Friday, January 23, 2015

I Heart this Wreath…


Today I am re-posting a Valentine project from a couple of years ago. It's hard to believe it has been 2 years since I made this pretty little wreath. I do not use alot of Valentine decor...but this one is still a favorite that I put out each year.


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This project started out with a wire coat hanger, sheet music, a roll of .20 gauge wire, and mod podge…


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After bending my wire hanger into the shape of a heart…I stalled and was not sure exactly what  I was going to make. Then, I came across this wreath from Lucy at the blog Craftberry Bush, and found the inspiration I needed!

Since mine is a little bit different, I will show you a quick step by step on how to create your very own.


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Start by bending your wire hanger into the shape of a heart. I decided to leave the top so it could be used to hang your finished wreath. Then form a length of your .20 gauge wire into the word Love...


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Next, attach the Love to your heart shape. I used a little bit of thinner wire to attach the letter “L” and just wrapped the tail of the letter “e” around the heart…


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Now for the messy part…wrap your strips of sheet music all around the heart and the word Love…lots and lots of strips…


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While that is drying…cut out some paper leaves and make some paper rosettes. I followed the easy step by step directions by Emily at Jones Design Co. here. I also covered some wire to create the curly pieces and went out into the yard to collect a few twigs…


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Then just hot glue all of your adornments onto your wreath however you like. I also decided to add some paper butterflies cut out from book pages. You can add whatever you like to customize your wreath…
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Have fun with it!


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I Love this Wreath!
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Monday, October 13, 2014

The Secret to Dried Hydrangeas…


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Yes, I know the secret…and I am going to share it with you! Here it is…
 
 
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Put your beautiful bunch of hydrangeas into a vase with just enough water to cover the stems.
Then...let the water evaporate!


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That’s it!
 
 
By allowing the water to slowly evaporate on its own, the cut hydrangeas dry perfectly. Every time!
 
 
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I am giving my friend Lynelle the credit for this clever tip…and the credit for these beautiful blooms from her yard.


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Thanks Lynelle!
 
 
 
 
 
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