Monday, November 17, 2014

Cotton Grapevine Wreath

Hello everyone!

How is your Monday going so far?  It is cold,windy, and rainy here in GA.  Not too pretty! 

I made a cotton wreath the other day and thought I would share it with you.  I've seen these for sale, but rather than buying one, I knew I could make one with supplies I already had.  I've had real cotton stems for a few years now.  I usually just place them in a container and enjoy them that way. But this time, I thought I'd take it a step further and make my own wreath to hang over the gate above my fireplace mantel.  


It was so easy!  I just cut off the pieces of cotton from the branches and hot glued them to a grapevine wreath.  The grapevine wreath is the perfect backdrop for the cotton.


I did this on my kitchen counter.  Super fast!

Then hung it up.


After I completed this, I searched online to find some other examples of cotton wreaths.  I wanted to know how mine measured up.  LOL!

I found several that looked good.  Many of them were extra full or included bows or different designs entirely.  I wanted mine to be very simple and basic though.  But, if you're so inclined, here are some others to inspire you.




So............if you've got some cotton lying around, you're halfway to a cotton wreath of your own!

Thanks for stopping by.

~ Kelly ~

29 comments:

chateau chic said...

Your cotton wreath looks so pretty hanging on the vintage fence piece! I like how super easy this was to make.
Mary Alice

Laura @ Top This Top That said...

cotton looks so pretty, and simple. love it. i am going to have someone find me some next season so I can make something!

angie said...

wow, tolle bilder!!! einen schönen abend wünscht angie aus deutschland

Little Farmstead said...

Charming Kelly! I love the texture it adds to your already beautiful mantel.

Susie said...

Kelley, Who knew raw cotton balls could be so cute. I think they all look nice. I like your wreath on the gate. xoxo,Susie

Debby said...

I just might make one today. Thanks forsharing.

Stacey said...

I did the same thing, Kelly. My cousin showed up here one night with a bunch of cotton and I couldn't let it go to waste. I made two wreaths. Did you find that your cotton had dirt in it? I guess that's nature but I did a lot of picking to try to clean it up. :)

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

I love your cotton wreath!

Deserae said...

Very pretty!!!! It looks great hanging on the old gate...which I love BTW!!!
~Des

The Refeathered Roost said...

Love the wreath...planning on doing something like this and yours is wonderful inspiration.

Christine Vandormolen said...

perfect addition to the old window on the fireplace....super cute

Pat said...

I've never seen a cotton wreath and never thought about it. Very clever and now I want to try making one myself.

Katie Mansfield said...

I love this. I was so drawn to one from Joanna Gaines' shop. I love that you made it. The cotton looks like snowballs.

Junkchiccottage said...

Love your wreath Kelly. It looks so great on the old vintage gate. Great job.
Kris

Marissa said...

Oh chucks thought this was a tutorial.
Ha ha.
LOVE IT!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Beautiful Kelly...i made one last year from cotton that was given to me by a friend who has cotton fields...i just put cotton in my tree too!...love cotton...

Bonnie said...

Looks great, Kelly.

I have some cotton in the attic. I should do a wreath too.

Love your mantel.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Your wreath is beautiful, Kelly...and it looks wonderful on the gate!

cynthia lee designs said...

Pretty wreath!! It's really cold here and we got 3 to 4 inches of snow today.
~Cindy

Art and Sand said...

I love your wreath and also the gate you hung it on. I am asking for a gate for Christmas.

Ron said...

A pretty plaid bow for Christmas will be perfect. I love the use of cotton.

Doreen@househoneys said...

Hummmmmm....why is it I don't think I've ever seen that kind of cotton up here? Maybe I have but never took notice. I like the simplicity of this look and how easy it is to do. The textures and colors work perfectly with your decor!

Missy George said...

Beautiful Kelly. Thanks for sharing.

White Weathered Hutch said...

OMG!! Yours looks awesome! Love the Nature Inspired look!

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

Your cotton wreath looks so pretty! I love easy projects like this. I bought some cotton stems at Michael's awhile ago and finally decided this morning to just put them in a vase. Wish I'd bought more so I could make a wreath like this. :)

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

That looks so pretty! I love it hanging from the old fence piece!

Buttercup Bliss said...

I have cotton wreaths on my front doors now too! Love them! I can't wait to "modify" them so they are perfect for Christmas! Yours looks great! :-))

Blondie's Journal said...

Kelly,

I LOVE this! And I like it simple, too. We don't grow cotton up here so I'd never get my hands on the real stuff, but it's all over Michael's and Hobby Lobby. I bet you could sell these for a pretty penny! Especially to a Northerner like me! lol!

Jane xx

Anne said...

Love it Kelly!