Showing posts with label Holiday Crafts. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Holiday Crafts. Show all posts

Thursday, April 10, 2014

The Easiest Burlap Wreath ....goes blue!

Do you realize that it's been 2 years since I first posted about this wreath and it still remains a favorite of every burlap wreath lover in America...... and beyond. 
But just wait until today......I am introducing the fraternal twin of the original burlap wreath.
Speaking of which, did you know I was a twin ...but sadly, she doesn't love burlap like me.




I know, I know, don't hate me.  Burlap, burlap burlap. But I just couldn't help myself when I saw blue burlap. Besides it just screams 'Hello Spring' as you approach my front doors.


I found this pretty little shade of blue at Hobby Lobby and I thought it would be perfect to whip a couple of wreaths for the Spring Season.


I tucked some faux yellow stems behind a little grapevine nest and secured some eggs in yellow, green and blue. The nest is attached with floral wire so I can remove it with ease once Easter is over, or I eat all the kids Easter candy.....which ever comes first.
Please tell me I am not the only one to start snarfing the candy while filling the baskets!





Perfection....and so is the candy. Just don't tell my kids.
Hope you are having a lovely Spring Season!



Grateful~
That you put up with all my burlap wreath creations.... me and the burlap thank you.




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Tatertots and Jello
It's Overflowing
Savvy Southern Style



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Monday, March 17, 2014

Spring Mantel Ideas

I honestely don't know what the Leprechauns would say if I put the flowers and bunnies up on the mantel before St.Patrick's day, so I will pause, have a pint of green beer and some corned beef hash and wait till ....... 
Until then, here's a few of the ways that I have styled my mantel in the past that say Hello Spring from the mantel top.

Spring Mantel using Cherry Blossoms here

And my Spring mantel using forsythia here


I think when I am done dancing the Irish jig I will start on this years Spring mantel. 

Happy St.Patricks day! To all you Irish readers I say "An la brea" and to the non-Irish readers.....Have a nice day!


PS- click here for some of my favorite Spring projects that you can do while drinking your green beer.




Grateful~
For a lazy Sunday with the family





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Monday, March 10, 2014

Simply Spring Ideas and Inspiration Tour

Who's ready for Spring, raise your hand????
To kick off this lovely season, and my favorite time of the year, I am happy to welcome you to the Simply Spring Ideas and Inspiration Tour. You may have remembered me joining up with this group of bloggers before, and I am sure that their Spring tidbits and inspiring ideas will be nothing short of amazing.


Here's the schedule for today.


I am sharing my favorite Spring decor projects on Tuesday so head back here tomorrow after a stop with today's group.

Have an amazing week!


Grateful for~
The start of a beautiful new season....Spring






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Monday, March 3, 2014

St. Patricks Day Wreath

It's not everyday that white carnations tipped in a kelly green color speak to me....but they did.





Not that I am even Irish, although I would love to go to Ireland one day and I love Colin Farrell's accent, but something inside the Dollar Tree on that particular day, told me that I should make something that would make even my non-irish eyes smile...so I did.

Supplies Needed for Carnation Wreath
1 clapboard wreath form
5 bunches of faux carnations ( I got mine from the Dollar Store )
Hot glue gun
White paint
Craft scissors

Step 1
Spray your wreath form white, this way it blends with the flowers a bit more.

Step 2
Snip the stem of the flowers off with the scissors. This is so when you glue the flowers on the wreath , they will lay flat.


Step 3
Begin gluing down the flower tips around your wreath form. Place the flowers as close to each other side by side. 


Step 4
If you have any holes, fill those with your extra flower tips, if not, your done.

Step 5
Hang your wreath listening to Irish Eyes Are Smiling sung by this absolutely beautiful voice here.


And I leave you with this......
May you always walk in sunshine. May you never want for more.
May Irish angels rest their wings right beside your door...with your beautiful carnation wreath of course.

Grateful for~
Wonderful family time over the weekend






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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Heart Burlap Wreath Ideas and ......A Snow Storm

I knew the storm was coming, days before it got here.....to bad Atlanta didn't.
My kids were about to get their wish.....a snowman and a snowball fight. 
Milk...check
Bread....check
Firewood...check
Burlap.... Specifically with red polka dots......no check


So it seems as the city came to a gridlock yesterday, any chance of me running back to get some extra burlap (in either color) wasn't going to happen. Rather then waste a break between the kids thawing out their little toys and fingers from snow ball fights, I made two..... Two perfectly mismatched burlap heart wreaths.


Truth be told, I actually thought they may look good paired up on my front doors, mismatched and all. But after looking at the pictures, I realized that anyone who came to my door, would know that there was a gridlock of burlap going on, in red polka dots or in solid red....and say something. 


So to avoid that conversation about running out of burlap in the middle of a snow storm and the embarrassment of having two perfectly mismatched wreaths on my front doors, I will find a home for the red polka dots and......


the solid red one.
In the meantime, if you do come to my door.....I am not here. I am at the store buying some more burlap.



Have you had any project gridlocks lately?
For the tutorial on how to make the wreaths, click here and here.

And if burlap's not your thing and boxwood is, check out my heart boxwood wreath here.



Grateful~
That all the stranded school children in Atlanta made it home safely to their families





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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Easy Boxwood Heart Wreath

I must admit, I am in love..... with my husband, children, family, friends, life, donkeys, dogs, teachers, you and a boxwood wreath!




Typically Valentines Day is not some blown out hyped-up holiday in our house. We try to celebrate and teach our children that love, affection and happy hearts should happen everyday.
But in the spirit of creating something special that I could admire and look at all month, I created this heart boxwood wreath. 



You may remember, I made this wreath last month ( which still hangs in my bedroom) and every since then, couldn't help venturing out to the backyard and picking up a handful of boxwood clippings for another one. 




Other supplies you will need:
Wire heart shaped wreath form  (I got mine at Hobby Lobby)
Floral Wire
Ribbon






At the risk of sounding redundant, you can follow my full tutorial for making a boxwood wreath here.



I found that keeping the boxwood wreaths in a colder environment and misting it with water every so often, helps it from not drying out so quickly. If anyone knows the secret to preserving boxwood please let me know.


I hope you will enjoy a surplus of love, affection and happy heart today and everyday!

If you like burlap, you may like one of my heart burlap wreaths here.




Grateful for~

A little mom time out on Saturday with this blogger


For more valentine inspiration be sure to visit the other bloggers listed below.



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Monday, January 20, 2014

4 Easy Valentine Projects

Love shouldn't be complicated or hard...either should the crafts. I have pulled together 4 of my favorite Valentine projects that I have done, that are so easy.....and made from the heart. 





Valentine Burlap Wreath


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