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Sunday, January 6, 2013

I'm A CopyKath

I'll admit it. Whilst perusing other blogs, whenever I see some inspiration I like, I'll pin it,  thinking someday I'll try my hand at it.  Normally, they just languish in my Pin boards, waiting for me to take a look and, perhaps get off my rear and, get my craft on.

That was NOT the case when I saw this beautiful wreath Chrissy from Hoot Designs made! 

http://www.kathewithane.com
How cute is this??? I fell in love with it the instant I saw it!

Last summer, when we were up at Mr. B's parents place, his mother and I had gathered up a ton bunch of pinecones for me to use for decor and crafting.  When we got home, I put them in the BBQ, heated up to 250 degrees, for half an hour to make sure nothing insecty had made the trip home with us. 
So, I knew I had plenty of pinecones to steal borrow Chrissy's creative genius.  Yep, I loved the wreath she made so much I was going to try and copycat it for our front door.

First, I made a beeline to Target and snagged up a few of the toadstool ornaments for myself while they were on clearance.  I also picked up a few other ornaments, such as birdhouses. They didn't have any of the cute birds left but, I collect bird items so I knew I had something at home close. 


I also hightailed it to Michael's, gift card in hand, and purchased a 18" straw wreath.  


When I got home I exchanged some emails with Chrissy, making sure I understood the process she used to put the wreath together. 

She is truly such a sweetheart!

Before I heated up the trusty glue gun, I spray painted the wreath a coat of white paint.

http://www.kathewithane.com
I then retreated to my craft room and began gluing on the pinecones. 
http://www.kathewithane.com
Once I had the pinecones all on, I spray painted it all lightly with more of the white paint.

Now I know somewhere in this house I have a gazillion snowflakes of every color and design.  Of course, when I need them, I can't find them. Well actually that's not true, I'm pretty sure they are in one of my Christmas bins up in the rafters of the garage.  There was no way I was going to ask Mr. B to take them all down again since he had just put them all up there so, I had to go a different route than Chrissy's wreath.

http://www.kathewithane.com
I used some green frosted picks I found in one of my, yet to be organized, craft bins! I added the toadstools, a colorful birdhouse and a small birdie. 

My total cost to create this lovely wreath? $1.80!  Yes!  The only money out of pocket was for the two toadstools and the birdhouse.  Everything  else I had on hand or, as in the case of the straw wreath form, I used a gift card.
http://www.kathewithane.com
Admittedly, mine is not as bright as Chrissy's but, she provided me with a huge jumping off point.  I cannot thank her enough for giving me the inspiration to create a pretty winter wreath for our front door! 
I strongly urge you to go pay Chrissy's blog a visit!  Her brain is just full of creative ideas!  In fact, I'm pretty sure I'll be stealing borrowing ideas from her again the future!


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52 comments:

  1. I love this! I am such a fan of wreaths, especially with bird houses and mushrooms! It is ok to be a CopyKath!
    Thanks for the inspiration!

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  2. It turned out every bit as gorgeous as the one you stole I mean copied!!!
    Great job!
    XXX

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  3. Looks great, Kathe! We're thinking on the same wavelength, because I just posted Friday about needing some inspiration for a winter wreath. I made it today and will be posting about it tomorrow... mine ended up costing me about $2.00 (if you don't count the other supplies I had on hand.) Love frugal, easy, and cute! Good job!
    Hugs,
    Nif

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  4. I love your wreath...:)It turned out great! I have been trying to come up with an idea for a winter wreath. I just might have to go hunting for pinecones...:) I really enjoy reading your posts! Come by for a visit sometime...

    Vicky
    Life On Willie Mae Lane

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  5. Your wreath looks great, Kathe! And for less than 2 bucks?! Woot woot! Can't beat that!

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    1. Thank you for sharing at All My Bloggy Friends last week, Kathe. I look forward to seeing what you share this week :)

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  6. WOW- well done, Kathe - and you did it so frugally, too!

    I love your way of writing, it made me smile!

    I am going to definately have to check out Chrissy's blog, too, thanks for the recommendation!!

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  7. I love this wreath! You did such a great job! I wish I had picked up some of the mushroom ornaments at Target....doubt if they have much left now. Sooooo cute! Copying is a form of flattery!

    hugs, Linda

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    1. I've pinned this wreath to my Wreath Wonderland board. I really really like it!

      T'onna @ Submarine Sunday
      http://www.navywifeypeters.blogspot.com/2013/01/submarine-sunday-14.html

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  9. Gosh it's almost exactly the same and so pretty,well done. xx

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  10. Beautiful wreath Kathe! Great work!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  11. Love it Kathe, it turned out beautiful! So glad you shared it on I Gotta Try That!
    Hugs,
    Marcie

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  12. Happy Monday! Love your wreath! I am featuring your New Year's Table on this week's Pink Hippo Party @ http://pinkapotamus.blogspot.com/2013/01/pink-hippo-party-110.html
    xoxo
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

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  13. This is beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

    http://www.flourmewithlove.com/2013/01/mix-it-up-monday.html#more

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  14. "Copy Kath"....cracked me up! Your wreath is perfect! And just enough different to make it YOURS! Dona

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  15. Hi Kathe, Thanks for linking up at my Monday Makeover party. You did a great job, and even better saved some money with DIY!
    Jessica
    ahumblecreation.com

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  16. I love using pine cones for decorating. They look so pretty with the white paint on them! I need a good,inexpensive winter wreath for my front door- thanks for the wonderful idea! Have a great day!

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  17. I love it! I'm looking for a wreath to bridge the gap between Christmas and spring. Something like this would work perfectly. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  18. I love this! And for only $1.80 - you can't beat that.

    I host a link party each Thursday and would love for you to join!

    -Angie
    www.easylivingmom.com

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  19. I am visiting from Domessticity. I visited cos I love the title to your blog. enjoyed your post.

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  20. Prett wreath

    Looks great!

    Thanks so much for sharing at Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above
    Melanie @ Keep It Simple & Fun

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  21. Fun wreath, Kathe. The little birdhouse is so charming.

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  22. good CopyKath-ing :) love the pops of color against the white cones- nicely done!

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  23. Such a cute idea--I love the little toadstools! Thanks for sharing :-)

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  24. Oh my! I pinned it and bookmarked your blog so that I can make one! I'm in love with this look, thank you for sharing! I'm also your newest follower :) Have a great evening.

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  25. I think yours turned out just as good! You did a wonderful job on it.
    Debbie :)

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  26. It's just the right touch of decoration on the side to make it pretty but not too busy! Great job.

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  27. Kathe,
    SO cute! I haven't made a wreath in years. I guess I'll be getting out my glue gun this year! Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you share next week! Have a wonderful weekend.
    Michelle

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  28. Your wreath is so cute! Great copy! Thank you for sharing this at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  29. What a great idea for a winter wreath... I always wonder what to put up after Christmas while we await Valentine's Day! We have plenty of pine cones around here so this would be very doable for me!

    Thank you for sharing on Party In Polka Dots!

    Shelley
    www.piggyinpolkadots.blogspot.com

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  30. great idea,and looks beautiful!
    http://thegoodsalad.blogspot.com/

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  31. Very lovely! I think the pinecones look great white!

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  32. I love that you are a copykath! Aren't we all? I think your wreath turned out fab. Thanks for sharing with Share your Cup.
    Hugs,
    Jann

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  33. So cute, sure wish I would have seen your wreath. I would of loved to of made one & had it hanging on my door at Christmas.

    K. Smith

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  34. Very pretty! Thanks for sharing at Pinworthy Projects.

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  35. OH...I love the painted pinecones! Dropping by from Inspire Me Mondays, now following you! :)

    Roxana @ http://fourelevenrox.blogspot.com/

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  36. Hi, Great post. I found you through the blog hop. Now following you.Please stop by and say hi when you get a chance.
    Be sure and check out my new Blog Hop that we just started, It's Weekly Goals Link Up. It's a great way to stay on track. Have a great day. :) Here's the link in case you want to check it out. Thanks again.http://lenettacarnes.blogspot.com/2013/01/weekly-goals-linkup-html

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  37. I am so saving pinecones next summer! I love this and love the fact that it is the perfect wreath to have up all winter! Thank you for sharing with us at TTF. Have a wonderful week!

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  38. I love this! I had intentions of making one during my Christmas Break, but that never happened. LOL You did a great job. It's beautiful. I just flocked my pine cone trees for my winter decor. They would go perfect with your wreath. I will try to get the post up soon. Fingers crossed. :)

    Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent!! Have a wonderful week. :)

    Kathy

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  39. Thank you so much for sharing with us on A Crafty Soiree the weekly linky party I co-host with Malia from Yesterday on Tuesday. I've featured your project in this week's newest one, which will be up on midnight EST this Thursday. Please come by to see your feature and share more of your crafty goodness!

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  40. So cute! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  41. love this, and that birdhouse is just soooo cute!!

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  42. I found a huge pinecone wreath at the thrift store for $3. I bought it and have been thinking it should be painted either silver or white. Now I know it's the right thing to do!

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