Thursday, March 29, 2012

Easter Mantle

A month ago my friend Angie and I got some pieces of wood cut at Lowe's (they turn the other way when they see us coming now).  I painted mine a variety of spring colors, added vinyl I cut with my silhouette, and tied them up with a bow.

I framed a cute vintage picture I downloaded from the Graphics Fairy blog.

I made a wreath using an old grapevine wreath form.  I added moss, eggs, and spring silk flowers.
 And here it is, all put together.
I love the colors all together.  It doesn't really match with my fireplace color, but I can't really paint that for every season :)

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Easter Egg Button Tree

I love taking dollar store items and jazzing them up into something special.  I bought a potted Easter Tree, carrot ornaments, and egg ornaments.
First I spread the branches apart.  I cut out leafs from coordinated fabric and glued them onto the branches.  I layered buttons and strung them onto other branches.  Then, my daughter and I added the carrot and egg ornaments.  As a finishing touch, I cut a circle of burlap and tied it around the pot with ribbon for a fresh look.  I incorporated it into my Easter mantle, which I will feature in my next post.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Banner O' Luck

I have time to squeeze in one more St. Patrick's Day craft.  This time I used wooden shamrocks and the word Luck that I purchased from....wait for it....PYP!! Anyone that doesn't know what PYP means, it's Pick Your Plum, my new addiction (next to Pinterest of course).  Here is the raw product.

Anyhoo, I decided to modge podge different scrapbook paper on each letter of LUCK and paint the shamrocks green of course.  I drilled small holes and laced on the twine.  I tied a few coordinating fabric strips in between and it turned out CUTE, CUTE, CUTE!!!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Lucky Wreath

I don't have many (ok not really any) decorations for St. Patrick's Day. I really love making wreaths so I whipped this beauty up the other day.  Here is a mini-tutorial on how I did it.

I like to use foam wreaths for these projects.

Cut your fabric in 1 1/2 inch strips and wrap it around the wreath.
I try to overlap the fabric and use as little glue as possible because I don't like the look of it.
I cut out burlap diamonds to use as the banner.  I spelled out LUCK with scrabble letters and glued them on
Little Shamrocks from Pick Your Plum.  I decoupaged some cute scrapbook paper on it.

I made a variety of flowers.  Tutorials for these flowers are all over blogland, but I would be happy to provide a tutorial on them if anyone wants.

I love it up against my shabby green chair.  I will be linking to the following St. Patrick's Day linky party.

Woo Hoo, my lucky wreath was lucky enough to be featured on Someday Crafts!!  Thank You!!!


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