It has been SO nice here this week. Just the kind of weather I like, 60 degrees and just a little bit cloudy, but still sunny. Takes me back to summer days growing up in Alaska. yeah... Anyway, I have had some SERIOUS spring fever. In fact I think everyone in my house has... my kids have been TOTALLY CRAZY this week.
And since I did really feel like doing spring cleaning, I opted to do some spring crafting and made this super cute, fast, and easy wreath.
I had had my eye on this green wreath at my favorite local craft store for a few weeks now, but it was on sale. BOO. I know, normally on sale is a good thing. The problem was that is was only like 20% off and I like to get 40% off. But guess what, today it wasn't on sale and I could use the 40% off coupon that I ALWAYS have in my purse. Helpful hint. Learn your craft stores coupon policy. My fave, Ben Franklin, takes any other competitors coupons. I always make sure to check the web sites and if Ben Franklin doesn't have a current 40% off coupon chances are Hobby Lobby and Micheals will. Then I just print out a few so I always have one.
For this wreath I just bought the green wreath (at 40% off), a wooden letter (that was on sale and for things less than $5 any sale price is good with me), and 3 pieces of scrapbook paper.
I just Mod Podged the paper to the letter and then made a few other embellishments. Don't you love the wood grain chevron paper?
For some reason the black door and the fact that I was trying to take quick pictures before I had to head out the door to take 4 small kids to Chuck E Cheese on a Friday night made it so the color on the paper looks washed out, but trust me in person these are some bright, happy, little pinwheels.
When I was done I just hung it with some baker's twine. Got to love that stuff.
Bring on SPRING... and the features.
I am in love with this chair from 52 Mantels. And there is a tutorial for a super cute little bird pillow too.
I am also loving this cute chair from Welcome to The Mouse House.
Pom pom flowers in old jars. What a great idea from My Simple Home Life. Really great colors too.
I am such a fan of Robin's cakes. Check out her polka dot Easter egg cake at Bird on a Cake.
And these Fizz recipes at Nest of Posies sound SO GOOD!! She uses mason jars with her blender. I need to go see if my blender fits mason jars because that is just awesome.
I hope you enjoyed the features as much a I did. Because they were so awesome. Really good work ladies!!!