Sunday, September 18, 2011

DIY Owl Wreath

Hi everyone! I hope your Sunday is off to a good start. Mine, unfortunately, didn't start off so well but it can only get better because I'm going to visit my Nanny this afternoon! It's been about a month since I've seen her last, which is a bit absurd because she only lives a 40 minute bus ride/15 minute drive from the apartment. I love spending time with her mostly because she's hilarious, but also partly (selfishly?) because she feeds me. Very, very well. It's a comfort thing.

Anyway, check out what I made yesterday:

A wreath! I was in the mood to make a fall craft and what's more fall-like than a wreath? I spent the day Saturday gathering what I needed and putting it together. I like how it's simple and can be used for different seasons. Add some white bows and some snowflakes for an instant winter wreath. The owls are meant to be me, D & B. I'm the one with the eyelashes, if you couldn't tell.

I put some music on and hijacked Darryl's desk for the afternoon. I had so much fun making it. It feels so good to be crafting again. I feel like I'm just happier when I create things... even if it's something small or a little gift for someone.

Enough rambling though, here are a few pictures from the process.

These oak buttons are handmade from a guy at the market. How cute would they be on a cozy sweater?

And more shots of the finished product:

A little modesty Brandon!

And now the reason my morning sucked. I woke up to find it was STOLEN last night. Hours after I put it up...

at least I have pictures though, right?

Thanks for looking,

xo Janelle


  1. I'm coming from FTLOB comment love day :) Love the result, the owls are so cute. Too bad that it was stolen :( Hope the rest of your day is better xo

  2. Oh no! Loved them, they were so cute, can't believe somebody stole them.........stopping by from FTLOB Comment Love Day.
    Now you started you'll maybe try to make more, but this time keep them inside.
    Have a lovely day!

  3. On the one hand I can't believe someone stole it simply because stealing is, y'know, WRONG. But on the other hand, it is pretty adorable, so I guess I can understand the temptation.
    Though if they did it just for the sake of being mean, then they definitely succeeded.

    Stopping by from FTLOB. Glad I did, because, seriously, that is probably the cutest craft I'll see all day.

  4. Oh that's so sad that it was stolen! But it was SO cute! I'm slightly obsessed with wooden buttons at the moment. And owls. And wreaths. But it wasn't me that stole it, honest!

    Stopping by from Comment Love Day!

  5. Wow, what a cute wreath! The owls were really darling! How sad that someone took it from your door. One good thing, they thought it was cute too!! Good job, make you another one, this time place it inside your apartment! LOL

    Stopping by from comment Sunday!
    Have a better day!
    Gloria (Moonglo)

  6. Seriously, those owls are ADORABLE. What a precious wreath!!!

  7. That is so sad that someone stole it, what is wrong with people! I hope they return it to you.

  8. Awww, thanks everyone. I started making some felt owls and Marie you can be darn sure they'll be staying IN the apartment! Haha.

  9. Such a cute wreath! So sad someone stole it..

  10. Found you at the Crafty, Scrappy, Happy link-up. These owls are super precious! Great job!

  11. Can't believe it was stolen! Very cute though. Love the girl owl!

  12. sorry it go stolen, but you could look at the situation as a compliment...(?) It was really cute !

  13. i really don't even know how I stumbled upon your blog but I had to laugh when I saw you fuzzed out your apt number but then I was sad when I saw you had it stolen! that's jacked up! So sorry! it was super cute and it looked like a lot of time and effort went into it!

  14. Love the little eyes on those owls. Somebody must have thought they were too cute too! bummer they got stolen. Real bummer. What a nitwit! The person can't even display the cute owls, because you'll see them. People are weird sometimes...


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