Monday, September 27, 2010

~my wreath, completed~

~I did it~

I made my wreath!

But first I wanted to show you this photo of a little fall vignette in my kitchen.

I got this little silver trophy cup from Cindy, queen of tarte, and filled it with orange dahlias.

Pretty simple, just the way I like it. Now, onto the wreath.

I am not good at giving tutorials, so at the end of this post

I will share some other people's tutorials

that you might find helpful.

I totally winged it.
I used pages from 3 different vintage sheet music books.
Some were more weathered then others, but I like the mix.

I actually used more straight pins than hot glue,
folding each sheet into thirds, only creasing it at the ends to pin it in.
{I told you I was horrible at tutorials}

It took a lot longer than I thought and it used a lot more pages than I thought, but I did not burn my fingers, probably thanks to the low temp glue gun.

I also got really inspired and made this sign out of an old door I had laying around.

I added a bunch of crows for the season and this cool architectural piece that I got from Cindy , that I turned into a candlestick.

{can we say run on sentence?}

I think it needs a bit of color.

I will probably try bringing in some fall leaves or just add a few mums, maybe a little orange pumpkin.

You can find some great tutorials










Julie Johnson said...

Love it...and am glad you spared your fingers! :)

Anonymous said...

It turned out great! Have a happy day. xoxoxo ~Ashley

Cath said...


Who knew Starbucks was a creative juice not just a coffee!

~ Lisa ~ said...

I love it.... it's perfect. I am on Facebook and I am a fan of "Gooseberry Patch". Today is Trivia Tuesday and they asked if we could have anyone to dinner, who would it be. This was my comment (cut and pasted) below my name.

~ Lisa from Indiana ~

Inviting them to dinner.... hmmm... that mean's I'm cooking? I would love to meet Melanie Thompson from the blog She is so creative and I would love to share a meal, a dessert and just talk about our family and home. *_*

Jen said...

How fun! Great job!

Laurie said...

You did it! Finished... great job, it looks like alot of work! I like the crow in the center, great vignette with the sign, shelf and candle holder.

Between You and Me said...

You did a fantastic job, Melaine!

It turned out so great!

That whole vignette is beautiful!

And, I love your first song...LOVE David Crowder band!

Dream Mom said...

Love the first photo-really pretty and striking.

The wreath turned out pretty.

Paula said...

WOW - that wreath is just fabulous - what an inspired idea - LOVE IT! xx

Anonymous said...

I love your blog. It makes me happy. You have a great style. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Anonymous said...

It is so beautiful! I may just have to try it.

Dear Lillie said...

LOVE!!!! The wreath turned out beautifully and the trophy cup is my FAVORITE!!!!

Tiffany said...

Looks great!

Tammy said...

The wreath and the Fall Vignette look great! Love that trophy cup!
and thanks for sharing al the tutorials...I still have all of my supplies in the work room floor...I think I'll get my wreath done tomorrow...( I hope )...
Tammy :-)

Lindsay said...

Love it Melanie! Looks great!

NanaDiana said...

Darling! (Not calling you darling...just saying the project is darling)>) I like how each one I see is a bit different and has its own "flavor". Great job- Diana

Erin said...

how great! i love this!

Allison said...

Your wreath looks great! Your vignette is fun, too! I especially like the crow sitting in the middle of the wreath. Very festive!

All That Jazz said...

I think yours turned out really great! I love the mixed colors of sheet music, too. It's more vintage that way. Your fall vignette was really pretty~ love the shiny silver, autumn orange, and chippy white behind.

MODERN Prairie Girl said...

It turned out great!! You are such a crafty girl.

Your mind must be percolating every minute, dear girl--wow--always something brewing up on the "Savannah" :)

Sami Jo said...

ha ha... winged it.

sorry, i don't get many jokes so i was proud of myself on this one

LOVE the wreath - I cut up a half-a-million hearts for valentines day - glued a third of them to my wreath and NEVER finished it... maybe before 2011 Valentines' Day :)
Hugs, The Lady of the House

Simply LKJ said...

Love the wreath! You did a great job. I might have to tackle this project sometime. It would look great in my library/piano room! Love the Crystal Lake sign too.

Kate from Party Resources said...

I love it! So funky and fabulous! said...

Just saw on West Elma a preview holiday decor video - it's all about decoating with old pages of vintage books - sheet music would be great too. Check it out - you'll be amazed.

Anonymous said...

oops....a few typos in comments above. Sorry . ... that's West Elm and decorating.


HRH Sarah said...

WOW, it's so fabulous! Just so you know, you're not the last one to make a wreath, I haven't done it (YET). You've inspired me, let's see if I can get it done before Halloween...

meg duerksen said...

i LOVE it.
it's perfect. :)

Katie said...

Melaine~I absolutely love it! I'm gonna have to try my hand at one! Where can I find vintage sheet music? I don't know of anywhere around here that would have anything like it..

Anonymous said...

LOVE.IT!!! Well done, lady!

Annie-Savor This Moment said...

Beautiful! Thanks for the tutorial links.

And I think and orange pumpkin for color. But that's just me!~~~

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