Monday, February 29, 2016

Welcoming March with a Dogwood Wreath

The seasons are definitely changing here in Texas and I love it!
As the metamorphosis takes place there are signs every day.
In the spring, we see plants and tree greening...we smell flowers blooming and skunks stinking...
we see rambunctious baby cows in all the pastures... and cute new clothes in the stores...

The new PB catalog comes in the mail... yes, I did squeak that in there. 

Well that's a sign, right?

Last week my PB catalog came and I spotted the prettiest wreath made of dogwood blossoms.  $99.00 people. Can you imagine? Who does that?

Dogwood wreath handmade at Poofing the Pillows.

I was inspired to make this one with 1/2 price stems from the local craft store.
The cost about was $10 because I reused a wreath from an oldie but goodie
as instructed by my friend Kim at Exquisitely Unremarkable. 

The results make me smile. :)

Dogwood wreath handmade at Poofing the Pillows.
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41 comments:

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Love, love, LOVE this repurpose! :)

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

How pretty your wreath turned out, Stacey! One thing for sure is that PB is great for inspiration.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

Pretty! I was just telling Mr. Comforts that it is time to take the winter wreath off the door and make a spring one.

Happy@Home said...

Your wreath turned out so pretty, Stacey. A definite smile bringer.
Spring is in the air here today and that is making me smile. Also spotted my first daffodil in bloom :D.

Brandi said...

PB's prices can be so outrageous. I love to shop there, but always check the clearance dept first and use a coupon. I love that you made your own. It feels more rewarding to make something just as beautiful.

Laura said...

Your wreathe made me smile!
I love re-making something and you did such a lovely job.

I love the checked ribbon.

Happy Spring My Friend!

Lori @ Dining Delight said...

$99, really?!! You've definitely saved a bundle and your wreath is so pretty, I'll bet it rivals the PB version any day! You've inspired me to make a wreath...

Art and Sand said...

Your wreath is lovely.

Manu said...

I love your wreath...welcome March!
Have a nice day

Cecilia Bramhall said...

Haha, skunks stinking...yes they are. Like all your Springtime list...even the PB catalog. Your wreath is perfect! Love dogwood blossoms and to get a PB knockoff for less $$ - perfect. I'm loving our weather too.
Hugs,
Cecilia

Lynda Brandly said...

Gorgeous! I love it!
Lynda @ Gates of Crystal

Pondside said...

Well, I'm certainly not one to spend $99 on a wreath, no matter what its provenance! Yours is very pretty, and you have that special satisfaction that comes from making something lovely while being thrift. Win-win!

Suzanne said...

Pretty! And such a great price, too. It's cold here, but I might just have to put my spring wreath up. You've inspired me.

Betty from My Irish Cottage Home said...

I love your wreath. So pretty and spring time. I know that in a few weeks we will be seeing spring here.

Celestina Marie said...

Love your pretty wreath Stacey. So springy and inviting on your door. Reusing an old wreath is always a cost saver. Enjoy our nice weather. xo

Lisa said...

Your beautiful wreath screams spring! It's lovely! Pottery Barn ain't got nuthin' on you , Girl.;-)

craftyles said...

So pretty and so springy. I don't know who spends $99 on a wreath, but yours looks spectacular!

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

Love it! Such a pretty way to welcome spring to your home. Isn't spring time in Texas glorious? We drove out to my mom's the other day and saw so many brand new baby cows on the many farms we passed by. So cute!

Susan Freeman said...

Love the wreath ~ but $99.00 is ridiculous! Besides, making wreaths is fun and it gives us all an excuse to hit the craft stores ;-)

Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Shelia said...

HI Stacey! Now that's what I call a smart and crafty gal! Your wreath is just beautiful Hope you're doing well.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Deserae said...

Very pretty.....such a great way to welcome spring!
~Des

Terra Hangen said...

Your wreath turned out very pretty.

Kathleen Grace said...

Your wreath looks lovely and the $89 savings (plus tax and shipping!)has to make you smile. I agree, who spends that much money on a wreath?! What is making me smile? The thought that our temps are supposed to be in the 50's and 60's next week! We are getting another 6-9 inches of snow tonight, :(. All I have to do is close my eyes and hold out for next week!

Jeanie said...

Stacey, this is so pretty! I do love making wreaths (I'm signed up for a couple of workshops in April!) but this one is so fresh and lovely!

Isn't it fun to begin to welcome spring?

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

LOL Yes Who Does That? :) Yours is lovely and what normal people do :)

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

Very pretty! I often wonder, "who does that, too," when things can be done for so much cheaper! Your wreath is fabulous... it made me smile! :) ~Rhonda

Eilis said...

You go girl! Your wreath is beautiful, not to mention affordable.

BeachGypsy said...

Gorgeous wreath there!! Love it!! Inexpensive is better!

Kim said...

Oh wow, it's beautiful Stacey! I just got that catalog and was looking at the wreath page. Who pays those prices is right!! And thank you for the shout out! I got to the end of the post and said, hey, that's me!! You are too sweet.

Jann Olson said...

Stacey, I love Dogwood and your wreath turned out gorgeous! Yes, $99 for a wreath is crazy! I use to get lots of PB catalogs, but don't anymore. It's been beautiful here lately and I am having fun doing spring clean up. I actually really love it!
hugs,
Jann

JoAnne said...

I agree that $99 is a ridiculous price for a wreath. I love how yours turned out, Stacey ~ it looks really pretty on your door!

Betsy Brock said...

Beautiful! Feels like spring!

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Stacey,
Absolutely gorgeous! You have grabbed Spring and made her shine!

Regine Karpel said...

Pretty
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Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

That is one of the prettiest spring wreaths I've seen, Stacey...just lovely!

Linda Walker said...

This turned out to be so, so pretty! I love the dogwood!
Linda
mysewwhatblog

Kelly said...

Dogwoods are perfect for a Spring wreath! I love it. I would never pay $99 for a wreath either. Pottery Barn can be so expensive. I prefer their outlet or sales.

Poppy @ With a Dash of Color said...

Oh how pretty your wreath looks on the door:) A lovely way to welcome spring! Hugs, Poppy

Sunflowers With Smiles said...

Love it! I am making one with pussy willows and perhaps daffodils. Thanks for your visit

Debra Howard said...

A fresh new wreath is a great way to freshen up a door. Yours is very pretty. I'm still trying to find just the right one for my door this spring. Too many choices. lol.

Daniela said...

How wonderful, my darling friend !
May your weekend be blessed with joy and love,
with all my heart,
Dany