Saturday, September 29, 2012

Fall Wreath Tutorial

 Today was a really rainy day.  We ran a few errands in the morning and then came home for lunch.  While the boys were napping I ran to the craft store and got a couple of supplies to work on my fall wreath.  This wreath was so easy to make.  It really took me longer to decide on what fabric to use than to put it together.

  At first, I had chosen a black and white patterned fabric, but when I saw this orange fabric, I knew it was the one!  I also chose some purple, green and brown fabrics and burlap to coordinate.  I purchased two ribbons for other projects, but used the orange burlap-y ribbon for some of the flowers.

  First I took my fabric and laid it out to cut strips.  The strips were probably about 2 - 3 inches wide.
 Next, I wrapped the strips around the wreath form.  I overlapped the ends, but you could hot glue or pin them to secure them to the wreath.  I chose to use a straw wreath (because it was on sale at Walmart ;).  Whenever I use straw wreaths, I always leave the plastic wrap on.  It seems to make putting the fabric or yarn on easier.
 Here's a picture of my wreath completely wrapped in fabric.
 Next, the fun part: flower making!  Really you could make any type of flowers using these fabrics.  Right now, my skills include making what I call a "rosette".  Basically, you cut a strip of fabric, fold it in half and tightly wind it around itself.  Then you can secure it with a pin or hot glue and attach it to the wreath.  I got hot glue happy!  These flowers are never coming off :)
 AND voila! my wreath is complete!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Another Pinterest Project

A friend of mine was turning the Big 3-0 recently, so I thought I'd make her this little gift that I saw on Pinterest.  I don't know what it is about turning 30, but it really does SUCK!!  Hopefully, this gift made it suck just a little less ;)

 This was so easy and inexpensive to make!  The most expensive thing was the lollipops! 

First, I used a small gift box that I found at the dollar spot at Target.  I LOVE the dollar spot!!!!!  I cut some florist's foam that I had leftover from another project to fit the bottom of the gift box.  Then, I stuck the sticks of the lollipops in the foam.  I used the entire bag of  Blowpops.  You could use any type of lollipop, but Blowpops are my fave :) I  wrapped some tissue paper around and in between the lollipops because I could see the green foam when I looked into the box.  You could use shredded paper or confetti to cover the foam, too.  Lastly, I typed and printed the words "Happy Birthday!" and "30 Sucks!" out on my laptop and cut them out.  I attached the "30 Sucks!" on to a leftover Wilton lollipop stick and VOILA! the gift was complete!

Personalized Stools for Kiddos

I was so excited when I was asked to make a stool to coordinate with a set of closet dividers that I had made for a family friend from New Jersey.  I really enjoyed making it!  

Here's a link to the closet dividers on my Facebook page:

Jungle Invites

I had so much fun designing these jungle invites, favor tags and coordinating thank you cards.  

 I just love the adorable little elephants!

 "A wild thank you for you" favor tags

She's About to POP!

Here's a sneak preview of my "She's about to POP" baby shower invites & more!!!!! Just a couple of favor tags that say "Thanks for popping in!"!!


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