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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Lima Bean Wreath

Hello there! So I've been wanting a larger version of my small turquoise lima bean wreath (original idea came from here) I've had all these ideas floating around in my head for this one. I wanted this one to be more versatile so I chose to paint it Krylon Ivory. I can change the ribbon and add different embellishments to change it up for the different holidays. Enjoy!


Here's what you need
  • 12 inch styrofoam wreath - I picked mine up at Roberts and used a 40% off coupon so it ended up being around $3.75
  • baby lima beans - 1 16oz package
  • hot glue gun and glue sticks - had on hand, I used 15 small 4 inch glue sticks
  • Krylon Ivory glossy spray paint - had on hand
  • ribbon - had on hand
  • initial - I was going to make my own, but found this one at Hobby Lobby for just over $3.
Start by gluing around the edge of the wreath on the outside and inside circles. The beans have a flat edge so I glued those to line up with the edge of the wreath. You'll see this in the picture below. Do this also on the outside circle of the wreath.


Continue gluing beans to completely cover the wreath. For this wreath I really tried to not overlap any beans, but to make sure all beans lay completely flat. Turn on a good show or some music and keep gluing. Here's how mine turned out. Absolutely love it!



Linking here.

75 comments:

Rebekah said...

found you through sew much ado! i love this wreath! thanks for sharing! can't wait to try it myself! xoxo

Lindsay said...

You were the one where I first heard of the Lima bean wreath, and I absolutely love mine! So thanks for the inspiration!

You better link this up, along with several of our past projects to my link party. :)

http://southernlovely.blogspot.com/2011/08/show-share-1.html

Jessa Smith said...

I am dying to try this! My dining room is in need of one! Thanks for the tips!

~Jessa
www.jessajill.blogspot.com

{Kim} said...

I'm so happy that you're making these for Super Saturday! I was just thinking that I needed to make one of these. I can't wait!!!

Shana said...

Can't wait to try this...I need a new wreath and this is adorable!

Ty and Whitty said...

GIRL I am so glad you linked up at our party so that I could find your adorable blog. I love the name the design and everything you do. I have had so much fun looking through all your stuff. I am your newest follower. Thank you so much for linking this up to mine and Lindsays Party Show and Share! Come on over and visit and follow me.

A mommy's life...with a touch of YELLOW
tyandwhitneyulrich.blogspot.com

imriz said...

oh, i wanna try....did follow u thru GFC :)

http://www.diyandmore.com

Coley said...

This is super cute. Great job!

Coley @
www.whatyoumakeit-coley.blogspot.com

Lori said...

Wow! Adorable! This will be my next wreath for sure... and imagine the color possibilities! (Am I the only one who's dying for fall? I have my orange decor all ready to go!)

Did you decorate the initial or did it come from Hobby Lobby decorated? It really is an amazing touch.

Katie said...

I love this wreath! I've been looking for something that would show up against a dark front door. Thanks for the great instructions!

p.s. I found you through Southern Lovely.

Brooke said...

LOVE IT!!

Brit @ JandMs Eye Candy said...

What an awesome idea! Lima beans, perfect ;) Thanks for sharing.
Britney
www.jandmseyecandy.blogspot.com

Stephanie said...

That is such a FUN idea! I love the texture the beans add.

Karen said...

It turned out so pretty! Love the letter too. The flourishes look gorgeous! Great job:)

Rach H said...

LOVE! I want to make one of these. It's so fun!!! Love your blog too :)

Rach H said...

ps- I'd love for you to link this up at my party tomorrow!!! It's called Once Upon A Weekend.

www.familyeverafter.blogspot.com

xo!

Tanya Anurag said...

The wreath looks amazing. Very neatly made. Pinning it.

Thanks for linking up at Tea-Time Thursdays @ Kreative Korner. Your post added to the celebration. Party for this week is going on now. Hope to see you there.

http://tanyaanurag.blogspot.com/2011/08/tea-time-thursdays-3-and-features.html

D @ Shady Porch said...

I love your wreath! I am such a fan of everything black & white! I am adding this one to my Blog Bucket list!

L Johnson said...

Creative!

Kelly said...

Very cool! Love the flourishes on the letter too.

Jamie said...

soooooooo beautiful! great job

The Starr Family said...

Get out of town! Perhaps the ONLY way I'll ever LOVE lima beans! Too cute!

Danielle said...

FANTASTIC! Thanks so much for sharing!

Leigh of Tales from Bloggeritaville said...

Thank you so much for being a part of Tales from Bloggeritaville’s Thrifty Thursday! I just LOVED your project and am featuring it in my Friday Flashback!
I sincerely appreciate you linking up. It’s not a party without guest! Thank you!
I hope you will accept and display the Tales from Bloggeritaville feature button on your blog. YOu can find it on the Friday Flashback Post. It’s my way of saying “Thank YOU!”

Live*Love*Laugh,
Leigh
Tales from Bloggeritaville
www.lbratina.blogspot.com

Siggy Spice said...

SUPER cute! I love the funky look of it...so many wreaths are just too frilly for me, lol! THanks so much for sharing!

Maureen said...

What a fantastic idea! It looks incredible!

Found you a Shabby Nest!!
http://www.releasemecreations.com

Chrissy.Barile said...

I love this wreath! SO cute!
I'm hosting a party right now, & would love if you stopped by & linked up!
http://formamas.blogspot.com/2011/08/show-tell-party-2.html

Chrissy @ formamas.blogspot.com

June Scott said...

Clickin' over from Tidy Mom. This is great, Marie! I love it. The initial really makes it pop!

Mika said...

FANTASTIC! I can use that idea for my wedding. Love it!

Katy said...

Such a great idea! This is beautiful.

Mel the Crafty Scientist said...

I love this! You combined some of my favorite things - spray paint, wreaths, and monograms! So fun! : )

-Mel the Crafty Scientist

Mel the Crafty Scientist said...

I love this! You combined some of my favorite things - spray paint, wreaths, and monograms! So fun! : )

-Mel the Crafty Scientist

Candace @ Candace Creations said...

I Am loving this project! This would be an awesome post to link up at Scrappy Saturdays linky party @ candacecreations.blogspot.com

SUCH a great idea!

Beth Adams said...

Wow! Thats a lot of beans. Looks so cool. I would love for you to show this off at my Wickedly Crafty Saturdays! Linky is still up & running. There is no limit on your link ups.
http://wiccanmakesometoo.blogspot.com/2011/08/wickedly-crafty-saturdays-82011.html

Adrianne said...

This is now officially the only thing lima beans are good for. So glad you linked up at Freestyle Friday.

Following you - Adrianne
www.happyhourprojects.com

Good Girl Gone Green said...

WOW, beautiful!

shopannies said...

very creative

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

Great job! It is so cute and so unique. Thanks for the tutorial.

I'm visiting from Met Monday and now following you.

Have a great week!
Pam

Maggie said...

oh my word this is so amazingly beautiful, this is the type of things you see in the Pottery barn catalog, you might want to contact them to see if they will be interested in producing this in their catalog.
I will be honored if you will share it with our readers in our linking party at
http://www.passionatelyartistic.com/2011/08/11-million-visitors-with-new-london-eye.html
Thank you,
Maggie
http://passionatelyartistic.com

Catch A Falling Star said...

I love the clean simplicity of this wreath.
Lovely!

http://starry-delight.blogspot.com/

Rachel @ Pleased as Punch said...

Love it, love it, love it! I pinned this to my "to do" board on Pinterest. :)

Thanks for linking to the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop!

Rose and Heather said...

How Beautyful. I have to try it. It would make us so happy if you came and Linked ut at our Tuesday Link Party, Crafty Lassie Tuesday.
http://sewstylishboutique.blogspot.com/ Hope to see you thare.
Thanks Rose and Heather

Amy @MoMomma said...

This turned out Gorgeous! Please come and show off your creation on my MoMomma Mommy Monday link up! http://momommamoney.blogspot.com/2011/08/mommy-monday.html

Lindsay said...

Just wanted to let you know that I featured this today from the Show & Share party! Congrats! Make sure to grab a button!

The Little Red Plate said...

Wow, that is gorgeous! Can't wait to give it a try! New follower via Mommy Monday looking forward to reading back through your archive!! :)

Nissa

M and M plus 3 said...

Not sure how I ended up here, but WOW, what a super cute idea! Isn't it fun when you end up at a super cute blog!

Ashley J said...

This is so beautiful! I love it! I would love it if you would link this up to my link party starting tonight! http://mommybydaycrafterbynight.blogspot.com/2011/08/ta-da-tuesday-link-party-1.html

xoxo, Ashley J @ mommybydaycrafterbynight.blogspot.com

Chi-Chi Studio Designs said...

What a creative project! I found you through Uncommon Slice of Suburbia...thanks for sharing!

Candace @ Candace Creations said...

Thanks for linking up to Scrappy Saturdays, hope to see you back next weekend!

HillHouseCreations.com said...

I love this, I never would have guessed those were beans.

Megan Brooke said...

What a cute idea! Love how it turned out :)

Kristyn @ Good Gravy Crafts said...

What a great idea, I love the color scheme you went with!! So cute!! Pinning!! ;)

xx-Kristyn

Michelle said...

This is really neat! I'm amazed at how great it looks. Finally, a good use for lima beans :-)

Hyphen Interiors said...

I'm not much of a wreath person, but I love this one! The texture that it adds is awesome. If you are interested, I'm doing a giveaway for a stencil now... http://www.hypheninteriors.com/2011/08/laundry-room-and-stencil-giveaway.html

Yay! DIY said...

This is so cute, I just adore it! I'm going to repost to my blog! I'm getting married in November, and it would be perfect for our front door that weekend to introduce our new monogram. Thanks for the idea! I bet black eyed peas would be cute, too.
Erin from YAYDIY.com

Kristine @ JandMs Eye Candy said...

Thanks for linking to Help a Momma Out too!! Love this idea!! So pretty and a great use for lima beans ;)))

Ashley said...

this is awesome!! thanks for sharing:)

Kara said...

Love how you added the monogram to it! I will be featuring it tomorrow at Creations by Kara. :)

Carolyn said...

Beautiful job on your wreath. It's gorgeous. I would be so happy if you shared this project on my Inspiration Board {link party}. I know my readers would really enjoy it. http://carolynshomework.blogspot.com/2011/08/inspiration-board-link-party-12.html
Hope to see you there.
carolyn | homework

Karen said...

That is one gorgeous wreath. Very beautifully crafted. visiting from Tuesdays Treasures.

Jacque said...

Hey Marie,

I've got some pretty exciting news for you. I have awarded you the "Versatile Blogger Award". Please stop by my blog to snatch it up and wear it proud on your blog! You deserve it! Congrats!

Jacque @ Jacque's Soda Parlor
thesodaparlor.blogspot.com

Katie said...

I would have never thought to use lima beans to make a wreath!!!

Thank you for linking up to Sew Woodsy last week. We hope you'll join us for another edition of What's Up Wednesday's!

BTW I featured your project on our Facebook Fan Page!

Jenni said...

Just wanted to hop over and say THANK YOU for linking up with the frog last week! We had a record breaking week; all because of you! Hope you will join us again tomorrow for the par-tay!
HUGS~
Jenni
http://kissedbyafrogonline.com

Jerri said...

What a great wreath! And I love your R! (Our initial is R too!) Thanks for linking up with me for Friday Favorites. I'm featuring you this week! Come by and grab my featured button if you'd like one.

Faith, Trust, and a Little Pixie Dust said...

Hi Marie, I saw your wreath on Pinterest! I'm also featuring it with my Fab Friday Favorites today. Thanks for linking it for my readers to enjoy. Please feel free to take an "I Was Featured" button. Hope to see you again next Friday!

Warmly, Michelle

Angela said...

How creative!!
Angela

Debt Free Jen said...

That turned out so beautiful!

Danielle said...

I just pinned this - I love it and can't wait to try it out!

Christa said...

so cute!!! great job! thanks for the tute!

Erin of HomeSavvyAtoZ.com said...

Hi Marie!

I found your site at a blog party and am happy to be a new follower. I would love for you to link your post up at my Savvy HomeMade Monday blog party at http://www.homesavvyatoz.com/blog-party-5/

I also see that you started blogging in the last year. I have a Freshman Friday Party starting this week with helpful tips for new bloggers getting started and a way to shamelessly promote your new site! I would love for you to attend!

Rose and Heather said...

Your wreath is being featured on Crafty Lassie Tuesday @ SewStylishBoutique. Come Check it out and Grab a Button too.

Nike@ChooseToThrive said...

One word: *SWOON*

Danielle said...

I wanted to let you know that I featured this on my "What I Bookmarked" Post - stop by and see. And thank you for the inspiration I cant wait to make this!

Pam (Haslem) Dana said...

This was featured today on Over the Big Moon! I can't wait to try it! Thanks!

http://overthebigmoon.blogspot.com/2011/09/pinterest-interests_23.html

Pam from www.overthebigmoon.com

MsKree8 said...

So simple. So pretty. Classy.

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