Saturday, November 08, 2008

Wreath Decorating

UPDATE: All photos in this post can now be enlarged by clicking on them. That wasn't the case until Q dickered with the code. Ultimately, I had to re-upload them. Apparently, moving pictures around renders them unclickable.

I have been very busy with school as of late. And not just busy, but CRAZY busy. Aside from my space planning and sketching projects, I had to write a paper on textile imports from southeast Asia to Europe in the 17th century. That sucker ended up being 12 pages long--single spaced, which wouldn't have been so bad if I'd had at least some prior knowledge on the subject. In this case, major research needed to be done.

Anyway, as if I didn't spend enough time at school, I spent today--a weekend day--at the college. The American Society of Interior Designers sponsored a wreath making event for student members. The wreaths will be sold and all proceeds will go to the Boys & Girls Club.

When choosing ribbons, ornaments, picks, and other items for my wreath, I knew I wanted to do one in all pink. But when I saw wreath dressings that Hobby Lobby had to offer, I fell in love with everything purple. My finished product is shown below. Unfortunately, the cell phone camera photo doesn't do my work justice.

Here's another picture of the wreath:

Ah, but I still got to do make a pink wreath! Out of the 30 spaces available, only 18 people RSVP'd. And of those, only 12 or so showed up. Since all 30 wreaths needed to be decorated, everyone had to got to make two or three each.

ASID had provided a bunch of decorations for us to use as well. And since I had only brought enough supplies for one wreath, I had to dig through their offerings to complete my second one. I hit the jackpot when I found a dozen of these pink and ivory silk roses that were ornamented with holly leaves and sprigs of gold glitter. After I made sure nobody else was going to use the roses, I took them all. Again, the wreath looks much nicer in person.

All the wreaths came out beautifully. One lady did one in all blue and white. I thought that looked stunning. Another lady created one with ribbons and ornaments in various shades of green. That one will look nice for St. Patrick's Day.

The drafting tables were covered in brown paper, but we still made the biggest mess. The classroom we used for the event is the same one I go to for my drawing class on Monday and Wednesday mornings. I have a feeling I'll be walking around with glitter on my ass for awhile.


RainbowDishes said...

I LIKE, I LIKE!!! I really like the purple one. Very unique and beautiful. You did a great job on both of them. But I wouldn't expect anything less from you! :)

papa said...

I really like the purple one too! As far as the glitter on your ass you can smile, wink and just say that Q and you had a "fun" weekend!

Ms. Val said...

Craig and Papa--

Thank you both. All the wreaths were so incredibly beautiful. There were even a few that I felt put mine to shame. There were so many supplies left over that I brought a bunch of stuff home to make my own wreath. I just have to go to Michael's and buy the wreath.

As for the glitter, it will effect MANY students. Basically, anyone who takes a drafting or drawing classed in that room will have glitter on their work.

Christopher said...

I love love love the purple one, but the gold would look better on my door. You're quite talented, sis!

RainbowDishes said...

Thanks for adding the clickable pics....I REALLY love the purple one even more now! And I am not a big purple (or pink) person myself. That is just all the more pink stuff for you to have! :)

Becky said...

Val, those look fabulous! You are one talented lady. Thanks for sharing this experience with us. I'm wanting to make a peppermint themed wreath to go with my peppermint ornament tree. You've given me some ideas!