a fantastic task on this subject!


    My weblog: www.xlango.com

    ReplyDelete
  21. I believe that is among the most significant information for me.
    And i'm satisfied reading your article. However should commentary on few common issues, The website style is perfect, the articles is truly excellent : D. Just right job, cheers

    My website: http://www.buying-and-selling-cars.co.uk/why-not-shop-for-clothes-online/

    ReplyDelete

Connecting with people is one reason I love blogging. So bring on the comments and questions, they make my day! I really appreciate you taking the time to stop by and say "hello!"

I love to reply to all comments so if your email is not linked to your profile I send my comment to this noreply guy. And that makes us both sad. Thanks!

LinkWithin

Related Posts with Thumbnails