Friday Favorites – Week 123

Welcome to another Friday Favorites! I hope you all enjoyed your 4th of July holiday!  Even though the fireworks have been shot and the festivities are over, I couldn’t resist featuring some 4th of July Craft Projeccts this week! I didn’t get a chance to work on any 4th of July crafts myself, so this my chance to showcase some great ideas.  Plus, it’s such a great theme, and you can actually use the red, white and blue colors year round too or use these ideas and tailor them to fit the colors in your home. [Read more…]

Love Bird Wreath Makeover

Today I am finally getting around to sharing the wreath that I have featured in my banner! I found this cute “Lovebird Inn” wreath at the thrift store for $2!  It was a little worn, but all it really needed was some new flowers and it would be perfect for our door.

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Spotlight on The Baker’s Daughter

I’m very excited to introduce my newest sponsor to you! I first fell in love with The Baker’s Daughter when I was looking for items to feature on my blog and in Etsy Treasuries.  And I’m very proud to share their shop with you!

The Baker’s Daughter offers beautiful handmade yarn wreaths, wall flowers, and decor for your home.  Their designs are unique and feature some bold, bright colors that you will love, and they have something for every holiday, season, and style you can imagine.

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Fun Easter Wreaths

Easter is just around the corner! (Yeah! I really feel like it’s sneaking up on us this year!)

So I got to browsing around yesterday for some Easter wreaths to share with you guys.

I found all of these on the great and wonderful source that is Pinterest! (Follow Me!) 

If you’ve got any spring or Easter projects, don’t forget to come by and link them up for Friday Favorites so I can feature you!

Easter Peep Wreath from Our Best Bites

Sweet Easter Wreath from till death do us part
Easter Wreath with Tulle, Ribbon, and Sequin Eggs from debbie does creations
Easter Bunny Wreath from Ever Blooming Originals
Chick Wreath – Guest Post at Craftaholics Anonymous. 
Wreath was made by Design Editor.
Vintage Easter Wreath from Treasured Heirlooms 
Chocolate Easter Wreath from  The Baker’s Daugher
Easter Bunny Wreath with Carrots from The Tattered Cottage
Balloon Yarn Wreath Tutorial from ErikaJean 
Crochet Easter Egg Wreath Pattern from favecrafts

I’m linking up at Tidy Mom and these parties.



Christmas Ball Wreath and Display


The last couple of years I’ve been in love with everyone’s ball wreaths! I considered making my own, but when I saw this one at Target for just $20, I decided to just buy it.


To be honest, I’m sure if I’d try to make my own, it wouldn’t have come out nearly as nice.  And I know I would have spent more than $20 just on the balls alone!

And I’m so excited to show you how I decided to use it!


I already had a wreath that lights up to go on the front door, so I decided to hang this one in our living room over our new entertainment center.  It made the perfect center piece for what I’m calling my “Rainbow Christmas Display.”


So what do you think?  I’m sure it may be a little bright for some, but all the colors and shine make me happy!



I’m linking up at Tidy Mom and these parties.

Summer Pinwheel and Burlap Wreath

I think pinwheels are so cute and fun for the summer!  Several weeks ago while making my flag wreath, I also put this little pinwheel wreath together.
Since it’s made using the scrapbook paper of your choice, it’s a very versatile project.  And I made fairly easy by using “flat pinwheels.”  Hope you enjoy this tutorial.

What You Need:
1 Embroidery Hoop (mine is 12 inches)
Scrapbook Paper
Burlap (or your choice of material)
Hot Glue Gun
Glue stick

1.  Choose some coordinating scrapbook papers (preferably with designs on both sides).  I used 3 different sheets for mine, but you could use more or less.  Cut your paper into 5 inch squares.  You’ll need about six for a 12 inch wreath.  (By the way, the paper that I used came out of a kit from Scrapbook Circle which I actually won last year through a blog giveaway. Yay!)
2.  Using scissors, cut your paper starting and the corner, and cutting toward the center, stopping about 1/2 an inch from the center.  Do this at each corner.  Next you need to fold one of the corners over, folding flat toward the center, and repeat with the remaining corners. Use glue stick so that pinwheel shape stays in place. (Or if you don’t want flat pinwheels, you can fold them over without folding flat and secure the pinwheel with a brad.)
3.  Next cover your embroidery hoop with burlap or your choice of fabric.  Use the hot glue gun to secure your fabric to the hoop.
4.  Now use your glue stick to attach the pinwheels to the wreath.
5.  Finally add some ribbon for hanging, and you’re done!

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I’m linking up at these crafty parties and Tidy Mom.


Country Style, Shabby Chic 4th of July Wreath

My mom gave me this wreath. Isn’t it cute?  I have this on my door right now for 4th of July, but I really love decor like this year round because I adore the country style!

To make this wreath, you start with a vine wreath.  Next a string of garland featuring small metal stars was added.  Also strung on this garland are some small bells, which are painted red or blue.  I’ve seen similar garlands sold at decor retailers (perhaps Pottery Barn or Current), so I’m sure you could find something similar with a simple internet search.  Or you could go the less expensive route and buy some wire/foil type garland from Wal-mart or the dollar store.
Next wooden hearts and stars were painted and added to the wreath using hot glue.  The ribbon at the bottom can be tied and then added also using hot glue, or you can loop the ribbon through the vine and then tie it in lieu of glue.

Finally the star and welcome sign are suspended down the middle using a simple wire wrapping technique.  And another wire is wrapped around the top for easy hanging.

I’m linking up at these parties.


Easy Flag Wreath and Wall Art Tutorial

I love 4th of July! I don’t usually do any decorating for it, but I had this flag handkerchief with a couple of paint spots on it, and because I hate to throw things away, I decided to upcycle it into a nice wall hanging.
This is such an easy and affordable project, I just had to share it with you!

What You Need:
embroidery hoop (mine was 12 inches)
flag (mine was about 15 inches wide)
hot glue gun

First you need to position the flag inside the embroidery.  Make sure that the area inside the hoop is the exact area you want display, and then tight the hoop.  (For mine, I did the “up and down” hanging flag as seen in the Olympics, but as you can see in the picture below, it looks great horizontal as well.)

Next take your scissors and cut out the excess fabric, leaving about 1/2 an inch to an inch all the way around.  Your cut doesn’t have to be perfect because you won’t see any of the excess after you’re done.

After you’re done cutting, take your glue gun and glue your excess fabric to the inside of your embroidery hoop.  Finally take a piece of ribbon (about 8 inches long).  Loop the ribbon through the hoop.  Tie the ribbon in a knot.  Hang on your wall or door and enjoy!
I’m linking up at these linky parties.


Big Spring Flower Wreath

I love the colors of spring!  This spring I’m welcoming people in to my home with the colors of this wreath on my front door! Isn’t it pretty?  
And before I go further, you’re right the door in the picture actually isn’t the front door. Actually I put it up this up in the living room last month, but I moved it to the front door a couple of weeks ago for the Easter and Mother’s Day holidays.  But I think, this time next month, I’m going to put it back up in the living room, as it goes with some other rose themed decor that I have.
There’s no tutorial today because I didn’t make this, although I wish I had!
But I do have a tip!  They have a lot of wreaths at Walmart that are similar to this.  You can find them in the craft section with the flowers  They start as low as $20 (perhaps even cheaper for something smaller), and then they go up in price from there.  That’s just about the best price you can find for something new. And for a wreath of this size and fullness, you can’t really beat it!
Even if you made your own, you’d spend about that much in materials for a wreath of this size  The only catch is that the back of it is a plastic frame as opposed to a metal frame, but you can’t see the frame anyway, so it’s pefectly good to me!

Linking up to these parties.


I Love Easter Wreaths

Photo Credit: UpTown Originals
Here lately I’ve been all about wreaths!  Last month I created an etsy treasury of St. Patty’s Day Wreaths as well as a Celebrate St. Patty’s Day treasury, and so this month I followed these up with a treasuy of Easter Wreaths and another called Celebrate Easter.
Also, this month (actually last week) I joined Pinterest. It’s a new bookmarking and social network site.   I’ve pinned some lovely things for Easter on there as well.  So today I’ll be sharing some wreaths from my Etsy Treasury and my Pinterest Page. (By the way, if you’re already a Pinterest member or you’re going to sign up, please visit my page and follow me, and I will follow you back!)

I hope you enjoy these finds!

Springtime Easter Egg Wreath from A Work of Heart
Easter Wreath from CraftyArtist

Bright and Colorful Easter Egg Wreath from Always Present

Feather Easter Egg Wreath from Every Crafty Endeavor

Spring/Easter Wreath from Loving Every Second
Easter Egg Wreath from Crocheted Creations

Easter Wreath Topiary from Cozy Home Scenes

For more Easter Wreaths, please check out my treasury.