Friday, October 11, 2013

Burlap and Lace...Repurposed Wreath for Missy!

Surprise Housewarming Gift...
Burlap, Lace, and Old Silverware.
Coffee Filter Flowers.
 
Missy doesn't know she's getting this...unless she reads the blog...which I hope she does.   There was a wreath she liked at Morgan's Emporium in Idaho Falls...but I thought I could make her one just using what I had on hand.  I've been trying to do that more...see if I can do the project without heading to Hobby Lobby or Michaels.  Missy recently sold her home and is renting until they either build or buy another home suitable for her large family...six daughters who all want their own space.  

The silver knife, fork and spoon used to be a windchime on my front porch.
The burlap wreath was my Fourth of July Circus wreath.
The old lace is from Grandma Patta.
 
I am hoping this will go well with the old coat rack she just repurposed.  Her dad is currently remodeling Grandpa Tad's old house and has rescued a few old doors for Missy and our niece Jenny to DIY.  I've seen some wonderful hall tree ideas on Pinterest...I notice they've pinned a few!  I hope George can take it to her when he drives up that way for a job they're doing nearby.
 

Coat rack was once the top of antique oak dresser mirror.
Great job, Missy!
 
The Last of the Halloween Decor... 
I put some of my vintage Halloween cutouts on my office door.

Quick pennant garland from leftover fabric scraps.
 
My Favorite Tree... 
This maple is a blaze of color.
It starts out gold...then orange...then red.
There are even burgandy leaves.
I also wanted to show you George's new pergola.
It still needs to be stained, but will look cute with a swing next spring.
 
I think I am done with Halloween crafting.
Time for Christmas!
Only 3 weeks until I start decorating...
 
 
 
 


10 comments:

Perfectly Printed said...

Love the wreath, I'm sure Missy will too!!! I'm with you...I've been trying to use what I have on hand too!! No spending!!

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Love the wreath! Creative! I also love the idea of using what you have! I MUST do that more often!
LOVE the pergola! My son made me an arbor this summer and I could put a swing on it.
Fun Halloween decorations!
Happy Weekend!
Warmly,
deb

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The garland is so cute! I think I will try to make one and use some ric rac. It looks like fun! Enjoy your weekend and all of your wonderful projects. You are so creative....wish I was related to you! heehee! Hugs!

Margaret said...

Just love it! That wreath is beautiful! She will love it! I love your decorations and that banner!

Jann Olson said...

Love the wreath Shirley! I'm sure she will be thrilled. The silverware hanging from it are great. Love your beautiful maple and the pergola turned out great.
hugs,
Jann

ImagiMeri said...

I'm already on to Christmas girlfriend......I totally skip over Halloween and most of Thanksgiving (except for the large dinner I cook for everyone).

The wreath you made is so lovely, I'm sure she'll love it.

Hugs,
Meri

Musings from Kim K. said...

Your wreath turned out wonderful. I'm sure she will love it. I also love the idea of using what you have! I always enjoy a glimpse of your home and all your fabulous decorations. Can't wait to see what Christmas brings!

Elizabeth Andrus said...

Shirley, Fall surely has come to your part of the country. Your back yard view is wonderful! And your wreath!!!! It truly is inspired, the silverware is the perfect touch. Wishing your a joyous fall! Thank you so much for stopping by to say hello. Elizabeth

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Love the wreathe!! And love the silverware dangling in the middle!! SO cute!! What a wonderful view to your back yard, fall is finely hitting here too! Your Halloween banner/garland is darling too! I'm so glad you got your package!! :) Hope you have a wonderful week, happy fall! xo Holly

retrorevival.biz said...

The wreath you made is so pretty! Happy fall:)