Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Thanksgiving Chevron Wheat Frame

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Welcome to the holiday season everyone!

Halloween costumes and decorations were packed up this morning in gleeful anticipation of Thanksgiving. I hate the blitz to Christmas and the rush to throw red and green up too soon. Because there are so, so many things to be thankful for. And I know that for me, the more time I spend focusing on my blessings and the spirit of Thanksgiving, the more likely I am to remember the true spirit of Christmas.

So … first up on the Thanksgiving decorating agenda?

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I made this little beauty with the last of my gleaned wheat and some scrap chocolate satin.

The frame was a double thickness of cardboard wrapped in scrap fabric, just like I did for my wheat and burlap wreaths.

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Two tones of wheat were hot glued in a chevron pattern to give this little frame some fun pattern and texture.

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The edges on the outside …

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… and inside of the frame were covered with a double layer of wheat.

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I was going to print off a quote or picture on scrapbook paper and tape it to the back (which would look great), but I decided to leave it open and tie a simple ribbon bow from scraps.

And don’t worry if you don’t have any gleaned wheat laying around. Any dried flowers, seed pods, weeds or even wheat from the craft store would work. You could also get a similar look by skipping organics all together and using two tones of burlap or muslin. Hey, rock what ya got, right?

A quick bow and a cheapie thumb tack later … welcome Thanksgiving.

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This little half wall next to my computer is the perfect spot for this holiday frame .

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Tomorrow I’ll show you what I put beneath the frame to finish off the wall.

Until tomorrow … (Edited to add)

Here’s the link to the Thanksgiving subway art I added below the frame HERE:

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26 comments:

  1. That looks amazing! I love the big satin bow. I think most of the farmers around here grew cotton this year...I wonder if I can find two tones of wheat at the craft store?

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  2. OH my gosh, SO COOL!! So clever, how do you come up with so many awesome ideas?

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  3. This is so neat Nike! Really well done. I love it!

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  4. Wow! It's beautiful and so creative.

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  5. That is beautiful!

    Love for you to link up at:
    "Made by ME" Linky Party at JAQS at http://www.jaqsstudio.com/2011/11/made-by-me-5-linky-party-and-features.html

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  6. You really amaze me! I love all of your creative ideas!

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  7. I would agree with the first commenter(keeli)the satin bow is what makes it come even more alive~ great idea. So simple and inexpensive.

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  8. I love this - I am your newest follower.

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  9. Fabulous! Thanks for sharing at WFMW... following your blog!

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  10. THIS is TOO cool. Normally the boyfriend doesnt pay much attention to the blog I visit on the laptop next to him, but this time this one caught his attention and he, said "wow, thats really cool" so I told him the next time he sees a bunch of wheat he needs to pick some for me. :)

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  11. Nice! I love the unusual way of bringing a trendy item in. Plus, cheap/free wheat is always good, right? Lovely!

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  12. Fantastic idea! Totally impressed. Love it! I am featuring this on friday morning.

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  13. I think this might be my favorite chevron project ever! It is just beautiful! You should link it up at Look What I Made. I have a feeling it will get featured. ;)
    http://www.creationsbykara.com/2011/11/look-what-i-made-linky-party-11-2-11.html

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  14. What a great idea! I so need to get decorating for Thanksgiving. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  15. beautiful!! i'm stopping by from tatertots and jello and would love for you to stop by my blog and checkout the huge giveaway going on. http://thelovelypoppy.blogspot.com/2011/10/blog-follower-giveaway.html xoxo nicole

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  16. Love, love, love this. So creative and gorgeous!
    Sarah
    www.budgetfriendlydecorating.com

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  17. WOWWWWW! That is just GORgeous! I am so impressed! And I wish I had some random wheat laying around! Sheesh, what a beautiful idea. Can I beg you to share it here?

    http://oneartmama.blogspot.com/2011/11/our-home-for-holidays-party.html

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  18. Just Lovely :)
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  19. Wow. What an amazing frame. I'm your newest follower. Hope to see you at DIY Home Sweet Home.
    P.S. I have a link Party every Monday and would love for you to stop by and link up your .
    Jamie
    http://diyhshp.blogspot.com

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  20. I just saw this on Craft Gossip and had to stop by to tell you how much I LOVE it! What a super great idea and execution! I'm in love with your chevron wheat frame!

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  21. visiting from Tip Junkie- beautiful project!! the wheat gives such a natural feel and so perfect for autumn!!

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  22. Of course I had to feature this today. I am so in love with it! :)
    http://www.creationsbykara.com/2011/11/look-what-i-made-linky-party-11-9-2011.html

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  23. This is incredible!! I just featured you today on my blog:

    http://www.oopseydaisyblog.com/2011/11/wednesdays-wowzers-gratitude.html

    Thanks for inspiring!!
    ~Alison

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  24. Just wanted to let you know I featured this today!

    http://oneartmama.blogspot.com/2011/11/features-my-favorite-thanksgiving.html

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  25. Just stopping by to let you know, I featured this project on my fall wreath post here- http://diycraftyprojects.com/2012/11/50-yes-fifty-fall-wreath-ideas-and-inspiration.html. Please grab a featured button from my side bar to use on you blog, if you'd like. :)

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