Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Front Door Spring Wreaths

Hello, Dear Ones!

 I have double front doors (olden ones) so I have to have two wreaths.

 I guess I could buy my wreaths but I always enjoy making them myself.
I went to Hobby Lobby looking for grapevine wreaths and found these oval ones.
I loved them and had to have them.

I just couldn't find flowers that were calling my name to use on my wreaths, so...

I grabbed some of my fabric and starting ripping strips and made shabby roses for my wreath! 
I just love making these roses. 
Then I added some spindly greens and some purpley spikes and I was done.
I just wanted kinda simple wreaths and I think I achieved that! 
I did use my hot glue gun for attaching everything.
I'm so good with my glue gun...just sayin'. :)

I'm not sure how well these fabric roses will hold up outside so we'll see.
The sea air is rather hard on us and that's why our door looks so bad.
We need to shine them up again with stain ~ I just don't want to do it! 
That's what Mr. Precious can do! :)
Oh, I know my wreaths aren't exactly alike. \The shape at the bottoms of my wreaths were a little different and as I glued down my flowers they just didn't turn out the same.
Do I care? No, no Nannette! I don't care a bit. :)

Here's a little mosaic of all my roses.
Ain't they purdy? 

There you have it ~ my front doors all decked out in their new wreaths.

A few of you have asked for the tutorial on how I made the shabby roses. 
Kathy from Sweet Up-North Mornings shared wonderful directions on her blog and I will forever be in gratitude to her for showing me how to make them! :) 
You'll love her blog too! Just click HERE for the directions.

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Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

Paint It Black

I see a red door and I want it painted black 
No colors anymore I want them to turn black 
I see the girls walk by dressed in their summer clothes 
I have to turn my head until my darkness goes 

I see a line of cars and they're all painted black 
With flowers and my love, both never to come back 
I see people turn their heads and quickly look away 
Like a newborn baby it just happens ev'ryday 

No more will my green sea go turn a deeper blue 
I could not forsee this thing happening to you 
If I look hard enough into the setting sun 
My love will laugh with me before the morning comes 
[ Lyrics from: http://www.lyricsfreak.com/r/rolling+stones/paint+it+black_20117875.html ] 
I look inside myself and see my heart is black 
I see my red door and it has been painted black 
Maybe then I'll fade away and not have to face the facts 
It's not easy facing up when your whole world is black 

I see a red door and I want it painted black 
No colors anymore I want them to turn black 
I see the girls walk by dressed in their summer clothes 
I have to turn my head until my darkness goes 

I wanna see it painted black, painted black 
Black as night, black as coal 
I wanna see the sun, blotted out from the sky 
I wanna see it painted, painted, painted, painted black 

Hmm, hmm, hmm... 
~ sung by the Rolling Stones


  1. I love your olden front doors-they are gorgeous. And your wreaths with the shabby roses, very very nice. xo

  2. Oh my!!! I love love love your wreaths. I suppose you once put up a tutorial on the roses, but I didn't see it. Can you post it again, that's if you are not keeping these a secret. Take care!

  3. Oh Shelia. I Love, Love, Love your egg wreaths. I love the shape of the grapevines and you couldn't have decorated those with anything prettier than your roses. Sooooo pretty.
    Happy Spring


  4. Your wreaths are stunning. Some of the prettiest I have seen. I would love for you to share at my Spring Battle of the Cookers and Crafters, there are some great prizes too. I also host a weekly fri-monday linky if you ever want another place to party. Thanks for sharing your talent.

  5. Sheila, Your wreaths are beautiful! I love the fabric roses. Also like the oval wreaths. I am in a pickle, I can't find my camera!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMGoodness, I am beside myself, not being able to blog!!! Say a little prayer I find it soon, please. XO, Pinky

  6. Your front door are stunning Shelia and the spring wreaths are beautiful! The roses are gorgeous, you are sooo talented sweet friend. Enjoy a great week. Hugs,

  7. Hi Shelia, Your wreaths are adorable. I love those fabric shabby roses you made.
    Mary Alice

  8. You wreaths are amazing. Perfect for the season since they remind me of beautifully decorated Easter Eggs. I think you did an amazing job with the roses. I did see a few ore of the blue bunnies and a different Ross in our area so I am guessing there are probably a lot of them. They were extremely inexpensive which is why I couldn't pass them up. Let me know if you don't find them and I could look again for you. Dianne

  9. OMGosh.....you did a stand up job!!! Love the olden doors and the oval grapevine.....and look at you making all those fabric roses....so clever and a great look!!! hugs...cleo

  10. Your wreaths are beautiful Shelia. Their shape reminds me of an Easter Egg.



  11. Your wreaths are so beautiful. Love the fabric roses. Gorgeous. Hugs, Marty

  12. Not just one, but two wreaths. I love it Shelia! Perfect for spring :)

  13. Such creativity - again! I love those olden doors, they are something!! Oh and Im going to try your easy pie crust. Thanks for sharing Shelia!

  14. Your fabric roses are beautiful, Shelia. Wonderful door wreaths!

  15. Ooh, love the fabric rose wreaths. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  16. Those wreaths are so pretty and the roses are lovely. I also would like to know if you could share with us how to make those roses...if it isn't a big secret! I love your blog...take care.

  17. Shelia your front doors are gorgeous!! LOVE those pretty wreaths!

  18. Those look just fabulous Shelia! I love the oval shape and your sweet fabric rosettes are perfect. Well done! :-)

  19. Shelia, I am going to try to make one of those rose wreaths... you have inspired me!your wreaths are so warm and welcoming! They have a shabby, warm and familiar feel. Gorgeous!

  20. These wreaths are beautiful Shelia and look wonderful on your doors! The fabric roses are really sweet. Hugs, Pamela

  21. What a beautiful and welcoming front entry! You Spring wreaths are gorgeous!

  22. Thanks for sharing the tutorial. I'm not sure I "get" it, but I can try.

  23. The wreaths are beautiful! I love those shabby roses!


  24. These wreaths are so pretty, Shelia. I love the shape and the roses....Christine

  25. I love the wreaths and the colors you chose for the roses. Beautiful!!!

  26. Absolutely beautiful! Both your doors and your new oval wreaths! They turned out wonderfully Shelia. Great job my dear friend. Wishing you a beautiful Spring day.

    Hugs and Kisses,

  27. Now those doors definitely say Welcome Spring! How pretty. Thanks so much for sharing your floral creation on this week's Motivated Monday at BeColorful

  28. You did a fabulous job on your spring wreaths! Double the pleasure!

  29. Your wreaths are gorgeous! You did a fabulous job. So elegant!

  30. Great looking wreaths! So glad you linked up to "Cowgirl Up!".
    :) Samantha @ Crafty Texas Girls

  31. These are beautiful! Found you on Rhoda's Southern Hospitality blog and I am a new follower. Love the wreaths!

    -Erin Spain

  32. Sheila, I think they look perfect for the doors! I love the roses and the colors...you do everything well I think! :)

  33. Your wreaths are so pretty and springy. They sure do say welcome!


  34. Hi Sheila, yours doors are wonderful. Those roses you created are darling. You are so clever. Thanks for visiting and leaving me a sweet comment. Enjoy the rest of your week

  35. Sheila, I think you have outdone yourself with this gorgeous wreath. It's amazing, just love it and it shows you made it with love. Hugs, Lu

  36. Oh they are so pretty...I haven't tried those roses yet...maybe in the summer I can sit and try to get them down!!

  37. Hi Shelia!

    I was thinking how pretty your doors are... and those wreaths are just perfect for them!

    I miss sweet Kathy... I wish she would return to us :( but she is too busy with her new love. I wish her the best!

    Now YOU are just TOO darn talented with your glue gun. Please come help me out and I'll give you some tea and cookies ;)

    Thanks for sharing at my party!

    xoxo Bunny Jean
    Wednesday's Bunny Hop Party!

  38. Your oval spring wreaths are just perfect for your doors!

    Happy Spring!!


  39. Those are double pretty Sheila. I just bought an oval one too for a change. Not sure what I will be doing with it though. Working on it today.

  40. I sure like your olden doors Sheila!

    You've put a "spring" in my step with your creative loveliness.

    Have a blessed day!

  41. Good morning Shelia, I love the fabric roses on your wreaths. I also love your double doors. Beautiful. I love your pretty wreaths so much that I want to make them too. This doesn't mean I will but I am intersted. HA! Ever since journaling I am getting more crafty. That's a good thing. I am ready for the next journal challenge.

    Do you live very far from Houston? We are going to see our grandson in June. Just thinkin'

    Jeanne xo

  42. This is so creative and a pretty wreath. Hope you are having a wonderful spring.

  43. I just love these! The fabric flowers are striking and look beautiful on your front doors! Thanks for sharing!

  44. Beautiful wreaths! I need two wreaths on my front doors. What is you address? :)

  45. I too have double doors (twice the money to buy wreaths so I mostly make mine too). I love the oval shaped and the fabric roses are so original on an outdoor wreath. The doors themselves are really nice even if you think they need work!

    Robin Flies South

  46. I love your beautiful wreaths. Love how you used the fabric to make flowers. Very creative and Springy :-)

    Jocelyn @

  47. OH MY GOODNESS! These are Gorgeous! I love them. What a great idea!! You know these are going to be ALL over Pinterest! :)


  48. This looks so pretty. I am looking forward to seeing you at My Dream Canvas. Visiting you from Wow Us Wednesday.

  49. Shelia,
    I LOVE these wreaths!! So different and unique!!
    I have to try to make me some of those roses!! I just need to find some spare time!!

    Playing catch up...


  50. Your wreaths are as special and unique as you are! I love that you made the flowers yourself. Is there anything you can't do?!
    And such gorgeous doors, with the leaded glass! Ahhhh!
    Thanks so much for sharing!

  51. Wonderful roses. Great wreath. So great to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays. Hope you'll join me this week too.

    - The Tablescaper

  52. Sheila, I love your spring wreaths. I love them so much that they will be featured this week at Wow.

  53. Gorgeous, I love your wreaths, the roses are very pretty.


  54. Hi Sweet Shelia!
    Your rose covered wreaths are so lovely. I love the colors you used. They look so English, so mush like cabbage roses, which are my favorites.

    You are one talented lady!
    Love these. Thanks for the inspiration!


  55. Hi, Shelia! I am late to the party as usual :/

    Your front doors are so gorgeous with their leaded glass, and they deserve pretty decorations. I love all things shabby, and I think you did a lovely job with them. :D


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