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Fall Wreath

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 With 2 wild little monkeys (oops, I meant boys) needing my constant attention I don’t have too much time to be crafty these days, but every once in a while I can fit something in… here’s how I got to make a new fall wreath:

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I worked on the wreath on the porch while they played in the backyard (they were in their element, I was in mine).

When I took the photo my son was coming to ask me for some help getting the mud off his hands… which was AWESOME because a year ago he would have tried to get it off himself… with his mouth.  Progress, people!

This wreath only cost me $1 to make!  Someone had given me the Styrofoam wreath, I used scrap fabrics, and I bought the bird at Dollar Tree (I also used scissors, hot glue, and a little bit of thin wire).  If you don’t have a Styrofoam wreath you can be cheap and crafty and make your own out of a pool noodle!

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1.  I started by tearing the fabric into strips about 1.5″ wide.
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2.  I tied the strips around the wreath form and then trimmed off the ends so the edge was more even.

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3.  After that it still needed a little something, so I made a bow out of burlap ribbon (using a little wire to hold it together) and hot-glued the bow and the bird onto the wreath.

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Here’s another super-duper easy fall craft that I made last fall (if I can make this while caring for a newborn and 2 year-old, you can do it!)

And here are some more fun ideas for fall:

Fantastic Fall Decorating and Craft Ideas

Sweet and Spooky Halloween Votives

Top 10 Pumpkin Recipes to Try

 

"God Bless the USA" Sign

“God Bless the USA” Sign

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With the 4th of July quickly approaching, I decided we needed a cute patriotic sign for our front porch.  I found some wooden letters on sale at hobby lobby that inspired this sign– all the other materials I used were things I already had so the whole project probably cost around $2 to make!

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You will need:

1 piece of scrap wood

wooden “USA”  letters- mine are from Hobby Lobby

acrylic paint (white, gray, brown, red, blue)

paint brushes (1 wide for dry-brushing, 1 medium for painting letters, and 1 small for painting words)

wood glue

wire

glass beads

torn strips of fabric or ribbons

upholstery staple gun & staples

I started by painting the wood.

I used the wide natural bristle brush to dry-brush on white paint and then a little gray to make it look old and weathered.  Luckily this piece of scrap wood was really old and beat up so that helped me achieve that look!

I also painted the letters solid blue and red.

Then I dry-brushed some gray paint on the letters to make them look old too.

Next, I used the wood glue to attach the letters to the board and used the small paint brush with brown paint to write “God bless the” at the top of the board.

Once that was dry, I was ready to attach the hanger.  I bent one end of the wire and stapled it to the back of the board,  added some beads to the wire and stapled the other end.

Then I wrapped part of the wire around a pencil and made it look kind of curly and crazy to keep the beads spread out.

To finish it off I tied torn strips of red and blue fabric on the sides of the wire.

I love having it on our front porch!  I am proud that my husband served in the armed forces and very thankful to live in this great country!

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Welcome back to our weekly Create & Share Round Up and Link Party!
 This week we want to see all your red, white, and blue projects and recipes.
Patriotic Wood Blocks by Family Ever After / Firecracker Cake by Love Bakes Good Cakes / American Flag Pallet Art by Mom 4 Real / Star Spangled Table Runner by The Cards We Drew / Patriot Wreath by Capital B / Glow-in-the-Dark Shirts by Dukes & Duchesses / Stars & Stripes Fabric Bunting by Craftaholics Anonymous / Summer Beach Chairs by Lake Girl PaintsWe can’t wait to see all your fabulous red, white, and blue projects and recipes!!  Link up below so we can be inspired by you!



 

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Happy Earth Day!! In celebration of Earth Day we are having a Recycled Projects Create & Share Party!

Here is a round up of some awesome Recycled Projects!

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1. DIY Tire Planter 2. Old Shutters Side Table 3. Wall Mounted Old French Door 4. Lace Wrapped Water Bottle Vase 5. Denim Snack Bag 6. Old Door Corner Shelf 7. Oven Shelf Jewelry Holder 8. Painted Jars

Now we would LOVE for you to share your recycled projects. If you know of any other projects out there that we just have to see, please invite the creator over to join our party, too! :)

Here is the linky code:


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DIY Flower Planter Ideas– Create and Share!

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I am so ready for SPRING!! Did y’all catch last weeks Create and Share Party? It’s all about Spring Projects and Crafts! Now that Spring is officially here we are under a FREEZE WARNING tonight!? What the what? I mean, me as in the AliLily portion of this party. I live in Houston….freeze warning…..the last week of March…..in normal hot and humid Houston!!

BUT….to cheer us all up ( we know nearly the whole county is frozen tonight, too) Kara, Kate and myself bring you….

DIY Flower Planter Ideas! We have some gorgeousness to share with y’all that is sure to get you in the mood for Spring decor.

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1. Off the Wall Suspended Flower Garden 2. Twig Planter 3. Vintage Chair Planter 4. Old Bicycle Basket Planter 5. Mad Planter

6. Repurposed Tire Planters 7. The Pot Wreath 8. Tipsy Planters 9. Office Baskets Turned Planters

We found a few more gorgeous flower planter ideas we had to share with y’all.

flower planter collage 21. Old Dresser Turned Flower Planter 2. Upcycled BBQ Pit Planter 3. Old Window Planter 4. Repurposed Chicken Feeder Planter

Now it’s y’alls turn to share and inspire us!