{BLOOM} Spring Wreath

Howdy all!  Well, I just couldn’t bring myself to make an Easter wreath since I could only keep it up for a couple of weeks, so I made this lovely Spring wreath!

Don’t you just LOVE the  simplicity and colors?  Okay, honestly, if you’ve been following for long you’ll know I’m a fan of simplicity especially when it comes to wreaths.

First I chose some great scrapbook paper & chipboard letters B-L-O-O-M.

I turned the paper over to the back and the letters as well.  Then I traced each letter on to the paper of my chosen pattern.

I carefully cut the letters out and then mod podged them to the chipboard letters.  You’ll see that the paper letters are slightly larger than the chipboard letters.  That’s perfect!

After the mod podge has dried… using sandpaper sand the edges in a downward motion.

You’ll end up with these lovely distressed looking letters.  Aren’t they fabulous?

Take a foam wreath and paint it the color of your burlap {or close to} just in case there is any peeking through.  Let dry.  Using hot glue and strips of burlap wrap the entire wreath in burlap. Once you are done also use hot glue to attach the letters to the wreath.

I added some fun paper flowers with button centers.  So adorable!  I just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this wreath!

Don’t forget to pin away!

Have a great day and Happy Spring!


Paper Egg Art

If you are joining me today from Oopsey Daisy, sit down, relax and enjoy!  If you like what you see, I’d LOVE for you to follow along via e-mail or Facebook {top right side of home page}.

I am so excited to share today’s tutorial with you!  It is the cutest stitched Easter egg I’ve ever seen.  🙂

My stitiched paper egg is such a great addition to my Easter mantel.  I love all of the bright pops of color, and sewing paper is SO seriously EASY! 

I started by cutting ovals using my Cricut and 5 different papers.  I then created stripes from the different ovals {free hand}.  I glued all of the stripes of paper onto a background egg paper {my backgroung egg is the sparkly orange paper since it was the thickest} and added some additional circles and flowers also cut by my Cricut from my colored paper.  This is the layered egg pre-stitching.

Once the glue dried I sewed each edge using my sewing machine and a zigzag stitch.

It was amazingly simple to sew.

The back even looks cool!

Don’t you just love all of the colors and I really love seeing the little holes created by the needle in the sewing machine.

This is just adorable!  I LOVE the glitter paper too.

Happy Easter!  Now, who is going to make one for themself?  C’mon, it really is easy!  Looks great with a few extra twine eggs I had left over from by Twine Egg Garland.

Twine Egg Banner

Happy Easter!  I am in love with my colorful Easter Banner I made this year.  Yes, it’s the dreaded twine (I used embroidery floss) over balloons.  Sounds fun and messy right!  Well, gather your favorite colored twine, { I couldn’t find twine in the right colors, so I used embroidery floss.} water balloons and some glue.

Step 1:  Blow up several water balloons.  {This can be tricky and make your mind a little fuzzy, but I promise if you endure it will be worth it}.  Don’t mind my drop cloth  🙂

Step 2:  Tape down the part of the balloon that you blow in.  Not sure what its real name is. Let’s call it the “neck”.

Step 3: Mix together equal parts white glue and water.  First I dumped the floss into a cup of the glue/water solution. Umm…  don’t do this.  All I got was a huge tangled mess of embroidery floss.  So instead I used a plate of the solution and zig zagged the floss through it so I could wrap a whole bunch at once.  Wrap the balloons in a random pattern with your soaked twine or floss.

Step 4:  Let them dry {I let mine dry for several days until the balloons started shrinking.}  Pop the balloons and then remove using tiny scissors and tweezers.  These are my fabulous eggs with the wrinkled up, popped balloons still inside.  Pretty right?

FINAL STEP:  String them onto any type of twine, ribbon etc. or just put them in a pretty dish for Easter.

Hope this gets you inspired to create something special for your house for Easter too!  Happy Easter!

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Easter Mantel

Each holiday I am falling in love with my mantel more and more.  It’s so fun being crafty and festive!  So…. drumroll please…  here is my Easter mantel.

I decided NOT to go with traditional Easter pastels, but a more modern and bright version of Easter colors.  Over the next two-ish weeks I’ll be posting tutorials for all of the fabulous ideas seen on this mantel, plus a few other Spring bonuses not seen here.  PLUS on March 27th one of my tutorials will be posted at one of my favorite blogs, Oopsey Daisy!  Follow via e-mail or Facebook to make sure you don’t miss any great Easter ideas!

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