Friday, February 1, 2013

A drop cloth wreath

I have a lot of drop cloths - brand spanking new - that I don't want to use as drop cloths..................
I don't want to get them dirty.
Boy these quirks are getting quirkier by the minute.....................
Anyway, I decided to make a wreath with drop cloth fabric ( actually I'm starting to try out some decorations for my daughters wedding and wanted to see what this would look like )

So I started off with a typical wire hanger ( not so typical really- it seems so much smaller than they used to be? )  and sort of - kind of - pathetically attempted to make a heart -
No can do -  so I sort of - kind of - pathetically made a lopsided circle..................
and cut my drop cloth into small strips........................and then tied them on to the hanger

The exact same way we used to make the garbage bag wreaths when we were kids - do you remember them lol?
I think I made my mother 10 of them one year -
Much better with drop cloth don't you think?

make your own wreath, dropcoth, hanger

I pinned a little charm that my daughter once gave me - it's a heart - which makes it a valentine's wreath in my world!

I'm really loving how the drop cloth frays after cutting it!

dropcloth, wreath, hanger, diy,

For now it can stay on the mantel - if I do indeed use these for my daughter's wedding I'll need to make a lot more of them for what I have in store.

hanger,diy,dropcloth,wreath, quick,easy

OK - so here's this evening's wacky conversation

Suzan says - do you know where the good scissors went John?
John says - No - what do you need them for?
Suzan says - I need to cut up some drop cloths
John says - Well if you're going to paint something small just fold them - it's stupid to cut them - what'll you
do when you need a bigger one?
Suzan says - I'm not using them as drop cloths
John says - Pardon me?
Suzan says - I'm not using them as drop cloths -
John says - What are you using them for?
Suzan says - I want to cut them into tiny strips and make wreaths.......................
John Yells - You made me rush out just before Christmas because you had to have them -
John says - You said you didn't want the floors getting ruined and newspaper made them dirty
John says - 90% of what you ask me to do is for absolutely NOTHING
John says - We're fabric agents - You want scraps of fabric go downstairs and grab a bunch - leave the drop cloth alone
Suzan says - No - I have a vision in my head - and it involves drop cloths
Suzan says - Oh, that, I can just use newspaper

John sulks

Later on he put his jacket on

John says - I'm going to the store - do you want anything?
Suzan says - Yes please, could you pick up a few newspapers in case I want to paint?

I can't repeat what he said.............................

Have a wonderful heart filled kind of day

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  1. this is AMAZING! I have a drop cloth AND a wreath form...I would have never thought of that! Thank you so much for sharing, I am totally inspired.

  2. How brave to be willing to make wreaths for the wedding. Love the drop cloth. I am off to spend my Lowe's gift card on some. Wouldn't it be nice to have small wreaths on the backs of the chairs? Got get'em, Suzan!

  3. It looks fantastic! I was thinking of using dropcloths to cover chairs and paint stripes on them, to make them look like grain sacks. I've seen it done. So there, John. It's a thing, crafting with dropcloths, lol!

    Did you use a hanger for the form?

    Other question. How do you get the mouse thingie to look like a martini glass and yesterday like a heart? Too cutsie!


  4. Suzan I adore this wreath! I love that little dangely-down thingy too! I can't wait to see all of the stuff you are going to make for this wedding! Cheers dear!

  5. Wow... I love it. Great idea Suzan, yet again!! And I am with Nicole...come on girl.. tell us, how do you get the mouse to do all that. I am enjoying my fancy cocktail by the way. Don't tell anybody that it is 10:49!!

  6. I think I would love creating with drop cloths as much as burlap. its sooooo addicting. I want to make drop cloth curtains.. have you seen those around?? Anyways, the wreath looks great :) even though it didnt turn into the heart you had hoped- practice makes perfect

  7. So pretty, Suzan! I make a bazillion of these, basically because you have BEAUTY on the cheap and on the QUICK! :) Love the drop cloth look. ANNNNNND where have I been? Tell me I haven't been away THAT long that I didn't see your new look?? And you finally have a photo of you lovely self so I can put a face with this awesome blogger that I love to laugh along with. You're a beautiful woman!!!! Totally love your blog, but you knew that...... :)

    1. Hey Kammy!!! You're so funny - I always had a photo of myself ( a different one, is all ) AND you're too sweet! I gave my blog a facelift about a month ago ( after almost pulling out every hair on my body attempting to do so )
      We fell out of each other's radar - good to have you back
      Much love,

  8. Love the wreath, anything made with drop cloth looks good! I'm sure the wedding will be beautiful. I am going to attempt to reupholster a chair with it. :)

  9. :) Does John know he adds so much fun and humor to your blog?!!!!

  10. Your cursor is a drink with a cherry on top... I think John needs a few, the poor man!! But the wreath is adorable, I need to send Mr. P. out for some more drop cloths!

  11. Adorable wreath!! But I am still laughing at the conversation bit of the blog. I like to read them to my Mr. :-) he can relate to quite a bit of it... poor men! BTW, I need more drop cloths as well. :-) AND no, I never use them for painting... hahahahahhaa. I use the plastic version with the taped edge for that.I mean, why waste such wonderful fabric ?
    Hugs, Gee

    1. lol - I hate using plastic with ASCP- because it dries in bits and flakes and they're all over the place when you're finished!

  12. You're supposed to use drop cloths for painting? Who knew? I use them for drapes, hearts, lamp shades, placemats, upholstering and I'll probably cut one up to make a wreath, now that I've seen yours!

  13. You are driving that poor man mad!


  14. Oh.....poor John! Do you think he'll EVER understand the brilliance that's inside that beautiful head of yours, Suzan....??? lolol! Love your dropcloth wreath, girlie! It turned out sooo cute! ♥

    xoxo laurie

  15. It's beautiful and perfect for the wintry whites I love this time of year! Thanks for sharing!

  16. Oh, John! He would get along so well with Studly. He should admit the wreath is awesome. I would make one, except mine is covered in Martian Green from Diva's room...Oh, what's that you say? Why, yes...I can buy a new one...

    1. Actually he DOES like the wreath lol - just not the fact that I made him go out and buy drop cloths and then started snipping away!!!
      Maybe the martian green splatters would look great on a wreath for Diva's bedroom !!!!

  17. A drop cloth?!?! Genius! What a fantastic idea and one I never would have thought of on my own. Love it!

  18. Hello, the wreath is beautiful, and the charm most definitely makes it a Valentine's decoration. Your conversation with your husband made me laugh. I am your newest GFC follower and found you via 'Salt Tree Social'. I hope you have a great day!
    Angie G.

    1. Welcome Angie!!!
      Some of our conversations are real wacky lol
      Thanks so much for following!
      Off to follow back - hugs,

  19. This is so pretty, Suzan! And how exciting that you're starting on wedding decor possibilities! I know you'll have such fun with all of that :)
    Have a great week!

    Jeanette @ Creating A Life

  20. i love these.For your daughters wedding you could make the wire into a heart shape-would look stunning-love dee x

  21. Wonderful idea, it looks so devine :-)

  22. Another lovely creation! I bought my first drop cloth a few weeks's still in the package begging me to do something with have inspired me!

    Thanks so much for linking up to Cupcakes and Crinoline.

    Have a fabulous week!

    Mary Beth

  23. Very cute! I never made a garbage bag wreath! I think this one looks better from what I can imagine. Lovely. -K

  24. Replies
    1. I know, I know LOL -
      All kinds of ideas floating around my head!
      Thanks for the visit

  25. New follower here from A Diamond in the Stuff. Lovely wreath. I purchased 2 drop cloths recently because I wanted to make tote bags and whatever else I came up with. Quick question though, can the drop cloths be prewashed like fabric for sewing? And how would I do that? Also, if you have a Harbor Freight Tools store near, you can purchase the drop cloths for $4.99-$6.99! Woot woot I love that place. All kinds of cool stuff for cheap.

    1. Thanks so much!
      The drop cloths can go in the washer and dryer ( some people say 2 to 3 times to soften it up )
      I wanted this a little stiff - so only did it once.
      I don't have a Harbor Freight ( I'm in Montreal - Canada ) where I seem to pay more for every single item I buy!

  26. lol too funny. And your wreath was worth his wrath.
    Debbie :)

  27. Beautiful!! I love the charm. It totally makes it perfect! Plastic table clothes are for painting! LOL Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent!! Always so inspiring, girly!! Have a fabulous weekend.


    1. Kathy - how brilliant - plastic tablecloths - OF COURSE!!!!
      You learn something new everyday !

  28. I love the conversation with John! I just made my first dropcloth slipcover this weekend! Great idea to use all my scraps for!

  29. LOL! Poor John. I love your wreath. Sometimes the prettiest pieces are the simple ones. Thanks so much for linking up at Transformed Tuesday. Hugs, Peggy

    1. Thanks Peggy - I wouldn't have a blog without John LOL

  30. John should know better than to even be surprised by now. lol! I love dropcloth. I have made a cover for my ottoman and a runner for my table out of one. Looks almost like linen. The wreath turned out so pretty and would be lovely for a wedding. Thanks for sharing with SYC.


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