this one is made from Rosemary
made from paper
and another one from paper
and I loved this card wreath using clothes pins and what looks like a giant embroidery hoop
I'm going to attempt to make one of the Rosemary wreaths. I want to use things I have and I don't want to purchase anything to make my wreath. I have Rosemary. All of our newspaper subscriptions are now online, so I can't make a paper wreath from newspaper, but it is possible that I could make one from handmade paper because Morgan and I have been collecting things to make paper with, not to mention our large bag of dryer lint, for some time. There are a number of paper wreath tutorials online. Here's a good one from Blue Cricket Design:
Next time I'll be talking about balls. Big, blingy Christmas balls.
In the meantime, some of you know that I've had this wall in my living room that has driven me crazy for some time. I've tried all different sorts of arrangements of photographs or paintings on this wall and never liked the look. I finally figured out that since there was nothing, like a piece of furniture, in front of the wall, the whole space needed to be covered with either a very large piece of art or many smaller pieces of art that looked right with each other. One day I was tidying up in my art room and noticed that I'd collected quite a few picture frames over the past 20 years. Hmmm. I didn't necessarily have things to go in the frames, but the frames themselves could be used to fill that wall space pretty nicely. To pull everything together, I painted the frames with the paint I'd bought six months ago to touch up the molding. Here's how the wall looks now: