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Sunday, January 9, 2011

Sweetheart Wreath With Felt Flowers and Vintage Paper

Has anyone ever done something really kind and unexpected and wonderful for you?   Well, someone did something for me the other day.  On New Year's Day, there was a knock at my door.  We were so surprised to see our friend Joy standing outside, with several plates piled high with traditional New Year's fixins (with just a bit of a Cajun twist)!

Amazing black-eyed peas, for good luck, collard greens, homemade cornbread, smoked turkey, rum cake -- it was incredible!   Joy didn't realize we had been sick, and hadn't eaten in days.

We were starving, but didn't have the energy to cook!  She saved us.  And a thank you note could never express our gratitude.

So, I created a sweetheart wreath for Joy.  Because she is a sweetheart.

She actually drove into the city on her day off to bring us our feast!

And did I mention, we were starving?   And recovering from being sick?  While we were standing in the doorway, she admired this wreath, explaining how she knew which door was mine.

So, this week I made Joy a wreath.  Inspired by my simple vintage wreath, but created for a sweet lady who knocked on my door and brought me good luck.

This wreath was made from two layers of corrugated cardboard rescued from the recycling.  The cardboard was cut into the desired shape, and the layers were glued together.  The cardboard was then covered in strips cut from a vintage Latin prayer book.   Here is a look at the back of the wreath.

Thrifted sweaters were felted and used to create the sweetheart roses. 

The wreath will be darling hanging from a loop of jute upholstery webbing, don't you think?  I think I like the play of textures...

I hope my friend likes it!
If you'd like to see the recycle gift bag this wreath was packaged in, click here.
Enjoy what is left of your weekend!

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