Sunday, October 2, 2011

Bring on the festivities I ~ Happy Navratri




I love fall!!! It is the best time of the year for me when I am ready for some lower temperatures after the scorching heat of the summer. The slight chill in the air, the leaves changing color, football season , Navratri and Diwali are the few things that make me look forward to fall.

With Navratri going on right now and Diwali coming up, I wanted to change the decor of my home. I changed the front door wreath. 

To start from the door, I made one more wreath! I told you here that I am on a roll! This time I wrapped the wreath form with a ribbon. It was so much faster and easier!


Then came the flowers. I spent two evenings making these pretty flowers.




It would be more fun if someone would cut the circles and spirals for me. I made yellow, orange and red flowers and hot glued them on the wreath randomly. I wanted to use bright, traditional colors that scream festivals to me!!







I love it! My friend suggests adding golden leaves in the back. Any suggestions for what materials should I use for the leaves?

Linking it to G and H's link party for October as the theme is WREATHS.


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40 comments:

  1. Oh how.. I wish.. I could have your winters.. In Dubai.. we wait eagerly for the termperatures to drop.. to enjoy the outdoors.. But it doesn’t get cold.. not one bit…

    Happy Navratri to you…

    The wreath looks lovely.. the colours are just perfect.. 

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  2. Hey there...lovely wreath! And love that you are on a roll! And love how some of the people who comment on your blog now are the same ones who do on mine too...and some I know personally too. Just makes me think how the blog world brings us all too close na :-)

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  3. Superb,..perfect for the festive season,..

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  4. Absolutely gorgeous and colorful, I love it:)

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  5. Love it!!! Looks soooo neat and well done! :)

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  6. @ Patty: Every time I visit your blog, I think about the weather in your neck of the woods. I wish I lived in a warm place. Thanks for the comment!

    @Divs: Thanks yaar! Blogging has really made the World a smaller place. Recently, I was talking with my cousin in Bangalore and we were discussing stores, art projects, exhibitions etc in Bangalore. The only difference was she has visited the stores in person and me in blogosphere. I am loving it!

    @Mindful Meanderer, notyet100, nickety nackety noo, Kala, Lakshmi-Celebrations and Poonam: Thank you very much for the kind words. I was extremely happy when I saw all the comments first thing in the morning.

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  7. I am NO help at all! I think it looks very Fallish like it is. Some..raffia? Perhaps a raffia bow? Not everyone like it..but I think it would really rustic with your lovely colors..but like I said..I am not good at such things.

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  8. Lovely colours.. It looks cheerful and festive. Gold fabric with dark brown or green painted strokes would look lovely for the leaves.

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  9. Happy Navratri... Have a great time with friends and family !!!
    Wow ! The wreath is absolutely gorgeous... !!! Thanks for linking to Itz' Festival time... Hope to see more and more entries ...!!!

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  10. Thanks, Emreen! Wish you the same!

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  11. @ Angie, Anisha and Melissa: Thank you!

    @ Iniyaal: I was thinking something similar. But I can't find a stiff gold fabric. I think I will paint construction paper and make leaves.

    @Wsprsweetly: Thanks for the suggestion. Next time I will remember to pick up some raffia from the store.

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  12. Wow! That's a really beautiful wreath! Well made and love the tangerine and red!

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  13. Thank you Reshma! Your jewelry is amazing!

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  14. This looks so great -- what a cute wreath!

    Jenny
    www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

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  15. @ Jenny: Thank you very much!

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  16. I love it just as it is. The colors are perfect for fall.

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  17. I love it! So cute! -Juli @ ahenandherchicks.blogspot.com

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  18. The colors are perfect! Great job. Visiting from Christina's Adventures. Toodles, Kathryn http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2011/10/chest.html

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  19. Wow! I can't believe you made that many flowers! Thanks for linking to Things I've Done Thursday.

    Melanie
    bearrabbitbear.blogspot.com

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  20. Thank you Suzy! The colors work well for the fall and all our Indian festivals. I am happy with how it turned out.

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  21. @ Kathryn: Thank you!

    @ Melanie: The flower part was a little tiring because it did take a long time to make them, but I envisioned the end result to keep me going!

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  22. This is really cute...I need to make a wreath for winter...I like the bunched up look...it works. I wouldn't add leaves though. Would love it if you would link this up to our Rockin' link party going on now at RoCa and Company. Here is the link: http://rocaandcompany.blogspot.com/2011/10/you-rock-4-winner-of-silk-poppy-pin.html . Come and show off what you got. Hope to see you there...

    Remember...YOU ROCK!!

    Carmen @ RoCa and Company
    www.rocaandcompany.blogspot.com

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  23. Thanks Carmen! Encouraging ladies like YOU ROCK! I will definitely join your link party.

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  24. Your wreath turned out really nice... I've been wanting to try making those flowers...I'm inspired!

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  25. I love it! So bright and colorful - it adds so much cheer to your front door! I'd love if you'd link up to our Fall Wreath Craft Party this month!

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  26. @ Geneva:
    Thank you! Even I was inspired for quiet some time then I had to finally make them.

    @miamihoney: Thank you!

    @ G and H: Thank you for the invite!I have linked it to your party.

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  27. What a beautiful wreath! Thank you so much for sharing at Savvy HomeMade Monday!

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  28. Wow! What a ton of work to make all those rollie flowers! But totally worth it, I love your wreath. Don't add a thing to it, I think it's great just as it is!

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  29. Your wreath is beautiful, you really inspired me to try this out for myself. I would love for you to come check out my version!

    www.HouseofJurst.blogspot.com

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  30. It's beautiful! I love that it's so colorful and perfect for fall! I'm including a link back in the DIY Fall Festival highlights! ;)

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  31. I featured you today

    Cheri from Its So Very Cheri

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