Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Glamorous Holiday Wreath!!!



I finally finished my DIY Glamorous Holiday Wreath!  It took me a few days, and several trips to every craft store in the area, but I did it!  I also managed to wipe out every  little square mirror in three cities!  Well it was definitely worth it, and will be a new favorite wreath for years to come!

Here's how she went together!

I bought a 16" styrofoam wreath at Michael's, and laid out all my little mirrors first so I could make sure that the placement on the ring would work.  I initially was only going to mirror the top and had plenty of little mirrors for that, but I decided to keep going, and thats when I ran into a problem finding more mirrors!


I then used a mosaic glue to hold them down.....that had to dry for 5-7 hours before I grouted the ring!  Long wait time!


Here she is just about done, what you can't see is that I ran out of my smaller mirrors on the other side!
This was all after searching for them in three stores!  I didn't know each store was only going to carry two or three packs of the things!  But I made one more trip, found some mirrors, finished up the grout, and here is the finished piece!



























I LOVE how it turned out!!  I can't wait to get our tree this weekend and see it surrounded by all the Christmas stuff!  We only put up a real tree and I wanted to wait an extra week to get it this year as it is usually just about dead by Christmas, when I get in Thanksgiving weekend.  So next weekend will be a BIG decorating time for me!  I can't wait!  I've pulled down all my Christmas boxes, and have put a few things out, but really the tree is what usually starts me every year, so I like to wait for that!  I will post pictures of the goodies when I get them all up and out, and of the finally home for my new wreath!  I'm thinking it will look gorgeous under a swag of greenery! 

How about you guys, are you all ready for Christmas, or are you like me, just getting started?


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53 comments:

  1. This is so cute and I love that you did the sides! Sounds like it was the never ending project-- I've had a few of those :)

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  2. Ashley, I love your super cute n' chic wreath! It totally looks expensive. I forwarded your contact information onto CSN. Sean should be in touch for you to claim your prize.

    Happy Holidays!

    jane
    FF

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  3. It turned out great! I love how the light reflects off the mirrors and makes that cool effect on your wall!

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  4. Oh wow! This is absolutely fabulous! Great job! :)

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  5. p.s. I just tweeted about this! http://twitter.com/#!/Arianna_Belle

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  6. Thats awesome..i would hang it on my door... :)))))

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  7. simple classy and gorgeous! how beautiful is that?!

    www.ThePantryDrawer.com

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  8. Very cute and simple wreath :D Again, I'd love it if you shared this on my holiday link share: http://bit.ly/h0FA83 I think a lot of people would appreciate it.

    I'll be back for more :D

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  9. It's fabulous! Mind if I share it on my blog?

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  10. Super cute! I love how the light reflects off it! What kind of grout did you use? And did you just do it like any old tile?

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  11. You guys are so nice!
    Sure Karen, I would love for you to share it on your blog!

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  12. This is so stunning and functional...change out the bow, and voila, a wreath for all holidays and seasons...

    Pretty please link this up with Creative Juice Thursdays @

    http://momnivoresdilemma.blogspot.com

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  13. It sure is glamorous! Not to mention elegant! Very well done! Enjoy the rest of the week, Kellie xx

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  14. Cute idea! I'm excited to see the rest of your Christmas decor!

    Aloha,
    Charlie

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  15. This is such a cool idea...great job!

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  16. I featured your wreath today on my blog and Facebook page-love it!

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  17. Nicely done! Love the reflection design on the wall! May have to share this over on my FB blog community page! (wink)

    :D Lynda

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  18. That is AWESOME!! I want to buy some!!! How cool.

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  19. This looks absolutely amazing! I don't think I've seen anything like it before!

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  20. I'd also love to know what kind of grout you used, and if you had any issues (getting it to adhere to the foam, not scratching the mirrors, etc.). Such a cool idea, and a beautiful outcome!

    xoxo,
    Tanja

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  21. Tanja, I used a basic grout from Michael's. It came in a bag, very easy to use! I don't have the brand at the moment, I will try to get it for you. I also didn't have any problems getting it to stick to the styrofoam! As for it scratching the mirrors, no problems with that either, I imagine a sanded grout may, I used a non-sanded.

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  22. Thanks for posting this! I featured you this week on TALENT TUESDAY! I hope you link up again!


    Nichelle
    http://vintagewannabee.blogspot.com

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  23. Gorgeous! About how many mirrors/packs of mirrors did it take?

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  24. What an awesome idea! I am your newest follower! Please follow me at http://CraftyCierra.blogspot.com/ and dont forget to enter my giveaway for a fun Christmas Activity Book! If you are interested in doing a blogswap, please email me! CierraLarsen@hotmail.com Thanks!

    /Cierra

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  25. Love it, it's beautiful! I want to make one now!!!

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  26. This is gorgeous! At lot of patience obviously went into making it beautiful!

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  27. love the way it shines...Christmas lights from the tree will make it even more special! Great wreath.

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  28. This is stunning! It turned out absolutely gorgeous! :)

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  29. I absolutely LOVE this wreath! I would be thrilled if you would link up to our 12 Days of Christmas Show-Off!
    http://www.whipperberry.com/2010/12/12-days-of-christmas-show-off-linky.html
    Kisses!

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  30. Too cute and love the reflections on the wall.

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  31. This is beautiful! I love sparkly things!

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  32. Love this!

    Following you from BabyDealsDujour,
    we list all the baby daily deals in real-time. Love to see you on Facebook and
    Twitter too.

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  33. Fabulosity!!!! You know I love me some shiny mirrored bling, fantastic idea!!!

    xo
    Kate

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  34. Beautiful! Love the clean lines. :)

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  35. So cute!!! I love how the light reflects off of it! beautiful :)

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  36. Wow, great job! I love add a little glitz to the holidays and I love how it reflects the light.

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  37. i LOVE this wreath...If I made this it might never come off of my front door! come on over and link up to MMM :)

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  38. Very elegant wreath!! It's quite stunning! :)

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  39. Your wreath is over-the-top FAB-U-LOUS!!! I can see this in a sassy girl's bedroom. Thanks for sharing!
    God's blessings,
    Sarah :D

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  40. i'll be featuring this on friday!! thanks for sharing :)

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  41. Ashley, this is gorgeous! I found you thru the link party on Tater Tots and Jello. This is so glam and fabulous, and I too know the feeling of stores never having enough of what you need in stock. I'm new to blogging, I'd love if you'd stop by for a visit!

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