This cat thinks it’s all about her.
My cat was in need of a little attention, literally, the center of attention!
There she sits. Right in the center of my attention. Wreath-making around this cat? Not happening.
Meanwhile, Easter’s past, but here comes May Day, followed by Mother’s Day! What great timing for making something pretty and fresh to bring in the Spring! Quick and easy to do, too. Let your imagination guide you. Get your creative juices flowing. Just add your signature touch.
So take something pretty and re-make it into your own!
I bought this pretty lavender floral wreath from Kohls after Easter. Again, taking advantage of their markdown holiday pricing. Also, I used my 30% discount on top of the sales price, for an even better discount. Remember to shop those seasonal sales for your craft supplies all year around. Save them for next season.
Back to your wreath. Add a simple bow, from wired ribbon. In this case, I used a crisp, clean white. It shows nicely against the lavender hues of the flowers, plus it brings in the white molding trim around the house. White bow showed best. It “popped” in contrast.
Next, for a little focal interest, why not add a birdhouse? I chose not to paint it and leave it natural. Adding a bird or two might work nicely too. Just keep their size to scale with the size of the birdhouse. A large bird realistically wouldn’t fit in this small house.
Here’s an idea. What about attaching a wooden letter of your initial, or the word, MOM, for Mother’s Day? Letters . could be stained, varnished, or left natural, as long as they show within the flowers. Size is important here too.
Stand back and see how everything relates to each other before you attach to the wreath.
Just hang your wreath, temporarily on a door hook, wall, or just lay it on any surface. Bunch or drape the ribbon, and set in on top of the wreath. Set the other elements inside the wreath to imagine the result. Do the flowers and ribbon look good together? Do they accentuate each other, or do they all blend together, in a blur of color? It’s just a matter of which looks best, in combination with each other and the main subject materials. Don’t forget to try the combinations on different backgrounds, to see which looks best. (Check out my post “How different locations can change the look of your artwork.”)
Now, take something pretty and make it into an original, by you!
Which do you like? With or without the bow, birdhouse, or cat?
Location matters too. Which is best, neutral wall or red door?
Tip: Bows on outside doors might need protection from rain or high winds.
Tip: Take a lavender-scented mister and spray your wreath. Give a nice floral hint when passing by your wreath.
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