Sunday, May 31, 2015

Garden Hose Wreath




I'm so glad you could stop by today.
Please pour a cup of tea and take a 
comfortable chair.

I'm excited to show you
another fun piece I made and
donated to a silent auction fundraiser.

Image it hanging on a garden gate 
or potting shed.  Cute, huh?

Wish I'd taken a photo of it
hanging before donating it to the auction.
I assembled it in my laundry room
so it's laying on my washer here.


The hose itself is actually used.
A $2.00 estate sale purchase from
 an elderly gentleman who was moving
into an apartment.

I added a burlap ribbon 
with a pair of garden gloves purchased new
 and coffee stained to look well-used. 



I added a pod and twigs to the bow.

Next, two terracotta pots.
Craft paint dabbed around the edges make them
 appear time worn and crusted with salt.







I glued in some faux succulents.



and added vintage garden hand tools.



Love this little birdie.  
Isn't she sweet?  
She looks to be chirping a happy
song to welcome the season..
although, it has been a bit chilly again with
overnight temperatures dipping back into the 
high 30s and today's high reaching only
in the mid 60s.



Warm Hugs,
BettyJean

12 comments:

  1. This is too, too cute. What a great spring wreath! We are having a drought here in CA and there is not much use for the hose right now. LOL! Maybe I should make one!

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    1. Hi Maria, Yes, I've heard about your drought, so sorry, hopefully it won't last. Thank you for visiting and leaving a comment, it always makes my day more special. Hugs,

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  2. What an adorable idea! I would sure like to make this for my garden! Maggie

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    1. Hi Maggie, Thank you for your comment, I was feeling a little like I'd just crawled out from under a rock or something after finding so many examples of a garden hose wreath on Pinterest. Where had I been that I hadn't been aware of them before now? I'll be watching for a post to see how you decorate yours. Hugs

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  3. Oh BettyJean!!! What a sweet piece of garden art!!! You just have such wonderful ideas! Here in Northern Michigan we got down in the 30's last night as well, brrr. Today is still cool at around 62 but the sun is shining in a cloudless sky!!! Yay!!! Happy Monday! xo

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    1. Hi Teri, Thank you for your comment, I'm glad you like my wreath, although I can't take all the credit for the garden hose idea, I get lots of inspiration from Pinterest. It was a nicer day here today with sunshine and warmer temps. I'm so happy you dropped in for a visit. Hugs,

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  4. Absolutely adorable! Pinning to my wreath board to try soon!

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  5. Thank you for stopping in and commenting. It's such a nice compliment that you pinned my wreath, isn't Pinterest great? Hugs,

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  6. Such a cute wreath, and so nice you donated it.........and it would look
    great on a shed or garden gate or even a front or back door.
    Blessings, Nellie

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    1. Thank you Nellie, so glad you stopped by. Hugs,

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  7. Garden hose wreaths are so fun! Especially love them hanging on garden sheds. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  8. Thanks for sharing the garden hose wreath..so so cute at my last Fabulous Friday Party, I have been in Italy and just got back and ready to Party again, hope to see you at my party this weekend, starts tonight and goes until next week! Hugs Maria

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