Sunday, September 7, 2014

Fall Wreath

I'm not a big fan of the bright orange and brown Fall wreaths you see in a lot of stores this time of year and I don't think I will ever get over grape vine wreaths either! I own about six of them and still need more...hehe
 



I started out by making all the fabric flowers from scrap fabric and yellow burlap. I used YouTube to find a couple videos on how to make them and went with it.



I randomly placed the flowers along the bottom adding some yellow paper flowers from Michael's to fill in some small holes. I didn't want waste a 4" piece of burlap so I turned it into a bow and added a little grey wooden button to the center. It matched perfectly with grey fabric I used!  



 
 
Here the items I ended up using...minus the wheat on the ends.
  
 
 
 
1. yellow burlap: Hobby Lobby
2. jute twine
3. small clothes pins: Target $1 spot
4. canvas banner: Hobby Lobby
5. yellow flowers: Michael's $1.50 spot
6. button: Michael's $1.50 spot
7. metal letters: given to me 
 


 
 
 
I hot glued the metal latters to the canvas banner and trimmed them in jute as well to make them pop. Added yellow flowers at the top for a little color.
 
 
There you have it!
 
Simple and fun wreath for Fall.
 
 
 Linking To:
 
DIYShowOff
 

ItsOverflowing

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Dollar Tree 4th of July Decor

I have been on a paper crafting kick lately so when I spotted these cupcake wrappers and picks at the Dollar Tree I knew I would use them for crafting and not backing!
 
 
I still need to whitewash the mirror that goes with this dresser. It looks so awful in photos:(
 
 
 

 
I made the coffee filter wreath to go with it all to help keep it toned down. The best part is all the 4th of July stuff on the wreath is temporary so I can use it year round! Love, Love! 


 
I cut the wrappers into squares and than cut slits into the middle without going all the way to the middle. You will than fold in one corner at a time into the middle until you create a pinwheel.  
 

 
Put a pin in the middle to hold it all together and I reused the picks I cut off of the flag picks to pin into the wreath with stick tack. Worked like a charm, I can just pull them out when the 4th of July is over.
 
 


 

 
I even cut down the liners and added them to doilies for another banner.  



 
 
 

Love the blue mason jar mugs from Target...scored those for a $1.48 each:)



Reused the little pieces of wrappers to go around a painted can.


I even used up the little pieces triangle from cutting the flag picks down for more mini pinwheels. I don't think I put anything into the trash on this one.

 
If you accordion fold the liners and glue two of them together you'll get that cute flower shaped paper wheel. 
 
 
Crazy how many different things I was able to make out of half a package of cupcake wrappers and picks for $1!!
 
 
 Linking To:


Lil Mrs Tori
Classy Clutter

Too Much Time On My HandsTidyMom
Say G'Day Saturday

Monday, April 21, 2014

Spring Easter Party

Hope everyone had a wonderful Easter!
 
My boy's were thrilled when I told them we would be having an Easter party at our with all their friends.
 
I know it's all over but I'm still going to share it with all of you:) Some of it could even be used for summer parties.
 

 The "fence" looking backdrop was a bed frame I rescued from the trash!


The cake stand was thrown together using a CD container, scrap paper, pizza board and Martha Stewart trim paper. 







Cotton candy gum ball "bunny tails"


 
The "veggie garden"
 



 
The "dirt cake"

 

 
I made little treat baskets out of used tuna cans, dyed coffee filters and the handles are from paper bags. 





 
 












 

 
I gave the ferns to the mommy's at the end:) Who doesn't enjoy a pretty plant?
 


I've been a little obsessed with paper flowers lately. I made these out of coffee filters, cupcake wrappers and doilies. 
 
We did a glow in the dark egg hunt once it got dark and the kids had a blast!!
 


 

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