Monday, April 19, 2010

A spring wreath

When I saw THIS wreath


Over @ MaryJanes and Galoshes – I knew I HAD to make one too!

I already had a similar punch. Mine was oval with scallops instead of a circle like she used. But it still turned out pretty well!


I also just wanted one butterfly. It’s hard to tell in the picture but I made a little “flower” of sorts in the same way the paper bags were attached and that’s where the butterfly sits. I used sheet music to make the flower.

Here is a picture of the process – I had everything I needed but the wreath base which is from the Dollar Tree so whole project only cost $1


And a final view of how it looks on my laundry room door


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Sunday, April 18, 2010

Safe Travels – Postcard Display

I haven’t traveled much in my life. But I have lots of friends that travel. Many people want to bring something back. I request postcards. My grandma has been sending me postcards from her travels for years. So I needed to find a way to display them.

A year or 2 a go I found a doll crib at my local goodwill. It was the PERFECT color… I have pieced it apart using the pieces for various things like the side rails as a trellis in my garden you saw in THIS post. So I decided to take the bottom part that the mattress would lay on to display my postcards. I stuck them in the metal where it would hold and used small clothespins from Walmart to hold where the metal wouldn’t. Here is how it turned out:


It is in the entry way so every time I leave the house I see all the safe travels people have had and it makes me remember to travel safely :)

Here is a close up of the piece of the bed:


It’s a soft blue color. The wall is not even though it looks like it in the picture. It looks like a blue speckled egg. Too pretty!


One more for good measure. :)

Posting to these parties!

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Tuesday, April 13, 2010


We hear LOTS about Pottery Barn and Ballard Designs…. but one place we don’t hear about much is Wisteria! So I was SOOOO excited to see Melaine @ My Sweet Savannah is having a give away for this


from them! WOO HOO! Go over and enter it’s the last day! I hope I win.

But also check out Wisteria! I find them to be a bit expensive but a GREAT place for IDEAS! Here are just a few…. They all remind me of DIY projects I have seen around blogland!


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