The Argyle themed Christmas ornaments have been calling to me, since the first day I saw them in Hobby Lobby. The only thing is that I have nothing in my house that's pink and green. Therefore this wreath is really just for fun.
I have begun a new endeavor with making Christmas Wreaths. If you would like one, I can do an array of colors. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to special order one.
This wreath measures 20" wide and is made using Deco Mesh Ribbon. The cost will depend on the materials needed. An average cost for one similar to this will be $70 plus shipping. The order will be shipped within 3 days after money has been received via paypal.
So, funny story....my dad almost burned down my parents kitchen/house by leaving something on the stove burner, left room and forgot and they ended up having to replace quite a bit in their kitchen. Thank God it was not a total loss and it gave my mom the excuse to upgrade a few things, like a new stove!
My mom then made my dad agree to not cook inside anymore. And he agreed to her request, BUT he did not agree to stop cooking. He invested in a new gas grill outside and paired with his charcoal smoker, he built his own little outdoor kitchen!
So I made him a kitchen warming present! And here it is!
Here are a few pics of my process and if you're interested how I got the letters on here, check out this blog for my inspiration:
And referred to by one of the blogs I'm obsessed with, but now I can't even remember who it was! :(
So, the reason this stood out to me so much is because I'm going through some personal struggles, but no matter what, I've decided I will just keep swimming! I wanted to make something that I would see everyday and remind me of this simple but powerful encouragement!
So here's my creation...
It was very simple to make this.
Here are my steps:
1. Spray painted a 16 x 20 canvas with gray
spray paint (Krylon Brand).
2. Asked my bf that works at Staples to make a copy of my words on a transparency sheet (downloaded a font from one of those free font websites).
3. Using my school projector,
I penciled the words on the canvas.
FYI, this was the hardest part because a regular pencil is gray, on top of gray paint...guess I didn't think that thru very well).
4. Then I painted the letters with white acrylic paint.
5. Made some cloth rolled flowers. I used scrap material I bought in the left over bins from Joann's and Hobby Lobby and some cloth ribbon.
6. Glued 'em on and Bam, my creation was finally finished!
This project would've taken a "normal" person a few hours to make, but it took me a couple weeks because I'm pretty lazy and/or I get distracted easily and have a hard time finishing my projects!
I'm new to writing/making a crafty blog, but I've been reading blogs for many years and I'm absolutely obsessed with crafty homemaking blogs!
I finally decided to try my hand at blogging when I saw a contest for glittery projects!
Last Halloween (2010) my church hosted a Costume Carnival with food, games and costume contests. I was in charge of setting up the decor for our music group's cookie booth. Since we represented the music group, our theme was inspired by the "music of the night." Our colors were black and white and I made this pretty awesome Cookie Banner out of glittery/sparkly foam I got from Hobby Lobby.
Since I wasn't planning to make a tutorial or even considering writing a blog last fall, these won't be the best pics, but you will get the gist! :)
Here is a pic of the finished project:
Here are close ups so you can see the glittery goodness!