Sunday, October 28, 2012

Georgia Cotton Whispy Wreath

Georgia Cotton Whispy Wreath

One of the prettiest things about living here in rural Georgia is the cotton fields.  As pretty as they are, we drive by them every day and , after a while, take the beauty of them for granted.  We forget that there are many people who have never even seen a cotton field or given a thought that the material their t-shirt is made from came from a plant.  We forget how blessed we are to see such a sight. 
Lately, I’ve been admiring cotton and had been thinking of using some of the cotton bolls in my decor because of it’s simple beauty but I thought that people would think I was crazy!  However, I’ve seen it show up on a few other blogs so I figured what the heck!  I’ll make a wreath and if other people think I’m crazy, well, so be it.

I had a twiggy, whispy fall wreath that I disassembled and hot glued branches of the cotton plant around it. 
 I love how some of the cotton bolls are in full bloom while others have not yet. 
I love the natural feel of it.  It almost looks like a starburst over my loveseat.
Cotton Boll Wreath
I love how it represents our Southern heritage.   So much of our history is centered on this little plant.  The cotton itself is so soft but if you were to separate the cotton from the boll, you would find out how sharp the bur is.  This is what makes picking cotton by hand such hard work.  
 I have seen other cotton boll wreaths but they only used the cotton and not the entire branch. 
Cotton Wreath
What do you have that is natural to your area that you have been overlooking as a way to decorate?

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  1. LOVE this! It looks so much like snow! Precious. :)

  2. Hi Kathie,
    Thanks for inviting me to come over and see your cotton wreath. It is really pretty, and I like how you hotglued the stalks onto your wreath. I, too, have taken the natural beauty of cotton for granted, but I have found that many people are fascinated with it. I think this is my first visit to your blog but I will definitely be back!

  3. Absolutely stunning!! I never thought of using the whole cotton stalks. In Houston, we have in the spring bluebonnets and Indian Paintbrushes that are so beautiful.Other than that, we have pine, acorn and pecan trees which add great accents to wreaths.

  4. This is beautiful!! I love bringing nature indoors especially in the fall. Love your wreath :)

    xoxo, Tanya

  5. So beautiful! I live in Arizona, so.....cactus? Can't think of anything to do with it yet. BUT! We have cotton fields all over around here! I was so surprised when I moved here from California and saw them! Yep, beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. This is just gorgeous - and by the way I am one of those that have never seen a cotton field - but I grew up to my family singing - Those cotton fields back home - and I never picked cotton - lol

  9. I knew how cotton grew but I hadn't seen it close up. Thanks for sharing! I love the natural look of the wreath.

  10. I love your wreath and the way it represents the region where you live. You did a great job on it.