Tis better to give than to receive–Yes, that has been Stacey’s and my mantra for our entire lives. Y’all have met my sweet cousin Stacey, she has helped me out here on my Blog and on my YouTube channel by adding her expertise and fantastic creations. Stacey and I have a very close family, we are all God fearing folk who are spread out through several States and unfortunately, we don’t get to see our extended family nearly as much as we’d like. Stacey and I live fairly close to one another though, well relatively speaking anyway, about 100 miles separate us, but, we do try to make an effort to see one another more often than not. Stacey and I grew up in the same town, and we are both only children and our Dads are brothers. Our part of the family has always gotten together on Christmas Eve to celebrate, Stacey and I always exchange gifts on that most special of days. 🙂 Here we are this past Christmas Eve at my Dad’s place (Stacey is in the pretty green top). :
I had made Stacey this wreath this past summer, specifically to hang on that pretty framed mirror which is hung above her fireplace and to go with her summer decor (which is awesome!). Here is my Blog post where I tell you how I created this wreath… Whimsical Summer Wreath:
When I was standing there looking at this wreath on a visit this past summer, Stacey had mentioned quickly in passing that she’d like something to hang there for all Seasons and mentioned a all-cream wreath, in other words she’d like to have some decor on that mirror for all of the other times of the year when a certain Holiday isn’t being celebrated. So right then and there, my wheels started turning…And that is how the idea for this ‘Cream on Cream Wreath’ was born.
I started collecting the supplies that I’d need to create a cream on cream wreath, the first thing that I needed was cream colored burlap…That was harder to find than I thought it would be and I ended up ordering it online from here. Note: Its actual color is called “off-white”.
Here is a Supply list with everything else that I used (please see more detailed pictures in the video that is posted below):
- 1 – 16″ Work Wreath with the chenille ties already attached
- 1 – Roll of 14″ x 10′ Roll of Off-White Burlap Runner
- 2 – Cream Pip Berry Garlands (you won’t need both, but you’ll need more than one)
- 1 – Wooden Cross with rod iron accent cross (I spray painted the cross cream to match)
- 1 – Roll of Craft Wired Ribbon (with a bit of gold thread running through it)
- Green leafy foliage
- Gold leaves
- 1 Burlap Flower
- Scissors, Pipe Cleaners, Wire Cutters, & a Hot Glue Gun
Instead of yammering along here in the body of this blog, I will just hush up and let you take a look at how I created this wreath for my sweet cousin. 🙂 OH and wait till you see the box that my hubby Chris created for me to hold this wreath so that I could wrap it up–and *bonus* it also provides a safe place in which to store it when Stacey isn’t using it…:) Here is a picture of the wreath nestled into that spiffy box–and it had a lid too!…
Here are a couple of pictures of Stacey opening her gift notice the not so spiffy wrapping job, that box was a bear to wrap…haha. 😉
And here is Stacey standing in front of her fireplace with her new wreath hung on that pretty cream colored mirror. 🙂 I *think* she likes it! 😉 ❤
YaY–I love it when a plan comes to fruition…This was a challenge because I wanted to make something soft and pretty and something that would make a statement but not overwhelm her room, I *think* I succeeded. 🙂 That smile on her face touched my heart like you would not believe–It is truly better to give than to receive — Stacey *got* me with her gift to me too this year…a subject for another blog post later…;) 🙂
All righty, here is that video tutorial and it also includes a craft bow tutorial:
***In crafting there are no mistakes, only unique creations***
Until next time, y’all take good care! ❤
10 thoughts on “Cream on Cream Burlap Wreath: Stacey’s Christmas Gift (Video Tutorial for Wreath and Craft Bow Included)”
Oh my gosh that is gorgeous! Stacey is a lucky girl! I can’t wait to make a wreath as soon as things settle down-thanks for the inspiration:)
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Thanks so much Tracey! I’m with you, I’m so ready to get this house back to “normal”, and maybe create a few new things too. 🙂 ❤
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All so beautiful
Loved Stacey’s wreath. I made a similar one for my daughter-in-law, and she loves it. She will hang it on a mirror in her dining room. You were my mentor on this, for sure! You make beautiful things and have a lovely home. I wish we lived closer together. I am in a Houston suburb.
I wanted to send you a pic of the wreath and of lantern I made for gift from your ideas. I can’t figure out how to copy it. Obviously I am technology challenged—big time.
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Hi Meredith…Awww, thank you so very much for all of your sweet words!! If you’d like to send me a picture of that wreath, you can do so at Arlynnsccc@gmail.com. 🙂 I’d love to see it! ❤
I love, love, love this cream wreath. I hope to make one similar for my brother and his wife for Christmas this year. So I’m gathering items that I will need… Do you remember where you purchased the cross from?
How about the cream ribbon with gold stuff in it?
I’m thinking instead of a cream flower using a burgundy flower…. burgundy and cream pip berries… And finding some type of burgundy jewelry that would fit in the center of the bow..
Any suggestions would be a huge help.. thank you, and hope you had a beautiful Easter.
Debbie Frederick in Alabama
Hi Debbie…Thank you so very much for your sweet words about this cream wreath. 🙂 All of your ideas sound fabulous and will make a gorgeous wreath!! I got the cross from Hobby Lobby although it was originally black and we painted it cream with spray paint. The cream ribbon was from Hobby Lobby as well. 🙂 I hope that you had a beautiful Easter as well. 🙂 ❤