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Sunday, March 17, 2013

Spring Wreath from a Bath Scrubbie



I see lots of creative mesh wreaths online and in the craft stores and they are gorgeous! I have a bit of a wreath obsession and I've been studying how to make them without buying the rolls of decor mesh or special wreath forms. So I started with this simple wreath and I am quite pleased with the result.



When I found these bath pouf/scrubbies at The Dollar Store, I knew they'd make a great mesh wreath if I could figure out the logistics. I love the graduated green colors! I already have Dollar Store wreath forms in my studio (wreath obsession, as I said) and  I just had to put it all together.



First, I unstrung one scrubbie. Wow, there is alot of poufy fabric in  these! They are actually long mesh tubes, who knew? I figured I could utilize the tubes as is around an 8" diameter foam wreath form.


 I gathered the mesh tubes on my arm and then made a small cut to divide the form. Careful fitting and fiddling gave me this....



Hey, this might work! I like the simplicity and the fluffiness. A few quilting pins here and there to control the poufs and I'm on my way. I used hot glue and clear  tape to close the gap in the wreath form.


Then came the fun part. I crashed my stash for little decor items and kept dithering over an Easter theme or springtime or ???? THIS is when my work table gets covered with lots of stuff. Finally I settled on butterflies since I had some pretty ones in different styles in my stash AND I have these neat butterfly punches and glittery scrapbook paper.

And VOILA!





I could see this pretty wreath for a springtime door or a birthday party or even a baby shower. It is super easy to make and doesn't cost an arm and a leg for supplies. Glittery Easter eggs would look great on this wreath, as would a mini birdhouse and maybe a nest with a few fake eggs. Best of all, the Dollar Store is chock full of little decorative items to use on this wreath project all through the year.

I'll be making another one, and soon!

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