Number Three for Wreathapalooza!

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UPCYCLED DRESS UP FAIRY WINGS WREATH

I admit it, all I do is play!  I play with ideas.  I guess I am overly curious and it is normal for me to think: “what would happen if….”.  In the case of these children’s toy fairy wings I wondered if the fabric would look cool stretched on one of my Dollar Tree wreath forms.  I got a box of 24 recently and am having so much fun decorating the wreath forms.

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I hate to brag but I got the fairy wings for 25 cents! LOL!  The wreath form cost $1.00.  I added a garage sale necklace and took apart a garage sale bracelet for $1.00 each, so I have $3.25 total invested.  YAY!

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My original plan was to use Borax crystal shells on the wreath. However, I couldn’t come up with a pretty design and still feature the fabulous ombre effects of the fairy wing fabric. So….I dug through my STUFF and found this long three strand soft mint green necklace.

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THIS MINT GREEN PEARL NECKLACE WORKS!

 

Then I tried the Borax crystal shells.  NOPE, the shells weren’t doing it.  I discovered the apricot flower bracelet this weekend at a garage sale, and I think it was the perfect compliment.  TA- DAH!

I am happy with my Wreathapalooza results so far.  My goal was to make something I have never seen before.

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WREATHAPALOOZA NUMBER TWO
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WREATHAPALOOZA NUMBER ONE

Author: Patty Thurlby

I am a full time artist with a whimsical point of view!

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