May 10, 2010

Calla lily wreath

My kitchen is full of bright, bold colors, so in conceiving of a wreath idea to accessorize one of the doors in that particular room, I knew I needed to go for the gusto and try something different. I have always loved calla lilies for their beautiful simplicity, and it happened that as I was mulling over this project in my mind, I saw in a magazine photos of a calla lily bouquet. Eureka! The shape of the lilies is so simple, it was quick work to put together a number of these little beauties to adorn my wreath in style.

Incidentally, did you happen to know that the word in Spanish for calla lily is alcatráz? Just a little bit of Monday morning trivia for you. ;)

Supplies:
Burlap
Assorted fabric scraps
Disappearing ink pen
Scissors
Pinking Shears
Spray adhesive
Aluminum floral wire
Twine
Wreath (I like the grapevine style for this project, but whatever you have on hand is fine)
Spray paint (green and your preferred color for your wreath)
Hot glue
Ribbon
Raffia




A few additional project notes:

  • If you aren’t in the market for a new wreath, these flowers would be fabulous adorning a frame or a pretty tray. Or, make the wire center a bit longer so you can display these in a tall vase. 
  • Burlap not your style? Felt would be a terrific alternative.
  • No floral wire on hand? Try using sections cut from wire hangers.
  • When assembling your flowers, you can use scissors to snip off the bit of wire from your flower center that sticks out of the bottom of your lily after you complete the gluing step. Or, if you’d rather, leave that bit of wire there to make securing your flowers onto things a snap. It’s up to you!
Have a terrific week!
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54 Responses to Calla lily wreath

  1. Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} May 10, 2010 at 2:34 pm #

    Gorgeous!! The calla lilies look great. I love them with the mix of burlap and fabric. Amy, I am just LOVING your projects!

  2. Kelli @ RTSM May 10, 2010 at 2:43 pm #

    I love it! The colors are great, and I love that you did something total different than the normal fabric flowers that are everywhere right now!

  3. DOEHLER DAYS May 10, 2010 at 3:47 pm #

    This is gorgeous!

    I posted about it on my site.

    http://doehlerdays.blogspot.com/2010/05/burlap-calla-lilly-wreath.html

    Thanks for the inspiration.

  4. Jessa Irene (Holiday-Haven) May 10, 2010 at 3:55 pm #

    Very pretty. Thanks for the great idea!!

  5. Christina May 10, 2010 at 4:31 pm #

    This wreath is absolutely gorgeous! Props to you; you are so talented! I’m going to feature this post on my own blog so others can see how full of win you and this wreath are!

    Take Care!

    Christina.

  6. Becky May 10, 2010 at 6:25 pm #

    Amy, that is fabulous!

  7. Jeanette Huston May 10, 2010 at 8:41 pm #

    I am following you from Friday Follow.

    http://www.mommyblessingsinsmallbundles.com/

    Jeanette Huston

  8. Jenni R. May 10, 2010 at 8:58 pm #

    It is beautiful! Calla lilies grow readily here in Portugal so this is so fun to see. Hope to make this or a variation like you mentioned soon!

  9. Jen Sue Wild May 10, 2010 at 10:01 pm #

    These are awsome. I am so going to have to try this. Clever clever..

  10. Robin May 11, 2010 at 12:20 am #

    Wow! I have been looking for a wreath to make for the summer season nd this tutorial is screaming my name. I already have just about all of the supplies. I can’t wait.

  11. Two Shades of Pink May 11, 2010 at 2:21 am #

    Calla Lillies? Seriously? These are breathtakingly gorgeous and so different from what is usually out there. I wish I could comment more but I would just be blubbering on and on…

  12. Nicole Maki May 11, 2010 at 3:57 am #

    Absolutely stunning wreath. I have been looking for a different take on homemade flowers and your tutorial makes them look manageable.

    Beautiful work – your house must be a show-stopper.

    Warmly,
    Nicole

  13. Holly May 11, 2010 at 6:14 am #

    Burlap, black and white…and then green…LOVE. I always love your projects but I am singing a little right now…I need to make some of those flowers.

  14. Mandy May 11, 2010 at 2:06 pm #

    Wow! great use of burlap – not too over done

    Just wanted to let you know I have a link party on Tuesdays over on my blog – love to have you stop by! Mandy, http://www.craftedition.blogspot.com

  15. Amy Bowman May 11, 2010 at 2:22 pm #

    I love burlap, and I love this wreath! Great vision, great follow-through. Thanks for linking up to “Anti-Procrastination Tuesdays!”

  16. Rachel May 11, 2010 at 2:32 pm #

    Wow! I’m impressed! What will you come up with next? Can’t wait to see!

  17. Tammy@ Not Just Paper and Glue May 11, 2010 at 10:22 pm #

    Your flowers are so pretty and that wreath is just gorgeous!

  18. Queen Bee May 12, 2010 at 2:24 am #

    I looooove this! Stunning and cala lilies happen to be one of my favorite flowers. Your blog is fabulous! Off to check out more.
    TY for stopping by mine!
    ~bee happy~ :)

  19. Lisa May 12, 2010 at 5:49 pm #

    WOW! That wreath is totally magazine worthy. I JUST LOVE the colors you used. Thanks for the tutorial on the flowers.. I am definitely going to try those. That wreath would go perfectly, colors and all, in my newly reno’d kitchen.
    Come on over to http://www.recapturedcharm.com for a blogiversary giveaway, on right now! Would love to see you there.
    Thanks
    Lisa

  20. {All Thingz Related} May 13, 2010 at 6:33 pm #

    L.O.V.E this! So glad you found me so I could find you! hehe Thanks TCB for hooking us all up! :)
    ~Bridgette

  21. Julie May 14, 2010 at 3:01 pm #

    I hope you’ll link this up for Flower Week @ Singing Three Little Birds!

  22. Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking May 19, 2010 at 7:14 pm #

    What a great idea… I love anything with burlap.

  23. malia May 22, 2010 at 12:04 pm #

    amy i love this! gorgeous + original!

  24. Jane@Little House of Projects May 22, 2010 at 1:55 pm #

    I love these flowers!

  25. Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com May 22, 2010 at 4:02 pm #

    This is so great! I love the burlap contrasting with the fabric and the ribbon. It’s a great wreath!

  26. Em @ Bunch of Scrap May 22, 2010 at 6:40 pm #

    This caught my eye on tatertots and jello’s linky party because i usually don’t like the wreath tutorials BUT this one I would TOTALLY DO!

    Feel free to link up with my too
    http://bunchofscrap.blogspot.com/2010/05/scrappy-saturday-52210-and-giveaway.html

  27. Erin May 23, 2010 at 2:43 am #

    This is adorable. I just might have to try this.

  28. Paula May 23, 2010 at 11:32 am #

    This is a great project! Thanks for sharing you unique idea!

  29. Diane May 23, 2010 at 2:43 pm #

    That is an absolutely stunning wreath! Thanks for the great tutorial, too.

    I came here from Showcase Sunday. Hope you will visit me sometimes over at Pittypat Paperie.

    Diane

  30. Stephanie Lynn May 24, 2010 at 6:38 am #

    This is gorgeous! Looks amazing! Fabulous tutorial. I love the green grapevine. Fantastic job! Thanks for joining The Sunday Showcase. I greatly appreciate it! Hope you have a wonderful week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

  31. Stephanie Lynn May 24, 2010 at 3:36 pm #

    Hi Amy Just wanted to let you know I featured your wreath today. Stop by and grab a featured button if you like. Thanks again for linking to The Sunday Showcase! ~ Stephanie Lynn

  32. Sheri@childmade.com May 24, 2010 at 3:38 pm #

    Well done! Those are simply stunning! There’s something about burlap mixed with a really classy fabric… Thanks for sharing … I’ve posted a link.

  33. Christy May 24, 2010 at 4:13 pm #

    Your wreath is positive beautiful! I’m so glad you shared!

  34. michelle@somedaycrafts May 24, 2010 at 10:09 pm #

    Amazingly stunning. i am featuring this at somedaycrafts.blogpsot.com. Grab my “featued” buton.

  35. Rachel@oneprettything.com May 25, 2010 at 2:38 am #

    Whoa… this is GORGEOUS! Calla lilies are my favorite. I have tons planted in my yard. This is perfect for me! And I would love to link to this if you didn’t mind.

  36. Alexis May 25, 2010 at 2:52 pm #

    I’m a new follower and just wanted to say this is gorgeous! I love making wreaths and love to see new ideas for them! thanks for sharing!

  37. PeaceLoveApplesauce May 26, 2010 at 9:15 pm #

    This is fabulous.. Will you make me one? HA!

  38. Ashley O June 9, 2010 at 6:52 pm #

    Wow!! I love this!! Can’t wait to make one!!

  39. jerriann June 24, 2010 at 3:59 pm #

    Love. Loving. Doing!

  40. The Design Confidential June 26, 2010 at 1:18 am #

    This is stunning! I hope you will add it to the wreaths section of my DIY Collective (formerly the Project: Library) all tutorials are welcome, but especially those as fabulous as this one!

  41. Julie July 2, 2010 at 4:17 pm #

    Congrats on being chosen @ The CSI Project! Beautiful flowers!

  42. Marie e Rita July 10, 2010 at 9:22 am #

    Adorei a grinalda e o pap.
    Gostei muito do blog pois, está repleto de ideias óptimas.
    Marie

  43. Cola Cor E Arte July 27, 2010 at 11:26 pm #

    Seu trabalho é maravilhoso, acompanhei seu tutorial e fiz um buque e um arranjo para vaso, em breve vou exibir no blog que fiz, me deu muita inspiração para o artesanato, muito obrigada pelas explicações, abraços
    colacorearte.blogspot.com

  44. Morgane @ Bear,Dolly and Moi August 5, 2010 at 2:19 pm #

    your wreath is so beautiful! and your lilies are amazing. Such a great idea….and I thought my wreath looked good! I guess I can always made another one!

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  46. Anonymous October 20, 2010 at 3:45 am #

    Very enlightening and beneficial to someone whose been out of the circuit for a long time.

    - Kris

  47. Anonymous October 22, 2010 at 12:18 pm #

    last few days our class held a similar discussion on this subject and you point out something we have not covered yet, appreciate that.

    - Kris

  48. Catherine April 7, 2011 at 12:34 pm #

    This is gorgeous! I love that it’s handmade without looking too “crafty”, if that makes sense. So unique & beautiful.

  49. Tru@TRU TALES FEATS April 7, 2011 at 2:27 pm #

    Those calla lilies are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  50. Holly Kennedy April 9, 2011 at 12:47 am #

    What a fantastic idea! I LOVE the calla lilies!

  51. María José February 12, 2012 at 5:07 pm #

    In Spain they are called “CALAS” we have never called alcatraz

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