Monday, July 16, 2012

Peacock Wreath

Oh my, how time flies when you are having fun.  It's been a great summer so far...I've pinned hundreds of things on Pinterest and finally got around to actually making something.  I have found so many cute wreaths that it was hard to try to figure out which ones to make. I keep seeing way cute peacock wreaths so I decided to start there and attempt a peacock wreath- keeping my spending to a minimum.
Here are the supplies I used:
Wreath- found at a thrift store $4 (awesome find!)
Peacock- $11.99 (wasn't on sale this week at Hobby Lobby so I printed off a 40% off coupon)
Felt- 4 for $1 (I bought 20 but ended up only using 12)

 This wreath is huge!  It is hard to tell in the picture and I really can't believe I found two of them at a thrift store.  The wreaths I was basing this project off of used four or so peacock feathers.  I didn't want to buy a long feather and just cut off the end, so I found this little peacock guy and liked him way better than just the feathers.  Many of the peacock wreaths I saw used a lovely pea green shade of felt that my local store didn't have.  I adjusted though and found a deep purple that just matched the feathers of the peacock (although in the pictures you can't tell how pretty it is- it looks way too dark).  I have made flowers out of felt before (click here) so I did the same thing for this wreath. I adjusted the size of the circles I cut out to compensate for the larger wreath (a candle holder did the trick for a pattern circle).  I ended up being able to cut out six circles for each piece of felt, so I ended up making 72 flowers.  I cut out the flowers and hot glued them on.  I was done in less than an hour with the whole thing!
 The placement of the peacock was probably the hardest thing to figure out.  I ended up moving him over and let his feathers fall back and off the edge of the wreath.  
I hot glued him down, then started on the flowers.  I hot glued the flowers after the second fold to keep them closed, then hot glued the back and stuck them to the wreath. 

The finished product.  I really wish the flowers didn't look so dark (I even took it outside to take a picture and it still turned out looking dark).  :( 
 My peacock buddy, so stinkin' cute!
This has to be my favorite wreath!  After getting inspiration online, I made it my own, and for a lot less then what they were selling for- which makes me really happy! :)
I bought some more materials for another wreath...stay tuned for how those turn out!  :)

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