Thursday, April 28, 2011

Bay Leaf Wreath

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  I like saving money by finding bargains or making things to decorate my home with.  When I came across this bay leaf wreath from Pottery Barn I loved it!  This wreath is no longer available on their website.  I loved that wreath, but I was confident I could make my own.
 
To make my wreath, I purchased a pack of fresh bay leaves from my local farmer's market.

 For my wreath form, I used a picture mat that I had on hand.

Using a hole puncher, I made a hole in the mat to mark the spot where I would place twine to hang my wreath.

I glued the leaves in a desired position using my glue gun.


 To complete the look I made a bow out of twine and glued a single anise star to the center.


Voila!  The leaves smell very pleasant and the anise star has a nice licorice-like smell.

32 comments:

  1. ohmygoodness. This is beautiful!!!!! I love it.

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  2. Brandi, you are so darn creative! This is BEAUTIFUL! Great job!!

    Pam

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  3. Brandi you amaze me every time I visit you! I love this! :)
    I hope you are doing well and have a wonderful weekend! :)
    Hugs!
    XO

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  4. I want one too, Brandi! That is really beautiful! I like the unexpected rectangle shape! You make it look so easy. I think my leaves would be all over the place.

    Hope you have a great night my friend!
    XOXO

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  5. Wish I could smell that! Looks great, too! I can't believe how inexpensive everything is in the U.S. GREAT deals.

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  6. You are such a smart gal..that is beautiful and I love the smell of anise! Way to go. ;D

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  7. ok.. I officially am in AWE of you!!! thats GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Tana

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  8. You did a very good job. I guess i don't know what anise is? I will be finding out today

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  9. Caaaute!!! You did it again!
    Have a fabulous weekend!
    Kelle
    xx

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  10. Wow Brandi you did good girl!! It is awesome and sharp (tee hee).

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  11. Brandi, that's a great idea - looks fantastic and so simple!

    I wish you a heavenly weekend!

    Big hugs
    Tine

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  12. Very clever and very affordable! Love it!
    Jen
    Scissors & Spatulas

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  13. See...it's wreaths like these and that adorable twine vase that make you my girl. Love.it.all.
    We close on our house a week from today so I'll be trying some of these things out myself along with the mango cream cake AND the pretzels. I am overcoming that fear of yeast this year. :)

    Have a great weekend, my friend!

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  14. Fabulous tutorial and what a bargain. I love the way yours turned out and I can just imagine the smell. That was sooooo clever of you! Thanks a ton for sharing.

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  15. Great as always Brandi have a good weekend!

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  16. Yours looks better than PB! I made a square wreath at Christmas once. Looks great to use the unexpected. I adore yours!

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  17. Thanks for stopping by my blog Brandi! I love your idea here! Great job...I am your newest follower!

    http://gardenofeden-craftsfamily.blogspot.com/

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  18. WOW!! I love it! I think it looks GORGEOUS! :)

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  19. What a cute wreath. I had never thought to something like that with bay leaves.

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  20. Such an awesome idea! I love how you executed it! It's beautiful. Can you believe how much PB charges for some of their things? And you made a great version for such a wonderful bargain! I love it.

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  21. This is so lovely. I adore bay leaves. Yours looks so neat - it coukd easily have come from Pottery Barn too. I love it!!

    Sarahxx

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  22. Very great idea Brandi very creative one... love it... I archive your this post as my coming project Thanks for sharing... My net was not working since last 4 days so I missed many many post.. hope I can go through to it
    http://craftaworld.blogspot.com/
    Love
    Farah

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  23. Brandi,
    I love how cute your wreath turned out! The square form rocks and I'm lovin' the simple jute bow. Looks like a wreath straight out of Martha Stewart!
    ~Nike@Thrive

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  24. This is so great, Brandi! And I LOVE the little anise star you added. Fantastic project!

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  25. Brandi I love this! I am totally adding bay leaves to my shopping list - I have never seen them in bulk and fresh at that. Your wreath looks fabulous! Thanks so much for linking up to the Sunday Showcase Party - I greatly appreciate it. I have featured this today.
    Hope you are enjoying your week
    ~ Stephanie Lynn
    www.bystephanielynn.com

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  26. Oh my! Now that is genious! I bet it smells heavenly.

    (In case you were wondering why I'm bombarding you tonight, I'm WAYYY behind in blog reading.) ;)

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  27. Hi, Brandi! I'm admiring all your creative posts here so can you please share them with us at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop? Hope to see you there at the party :)

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  28. Wonderful. I bet is smells great. Thanks so much for linking up at my link party. Hope to see you Tuesday at the next link party.

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  29. oooooh, love this! visiting from a beach cottage. bravo! come visit me anytime. :)

    michele

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  30. What a completely adorable wreath ~ I love it!

    Have a Happy Labor Day!

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