December 20, 2012

Wedding Flower Rose Wreath

Here is the last of three projects I  made with the dried wedding flowers........Memories to last forever!

The next time you are at a wedding, grab the wedding flowers, don't let them go to the wait staff or in the garbage....It would be best to wait until the wedding is over lol! 

Ok kids, lets review...Every table at the wedding was set with teapots filled with roses and babies breath

The Wedding is HERE

I started with the babies breath and made a Christmas wreath

Wreath tutorial is HERE

Then I made ornaments useing the roses and babies breath in snap together ornaments from the craft store and water slide decals with the wedding details.

Water slide tutorial HERE...Ornament tutorial is HERE

I still had flowers left......

...So, I made a wreath of roses

I covered a styrofoam wreath with ribbon

And then started glueing the roses on until it was all filled in

I sent the newlyweds the ornaments filled with their wedding flowers and I'm saving the Christmas wreath for them until they get their first house.

Now, this rose wreath, I really love it.....  It's perfect in my shabby little house.  I'm thinking maybe this is a little gift to myself.  SSSHHH don't tell the newlyweds.

Happy Creating!


Anonymous said...

So so pretty Carol! I am going to try and find some of those plastic ornaments for some gifts.

Are we going to get to see your pretty home all decorated? Love what I am seeing!

bee blessed

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Carol,
Oh I love this wreath. How pretty it looks on your mantel with the stockings. I think you deserve this gift to you!!
Have a wonderful weekend.
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas,

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Gorgeous! What a clever idea. So glad that you didn't let those beauties go to waste. Love all of the projects! I think the newlyweds will be so happy to share.

Anonymous said...

they all are so beautiful, I just love how you have preserved the memories,

Roxanne Reinhart said...

It looks absolutely perfect on your mantle with your stockings! Momma needs a keepsake too!

KimMalk said...

Wow, girl! I can't believe your ingenuity!-- I'll have to remember this when my other weddings roll around.

NanaDiana said...

That turned out absolutely beautiful! You did a marvelous job with all those left over wedding flowers- amazing! xo Diana

mizdarlin said...

I would hang that wreath in my it!

E said...

I am not sure if I commented on the wedding but it was wonderful ! I followed along with your planning and sure loved seeing how it all came together. What a great idea to use the dried flowers for Christmas decor each of these pieces are amazing. Merry Christmas, Elaine

Donna said...

Your wreath is just gorgeous! And I love your idea of adding the roses to the clear ornaments! The newlyweds will love them!

Createology said...

This is such a beautiful and treasured keepsake. Carol you are the most thoughtful and wonderful mother of the groom and now the bride. Holiday Blessings Dear...

June said...

This is just the best Carol! The wreath is GORGEOUS! What treasures you have created out of the left-over flowers!
Have a Merry Christmas!!

Lina - Fancy Frugal Life said...

Wow! I love this idea Carol! I love the rose looks perfect and how special to save the flowers.

Happy Holidays,

Shabby chic Sandy said...

I love the wreath--I am sure the newlyweds won't mind!

Bella's Rose Cottage said...

Hi Carol,
Oh my my the wreath is amazing!!! I would havee a hard time giving it away:-) The ornaments are so clever, I'll bet they will be thrilled!!
Merry Christmas!

Melanie said...

Oh that Christmas wreath should definately live at your house ! lol
I have just made 2 fresh flower filled Christmas wreaths and there is so much work involved. I am sure that the newly weds wouldn't mind even a little bit.
Merry Christmas x

Anonymous said...

Oh my, that wreath is just beautiful! Well done, well done!

sunnyskiesandsweettea said...

I love this wreath! It is my favorite. The Christmas balls are a grand idea too. Just 4 more days!

Amy Jo

Mrs. Kelley Dibble said...

That was my vision for those dried roses, girlfriend! It turned out marvelous! Over the top-over the top! And so special in every way. Mmm-mmmerr Christmas!

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Hi Carol,
Talk about great recycling nailed it girl!
These projects are so beautiful and of course, my favorite is the rose wreath. I could just see that hanging somewhere in my house.

Hope you have a wonderful Christmas.


Betty Sneeringer said...

You sure have made the MOST of the wedding flowers - both in the recycled beauties and posts! All beautiful.


Marilyn said...

Your talents are amazing! Have a very blessed Christmas!♥♫

pipigirl said...

stunning i must say. you totallt deserve that one.

Melodee said...

awe so pretty! merry Christmas Carol!

Something Special said...

really pretty, I love the baby's breath and rose centerpiece, because it takes me back a couple of decades. Thanks for sharing and have a very Merry Christmas!

Diann said...

I love that you used these flowers from such a wonderful and beautiful wedding. What a perfect way to hold on to those memories! Thank you for sharing these with us at TTF. I hope you and your family have a very Merry Chrismtas!

Connie said...

Your wreath is so pretty and what a wonderful way to preserve your memories.
I have a dozen red roses dried, that were a birthday present from our Estonia exchange student. I need to do something with them . . . not enough for a wreath. Do you have any suggestions?
Merry Christmas.
Your blogging sister, Connie :)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The rose wreath is exquisite and you should definitely keep it in your'll take such good care of it! And the wedding was a special memory for you, too! Merry Christmas my friend! It cooled off today and felt more like Christmas, didn't it?

Jamie-So Much Better With Age said...

So sweet ;)

Chenille Cottage said...

Merry Christmas, Carol!
You have been busy creating such lasting keepsakes! Oh, the softmess of your pink rose wreath...Just beautiful, my friend!
It's wonderful that you had your thinking cap on at the wedding and rescued those sweet roses.
Carolynn xxx

Pat C. said...

What gorgeous mementos of a special day! And you should definitely keep the rose wreath... I'm sure that Bradley and Alicia will insist on it!♥ xoxo

Debbiedoos said...

So very beatuiful Miss Carol! I bet you are so relieved now to be able to sit back and enjoy the Holidays with no more wedding planning. I know it is kinda of a conflicting are so excited and exhausted while doing it, then relieved when it is over, been than sad too. I think that is how my Mom felt. Merry Christmas sweet lady from Debbiedoo's and the boys! Hunky man says hello with a smile on his face.

Teresa said...

So Lovely, Carol!
Other way to enjoy a bit more of that special day with souvenirs made eternal by your amazing Gift of Craftmanship and Detail.
I love the wreath but that ornament is really sweet and an amazing gift.
I hope they enjoy it in their new home.
Wishing you a Merry and Blessed Christmas,

Donna said...

That's beautiful! I don't blame you for keeping the wreath, LOL.

The Porcelain Rose said...

I've so enjoyed your posts re: the wedding flowers. I LOVE that Rose Wreath!!!!
I love Roses!! My husband is very thoughtful and buys me lots of them. I always dry them and use them in projects and in my decorating. I almost like them better once they are dried. I am going to have to make me a rose wreath!!
Once again.... thanks for inspiring me.
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!
Happy Holidays,

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Just beautiful!

Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas!!

We are going to have a White One this year!!



Celestina Marie said...

Hi Carol, So lovely to view your gorgeous wreath once again and be inspired. I think I will try and create one with the dried flowers I have from Rose bouquets.

Thank you also for a wonderful year of great and inspiring posts you share. Your talents and style are incredible and I have been blessed by you and your friendship.
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful new year.
hugs, CM

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

I absolutely love it~ going to have to try this as I have lots of dried roses that would be perfect as a wreath!! Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday!

Heart Vintage Design said...

Love, love, love the wreath!