Monday, November 2, 2009

A Floral Creation....

I had a client last week who wanted to place a large wreath above her fireplace mantel. She had seen some of the wreaths I had made for myself and wanted to know if she could hire me to make a custom wreath for her. I have never made a wreath for a "paying" client and was a bit worried. She assured me not to worry because she knew she would be happy with what ever I did. I had her fabric swatches, and so I was off to the store to purchase the supplies. That's always the hard part for me, never knowing exactly how much and what to purchase. I am the type of crafter that just creates as I work on the project. So here are the supplies I gathered up....
The grapevine wreath was quite large. I added blocks of floral Styrofoam covered with Spanish moss and attached them with pipe cleaners. This helps to give the wreath some dimension and makes it even bigger. I covered the Styrofoam with silk ivy and then I began to add flowers and more flowers.
Three hours later here is the finished wreath. If measured almost 40" in diameter.
I added feathers and these interesting feathered balls that I found at Hobby Lobby.
The clients colors were black, gold and cream. Her kitchen draperies had a bit of rust color in them. I really liked this black and gold ribbon I came across when searching for supplies.

Well my client came and got the wreath and was very happy with how it looked. That's what I love about creating something. It always amazes me how you can start with a few items and turn it into a one of a kind "Creation From the Heart". Come follow along and check out some other wonderful creations at Do It Yourself Day, Transformation Thursday, Thrifty Thursday, and Metamorphosis Monday

Enjoy and go create something today that will make you smile.

30 comments:

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That turned out great, Sherry! How beautiful and full!

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

HI Sherry! This is beautiful! What a wonderful blog you have. Love the wreath and how natural and beautiful it looks!
Blessings,
Debbie

Tracy Suzanne said...

Oh' Sherry. Excuse me while I pick up my bottom lip. The wreath is so elegant and elaborate in and a classic style. The color theme is beautiful and the pheasant feathers and balls add so much. Are you sure your not a florist? Beautiful job.

Hugs...Tracy :)

P.S. In case I haven't alrady told you already, I'm hosting a fall giveaway. I hope you'll stop by and enter.

GWENDOLYN said...

You have a wonderful gift and talent! The wreath is stunning!
Blessings!
Gwen

9405018--Pat said...

Wow! turned out beautiful! you are one talent lady...thanks for sharing...Pat H

kado! said...

you did a wonderful job! i love the colors!

Mimi said...

The only word I can come up with is STUNNING!

Gypsy Brocante said...

Very pretty ... LOVE the feather accents ... well done!

xo
Jill

Jane said...

That wreath is gorgeous!! You definitely should not worry about pleasing the client because you do beautiful work. I love all the elements you used.
Jane

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

That wreath is beautiful! I have tried to make wreaths for years and they have never looked as gorgeous as this! You have a gift!!

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

SHerry, What beautiful work! Thanks for linking up to Tales from Bloggeritaville Thrifty Thursday.
Leigh
Tales from Bloggeritaville
www.lbratina.blogspot.com

Kirby3131 said...

You did an awesome job! I would never even know where to begin. It's good to hire people who know how. I'd hire you, too :)

Kristin - The Goat

Shelia said...

Hi Sherry! Oh, this wreath is just so beautiful! Love everything about it - the flowers and feathers! Oh, you're good!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia;)

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

That is gorgeous. I am adding it to a link that I have about wreaths at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com

Kasey at Thrifty Little Blog said...

You are so talented! It's beautiful!!

Tara said...

Oh my that is just beautiful! What a wonderful project.

Reid said...

Love it! I Love feathers!!!!

Kate Bagley said...

Beautiful! What a talent! Thanks for sharing!

nannykim said...

stunning!!

Ally0005 said...

Wow, turned out very pretty!!!

Sedona @ MyDivineDelights said...

Wow!! That is just gorgeous!! What a great job.

Kathleen said...

That is beautiful! Very rich looking!

Natasha said...

That wreath is stunning. Your client is so lucky to own such a beautiful piece of art!
Best wishes, Natasha.

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Hi Sherry~ ~Wow, this wreath is a stunner! How could she not love it. It's so nice to meet such a creative gal. I'll be following your blog.

Its So Very Cheri said...

You got me with the first photo of the Hydrangeas--I love them.
I plan on following and hope you come by and follow me too.
Cheri

sweetpicklesandchocolate said...

Wow! You ahve a real talent for this!
Dena
sweetpicklesandchocolate

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my, this is just stunning. I love it. Thanks so much for sharing. I may have to borrow some tips from this. Thanks. Hugs, Marty

Lou Cinda said...

Sherry, this is just beautiful!! I know your client LOVED it!!!

I know I would!

I just found your blog and am a follower :)

Lou Cinda :)

RIZZI said...

HI SHERRY,
YOUR WREATH IS JUST LOVELY, GOD HAS GIVEN YOU A SPECIAL GIFT, AND YOU ARE USING IT WISELY. I LOVE YOUR BLOG, I AM A FOLLOWER. RIZZI
GIFTS FROM THE SEA

Angie said...

I always see those feathers in Hobby lobby, but never know quite what they would look good with. They look simply gorgeous in your wreath.

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