Thursday, September 8, 2011

Alma Mater Wreath

I admit I'm ready for fall.  But just can't bring myself to decorate for it yet!  We celebrate Halloween by welcoming fall....I don't decorate with witches or ghosts, etc.  So it's usually pumpkins and leaves, etc.  Plus we are still trying to sell our house so I've tried to keep the holiday decor a bit more toned down.  Currently, I have my Summer Burlap Wreath and Summer Garden Flag out.  Well thanks to the summer heat and evening sun they're looking a little tired! 
Enter my Alma Mater and the start of College Football! Woohoo!
I thought I do one more change to my Burlap Wreath with OSU's colors before putting it away for a while!
My wonderful momma had left over fabric from making Lil' Hunkie an OSU quilt when he was born and so she let me have some! Thanks momma!!

I wound up not using the white OSU still turned out fantastic!

Here's what I did:
I took the black/orange OSU fabric and cut out the Pistol Pete and logo squares and then cut along the bottom with pinking shears.  Then I hot glued them to a piece of jute.

I then made 6 fabric flowers...1 black, 1 orange...both the same size....2 orange gingham, 2 black gingham...all the same size.  Then I hot glued a cluster of 3 {below} to a piece of felt and then cut the excess felt off.

Using tacks I tacked on the jute with the fabric squares and the flower clusters at the corners.

All done!! Go Pokes!!

There! A perfect way to transition between Summer and Fall!

See my Link Parties Page for where I'll be having fun at!!

Happy Thursday!!


Lindsay said...

This is so adorable! I love the box look of the wreath, rather than the usual circle. Great job as always!

Anonymous said...

I'm loving the more boxed look than the typical wreaths ;) Awesome wreath doll!

Laura L. said...

Love the wreath! I found your blog through Tatertots & Jello. I too am an OSU alum (& fellow Apparel Merchandising major!) GO POKES!! ;)

Jennifer said...

@FrugalFashionista...Thanks! Yay for OSU AND Apparel Merchandising alums!! Thanks for stopping by girl!

Johnna said...

Love it! Pokes rule at our house! great idea!

Mindie Hilton said...

Lovely, I am going to feature your Alma Mater wreath on Thursday at Bacon Time.

Kaitlin Saenz said...

Fun to support your school! This is so great! I love it! Thanks for sharing it with {Re}creation Into Something New Wednesdays at Not So Simple Housewife! Hope to see more from you this upcoming Wednesday!

Kaitlin-The Not So Simple Housewife

Chef in Training said...

love it! Great job! Thanks so much for linking up to Tuesday Talent Show! I would love to have you stop by and link up again with more great projects!

Jennifer said...

@Johnna...oh yeah..go pokes!! Thanks so much!!:)