Love Means Using Yellow & Turquoise

I’m nearly finished with a little project I’ve been working on so I thought I’d go ahead and show you one of the parts that’s already finished!  I’m so tickled with it!

The frame’s looking a little chartreus-y in this picture, but I promise you, it is a glorious, happy sunshine yellow!

Want to see the whole thing in all it’s glory??

This whole thing cost me a grand total of 1 quarter!   My friend picked up the wreath for me at a thrift store for $1.50 and I traded her two candlesticks for it.  And it is a large, sturdy wreath there folks!  I found the cheap plastic frame at a thrift store for a quarter and the flowers are made out of old t-shirts I found in the bottoms of my drawer and just started cutting up!
Here’s a before of the frame in all it’s brown plastic ugliness.

I spray painted it yellow and my spray paint just would not work! It kept clumping up and getting little air bubbles so I started wiping it off thinking I would just brush on some acrylic and la di da, I actually liked it all rubbed off like that, so I just let it be!  Cut some black cardstock to fit inside and then cut out the love and the bird with my cricut. It’s just yellow cardstock that I used a glue stick to attach!  Used some handy duct tape to tape a string onto the back of the frame and then tied it in a knot around the wreath. Used a glue gun to attach the flowers.

And soon you’ll be able to see where this beauty is hanging, but for now… just enjoy all the loveliness that is yellow and turquoise together!
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Natalie

Natalie

Hi, I'm Natalie and I like to move slowly (like a turtle, if you will)! I daydream about minivans, painting walls and eating fudge with a spoon. Welcome to my little computer home where I share my family's adventures as we live life from the slow lane!
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  1. IT is so lovely. I am falling in love with Spring wreaths this year.

  2. This looks fantastic! Love the colors and the little frame is so sweet!

    Jodie

  3. I love what looks like little eggs in the middle of one of your flowers! How did you make that center?

  4. SOOOOO cute! I absolutely love those colors together! And of course I love the rosettes!

  5. Darling!

  6. love that birdie!

  7. @KP
    It’s actually just a bunch of buttons hot glued to the middle of the flower, but I love that you think it looks like eggs! I think I’m going to go with that! Thanks!

  8. I love it!- – the simplicity, colors, and frame!
    I’m your newest follower! ~Amy
    http://amy-showalter.blogspot.com

  9. Very nice! I love the color combo!

    http://www.thatredheadedstepchild.com

  10. Whatitsallabout... says:

    I love it! I have a plain wreath and have been looking for inspiration. This works perfectly with the colors in my house!! Great job!

  11. LOVE it!! I’m in love with that little frame!!!

    visiting from Get Your Craft On!

  12. [email protected] says:

    So creative! Love this post…thank you for linking up to Whassup Wednesday! Hope to see you tomorrow:)

    xoxokara

  13. I loVe mixing together thrift store finds and making them cool again! Cute wreath!

  14. Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper says:

    This is a cool wreath! I love it. Those two colors are perfect together.
    http://www.itsybitsypaperblog.com

  15. I love it. It looks wonderful.

    Ruth

  16. Turquoise + Love (my last name) = Automatic LOVE for this wreath! Great job!

  17. This is just beautiful. Love the colors. Wow, so great!!!
    ladeedacreations.com
    following you now

  18. I love it! It’s such a great pop of spring! Great work!!

  19. Really Cute! I saw this out of a bunch of links. Caught my eye!

    come enter my giVeAway
    chickhardware.blogspot.com

  20. I saw this on a couple of different link parties. I love the color combination. I also love that you used so many things you had on hand! Great wreath!

  21. Your wreath is just beautiful. I am so inspired to do a Spring wreath now. Thanks so much for sharing at my Swing into Spring party.

  22. Love this wreath- these colors just pop together! Thanks for linking up to Gettin’ Krafty With It!

  23. @NicoleThanks Nikki! I’m in love with the new look for the blog too! I can’t stop staring at it! My latest post has a link to Kendra at Key Lime Designs who did it for me! She was a dream to work with!

  24. WOW! I LOVE it!! I want to copy this exactly! Thanks so much for linking up!….and you’re blog makeover is absolutely gorgeous! Did you do it yourself??

  25. love those two colors together…the frame looks like it matches the name in your signature! simple and beautiful!

    If you have a moment, I’d love for you to share this with my readers: Creative Juice Thursday @ Momnivore’s Dilemma. Hope to see you there!

  26. I love this! The colors are perfect!

  27. Such a sweet wreath. Perfect for Spring!

  28. The colors are Great!! “Love” the little sign. I would be lost without my Cricut.

  29. I looove this! The colors are fab! And I must say that you have an awesome name ;)!

    Natalie
    Johnnyinadress.blospot.com

  30. Can u share your technique for the flowers? Thanks!

  31. It turned out great! I love it!

  32. micanders says:

    I love this! What font did you use for ‘Love’?

  33. @micanders Thanks! It actually isn’t a font, it’s from the Home Decor cartridge and the “love” button is already right there! It’s actually the only Cricut cartridge I own and pretty much the reason I bought my Cricut!

  34. @Ash McAuleyI’ll try to get a tutorial for the flowers up soon or else find a link to somebody else’s! There are tons of tutorials out there! I think NatSprat has some good tutorials for these flowers and you should be able to find her blog in my blog roll!

  35. I love it! Thank you so much for the inspiration! Please visit me anytime at http://twogingerprinces.blogspot.com

  36. Ok, why can’t I ever think of these things when I have a quarter! Geez! ;) It is so cute with lots of spunk. Those colors are awesome. I found you through The Girl Creative Blog Hop. Awesome, AWESOME blog you’ve got going on here.

    Gabby
    The…Late, Young Family

  37. super cute! i have a wreath that a friend gave to me and it is begging me to decorate it. thanks for the inspiration!

    therauhfam.blogspot.com

  38. Brandy J. says:

    Yet another fabulous project. You pick great colors that leave me totally inspired to get crafty!!

  39. Natalie,

    That is adorable! I actually like how the frame turned out.

    Brittany
    http://www.prettyhandygirl.com

  40. I love your little bird. It looks perfect in the frame.

    megan
    craftycpa.blogspot.com

  41. I was just wondering the other day if all the old t-shirts clogging my dresser would make good flowers. Off to try it…

  42. I love that, especially the little bird frame! Thanks for stopping by and linking. :)

  43. So pretty! I found you via some of the linky parties I joined, too! Hope you have a great day!

  44. I adore this! I have a wreath that I picked up at the thrift store too that I’m thinking about what to do with. Thanks for the inspiration! =D

    <3
    -Andrea
    bluelacehouse.blogspot.com

  45. Love the colors! You are very talented! I am having a giveaway fro Stampin up on my blog would love to have you enter http://momsofalltrades.blogspot.com/2011/03/big-300-giveaway.html

  46. Thanks for making this so I can smile. I love it!

    Happy creating!
    Jen

  47. At The Picket Fence says:

    That looks so darling Natalie! Thanks for sharing this one at the party too! :-)
    Vanessa

  48. Very cute! Love it! Thanks so much for linking this up as well.

  49. LOVE LOVE LOVEYLOVE LOVE the wreath! Well done!

  50. fantastic wreath! Love the bird, and the YELLOW. Hello sunshine!! Thanks for linking up.
    Amy

  51. so cute!

  52. I saw this on tatertots and jello and just had to stop by and tell you that I love your wreath! It so cute! perfect for spring!!

  53. Thanks for linking to Creative Juice Thursday! I hope to see you back this week {party opens on Wed night @ 8pm CST}

  54. Very very cute! Don’t you just love Spring?!

  55. I love it! It’s a gorgeous wreath! I’m featuring it tonight on Topsy Turvy Tuesday’s. Thanks for linking up!

  56. I love the colors, and what a super cute little wreath. I love it.

  57. Sooo pretty! I love how trendy this wreath is! Thanks for sharing!

  58. Very Pretty!

  59. Love this! Just wanted to let you know that I am featuring it on my “Top 10 Spring Wreaths” post today at http://www.cheapcraftymama.com! Feel free to stop by and grab a link or button! Thanks!

  60. Adorable! Thanks so much for sharing! Pinning this!

    Ginger @ gingersnapcrafts.com

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