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I hadn't had time to get it finished by Mothers Day. I had to go scrounge for more vines, and then decorate it. It's pretty big, though. Hope it isn't too big. It's larger than DDs , i think.
It's lovely! You do a much better job at decorating than I do....I currently have a sort of basket/woven large-brimmed hat on my front door......a ribbon around it & a couple of roses fastened on it. You could give me lessons :-)
Can you see the shovel and rake in the closeup? And the bird is ceramic, found it at the Dollar Tree, and fell in love with it. .
The wreath has a bit of a basket at the bottom, youcan't really tell it in the picture.
Oh, Lynn, I love the hats!! They are cute! Thankyou!
that's pretty!!! oh and I WANT ONE TOO!!!
Cat, that wreath is really pretty...I love the colors.
My DD tried to make grape vine wreaths, but she found out that the vines made her hands break out in a rash.
That's pretty, you do great work! And I was about to ask what the pink thing on the left is, but now I see the shovel & rake. Just hard to tell in the pic. I am sure she will love it!
Do you wire the flowers & accessories on or use a glue gun? I had trouble getting my roses on the hat - which is why there are just a couple :-( Can't find the shovel & rake but did find the bird, butterflies & bird house. Maybe after my cataract surgeries in August....I'll be better at spotting things. I'm pretty good at sewing but am a complete diaster w/a glue gun....I can glue everything but what I want.
Lynn, I usually hot glue, but, I didn't on this grapevine. I wanted her to be able to reuse it if she wanted too, and it would have been a mess trying to get off the flowers.
If your hat isn't weaved to tightly, you could wire the flowers on, putting the fine wire through the weaves. They make different weights?? of wire. If you get it too heavy, it might be hard to tighten the wire in the back of the hat, so the flowers wouldn't bobble.
Thinking, what I might do, is find some heavy cord or rope, hot glue around the outside head part. Then if the weave was loose enough, take your light weight, middle weight would be good, and if you can put wire on your flowers, then put on the brim. Make sure you have double wires on your flower, poke one wire on one side of your rope or cord, the other on the other side, and twist tie in the inside.
That's very pretty, you did a great job!
Catmint....thanks for the mini-lesson on wiring flowers & other items. Lately, I've recovered cushions for oldest DS's camper, made removable covers for a bench by youngest DS's front door & am now trying to make doll clothes for our 4 year old granddaughter's dolls. They're usually naked but she always wants clothes for them? And, I promised a baby quilt for our grandson - he's 15 months old :-( In my defense, running so late on the quilt, his mom wants to pick out the pattern & material..she hasn't done it yet. Think my basic hat will stay on the door for awhile....maybe my next attempt will turn out better, thanks to your advice.
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