Wednesday, September 18, 2013

gingerly: adjective

very cautious or careful

Many of you know that I live in a small apartment which means space is a premium commodity so I have discovered that redecorating the same wreath base means a lot of saved space. One wreath form, and many little bags of embellishments or ribbon to change it out for the seasons.
So this is the summer wreath that has come down:

And yes, I am a matchy kind of decorator, so my wreaths not only tie into the rug at the front door but to the aqua walls in the stairwell.

And my new Fall wreath:

Notice the aqua eyes?

So you can see how I used the summer wreath form to create my little fall owl wreath here in this slide show if you want :)

Creative Inspiration Paints - Copper,Pumpkin, Fairy Dust
Cricut - Happy Hauntings , p.56
Viva Decor - Paint Pen
Ranger - stickles, crackle medium

entering my Fall wreath in:

Jo's Scrap Shack - FFC #17 "Autumn"
All that Stickles - Fall/Harvest Linky Party


Sharon said...

Great wreath!! Love the owl and all of the colors. And those beads are great! Thank you so very much for joining our 'Fall' challenge at BBTB2!!!! :)

Anonymous said...

Awesome wreath my friend!!! Love the owl. And love your fall rug outside your door! Great idea to re-use the same wreath form....very clever of you! :)

CraftygasheadZo said...

Oh I love it, love the burst of colour the wreath and your doormat add!! Take care Zo xx 78

Mary Pat Siehl said...

what a beautiful wreath!! love that owl!!

Jean said...

How talented you are!

Pam said...

Beautiful! Love that you reuse your same wreath base and decorate it for each season.

~ Jo ~ said...

This is a beautiful autumn wreath! Love that you match it with the matching mat! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Jo's FFC!

♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

Carole Z said...

This is gorgeous, I love it! I do the same...seasonal wreaths indoors and front door, it's really unusual in UK but I brought it back from time spent in USA, hugs Carole Z xx

Craftychris said...

Wonderful! I love that owl! Your doormats are pretty cool too! xx

Karen (karey2005) said...

Beautiful! Showcase worthy! Thank you for joining the All That Stickles linky party! Karen N, ATS-DT

Katie said...

This is beautiful! I love how you change out the wreath for the different seasons. That is such a good idea to save space!

Brenda said...

I love your wreath!! And I love that you use one wreath base and just change it out! I think you are clever even if you have a smaller storage space! Your owl is adorable and I think it looks fabulous with your rug! I love the beading and the aqua eyes on your owl! He is spooky looking but not scary looking. Love the green/yellow bow too! Thanks for joining us at BBTB2;-)

Migdalia said...

WOW!! Absolutely Beautiful!!
Have a wonderful day,
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Caroline said...

Awesome idea to change out the embellishments on your wreath and recycling it. I love this owl cut with these branches. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.

Susan Edwards said...

Such a great fall wreath... though I might be afraid to knock with this scowling owl on the door!!! Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.

MaryH said...

Always enjoy your 3d projects that you have going on. Love this wreath & your idea of changing out the base for each season is a super tip for organized & small spaces (or large ones too, for that matter). Love how you tie in your seasonal themes with the surrounding d├ęcor. Thanks for playing along with us at Jo's Autumn FFC this week. TFS & Hugs

Karen said...


Karen Schroeder said...

Such a great way to repurpose your summer wreath! Thanks for joining us at All That Stickles!

Unknown said...

love the owl!!! Thank you for linking up with us for Tara's linky party at Craftin Desert Diva's We hope that you will join us again for the next linky party!

CDD DT Robin
Cut One Designs by Robin

Unknown said...

This wreath is just awesome!! Thank you so much for joining us at Craftin Desert Divas “Fall/Autumn“ Linky Party.

Craftin Desert Diva's

Cathy L. Calamas said...

Very clever!! Love your owl with the curly branches.

Sandy said...

Having a peek around your blog and look what I have missed seeing.. He is gorgeous.. Love the recycling the wreath idea..
Vicki :)

Unknown said...

Sandee we love your wreath and loved that you used CIP paints on your project! We featured you today on the CIP blog!
Congrats and thank you for sharing this with us on our CIP blog! I could not find an email to let you know you were featured. Hope you see this! :)