Category Archives: Stuff to Make

Good Intentions

So, it all started with my shelf. I have a shelf by my entry. After Valentine’s Day I saw all of these cute decorations and decided I am going to make cute decorations for every holiday to decorate my entry shelf. That let to blog stalking various craft blogs, which led to Pinterest which ultimately let me to starting this blog.

While preparing for my Fourth of July/Summer decorations I came across these awesome projects that I planned on making.

I love this idea and thought it would be fun to make with the kids. I already have the frame.

I love this wreath. It is made from t-shirt yarn. Here is the tutorial. I already made the red yarn.

Isn’t this thing cute! I love it. I already got the frame and buttons for this project.

So, what am I missing to finish all these great projects?

Time.

All three of my kids have had the flu for THREE weeks. And we are going out of town in two weeks and my hubby has been working 60+ hour weeks. So, I have been doing a lot – but NOT my cute decorations. I thought I would at least share them so maybe some of you can make them; and the great thing about holidays is there is always another one coming around.

I did update my wreath – I love that I can change the flowers.

I used some of the t-shirt yarn (intended for the other wreath) for the red flowers. The pin wheels are a free printable you can find here.

I did my best. I am working on some travel games that I will post (hopefully before we leave).


Burlap Door Wreath

I hadn’t realized before how much I love wreaths & door hangings. I have recently started a new obsession. It is a site called Pinterest. Basically it is a way to save and organize your bookmarks & craft ideas. If you want to look at my “Pins” click here.
So, I saw this amazing wreath at Jones Design Company– this blog is amazing! So many great, great ideas. {I digress.} So I had to try. Here is what I made:

The tutorial is here. I know you want to make one – how could you not!
I will give my few (very few) suggestions on what I will change next time.
First – I’ve never worked with burlap before – it is messy! I would lay something down before I start to cut.
Second – I would use a 4″ strip for the back ruffle and a 3″ strip for the front ruffle. I like to see the back a bit more and ended up trimming mine.
The tutorial really is wonderful and I LOVE the end result.
My door looks so pretty.

Here is a close up of the flowers. The best part is they are all pinned on so I can change them out for the different seasons. Love it!
Need some more ideas? I am already planning on my next wreath. Here are a few I have been inspired by:
This is where I got the idea for the removable flowers. Genius!