Saturday, January 29, 2011


This simple wreath is interchangeable to save money when you are ready to decorate for a new holiday!

Foam Wreath Form
Ribbon of choice - amount will vary depending on size of wreath
Straight Pins
Candle or lighter or other heat source

Begin by pinning your ribbon to your wreath form and wrapping it around the wreath.

When form is covered, pin the end of the ribbon to finish (note: I burned the ends of the ribbon to prevent fraying.) 

To make the flower:
Cut various sizes of circles from the same ribbon (or any other satin material you choose).  Heat the edges with a candle or lighter, enough to make the fabric curve, and slightly burn the edge if you want.  Layer the circles and glue or sew them together.  Fill the center of a flower with a ribbon knot, pearl, or anything you choose.   

Pin the flower to the wreath (Note: you can make this permanent by gluing it instead of pinning).

Tie a ribbon to hang it from.  I tied an extra knot in my ribbon so it would hang straight.

Now you have a beautiful wreath that you could easily take apart and re-assemble for any season!  You won't have to worry about buying more forms, or storing them.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Love Blocks

This is one of my Valentines Day decorations that I just love.  And, it's super simple to make!

1 1/2 inch square blocks (I purchased these at Hobby Lobby, but you can easily cut your own if you have the tools)
Paint - colors of your choice
Letters - mine were puchased at Hobby Lobby in the scrapbook section.  They are made by Spare Parts.  You could use stickers, vinyl, or anything that suits you for letters.
Tape - preferrably painters tape
Mod Podge
Adhesive (if your letters are not already sticky)- I used glue dots

  1. Paint blocks with your base color of choice.  Allow to dry completely
  2. Tape off a square and paint the inside of the square (note, I have other blocks that I painted a 1 inch square piece of paper and glued it on.  That worked just as well.  That's a springtime tutorial!)
  3. Allow to dry. 
  4. Mod Podge to seal the paint (you could use any spray sealant, if you choose)
  5. Adhere letters to blocks
Here's my favorite thing about these blocks:

They fit perfectly with this birthday calendar I made with my women-in-laws!  I have a few other block sets that I change out seasonally.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Valentines Craft

I don't have step-by-step instructions for this, but it's pretty simple.

Fishing Line (or ribbon would work, too), cut to various lengths
Various Valentine-themed paper, scraps work great!
Glue Stick or tape

  1. Cut hearts and circles out of random paper scraps.  I used a Cricut to cut mine, but you can do it freehand, too.
  2. Glue or tape shapes to fishing line/ribbon (I did mine double sided, but it would probably be easier to just tape it with one shape).
  3. Hang each strand from the ceiling and enjoy!