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Fun with Cupcake Liners

Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy—>that’s how this tutorial is for me 🙂 Just refer back to my directions for the doily wreath and THAT is how you will make this one. Here are the only differences: I used cupcake liners (see Jenn’s from TT&J’s here) instead of doilies, in addition to separating the liners you will also need to flatten them before pinching, I embellished with a flattened cupcake liner and silk flower instead of sweater flowers and pearls–>that’s it! A fabulous wreath for your front door! I used about 270 cupcake liners and the same 10-inch foam wreath from dollar tree–> Cheap, Chic, and oh-so unique–>you’re welcome!

Hopefully the scuff in the middle (on the door) isn’t bothering you as much as it is me—>grrr, I will have to see if I can scrub it away in the morning!

I’m thinking a little quote in the middle will be cute, if I alter it in any way I will show you in an upcoming post!

~Chris

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~Doily Wreath~

I FINALLY completed this Doily Wreath for Mikayla’s door! I was inspired by Madigan Made who created a heart-shape Doily Wreath that was super cute! I decided to make a circular one and purchased the ten inch foam wreath from the Dollar Tree along with FOUR 100 packs of Doilies–>Yes, you did read right–>400 DOILIES! I began by plugging in my glue gun and then opening one package at a time and separating each and every doily.

 

I then faced it down and pinched it right in the middle (gathering it ) like so…

I sooooooo forgot to mention the key point to accomplishing this time-consuming task—>you must sit on your rear and watch television! I know, not very appealing but it’s a MUST 🙂 I used football Sundays as a perfect way of completing this. Although my distaste for football has diminished greatly I still find it hard to SIT for THREE HOURS and do NOTHING. My husband is a huge football fan but he always puts me first. If I asked him to stop watching football forever (which I never would) I have no doubt that he absolutely would (even though it would kill pain him to do so) do it. The simple knowledge that he WOULD give it up if I asked him makes me more determined than ever to take a liking to it and sit and spend the time watching it with him. Plus, how many guys want to  will have girl-talk with their wife during commercials–>I KNOW! He’s amazing! LOL Wowee Wow Wow, however did I get so lucky?? Okay, so before embedding your tush into your sofa may I suggest you also equip yourself with plenty of glue sticks and a nice cold beverage before parking it 🙂 Now you begin the lovely task of gluing your doilies to the wreath form.

I’m not gonna lie–>it took me two Sunday games to complete this wreath…but I do believe the end result is well worth it!

I , of course, have to embellish EVERYTHING so I sewed some sweater flowers, rolled felt flowers and glued pearls and rhinestones to it! I do believe I am going to add one more FINAL touch before considering this task complete, I will show you that in a later post 🙂

TaTa for now!

~Chris

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~Red Burlap Wreath~

“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.” ~William Morris

I purposely started out with pictures for this tutorial because I want you to see the potential this has and show you that the result will be worth the hassle! LOL It is probably the toughest tutorial I have posted for one reason alone: it is hard to get the hanger to work with you 🙂 So, the supplies you will need to make this wreath are 1/2 yard of burlap and at FULL price at Joanns that will only cost you two bucks so if you have a 40 percent off coupon we’re talking 1.20–>rad, I KNOW! The only other thing you need is a wire hanger and some embellishments! So the first thing you need to do is find a wire hanger…

Then you need to “unravel” it and create a circular form out of it (sorry, no picture of this) You will need to cut 4 burlap strips, approximately 4 inches wide. Start with one of your strips and you are going to basically accordian fold the burlap while inserting the wire hanger into the middle of it. So you are “threading” the burlap onto the hanger…

Pretend that this wire hanger has been unraveled and put into  a basic circular shape..keep adding your burlap. When you finish threading one strip pick up another and do this with all four strips. When you are done you will lay the wreath down flat and have all the burlap face upwards and this is the tricky part…you will need your oh-so-sexy-husband for this part. Have him get his tools, I know one thing was called needle-nose pliers and I can’t for the life of me remeber the other and he is asleep right now–>doh! It’s so on the tip of my tongue too!! Okay, well the job of the tool whose name I can’t remember is to clip off the wire where you need it to because you will be left with a ton of extra wire so you need to decide how tight you want your wreath, pull down the burlap and show your husband the spots to snip off. Then he will take his handy-dandy needle-noses and bend and contort the two wire ends so that they will enclose and make a wreath. Whew, that was hard work—>for him! 🙂 Did I mention how much I love my husband? He is the BEST! So the next thing I did was take some scraps of regular burlap I already had laying around and glued one strip to the back so that it would have something to dangle from and I used the other scraps to embellish along with some buttons and lace and it now hangs from my antique-ish looking mirror. This was originally meant to be a V-day decoration but I love it SO MUCH that I will let it live with us year-round 🙂

Doesn’t it fit right in nestled among the Pottery Barn candles and Clock??

If you have any questions feel free to ask and I will answer them as best I can!

~Chris

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