Purplicious Birthday Balloon Wreath…

I had a custom order from my Etsy shop to create a purple balloon wreath for a special Purplicious Birthday Party!!
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I used 12 inch balloons that were plain purple mixed with purple and white polka dot.  I added white and purple corkscrew pipe cleaners to finish it up—and I love the way it turned out!!  I am a bit partial since purple is my favorite color too!

Fall Burlap Deco Mesh Monogram Wreath…

I needed something for my front door, and after a few months of stewing came up with this little beauty…
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Hobby Lobby is killing me with all their fun burlap stuff!!  The base of the wreath is made from burlap deco mesh and then I found these beautiful burlap flowers the other day there…
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Added a few fall berry picks and a mod podged monogram wood initial and voila—fall wreath complete!!
I think it may need a little hot glue to keep everything in place, but other than that—it looks great on my door!!
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Patriotic fabric pinwheels in a paint stick picket fence…

I love pinwheels, and I love red, white, and blue.  I don’t have any wreaths for my door for my summer months, so I had to come up with something.  I decided on pinwheels, but didn’t want one more wreath.  I decided to make a picket fence out of wooden paint sticks from Home Depot.
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I glued the paint sticks together until they were wide enough that I could put two additional paint sticks across to make it look like a fence.  I painted them with a gray, watered down acrylic paint and then hot glued them together.
Then I drilled one hole in each of the top corners and used an old, wire hanger to hang it from.  It makes it look like a basket:)
I used red and white baker’s twine and hot glued it in a swag across the front and then added cardstock with the letters HAPPY and secured them with hot glue.
Here’s some pictures on how I made the pinwheels.  I cut out ten,
 5 inch squares of patriotic fabric and put a piece of Warm and Natural batting in between two pieces to make a little “sandwich.”
Next I sewed from one corner to the opposite, diagonal corner—just off the line of center.  I didn’t pin or mark anything and they turned out great—just wing it!! Then flip it around and sew 1/4 inch down the other side.
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You need to do this on the opposite corners as well so you end up with a double straight stitch “X.”  Then you will make 4 cuts to the center, but not through it.
So it looks like this…
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I did use contrasting thread (red in my bobbin) to add some fun!!  After you have made your 4 cuts, you can cut the edges of the square with pinking shears.
I folded the corners to make a pinwheel and then sewed a black button in the center.
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I hot glued two of the pinwheels directly to the picket fence, and then I spray painted three pencils blue and used them for the other three pinwheels.  The final step was to hot glue some burlap ribbon across the top edge.
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Chevron and pinwheels—can’t go wrong there!!  And the picket fence had to be my favorite part—who knew paint sticks could turn into something so fabulous?!?
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Balloon Wreath Giveaway!!!

I have been blogging for almost ninety days now and I want to celebrate by giving away something from my most popular post—it’s a balloon wreath giveaway!!

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This fun little balloon wreath is waiting patiently to be sent to you and become part of your holiday traditions!!
The giveaway starts today and ends at midnight (EST), on Monday, May 28, 2012.
Here’s the four different ways you can enter to win…
1. Become a follower by Google Connect on the right hand side and then leave me a comment that you are now following me.
2. Like my Facebook page, then leave me a comment that you have liked my page.
3. Update your Facebook status with a link to my blog and giveaway, and leave a comment that you shared a link to my blog.
4.  Follow me on Pinterest, and then leave a comment that you are following me on Pinterest.
Each comment you leave will count as an entry, so everyone gets up to four chances to win!!
For all you loyal 140 friends who have already been following me, just leave me a comment for each way that you follow me to enter!!
The winner will be posted on my blog Tuesday morning, May 29, 2012!!  And I’ll send it out to you in the mail the next day:)
Good luck, and thanks for the support!! 
Feel free to spread the word about my giveaway!!

Spring Balloon Wreath and a Feature…

Besides having terrible allergies, I am LOVING spring.  I decided to make a spring-y balloon wreath because they are so easy and fun to make!
I found these great polka dot balloons at Hobby Lobby and knew they would be perfect.  In case you missed my first balloon wreath post, you can read about it here.
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I wrapped the straw wreath with lime green striped ribbon first…
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I love this cheerful little wreath!!  I am feeling spring fever, which for me involves some cleaning, but mostly getting my hands into some more projects!!  And my ultimate creative buddy is coming next week—my mom and I are so dangerous together, I can’t wait!!
And another surprise that makes me so happy—my PB inspired quilt for Little Miss was featured at Here Comes the Sun today!!  Thanks Kelly!! And also on Design Dazzle, Thanks Toni!!
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