I was honored when the peeps at Crafted allowed me to create wreaths for the doors of Warehouse 10 this holiday season!! 

Katie, Xaver, Denise, and I all made cones for the wreaths from old encyclopedia pages over the last few weeks and on Wednesday,Katie and I assembled 5 wreaths together! Katie did most of  the spray painting after a short primer from me – first with a coat of metallic gold from RustOleum and then a dusting of Krylon GlitterBlast in Gold. Then I added all the frilly goodies and vintage style “Joy” and “Peace” phrases. The Crafted staff hung the wreaths above each of the 5 main doors into the warehouse using a scissor lift late Wednesday night. It was really a cool thing to see my wreaths up in the warehouse like that!!!

We've created a number of fun wreaths in the same vein in different sizes, including a wreath made almost entirely of maps from encyclopedias!! Come on down and check them out in our booth, #A140, any Friday, Saturday or Sunday from 11am to 6pm. Looking for a custom wreath? Just contact me via the convo system on etsy or send me an email via the contact form on my blog (above) :)

Happy Holidays!

Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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2 thoughts on “Gilded at the Port of LA

  1. What a great project from recycled materials. Great job!

    Posted on November 24, 2012 at 11:23 am
  2. HOORAY!! The wreath is breathtaking!!

    Posted on November 24, 2012 at 10:07 pm