Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Wreaths

I love wreaths.  If you were to look at my Pinterest you would see I have a lot of Wreaths pinned.  I wanted to show you a few that I have made and a few that is on my list to make before Fall.  There are so many projects that I want to complete so I really need to get busy.  I can not believe it is almost August.  So here we go.  For St. Patrick's day, I decided I would make something to hang up.  No I don’t go crazy with St. Patty’s but thought it would be fun.  I want all the wreaths to be different, so here is what I came up with. 

I bought a wreath, some glitter clovers, leis, and felt for the flower.  Super easy!

 

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I think it turned out pretty cute for under $10 bucks!

 

For the end of the school year I decided to make my daughters teacher a Steelers Wreath. (believe me this was hard since I'm a HUGE Cowboys fan)  But for some reason I already had Steelers fabric from a previous project.

I did NOT measure these strips.  I just got the scissors and started cutting.  I tied each strip around the wreath and did that until the wreath was fully covered.  I just added some ribbon in the mix of the fabric.  This was really easy and her teacher LOVED it.  It was so personal, and she loves the Steelers almost as much as I love my BOYS.  Since football is a go, I will be making one of these for myself. 

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This wreath is currently on my door.  I fell in Love with the yarn wreaths with felt flowers.  I found many on ETSY that I wanted, but thought I would try and make one first.  If it didn’t work out, I would then buy it.   I used a foam wreath and wrapped yarn around it and every once in a while I would put a little hot glue down.  This wreath was pretty simple to do, but kind of tedious and time consuming.  I you- tubed how to make felt roses and then attached them onto the wreath.  I had thought about making these to sell, but I don’t think I have the patience for doing a bunch of these.

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This is my first wreath that I did at Christmas last year.  I tied different Christmas ribbon around it, added some fur, and glued ornament balls on it to try and fill the spaces.  I am going to add some more before I hang it back up this year.  I had it on my front door and everyday I came home and a ball would be on the ground.  It kept happening and I really thought someone was pulling my balls off(not literally) jk bad joke.  But come to find out the hot glue was getting so hot from the sun shinning on it all day and the glue would melt and the balls would fall off.  I was so mad!!!  So as each ball fell, I would wire it back on.  So before I use it again this year, I need to fix my balls.  But I think it’s fun and I really like it.

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I use foam, hay, wooden, and wire wreaths.  It just depends what I have, what is on sale, and what I think will look the best.  Ohh and guess what I saw on pinterest that I'm going to use next.  A noodle!!  Yeah a water noodle.  Check it out.  I'm going to make a huge wreath.

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I think this came from erflies.blogspot.com/2011/05/my-1-wreath-form.html  but I pinned it on pinterest.  Genius if you ask me.

 

So let me show you what else I want to make before the end of the year.

1. of course my Cowboys wreath

2. a burlap wreath. (I have tons of burlap to work with)

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3. Halloween wreath- not sure what kind yet

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4. Christmas ornament wreath- I wanted to make one of these last year but didn’t get to it in time.  After Christmas I bought a ton of ornaments, so I  WILL finish this.  (but it wont go in the sun, because I don’t want them all to fall off)

 

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I better get busy!!!   Do you love wreaths? or make them?

Thursday, July 7, 2011

frames

WE  have been MIA the last few weeks.  Summer is such a busy time, honestly when is it not busy for me?    I am leaving this Friday for Colorado for a week with my hubs and kiddos and then 2 weeks after we get back the adults are going to VEGAS.  YAY I love Vegas!!  I'm not sure if I could live in Vegas, but I can defiantly go once a year and have some fun.    Anyways, I thought I would show yall some frames that I have been making.  We are not selling them, but I figured I could make some as gifts.  I thought they would be great gifts  for my dad, a friends birthday, and a graduation present.  So by the time I got to the third one I was a pro. (well kind of)  Stay tuned and I will show you the picture.   I found some MDF frames at Michaels unfinished with glass.  Painted them a few coats of paint and then started working on my silhouette machine.  Man I love this thing.  Kristin has been hiding this from me.  No not really we have a cricut at my house and Kristin had the Silhouette at hers.  I’m pretty sure the Cricut will be going on craigslist soon and we will need another Silhouette. haha  This thing is AWEOME.  Anyways, I made typography frames as gifts that were personalized for each person. 

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I think they turned out pretty good for my first 3 times of trying.  But do you notice anything on the 3rd one?(graduation one)  I didn’t even notice until I gave her the gift and started looking at the pictures I took of it.  Did you figure it out?  Well, I put HARD WORK on it twice and near each other.  So I called my neighbor up and said I need the frame back! haha  She said she didn’t even notice it and she probably thought I was Nuts.  But I pulled one off and put bachelors degree on and it turned out great.  I really do love the typography.  It’s so personal and unique, and I think  I will make me something! 

Yay it’s Thursday, almost the weekend.  Hope everyone has a great one.