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Wedding Gift Wreath – Kitchen Utensils.

28 Jun

Wedding Wreath of Kitchen Utensils

My co-worker got married this past Saturday so we had a mini wedding party for her at work.  I knew that the others were buying her new pots and pans so I decided to make her a special wedding wreath with kitchen utensils.  All the items used to make the wreath were purchased at the Dollar Tree.  It came out a lot better than I anticipated.   My co-worker told me I made it too nice because her new hubby did not want to take the untensils off and ruin it.

You will need:

  • 1 Pool Noodle
  • 1 Roll of White Masking Tape
  • 3 Rolls of White Tulle
  • 2 Bunches of White Fake Flowers
  • An assortment of Kitchen Utensils (I used:  spatula, set of silicon spatulas, slotted spoon, regular spoon, potato masher, ladle, strainer ladle, wooden spoon set, measuring cups w spoon set, spoon rest, cheese grater, vegetable peeler, small mesh colander set.)
  1. As seen in the Tornado Costume tutorial, roll a cardboard tube into a thin roll so that they can fit inside the hole of the pool noodle. Place one inside the pool noodle and connect both ends to the cardboard roll to create a ring. Secure the joined with masking tape.
  2. So the color of the pool noodle does not take away from the beauty of the wreath, wrap the entire pool noodle wreath with masking tape.
  3. Take one of the rolls of tulle and wrap it around the noodle. You will need to tie it off at both the beginning and the end.
  4. Cut the other 2 rolls of tulle into 8-10 inch strips.  They do not have to be exact.  I eyeballed it.
  5. Using the tulle strips, begin tying the kitchen utensils in a creative pattern so that the utensil sits inside the wreath.
  6. Once all the utensils are tied to the wreath, tie the utensils to each other with tulle strips so that when you pick the wreath up, the utensils stay in place.  (I would tie 3 together at different angles.)
  7. Separate the flowers so that they each have their own stem.  Slide the stem through the tulle ties on the wreath to arrange the flowers on the wreath.
  8. Using the tulle strips to tie the flowers in place on the wreath.
  9. Use the remaining tulle strips to decorate the noodle part of the wreath and give it more thickness.

Tea Bag Wreath – Mother’s Day

17 May

TeaWrathonTableMy mother is an avid tea drinker.   She drinks at least 3 cups of tea a day so for Mother’s Day I made her a Tea Bag Wreath.

You will need:

  • A large cardboard box.
  • Flowered Paper – tissue, scrapbook, crafting, etc.
  • 1 large glue stick
  • A package of hinged, wooden clothespins
  • 4 boxes of tea that come in packets (Packet Tea Brands include:  Celestial Seasonings, Bigelow, Twinings, Stash, Taz, Traditional Medicinals, etc)
  • Optional:  Picture of children, stickers.

1.  Using a large pot, trace two circles onto the cardboard box.  Using a bowl, trace a circle in the middle of one of the circles you just traced.

2.  Using a box cutter or exacto knife, cut out the smaller circle first followed by the two larger circles.   This will give you one wreath, a large circle and a small circle.

3.  Cover all the large circle and the wreath with flowered paper using the glue stick.  The wreath can be tricky so you need to glue it down, cut strips on the middle and outside, then glue to the back of the wreath.

4.  If you are adding pictures, you will need the small circle.  If you are not, skip this step.  Using the small circle as a guide, cut out a picture of children or a piece of colored paper the size of the small circle.  Decorate with stickers or write a message on the circle.   Using the wreath as a guide, glue the paper to the middle of the large circle it will show through when the wreath is in place.

5.  Place the wreath over the large circle until you find the alignment you like.

6.  Trace the clothespin onto the back of flowered paper repeatedly until you have traced enough for each clothespin.  (I used different paper from the wreath.)  Cut out the small strips of flowered paper and then glue them to one side of the clothespins.  I used a full package of clothes pins but the number will depend on the size of your wreath, the size of the clothespins, and how many tea bags you wish to hold in place.

6.  Organize your teabags into the pattern you want around the wreath.   Using the clothespins, carefully clip your teabags to the wreath.  Put clothespins on both the outer and inner parts of the wreath.

7.  To hang your wreath, take a strip of ribbon and slide it through the top of the wreath between the large circle and wreath layer.  Tie off the ribbon as a loop.   With the clothespins in place, the wreath can hang without the ribbon being glued down.

8.  Hang in place.  (I hung my mother’s from the wreath hanger she still had on her door from Christmas.)

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