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Guest Project — 10-minute Easter/Spring Wreath!!

17 Mar
First off—thanks so much Jen for the opportunity to share with your readers! What an honor!!
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I’m Tracie from Cleverly Inspired
I was on the hunt for a fabulous, large, springy wreath. 
 I wanted it to last past Easter—so I chose to make it simple and classic…and springy!
Super easy—and I made it in 10 minutes!
Think spring!
Start with 2 grapevine wreath forms (one is 24inches, one is 14inches…)
Set the small one inside the large one—makes it look nice and full! Take some floral wire and wire the wreaths together in 3 spots.
I found this paper butterfly in the gift wrap section of Hobby Lobby—thinking outside the box right!?! And these soft florals are so springy!
I attached 3 large hydrangea blooms around the butterfly–attach with floral wire. Twisting it tightly around the back of the wreath.
That’s it! Perfect to keep up all spring!
I love it!
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Be Inspired to be Clever πŸ˜‰

Thanks Tracie — beautiful Spring Wreath. 

and your home is so amazing!!
I am loving Tracie’s blog – 

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Don’t miss out on Tracie’s Great Idea and Projects 


at Cleverly Inspired!!

xoxox

PS — If you follow TT&J on Facebook — you might have seen that Juli is making quilts for Japan. Check out her latest post to find out how you can help!!
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Guest Project — {Bow and Arrow} Valentine Wreath Tutorial

28 Jan
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TGIF Tatertots & Jello readers!
I’m Maggie, your guest blogger today from Black and White {Side by Side}.
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Black and White {Side by Side} is my growing collection of do-it-yourself home, wedding and party ideas + random other things that catch my eye πŸ™‚ Come by and check it out!
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Today, I’m excited to share with you my “Bow and Arrow” Valentine Wreath tutorial. YOU are the crafty ones I admire every weekend at the Tatertots & Jello Weekend Wrap Up Party and I can’t wait to see what you will do with the little bit of inspiration that I hope this tutorial provides πŸ™‚

1. Start by wrapping a 12″ straw heart wreath in yarn. I’m not going to lie, this part takes awhile. Turn on the TV, watch a movie, call a friend! It’s easy, mindless crafting, so do something fun at the same time πŸ™‚ Also, save yourself a step and don’t bother taking off the plastic wrapping around the wreath.
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2. Make “Cupid’s Arrow”. Standard 12″ dowel rods available at your local craft store are just a tad short for this project. You will need one full 12″ dowel rod and a small piece of another.
tip on cutting dowel rods
The dowel rods are easy to push through the straw wreath frame. Push the full 12″ one through first. This should cover the bottom left portion of the arrow, through the middle. Cut a small piece of a second dowel to complete the upper right portion of your arrow. Embellish with felt to complete the look you want!
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I used hearts for the point of my arrow and a semi circle for the bottom fin.
3. Create a custom banner.I had this “love” vinyl decal laying around, so I applied it directly to a long strip of cream felt. But don’t let me stifle your creative ideas! Individualize your banner with something special for you and your Valentine!
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These vinyl decals are not intended for fabric application, but hey – it worked for me! Give it a try!
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4. Finishing touches. I snipped the ends of my banner to make prettier tails and then attached it to the wreath with straight sewing pins. Use a hot glue gun to attach stiffened felt to the back of your banner before pinning it on.
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Applying stiffened felt, only to the middle of the banner.
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Add more of the stiffened felt to give the tails of your banner some structure.
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Hang with some decorative ribbon and a lovely bow!
Get it? BOW and ARROW wreath? πŸ™‚
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The little fin gets lost in the black background, but it shows the rest of the wreath so well, I had to include it!
I hope you’re feeling inspired to make one for your front door πŸ™‚
Have a great weekend and Happy Valentines Day!
P.S. Jen, Thank you so much for allowing me to guest post on your amazing site! Your positive and do-it-yourself attitude inspire me! I feel encouraged everyday when I stop by Tatertots and Jello to see what’s new! Thank you and keep up the great work!!!
xoxo – Maggie

Maggie – that is amazing!!

I love the arrow through the wreath. So cute!! 
I have loved Maggie’s blog Side by Side for so long. You will love all of her awesome projects!! 
{Love this Quick and Easy Valentine Decor}
Be sure to check out all the fun happening at Black and White {Side by Side}!!
xoxo

PS — I am getting organized over at Brooklyn Limestone today!  

PPS – And am sharing a fun organization post over at Brown Paper Packages today!!I’m getting so organized!!!!

Guest Project — {Bow and Arrow} Valentine Wreath Tutorial

28 Jan
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TGIF Tatertots & Jello readers!
I’m Maggie, your guest blogger today from Black and White {Side by Side}.
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Black and White {Side by Side} is my growing collection of do-it-yourself home, wedding and party ideas + random other things that catch my eye πŸ™‚ Come by and check it out!
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Today, I’m excited to share with you my “Bow and Arrow” Valentine Wreath tutorial. YOU are the crafty ones I admire every weekend at the Tatertots & Jello Weekend Wrap Up Party and I can’t wait to see what you will do with the little bit of inspiration that I hope this tutorial provides πŸ™‚

1. Start by wrapping a 12″ straw heart wreath in yarn. I’m not going to lie, this part takes awhile. Turn on the TV, watch a movie, call a friend! It’s easy, mindless crafting, so do something fun at the same time πŸ™‚ Also, save yourself a step and don’t bother taking off the plastic wrapping around the wreath.
cupids arrow wreath 1
2. Make “Cupid’s Arrow”. Standard 12″ dowel rods available at your local craft store are just a tad short for this project. You will need one full 12″ dowel rod and a small piece of another.
tip on cutting dowel rods
The dowel rods are easy to push through the straw wreath frame. Push the full 12″ one through first. This should cover the bottom left portion of the arrow, through the middle. Cut a small piece of a second dowel to complete the upper right portion of your arrow. Embellish with felt to complete the look you want!
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I used hearts for the point of my arrow and a semi circle for the bottom fin.
3. Create a custom banner.I had this “love” vinyl decal laying around, so I applied it directly to a long strip of cream felt. But don’t let me stifle your creative ideas! Individualize your banner with something special for you and your Valentine!
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These vinyl decals are not intended for fabric application, but hey – it worked for me! Give it a try!
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4. Finishing touches. I snipped the ends of my banner to make prettier tails and then attached it to the wreath with straight sewing pins. Use a hot glue gun to attach stiffened felt to the back of your banner before pinning it on.
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Applying stiffened felt, only to the middle of the banner.
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Add more of the stiffened felt to give the tails of your banner some structure.
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Hang with some decorative ribbon and a lovely bow!
Get it? BOW and ARROW wreath? πŸ™‚
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bow and arrow wreath
The little fin gets lost in the black background, but it shows the rest of the wreath so well, I had to include it!
I hope you’re feeling inspired to make one for your front door πŸ™‚
Have a great weekend and Happy Valentines Day!
P.S. Jen, Thank you so much for allowing me to guest post on your amazing site! Your positive and do-it-yourself attitude inspire me! I feel encouraged everyday when I stop by Tatertots and Jello to see what’s new! Thank you and keep up the great work!!!
xoxo – Maggie

Maggie – that is amazing!!

I love the arrow through the wreath. So cute!! 
I have loved Maggie’s blog Side by Side for so long. You will love all of her awesome projects!! 
{Love this Quick and Easy Valentine Decor}
Be sure to check out all the fun happening at Black and White {Side by Side}!!
xoxo

PS — I am getting organized over at Brooklyn Limestone today!  

PPS – And am sharing a fun organization post over at Brown Paper Packages today!!I’m getting so organized!!!!

My Mantels love a good Party! {Valentine’s Day β™₯ Mantel Decorating}

24 Jan
My Mantles love a good party. They look forward to Beth’s Valentine Mantel Party all year. It’s a great time for mantels to get together and socialize – lol. Seriously though, Beth’s Mantel parties are really fun.
Last year I went all romantic and flowery and loved it!! 
This year I wanted to do something a little different — so I went a little more whimsical. 
I have always wanted to make a Boa Wreath, and what better holiday to make one for than Valentine’s Day? It’s just about the only time of the year that pink boas look good – lol! 

I found this little sign at Hobby Lobby {1/3 off – $3} and I made a little LOVE vinyl with my Silhouette to dress it up a little. I also made some organza flowers with little sparkly rhinestones in the center and hot glued those on. 
I finished it up with some whimsical polka dot ribbon. 
I can’t resist polka dots!! 
Going along with my PINK theme, I found some pink plates at Tai Pan and cut out some vinyl with my Silhouette for those.  I love the silhouette of the boy and girl kissing. I put a bow and pink rhinestone in the girl’s ponytail to give it a little 3-D action. 
And the ampersand is so graphic in the other plate. Then I took some left over ribbon and wrapped it around the top of my candle holders. I found those at Target about 7 years ago on clearance. Gotta love the clearance section!! 
I also made some paper hearts and put them in my cloche on the coffee table.
I still love my Coffee Filter Pom Poms. So pretty and romantic!
And here’s my family room mantel all dressed up.
Be sure to check out the beautiful mantels over at The Stories of A2Z !!!
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Great Ideas — β™₯ Valentine’s Day β™₯ {2}

23 Jan
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 I Dig You Valentines @ In Place of Her Crown
Boys Valentine idea @ 30 Days
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Ruffled Ribbon Topiary @ Crazy Domestic
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Gum Wrapper Wreath @ Fudge Ripple
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Framed Wreath @ Little Luna
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Mr. Darcy Plate @ Grey Luster Girl
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Dress up Your Candle with vellum hearts @ Homework
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Valentine’s Day Countdown Calendar @ Naptime Journal
Wow – there are so many fabulous ideas linked up — I wish I could feature every single one. 
It is so fun to see what YOU are creating. Link up YOUR ideas and enter to win a Beautiful Necklace and notebook of your choice from:
Good Works
a beautiful shop specializing in jewelry and stationary of faith.

 
Another Great Ideas feature post is coming up soon!!! 
xoxo

Great Ideas — β™₯ Valentine’s Day β™₯ {1}

16 Jan
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WOW — there are so many great ideas linked up so far!! 
And tons of Valentine’s Printables — come over and grab them!! 
to win a chance at winning these adorable Valentine Owls from See Kate Sew!!
xoxo 
PS — Another Great Ideas Feature Post coming up soon! 
I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!!

Great Ideas — *Holiday* Wreaths

20 Nov
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Erin took things around her house and made an Eclectic Yarn Ball Wreath @ The Little Apartment
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I love the Organic element of moss in this Willow House-inspired Wreath @ Uncommon
{Click on the Read More button to see more fun Holiday Wreaths}

This yarn Wreath makes me smile @ The Diary of Dave’s Wife
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As does this Whimsical Snowman Wreath @ Blissful Whimsy
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Add a little message to your Holiday Wreath @ Jellybean Junkyard
Make Your Own Sequined Poinsettia Yarn Wreath
 Or add a little Bling to your Yarn Wreath with some sequins and glitter @ IndieSpotting
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Make a Colorful Leaf Rosette Wreath @ Sugar Bee – Craft Edition
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Of course I love this Christmas Scrabble Wreath @ Celebrate the Journey
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Make a Festive Peppermint Candy Wreath for your front door @ Krafty Kat
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Here’s a really different spin on the Ornament Wreath @ Get Busy Living
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Create a Red and Green Rosette Wreath @ Along For the Ride
Love this Rosette Hanukkah Wreath @ Felt So Cute
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Or how about a Tiny Sled instead of a wreath this year? @ Murphy’s Law… Only Worse
Make a Holiday Card Holder Wreath @ Katydid and Kid
This is so clever — Recycle Velvet pants into a Beautiful Holiday Wreath @ Sweet Pea and JoJo
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Or how about a Washer Wreath? @ Christine and Co.
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Such a Pretty Yarn Ball Wreath @ Yesterday on Tuesday
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And this yarn Ball and Ornament Wreath is beautiful @ Life as a Pepin
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Or cut up some shirts and make a Christmas T-shirt Wreath @ C.R.A.F.T
Ok – this one is not very Christmas-y, but I just adore the pennants. You could do one with Christmas colors! @ Pick Up Some Creativity
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Spice up a Plain Balsam Wreath with some Sparkly Ornaments and a bow @ Life is a Party
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Add new elements to an existing wreath like a little sign, a bird and birdcage or some colorful ornaments @ The Bird’s Papaya

Christmas Monogram Wreath

Make a DIY Christmas Monogram Wreath @ Dittle Dattle
I am having so much fun going through the projects at The Weekend Wrap Up Party! 
There are so many great ideas!
Gumballs and Lollipops Birthday Girl Invite (20 printed with glitter)
Come link up YOUR ideas!! 
And enter to win a set of invitations from PartyBox Design!
 
PS — BIG giveaway coming up on Monday!! 

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