December 10, 2012

How To Make A Babies Breath Wreath

Now that the wedding is over, besides being left with fond memories we were left with tons of gorgeous  flowers, enough to make a Babies Breath Christmas Wreath


Every table at the wedding had a silver teapot filled with roses and babies breath


After the Wedding I hung them all up to dry


Then made them into a wreath


I took a 10" styrofoam wreath and wrapped it with ribbon


Then through trial and error, I found the best way to glue the Babies Breath on, was to take a small bunch and hot glue it down


 Then take another small bunch and glue it onto the STEMS of the first bunch, layering them until the whole wreath was covered


I then added some ornaments, dried roses, pearls, and ribbon


And I had a Shabby Christmas wreath for someone special........

   
 .....This is for YOU my new Daughter in Law (I love that she reads my blog)

  I know you like vintage, but not really shabby, and you have no place to display or store this now, so I will store it for you, and when the time comes and you get your first house, you will have a Christmas wreath to hang,  a sweet remembrance of your special day!



Now, what to do with all of the flowers I have left......Stay tuned, I have plans!

Happy Creating!

32 comments:

Tee said...

OMG Carol, this is the most beautiful wreath I ever did see!
(i was not paid to say this:)

Createology said...

This is such a tender gift for your new family member. The wreath is stunning and precious...just like you my friend. Holiday Bliss...

Veronica said...

Beautiful...simply beautiful!

Vintage Belles said...

Carol, your D-I-L is very lucky to have such a caring Mum in Law like you. Your Christmas Wreath is stunning. Just to say I think you looked beautiful if your dress.

Mary Ellen said...

What an awesome way to to the baby's breath Carol! Beautiful wreath and I know your DIL will enjoy it for years to come! Can't wait to see what you do with all those luscious roses- I would stick them in my silver pitchers and have them all over the house!

Am taking a break from painting wood hangers to make scarf holders for Christmas presents and decided to come over and see what new inspiration I would find at my friend's place as I always know there is something great!! Well they are probably ready for coat # 2 now.

bee blessed
mary

Amy Jo said...

How sweet of you to do that for your daughter in law. It turned out beautiful!

Blessings,
Amy Jo

Teresa said...

You have the most generous heart!
I only won't ask you to be my mother in love because I think Precious Girl is perfect for you and your son.
So lovely that you found this way to preserve a bit more of that wonderful day.

Blessed and Blessful Holidays for all of you!

Gina said...

That's beautiful! I love how it was made from the wedding flowers. What a wonderful keepsake!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

What a gorgeous wreath--your daughter in law will love it!

NanaDiana said...

What a wonderful, wonderful gift for you new dil. She will be so pleased. You did an amazing job with the wreath- it is a work of art- xo Diana

Betty Sneeringer said...

A very pretty wreath! I have never seen babies breath dry and stay so white! Beautiful.

sissie said...

Hi Carol,
What a beautiful and lovely wreath and a gift for your daughter in law.

hugs
Sissie

Bonnie Jobe said...

Carol - How gorgeous - I used to do so much with BB. It's just the most feminine and loveliest look!

It's perfect - you can store it here with me - I kinda promise to give it back!!!

Bonnie

Rebecca said...

GREAT IDEA my sweet and talented friend. Now spray that thing with areasol (sp?) hairspray two or three times and it won't shed as much!

LOVE IT!

Hugs and love, Rebecca

Roxanne Reinhart said...

Oh Carol! I wish I were your daughter in law!! What a gorgeous wreath for them to have and remember that special day. Can't wait to see what you do with the rest of the flowers

Stacy's Shabby Shoppe said...

Your wreath is really beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing it with us!

20 North Ora said...

What a beautiful and special memento! Several years ago when my folks had their 50th wedding anniversary, I made corsages for all the daughters and granddaughters out of pink roses. My Mom's Christmas tree was all done in pink decorations with lots of crystals, etc. she saved all of the corsages and dried them and used them on her tree every year. It was always so special. I know your new dil will treasure that wreath.

Judy

Connie said...

Carol, your wreath takes my breath away . . . it is gorgeous.
You have so much creativity :)
Your blogging sister, Connie

DownTheLaneWithDaisy said...

What a wonderful way to make memories. I love it! Lucky dil!!!

Kelley Highway said...

Spectacufantabulous! {In other words, I lub it!}

pipigirl said...

of course you do...lol. i must say, i believe that's the MOST beautiful wreath ive ever seen, and im no spring chick. love it, love it. fantastic idea. im sure it will be a wonderful "memory " wreath for her.

Debbie said...

OK, the last part about making and saving it for the Polka Dot DIL made me cry. It really did. That is so very special, and I love it.

I love baby's breath anyway. We always put some on our tree. I've done it for years. It just seems to finish it.

My (older) daughter has mentioned that the ONLY thing she wants as flowers for wedding centerpieces is baby's breath. I think it will look simple and stunning.

Great job, as usual. I want to copy cat you... as usual.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

So pretty Carol! I love the soft pink ornaments you added.

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

I looove baby's breath and what a wonderful memory keepsake you created. You are just full of treasures (())

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Carol, What a gorgeous wreath and wonderful thing to create for your new DIL. It will be a special treasure from their beautiful day.
You are the best MIL ever.
Thank you for sharing.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Linda Primmer said...

What a beautiful wreath. So fresh and dainty. A treasure to keep for many years.

Katherine Wolak said...

Ohhh that is so pretty!!!!!! I LOVE babies breath and that just looks to die for! :D Thanks for sharing this!

Hugs,

Debbiedoo's said...

What a clever idea Carol. That is what I call repurposing and not wasting anything. It looks so pretty too.

❁Velma ~Down Our Country Road❁ said...

I'm sure your new d-i-l is going to love it!! A sweet remembrance and very clever.

Perfectly Printed said...

What a lovely wreath!! I love the pale pink ornaments! I'm sure your DIL will treasure this!

chris

Larain said...

Carol the wedding was great now you have to come down to that normal place is there such a thing? Only you would think in advance and dry the babies breath for a wreath which is just beautiful. I still am in awe of your energy but look forward to reading your blog to find out what carol has done now, you certainly brighten up my day

Dee @ A Lapin Life said...

It's a beauty Carol! I love how you decorated the wedding table.

Dee