July 27, 2011

Lemon Wreaths


I am so excited to share with you my Lemon Wreath!! 




My friend Bert from FTM, sent myself and another friend, Rawney from Mishaps and Mayhem, a link from The Adventures of Ordy and Joon to make this Lemon Wreath...

                                       
Joon's Wreath

We gathered at Bert's house and got to work. However, we had a HARD time finding lemons that were not $1 each. Finally Bert and her mom found some at Hobby Lobby. Each bag came with "large", medium and small. The large wasn't very large...at least not compared to Joon's!! But after some debating, rearranging, and dividing we split up the lemons and got to work on our wreaths. 

Joon has a WONDERFUL tutorial so check it out here! I will let you know what we did different so if you have any of the issues we had you will have a little help. I mean what's better then learning from our mistakes and mishaps! 

The first thing was our ribbon...yep we all ran out! You think we would have learned from Joon!

Rawney working on gluing on the ribbon.

Bert had a thicker wreath and ran out after only half! 

I missed just a little...but still sad! 

Then we got to work with our lemons. Here is where we also ran into problems because we didn't have the LARGE lemons that Joon had! Our "large" was more like her medium. So we had to make do. 



Each of us decided to do our own pattern with the lemons we had. I placed all my larger lemons on the outside. Then added my medium ones on the inside, spacing them out quite a bit. After that I added leaves to fill in the gaps. Once I had leaves all around I added the smallest lemons to fill in. 



Because I ran out of lemons I made a little cluster to place at the bottom of my wreath. I really liked the way it turned out!


Here are our finally projects...

Bert's Wreath

Rawney's Wreath

My Wreath

I still haven't found her a home yet...maybe the front door...maybe the dinning room...not quite sure! 


****Where I purchased...****

1. Wreath and leaves at the Dollar Store ($1 each/3 items)
2. Ribbon (1 spool...should have gotten 2) at Walmart ($2 something)
3. Lemons at Hobby Lobby (used a 50% off coupon) (had 5 bags for 3 wreaths and should have had 2 bags/per person totaling 6 bags) ($3/per bag after coupon)

Cost of project: $10

See where I like to link up by clicking here. Cherished Bliss

7 comments:

  1. This is a super cute idea. I love the fresh pop of color lemons add to any space! I am your newest follower and hope you will stop by my HomeMade Monday blog party at HomeSavvyAtoZ.com next week to share this project!

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  2. It looks great! I love yellow and this is such and easy way to add color to your door. Thanks so much for linking up to this weeks Tutorial Tuesday at Newlyweds on a Budget! Be sure to come link up more fun things next week.

    Kari
    Newlyweds on a Budget
    www.morganandkari.com

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  3. ohmygoodness. This is beautiful!!!!! I love it.

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  4. This is great! Such a fun pop of color! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  5. Very cute, and I love your little cluster of lemons too! :-) Thanks for linking up!

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  6. so cheerful. More the Merrier Monday will be open until Wednesday at midnight. I would love for you to stop by and link up your wreath. http://diyhshp.blogspot.com/

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  7. Love that wreath! It is so fresh and springy. You have a wonderful blog and I am excited to be a new follower on GFC. I would like to invite you come visit my blog @ http://www.arosiesweethome.com/
    and share in my link party @ http://www.arosiesweethome.com/2012/03/welcome-to-our-3rd-link-party-we-are-so.html
    Hope to see you there
    Rose

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