T&T for Better Homes & Gardens Part II

October 12th, 2010

Today marks the second leg of the Better Homes & Gardens Home for the Holidays Contest! I have been so excited to share this project with all of you, as I had so much fun putting it together.

The task was to create a fall home decor item using real or fake leaves. I ended up making a wreath by spray painting fabric leaves from a craft store in gradated purple tones then pinning them to a foam wreath form with craft pins. The wreath ended up being quite versatile and I found it worked well as a traditional door decoration, above a fireplace and even a dramatic centerpiece. I’ll be back tomorrow with the complete list of supplies and how to instructions so stay tuned!

In the mean time, I would love your votes! You can vote once a day from now until Sunday, October 17th. I didn’t fair well in the last round so I’m stepping up my game this time with a link at the top of each page for voting convenience. Thank you all so much for voting for me so far, it means the world to me!

24 Responses to “T&T for Better Homes & Gardens Part II”

  1. Four Gambel Girls and a Guy - documenting the adventure we call life Says:

    Good Luck! I just discovered your blog and can’t wait to scroll through it. Great ideas…….

  2. LisaT Says:

    Hi, I just voted for your wreath, love that you selected a palette made up of colors other than orange/green/brown.

    Good luck!

  3. Carolyn Says:

    Beautiful. You have my vote.

  4. Jennifer Says:

    So pretty! I’m always completely partial to *anything* purple….so I’m in love with this project!

  5. Sharon Says:

    Love it! Just voted!

  6. Tanya Williams Says:

    LOVEloveLOVE those colors! Good luck!

  7. Jannie M. Says:

    Love the purple! Very classy and I think you’ll win this.

  8. Violet Says:

    Eeeekkk!!! I love this, and it would go perfect in my purple studio!!

  9. honeymyheart Says:

    great wreath! love the color choices.

  10. Jen @ The Finer Things Says:

    Wow, this is so unexpected and gorgeous! I love it!

  11. rachel Says:

    so pretty! great job, kathleen. going to go vote for you asap 🙂

  12. Ahu Says:

    OMG I fell in love!

  13. Trude Says:

    What a great idea!!

  14. Jes Says:

    Wow! amazing! I think I need to make one.

  15. Audrey Says:

    I just voted for you….and not just because you’re you and I love your blog….but your project truly is the best one. Very original and non-traditional. I LOVE IT. Best of luck…

  16. Carrie Says:

    This is so beautiful. Love it!

  17. Truly Smitten Says:

    Such GORGEOUS shades of purple! Love this, Kathleen

  18. annie Says:

    So beautiful…I love the the colors, the bow…makes me think Kate Spade. You have my vote.

  19. Alicia Says:

    so pretty, love the unexpected purple:)

  20. Anne-Marie Says:

    Beautiful craft – I love love love the purple and hadn’t heard about the contest. You definitely should have an amazing shot at it with such a great entry.

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  22. jamieofalltrades Says:

    very cute. I love how the color changes shade.

  23. Cindy Says:

    that’s really beautiful!

  24. ana loukopoulos Says:

    Lovely things, beautiful colors and the pumpking candle just really pretty, great ideas.