Tuesday, April 26

My sissy is getting married!!!!!!! PART 2

I am almost completely finished with Jenn's wishing well for her reception.  I am very pleased with the way it has turned out.  It was quite a process, but well worth it.  The only thing left to do with it now is add their names to the roof and possibly put a little bit of decorative lighting around the four posts and roof. 
The first phases of cutting cardboard pieces for bricks, then covering them with different shades of silver and white tissue paper, and letting the glue dry before placing each brick on the base of the well (made from a cardboard diaper box).  I added some vine garland (pine and ivy) to the four posts (paper towel rolls) for a realistic outdoor feeling to the entire project.  The roof panels (left over Styrofoam panels from the TV we bought, I think) were placed above the posts.  I planned to cover the "pail" (mandarin oranges can  
either with paper or ribbon.  
RIBBON won in the end.  
Ariana couldn't resist playing 
by the fun little well.  The slit is 
cut in the front of the box and I 
added some decorative 
rocks to hide the
imperfections of
the cut in the box... I think it added some extra pizazz, too.  I 
really like how the bricks look in 
the pictures  We sat the entire well on the hearth to get a distant shot.  The pictures show the pail covered in a charcoal gray and       yellow ibbon for added color. Don't mind the mess.  
I moved most of the craft 
materials to the center of the 
living room floor.
In some pics you can see the clear "straw-like" thing-a-ma-gigger I used to connect the pail.  I wanted to try to make it look almost like you could really wind it    
down into the well 
to fetch some water.  
I ended up putting a 2nd and 
3rd layer of rocks around the 
slit to make it look nicer.  I started to add some flowers to the bottom right hand corner of the
well and then to each post.  I handcrafted a 
bow (yellow wire ribbon) and added 
some flowers to it as well, to be placed on the very tip top of the roof.   I wanted to be sure not to over-do it with flowers, but wanted to make sure Jennifer's color scheme was well represented.  I added some silver Mardi Gras beads to the edges of the well bottom for some added bling.  The roof panels were covered with a silver tin ribbon to give the roof an effect that it actually had panels going across them. 

And here you have the almost finished Wishing Well.  I love how it turned out, but I am sure I am a bit partial to it since, after    all, it is MY Creation....LOL!

Sorry if the pics are a bit out of order.....I am still learning how to post the pics to line up right.

I would love to hear your thoughts on this project.  Any critisicm is appreciated>>>honesty is the best policy fellow crafters...LOL!

Thanks for stopping by to see my latest projects!  I appreciate all of you and love your comments!


  1. Great job. Wow, you've put a lot of time into this. Your sister is gonna love it. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving me your wonderful comment. I am now a follower.



  2. This is great! I paid 30 dollars for mine and it doesn't look near as nice! Any other crafty wedding ideas?

  3. Awesome! So is that for people to put their cards/gifts in? your sister is really lucky!! It looks so awesome.

  4. We are getting married on New Year Eve this year! Just think of all the crafting possiblities lol

  5. Wow I think I have never seen anything so beautiful of this size in a long time! Super talented person you are.
    Cheers from Bangalore ,India
    Dr Sonia S V
    ENT Surgeon and Avid Crafter

  6. Wow! What a fantastic project! I saw this at Decorate To Celebrate!I do not see the follower button-guess blogger is still messed up but I will be back!

  7. What a gorgeous labor of love!!


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