Jewel Wreath

Jewel Wreath

Lately I noticed that large jewels are everywhere, on ladies' tops surrounding the neckline and sleeves. I want to try making a shirt embellished with large jewels at some point. Anyway, I had some of these large jewels and wanted to do something with them and my daughter, Kristy, wanted a jewel wreath so there you go. I had my project.



I didn't want to go out and BUY a wreath base so I dug around until I found an old wreath I was willing to take apart. I found this one in the closet. I had bought it at an estate sale for ONE DOLLAR!! It was in really bad shape but I knew I could use it once I took off all the peeling berries and leaves.


Here is a plain grapevine wreath which is what I needed for this project.


Now that I had my plain wreath I could use it for a base for whatever I wanted to do with it. I do this all the time. I take apart old wreaths that I've made or that I bought from tag sales and refurbish them with flowers or whatnot. In this case, I wanted to make something glittery and sparkling.

It happened to be right after Christmas and these gold stems were were 25 cents each so I bought a bunch of them and applied them to the front of the wreath to give it more of a glitzy look.


This is where the picture taking took a leave of absence ... so after I put these golden stems on the front of the wreath I started applying the jewels with a hot glue gun.


I just kept layering the jewels on top of one another. I also had some strings of pearls that I wound around the wreath on one side - didn't want to make it symmetrical... that's a no-no in the artsy world.


I bought the bird after Christmas at Hobby Lobby (gosh, I love that store) and they were 50% off. The jewel "nest" that the bird is sitting in came from A.C.Moore Craft Store and since I had a coupon it was perfect for a jeweled wreath to have a jeweled nest.








Looking for more inspiration for SPRING?? I know I am. We are deep under snow here in Connecticut and I just love looking at Spring pictures and Spring projects!

Did you see my Spring Hydrangea Wreath?


Or my Spring wreath from last year using pretty scrapbook papers?



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