Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Lets Get Crafty!!

I know you might find this hard to believe but I have actually completed a few crafts and I wanted to share them with you!  I'm going to share a few today and few later in the week. 

First up, I really have wanted to start making wreaths for each month.  I have a flag for each month that hangs outside on the garage and I think a wreath hanging on the door would look nice too.  The inspiration comes from Lolly jane boutique and looks like this!
Can you see why I loved it when I saw it??? Plus it didn't seem too complicated so I headed to Hobby Lobby to see what I could find!  I actually went searching for an actual Heart Styrofoam shape so I didn't have to cut my own out of cardboard but the small size was gone.  I did pick out Pink Boas - I found less expensive ones in the party section for a little girls princess party.  I'll share my process with you but if you click on the link above, you can also view the original instructions as well.

 I cut a heart shape out of a cereal box - I will admit that when I was all done, it was a little big and I should have made it much more of a defined heart due to the boa kinda "hiding" the shape.
 Then I just spray painted it a raspberry color only to hide the cardboard look in case any showed throw the boa (which it did).
 Then I just wrapped the boas!  I actually purchased 4 because they were 1/2 the size of the regular boas but I could have easily used one more.  I hot glued the end to the heart and the just wrapped it, using hot glue to attach the other end. 
Now, when I look at my final product, I do like it alot, but my thought was that it looked nothing like a heart.  Well, I put it away (since I completed it in January) until February 1st and then hung it on the door.  Both of my boys pointed at it and said "Mom, a heart!"  So I guess maybe it isn't as shapeless as I thought!! 

One other simple decoration idea is Subway Art.  I came across this one last year from She wears flowers and knew I wanted to use it this year.  This is my final product:
I picked up a very inexpensive frame from Hobby Lobby, printed the Subway art (yes, I realize that it is not perfectly centered), attached it to a piece of scrapbook paper and . . .how easy is that??? 

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