Tuesday, May 31, 2011

I Heart Maps

I saw this wreath tutorial the other day on Flowerpatch Farmgirl and decided to try my hand at it using an old atlas I recently picked up in a freebie box.
I used a combination of pennies and copper furniture brads as the centers of the flowers. I just hand cut out a bunch of hearts and didn't have a heart punch like the tutorial had used.

Here it is all tied up with burlap on my newly painted (Mediterranean blue by Valspar)
shutters! I salvaged some shuttered bi fold closet doors from a friend's neighbors garbage. Adam was embarrassed. Is he embarrassed now? I think not.

Lastly, I put some little Ikea plants in an old apple crate on top of a wooden box I hot glued some sawed off yardsticks to the front of. I think it looks kind of patriotic in a flag sort of way. Perfect for summertime!


  1. I love it! You need some cute (read: Anthro) knobs on those shutters and it will look even better. But I love the atlas idea. Clever girl, you.

  2. i LOVE your blog. so glad you're back! it is honestly one of my favorite blogs ever. please blog as much as possible! how did you cut out the flowers?

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  4. what type of wreath did you use and how did you attach your flowers?