Thursday, April 14, 2011

Fun, Spring, Kite Wreath!

As you can tell from my spring printables, I have a thing for kites! I thought I would attempt a kite wreath! This wreath turned out completely different than I had planned, but I like it, and hope you do as well!
Items Needed
Foam board
Scrapbook Paper
Hole Punch
Modge Podge
Twine
Craft knife
Ribbon (For kite Bows)
Old Frame
Paint
Kite Step 1: Draw out your kite on Foam Board
First, plan how big you want your kite. My finished Kite is 10" x 15" so pretty big. You may want to do yours smaller. To make a kite shape, I drew a 5"x5" square, on the foam board, and a 5" x 10" rectangle on the foam board. Make one diagonal line going from corner to opposite corner on both the square and rectangle. Cut shapes out with your craft knife, hold a ruler along the edge of the line, to help guide your craft knife.
Kite Step 2: Cut out Scrapbook paper
Cut out scrap book paper in the same dimensions you cut your kite. Make a whole in each angle of each triangle with a hole punch (try to get it at least a quarter of an inch from any edge). Modge Podge your scrapbook papers onto the coordinating foam pieces. I distressed the kite a little with Distress Ink.
Kite Step 3: Tie the Kite together
Poke a hole in the foam board where your scrapbook paper is hole punched. I used a fat needle for this. Thread your twine through the pieces to connect. To make this easier, I put a small piece of masking tape on the end of the twine and twisted it. You should have a kite now. I sprayed my kite with clear spray paint to give it extra shine and extra protection. I tied a long piece of twine at the bottom of the kite, and then tied ribbon on them for the kite bows!
Okay, here came the hard part for me, I wanted to put the kite on a traditional round wreath, but it did not look right. My kite was a little big, and it did not mesh well with the circle. So I took a trip to the local thrift store for inspiration.
I found an old large frame, and it seemed to work better! I painted the frame white with spray paint and distressed the edges a little.
For the tie, I used a strip of denim from a worn out pair of jeans! I hot glued the kite to the frame, and tied a yellow bow on it, and we are finished!
The door to my house is about 100 years old, and has a perfectly square wavy glass window in it. This wreath did not look good on the door, because it was too square, so I hung it on the wall of my house next to my door. It is a great addition to my front porch!
Cost Break Down:
This is a great project to your scraps and odds and ends, which is mainly what I did, but I did buy:
Frame at Thriftstore: $1
Foam Board: $2.44 (Plus, I only used a small portion, so I have it for future projects)
So I spent a total of $3.44 on this project!
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58 comments:

  1. So in love!!!!love, love. I love wreaths and this one is my fav yet!!!!
    ladeedacreations.com
    so creative!

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  2. And love the bike on your header. I love to ride mine and do so often so I am in love with your header.

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  3. Seriously, that is one of the cutest things that I have seen! I totally LOVE it!!

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  4. How cute! I love it!!!

    PS - Did you see what I said about you here http://capcreations.blogspot.com/2011/03/happy-st-patricks-surprise.html

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  5. LOVE the colors!! So CUTE!!! (=

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  6. This is simply adorable!! Such a clever and fresh wreath idea.

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  7. Very crafty!! New follower. Enjoy the day!
    Debbie from nofiltermom.blogspot.com

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  8. Love it! It makes your wreath even more unique that it's not on the traditional circle. Fabulous! xx

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  9. A fantastic twist on the traditional circle wreath, very creative!

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  10. That's really cool! Hey, I'm your newest follower popping by from Keepin' Company Thursday.

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  11. I love it! It is so different that just a regualr circle wreath!
    Jennifer
    http://craftyhair.blogspot.com

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  12. Oh my goodness that is super cute!!! Love it ^^

    Newest follower from the Having Fun Thursday blog hop.
    Please stop by my blog, enter our giveaway, and return the follow!
    http://slepperymind.blogspot.com/
    Thanks! :)

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  13. Oh my goodness! I loved your printable but I love this even more! ADORABLE!
    Thanks for linking this up too!

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  14. Love it - so cute!

    following from the blog hop. Would love for you to stop by amomcandream.blogspot.com

    Thanks!

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  15. Hi! That kite is adorable, so springy! I'm following now because of the Keeping Company blog hop. Follow back? I've got a low-entry giveaway going too, if you're interested:
    http://www.graphoniac.com/2011/03/its-my-birthday-giveaway.html

    Have a great day!

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  16. This is sooooo cute!!!! I love it!!!! It think I have to try it!!!!

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  17. So cute and cheerful! Thanks for the tute!

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  18. What a great idea! I love how simple but dramatic this wreath is. And it's so original.

    I would love if you shared this at our weekly Shindig Saturday linky party! I think everyone would love to see it.

    http://kimskandykreations.blogspot.com/2011/03/shindig-saturday-weekly-linky-party-4.html

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  19. I love this- it looks fantastic! I saw it linked up @ CSI project. I want to make one. I'd love for you to stop by my blog if you get a chance.
    http://sweetandlovelycrafts.blogspot.com/

    I'm a new follower.

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  20. What a fun idea! The frame behind it is fantastic!

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  21. Very lovely project! I think I'll make one to match my daughters bedroom!

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  22. Very cool idea. Under $5 isnt bad either. Love it!

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  23. This is fabulous! I can't believe how darn cute that is.
    www.itsybitsypaperblog.com

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  24. This is so unique! Unlike any wreath I've seen lately! I'd love for you to submit this to the M&T Spotlight at http://www.makeandtakes.com/spotlight

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  25. That is so sweet and so springtime. Great job!

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  26. that is too cute! makes me want to watch mary poppins :)

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  27. So cute, so easy, and so different from other wreathes. Great idea.

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  28. What a unique wreath, and so whimsical! I love it! Would you mind if I featured this on my blog next Friday? www.fastdaze.blogspot.com

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  29. Oh wow! ADORABLE! What a perfect wreath for this time of year :)
    Thanks so much for linkin up! xo

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  30. This is so cute, what a great idea for a spring wreath.

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  31. So clever and cute!! This would be so adorable hung on a nursery wall too - LOVE it!!!

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  32. This is so cute. I love the papers you used. Such a sweet wreath and such a unique idea.

    I like kites, too! I recently made a kite to hang from my daughter's ceiling: http://www.gwennypenny.com/2011/03/felt-patchwork-kite-tutorial.html

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  33. Stunning! I have a wreath addiction, but with double doors, it can get costly, I like your recycled frame idea!!! And the kite is the perfect way to use up my massive amount of scrapbook paper!!!
    Visiting from the Sundae Scoop! Stop by and see my project at http://cookscleansplayswithpaper.blogspot.com/2011/03/crepe-paper-medallions-part-1-vintage.html
    ~Rachel

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  34. Very cute - I love kites too!

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  35. I love this idea! Absolutely adorable! I would love for you to link this to my Sew Crafty Party! And while your there check out all the Spring Fling Giveaways including my Bustle Back Spring Dress! Hope to see you there!

    http://wildflowersandwhimsy.blogspot.com/2011/03/sew-crafty-saturday.html

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  36. I love the colors of this and the whole idea!! It really makes me want spring as I look out my window this morning and see snow!! SO SO CUTE!!
    http://holidaysnobs.blogspot.com/2011/03/easter-cake-standcould-that-really-be.html

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  37. Love this!!! So creative! We featured it today on the Fancy This Fridays features post!!! :) Hope you'll pop over and grab a button! http://trulylovelywiththelaneysisters.blogspot.com/2011/03/fancy-this-features-17.html

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  38. Hey there! I'm showing you off at Crafts & Sutch today! Pop on over to take a peek and grab a Sutch an Inspiration button! :)

    Erin

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  39. What a great project. I'm a new follower from Wandering Wednesday @ Paisley Passion. Come by and visit me at:
    http://thefabricjunkie.blogspot.com/
    Have a great day!
    Christine

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  40. Still loving this so I wanted to let you know that I am going to be featuring you tomorrow with this post on my blog. Come check it out :)
    Jennifer
    http://craftyhair.blogspot.com

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  41. I love this project. I saw you on Sew Darn Crafty by Sew Many Ways.

    Today is my blog's first linky party. Feel free to join: http://koolbeenz-blog.blogspot.com/search/label/Funky%20Fresh%20Fridays.

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  42. I really love this. So colorful and spring like. Looks great on your house. Thanks for sharing.

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  43. featured this on my blog today!

    http://kimboscrafts.blogspot.com/2011/04/shout-outs.html

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  44. Just wanted to let you know I featured you today! Check out here:

    http://www.wildflowersandwhimsy.com/2011/04/sew-crafty-saturday-features.html

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  45. Soo cute! I love this idea! I think that I just might have to make one. I love that you used a frame instead of a wreath. Very original and oh so springy!!
    Love it all!! New visitor to your blog and so glad that I found you! Can't wait to see what other fun stuff you have on here! Please, stop by sometime and say hi!! Have a wonderful week!!

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  46. Carlee, thank you so much for sharing your wonderful kite wreath on "A Little Birdie Told Me". There's something about a kite that makes me want to smile, and maybe even whistle a cheery tune!

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  47. Carlee, your kite is so nifty thrifty!! Happy to see your creative ideas linked up last week at my K.I.S.S. blog bash. Looking forward to seeing what great project you share this week, remember the link is open until tonight @ midnight {CST}.

    Drop by The Tattered Tag

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  48. what a great spring wreath that is completely not typical!! great idea and super cute!!

    it totally caught my eye at LambAround!


    http://megschmitt-neveradullday.blogspot.com/

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  49. I just wanted to tell you that I LOVE LOVE this wreath!!! I was so inspired I had to make one of my own and I gave you a shout out because it was all your idea! I love your blog!

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