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:


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:


 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 :)

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? ;)

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  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. ;)

  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

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

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

  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.

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

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

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

  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.

  10. That is awesome!! Such great texture!

  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.

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

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


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

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

  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

  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!

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