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Great Ideas — 25 Fall Wreaths!!

10 Sep
Felt Flower Wreath @ Nest of Posies
Brass Thumbtack Wreath @ Madigan Made
 Yarn Wreath with Felt Flowers @ Home Stories A2Z
 Paper Plate Wreath @ Blue Sky Confection

 Ruffled Felt Fall Wreath @ K.I.S.S
How to make a Yarn Wreath @ My Blessed Life
Candy Corn Wreath @ The Cards We Drew
 Striped Burlap Wreath @ Life, Made Interesting
 Back to School Pencil Wreath @ Organize and Decorate Everything
 Fall Coffee Filter Wreath @ Craftberry Bush
 Witch Chevron Wreath @ CraftOManiac
Welcome Wreath @ Miss Lovie
Sweater and Burlap Wreath @ Today is My Someday
Burlap and Felt Flowers @ Quiver Full of Blessings
Halloween Embroidery Hoop Wreath @ The Thriftress
 
Grocery Bag Wreath @ Loo-La-Bee Simplicity
Fall Paper Medallion Wreath @ O. Alouette
Fall Burlap and Rosette Wreath @ The Tanners
Alma Mater Wreath @ Vintage Gwen
Fall Felt Wreath @ Lady Anne
Coffee Filter Fall Wreath @ Mary’s Meanderings
Spray Painted Wreath Redo @ Lookie What I Did
Shimmery Leaves Fall Wreath @ Crafts ‘n Coffee
Autumn Fall Wreath @ Homespun With Love
Wow – I am AMAZED at the ideas linked up!!! Seriously, I get recharged every weekends by looking at YOUR ideas!! 
Come link up YOUR ideas and win a $40 sign to Signs by Andrea. 

Have a SUPER Saturday!! 
xoxo


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Halloween Chevron Wreath {tutorial}!!

8 Sep

{{Happy Halloween}}
lol – I know it’s a little early but I just can’t help myself!
I think I’ve ordered every chevron color that is in existence. 
Yes, I
may have a problem.
 
But I thought — how cute would it be to make a
Halloween wreath out of THREE of my favorite things — CHEVRON, BAKERS
TWINE
and GLITTER???

So that’s what I did. And let me tell you — this is a fast and easy project. And the end result is a whimsical tribute to one of my favorite holidays!!

Here’s how to make one:

  
 1. Supplies — Wreath Form. Fabric cut into 3 inch wide strip, black cardstock, bakers twine, black glitter and coordinating fabric to hang the wreath. 
2. Wrap the wreath form with the chevron fabric. 
3. Hot glue bakers twine onto the wreath. I get my baker’s twine from Twisted Sugar Twine. Pull the twine tight.
4. Cut out bats. I made mine with my Silhouette. But you could punch them out with a punch too. 
5. Glitter the bats. I Mod Podged them and then sprinkled the glitter over the top. 
6. Hot glue the bats to the twine.
7.Hang the wreath with some ribbon, or I hung mine with a couple strips of black and white chevron. 
8. Hang up the wreath. I used 3M Command Hooks. That way if I want to take it down later, there is no hole or damage to my Aqua Pantry Door!
 



So tell me — have you started making Halloween projects? What are YOU making?? I would love to know. I made ANOTHER Halloween Wreath today — with materials all from the Dollar Store. I’ll be sharing that one next week 🙂 It’s kind of a Gothic/Glam Halloween Wreath!

xoxo

And speaking of Halloween — have you seen the Haunted Mirrors floating around blogland?? I made one the other day and it inspired me to make a Spooky Mirror round up over at Babble. Check them out – they are SUPER spooky and fun!!


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Summer Wreath and Mantel {tutorial}

14 Jul

Do you go through periods where you are super inspired to do projects and then other periods where you feel burned out and don’t want to do anything?? I do. Yesterday I felt super inspired. And I am an impatient crafter. When the feeling strikes, I dig around and find whatever is in my cupboards to make a project.

I was looking at my mantel and I really wanted to make it look 
“Beachy” and “Summery”.

So I went out in my garage “stash” and found some grapevine wreaths from the Dollar Store. I decided to use the small size. Then I found some black and white pinstripe material. And I crafted up a quick summer wreath with things I had laying around.

This is a 15-minute project. 


Here’s what I did: 

  • I cut a long piece of the pinstripe fabric 2 inches wide. 
 
  • Then I wrapped it around the grapevine wreath. I wrapped it pretty tightly and overlapped it so that it was pretty cushy with material. 
  • I secured the end with my trusty glue gun. 
 
  •  Then I took the material and cut a long strip that was 4 inches wide. And I folded it in half and ironed it so it was flat. So now the material is 2 inches wide with a closed end. 
  •  I folded the material in pleats, into a flower shape and hot glued in between the pleats. Then I hot glued the flower onto my wreath. 
  • I did the same thing to make two smaller flowers, except instead of a folded 2 inch width, I cut a 2 inch section of fabric and then folded and ironed it so that the folded width was 1 inch. 
  • Then I glued those two fabric flowers on each side of the bigger flower. 
 
  • I covered two big buttons with fabric and attached them to the smaller flowers. 
 
  • Then I hot glued a star fish to the bigger flower. 
 
That’s it!! SUPER simple and fast AND inexpensive. 
Then I set about making my mantel more “Summery” and “Beachy”. I got out my glass covered vases and put vintage doorknobs inside of them. 
And I talked my son and neice into spray painted an old frame beachy blue for me. I also took a rope bag that I had kept from Target and “framed” it in between an embroidery hoop. I also did this with some doilies. 
I made a canvas pennant banner that I thought looked kind of beachy. 
I’m not going to show you the whole mantel today though, because I just decided that it needs one more element. 

I have a project in mind that I think will be perfect. I’ll work on it today. You know when you finish a project and it just doesn’t feel complete. That’s how I feel about the mantel. I need to work on that last element.

So until then, here’s my partially finished Summer Mantel 🙂

 Ooooh, I almost forgot… I found some cute little lamps at Home Goods a few weeks ago for my buffet table in there. Aren’t they cute?? 

I think I am going to paint that buffet table — what color do you think I should try??

 I hope you are having a great week!!!  
xoxoxoxo

Summer Wreath and Mantel {tutorial}

14 Jul

Do you go through periods where you are super inspired to do projects and then other periods where you feel burned out and don’t want to do anything?? I do. Yesterday I felt super inspired. And I am an impatient crafter. When the feeling strikes, I dig around and find whatever is in my cupboards to make a project.

I was looking at my mantel and I really wanted to make it look 
“Beachy” and “Summery”.

So I went out in my garage “stash” and found some grapevine wreaths from the Dollar Store. I decided to use the small size. Then I found some black and white pinstripe material. And I crafted up a quick summer wreath with things I had laying around.

This is a 15-minute project. 


Here’s what I did: 

  • I cut a long piece of the pinstripe fabric 2 inches wide. 
 
  • Then I wrapped it around the grapevine wreath. I wrapped it pretty tightly and overlapped it so that it was pretty cushy with material. 
  • I secured the end with my trusty glue gun. 
 
  •  Then I took the material and cut a long strip that was 4 inches wide. And I folded it in half and ironed it so it was flat. So now the material is 2 inches wide with a closed end. 
  •  I folded the material in pleats, into a flower shape and hot glued in between the pleats. Then I hot glued the flower onto my wreath. 
  • I did the same thing to make two smaller flowers, except instead of a folded 2 inch width, I cut a 2 inch section of fabric and then folded and ironed it so that the folded width was 1 inch. 
  • Then I glued those two fabric flowers on each side of the bigger flower. 
 
  • I covered two big buttons with fabric and attached them to the smaller flowers. 
 
  • Then I hot glued a star fish to the bigger flower. 
 
That’s it!! SUPER simple and fast AND inexpensive. 
Then I set about making my mantel more “Summery” and “Beachy”. I got out my glass covered vases and put vintage doorknobs inside of them. 
And I talked my son and neice into spray painted an old frame beachy blue for me. I also took a rope bag that I had kept from Target and “framed” it in between an embroidery hoop. I also did this with some doilies. 
I made a canvas pennant banner that I thought looked kind of beachy. 
I’m not going to show you the whole mantel today though, because I just decided that it needs one more element. 

I have a project in mind that I think will be perfect. I’ll work on it today. You know when you finish a project and it just doesn’t feel complete. That’s how I feel about the mantel. I need to work on that last element.

So until then, here’s my partially finished Summer Mantel 🙂

 Ooooh, I almost forgot… I found some cute little lamps at Home Goods a few weeks ago for my buffet table in there. Aren’t they cute?? 

I think I am going to paint that buffet table — what color do you think I should try??

 I hope you are having a great week!!!  
xoxoxoxo

Great Ideas — Fourth of July {Red, White & Blue}

5 Jun

 {Hogwash}

 

There are more Fourth of July ideas at the Weekend Wrap Up Party AND tons of other great ideas!!!

Come over and be inspired. 
 We would love to see YOUR ideas too!!

Link up and you can win a Personalized Family Canvas {$129 value} from


Have a wonderful day!!

xoxox

Great Ideas — Fourth of July {Red, White & Blue}

5 Jun

 {Hogwash}

 

There are more Fourth of July ideas at the Weekend Wrap Up Party AND tons of other great ideas!!!

Come over and be inspired. 
 We would love to see YOUR ideas too!!

Link up and you can win a Personalized Family Canvas {$129 value} from


Have a wonderful day!!

xoxox

Great Ideas — Spring Wreaths {1}

26 Mar

 
Wow –

I am loving all of the Spring Wreaths that have been linked up this week!! And there are more wreaths too — come over and see! And link up YOUR ideas so I can spotlight YOU!! And you can also enter to win this fun book: 


Have a Happy Saturday!!! 
What are YOU doing today?? 
We are taking the kids to this movie – so fun!!! 
PS – stay tuned — another Great Ideas Feature post is coming up tonight!!!
AND
Austin’s Fundraiser ends tonight. PLEASE Go over to Crystal’s Craft Spot and see how you can help. Please!



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