Our second style icon for the summer soiree…Lilly Pulitzer.
Begin channeling bright floral prints, the sunshine, and all things fun.
My Lilly project:
A Lily Pulitzer Inspired Wreath.
And it may or may not be considered somewhat of a semi-fail…..I’ll explain in a bit…..
The minute I saw that bright floral fabric – I immediately thought Lily and thanked God because I had no clue what I was going to do for my Lily project until I saw it. Just to be sure, I wasn’t delusional, I sent a picture of the fabric to my friend, Lindsay, with “Lily, right???” below the picture. She concurred that the fabric was most definitely Lily.
Here’s what I used to make this wreath:
– 1/4 – 1/2 yard of fabric (Mine came from Hobby Lobby)
– Grosgrain Ribbon
– Hot Glue Gun
– Bling (I used vintage brooches, old cheap rings and earrings.)
Disregard the felt and pearls in the above photo. That was part of the fail. I told you, I’ll get there in a minute – I know you are dying to know.
First, lay your wreath out on the fabric. I bought WAY too much fabric. I bought 1 yard and probably only used 1/4 – 1/2 a yard.
Cut a small hole in the middle of fabric that is inside the wreath form and then triangle slits in the fabric that is inside the wreath form. That may not make sense, but check out the below pictures to see what I’m talking about.
At this point, I tried making brightly colored felt flowers. FAIL. They looked horrendous.
Plan B: Vintage brooches, old earrings and rings.
At this point, I thought I was done. Wrong. When I put it up, there was styrofoam showing where I had cut the fabric.
Plan C: Cover showing styrofoam with ribbon.
Plan D: Cut strips from gift box to re-inforce the ribbon and make it stand up, rather than be squished.
Another new problem: cardboard strip now shows on one side.
Plan E: Glue aqua ribbon on other side of cardboard strip.
Finally, all systems are a go. Except for the fact that the ribbon still looks a little funny. But, at this point, I was done solving wreath problems. I was ready to move on to world peace.
Would Lilly approve?
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