Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Pool Noodle Flip-flop Wreath

I got together with some friends this morning and we had a blast making these cute little wreaths with pool noodles from the dollar store. We all fell in love with a design we saw on Pinterest. We used the smaller noodles that are about 2 1/2" in diameter and we bent them into a circle and used packing tape to secure them. We then made some very easy and cute felt flowers. You can find the tutorial to make your own here.
We wrapped the noodle wreath form in 4 inch wide fabric strips and secured all the elements with hot glue. I ran out of time and wasn't able to finish my wreath until I got home. Just when I thought I was done, I decided I needed to add the pennant element that I had seen on another Pinterest project. So glad I did! I think this turned out to be a super cute summer wreath. My mind is spinning with possibilities for future incarnations. Yay!!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Teacher Appreciation Pencil Decoration

I was hanging out with my husband the other day on one of our ultra glamorous dates, and we ended up at Home Depot. As we were wandering around the SUPER fun brick section (sense the sarcasm,) I saw a small little box full of what looked like potential pencils. I had seen an inspiration piece on Pinterest and thought I could totally swing my own version. What a perfect gift for Teacher Appreciation week!! I was able to finish 3 of them in about 1 1/2 hours.So, I had recently finished a project for my Mom and had some left over paper that was the same color as a pencil. Score!! I also found some paper that reminded me of an eraser, so it seemed like I was in good shape. I used my handy dandy Cricut to cut the names out of vinyl, some twine and ribbon for a hanger and some eye hooks from my craft stash. I painted the tip of the project with black paint to simulate the lead. And that is about it! I suppose I could have cut the wood with my new scroll saw, but if you find a box of 12 stakes on a glamorous Home Depot date, for $2.79? You buy them. Then you make pencils. The end. ;-)

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