Saturday, February 21, 2009

Pink Sweetgums!

My contribution for PINK SATURDAY is this lovely sweet gum wreath I just finished and posted about on Thursday. Moise on over to How Sweet The Sound to read about other pink people. I took all the pictures without the flash so we could see the natural color of everything. The little Hydrangea flowers are from my own bush which makes this completed wreath even more gratifying.
We have it hung on the outside of our bedroom door, it fits perfectly.

The dried flowers are first sprayed with hairspray to stiffen them and then several heavy coats of clear lacquer is applied. The hairspray helps the flowers avoid drooping when sprayed with the clear paint.



I especially like the way the refection in the glass appeared. Special thanks to Skeeter for the sweet gums, without her I never would of made such a pleasing piece.
C&G Design


21 comments:

tina said...

You did a great job. I might have to go look for some to make one myself. Ah, no, on second thought I've got enough to do.

Jean said...

It looks great Dawn!!

Happy Pink Saturday to all and have a good weekend.

lola said...

Great looking wreath. Almost tempted to look for some "gums". Think I'll wait. 32º at 9:30--the inside feels better.
Happy Pink Saturday.

Mimi said...

Pink Saturday always makes the cold days in northern Michigan so much warmer. Thank y♥u for sharing with us this week. Your bl♥g is beautiful.

Kathleen said...

Wow, that wreath turned out gorgeous. Nice work! We are all cleaned up from the storm, and now I see there is another storm predicted for Monday. I haven't heard how much. Last storm, we got about 6 inches. I'm glad you didn't get the whole foot you thought you would. I want spring! Hugs, Kathleen

Betty Jo said...

That's adorable! Happy Pink Saturday. ♥

wanrey said...

Just dropped in to say hi as
I am new to Pink Saturday

She'sSewPretty said...

That's so pretty! I've never thought about using those pods for a base to a wreath! Now I'll be looking for them everywhere.
Have a wonderful pink weekend♥

Seams to Sew and Quilt said...

That very pretty. It reminds me of last week when our little grandson was here and we went for a walk and he collected up tons of those, he calls them little balls. He was so cute everytime he picked one up he would say oh" Have a great day.

Jenny S said...

What a great wreath! Thank you for sharing!!

Riet said...

Looks great. Happy pink Saturday

Susan said...

Happy Pink Saturday Dawn
What a great idea...I have HUNDREDS of sweet gum balls in my yard!

Susan

Kristie R said...

awesome job...thanks for stopping by my place...happy pink saturday

Bre said...

I love both wreathes and hydrangeas ...great combination !

Happy PInk Saturday !

Bre
Chantilly Grace

Diane said...

This is beautiful & gives me a terrific way to use those miserable pokey balls from our 6 sweet gum trees! Happy Pink Saturday! ♥ Diane

KatCollects said...

Pretty wreath, and WOW about that snow. Happy Pink Saturday.
Kathy

Beverly said...

This is so pretty, Dawn. It looks awesome. Great job!!!

Happy Pink Saturday.

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

pretty wreath.. good job! I am doing my Pink Saturday round late.. wishing you a great week!

Loretta said...

Your wreath is so pretty! Happy pink day!

Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

I’m still stopping in on my Pink Saturday list. Sweet wreath, spring on the way? Still snowing here in Vermont, oh my!

Skeeter said...

The wreath turned out so nice! You did a terrific job on it and how nice to think of something that I assisted in for your pleasure. :-) The Gum Balls look so much nicer on your door then in my yard! lol.....