My friend just had a baby girl named Maddy. She was born in April but I just saw her for the first time today. She is beautiful baby with a gorgeous smile, expressive hands, long legs and lots of red hair.
I wanted to make something special for her, and I found out Maddy's room theme is birds.
Since space is always in demand with a new baby I decided to make her something she could hang on the wall.
I went with a grapevine wreath for a natural look. I added light green vines with pink edging (perfect) and some rex begonia leaves that are dark green with purple veins. I tied a grosgrain salmon/pink ribbon as the wreath hanger.
I glued the greenery on the wreath using a combination of my glue gun & a glue pot. (Glue pots look like mini frying pans and can be purchased at a craft stores).
Next I added angels wings (lacey looking florals) for a light creamy look and mixed in a few bunches of variegated ivy for fullness.
To make sure the wreath didn't look "fake", I added some preserved boxwood and some natural reindeer moss. It made a huge difference - see if you can tell in the photos below.
For the bird theme, I added a quail top right and her bird's nest is bottom left. Note: The quail I tied in with barked wire because of it's weight. The nest and the little eggs I glued in with the glue gun.
In the wreath's center is the "night light" feature I bought at a wholesaler. It's basically a cylinder of sheer fabric filled with white Christmas tree type lights. This had to be tied in at the top & bottom of the wreath. I used barked wire so it would blend in. The night light has a long cord & this I rolled up like a garden hose and tied on with a chenille stem.
Here's the photos of the wreath with the light on and off. Either way on a scale of easy, moderate or hard this wreath rates moderately easy.
Let me know what you think.