Sweethearts

I saw a craft online recently from the dollar store so I thought I would try it. The post showed a round wreath made from coffee filters. I decided to make it a little more for Valentines Day so I used a heart shaped wreath ring. I think it turned out pretty cute! I may add a little bow or something to create a pop of color. Sure does look like carnations doesn’t it? If you have any suggestions for a spark of color send me a comment!

Here are the steps if you want try one. It’s only $3.00 to make plus some hot glue. You’ll need a wire form, a roll of burlap ribbon, and a package of coffee filters.

Wrap the burlap around the frame and hot glue at the end of the ribbon.

Next form a filter into a flower shape and glue one by one to desired fullness.

Repeat until you make it all the way around!

And voila!!

You can vary your burlap color if you want make it for a different result such as green for St. Patty’s or regular brown burlap for an everyday farmhouse look. I think my next try will be to dip the edges on a ink pad to get that variegated carnation look. I’m thinking pink or red!

So give it a try! Share a pic or feel free to ask questions if you like. Thanks for stopping by!

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Christmas Reflection

Christmas has always been my favorite time of year. I always go overboard with the decorations. This year, since we downsized, I went a little smaller. Also, instead of pulling out the old decor I went with some new items. We purchased a smaller tree at only four feet tall. With a few dollar store ornaments, some wide ribbon, and a few flower picks from the home interior store we had a simple but elegant “farmhouse” Christmas. Enjoy the photos and happy new year!

Another One’s Junk

So in going along with the theme of the month, here is another trash to treasure. This was made upside down and not sellable so it landed in the damaged good pile. So naturally I scooped it up and gave it a home. Three coats of chalkboard paint with a little sanding in between, and I’ve got a cute little chalkboard for my craft room.

I’m baaaack!

Well it has been a while!  Boy life can throw you some serious curve balls as we all know.  Been through some changes, but going to get back to my love of crafting, so stay tuned as I get myself tuned up as well.  Welcome back and thanks for staying with me!

Working Away

I am busy working on a few projects at the same time.  Some call it multi-tasking, I call it (self-diagnosed) ADD.  I think the card file is going to look great when it is done – it was my teaser on the last post.  I also have a 1920’s side chair that is nearly complete.  Those pics will be posted in the next couple of days.  Come down and see me this weekend at The Pink Daisy in the KC West Bottoms.  I will be working in the store on Saturday (the 18th) so stop by and say hi.  Plan on lunch from the food trucks, they are awesome!  Hope to see you then!