Friday, December 9, 2016

DIY "Let It Snow" Christmas Wreath

We may not have snow that often in Texas, but this simple and easy DIY Let It Snow wreath will be cute in my Christmas decor!

I found my inspiration for this wreath from The Happy Housie blog and you can see it here.

For my supplies, I found the foam wreath form, yarn, and ribbon at Hobby Lobby. 

The painted wooden tags and fir trees came from Michael's.  

Here is a closer look at the supplies. 

 The Fur-Ever style yarn is perfect for giving the wreath the look of snow. 

This was so easy to put together. 

I made a short film showing how I created this wreath and you can watch it below or on my YouTube channel. 

I started my wreath by wrapping the ribbon around about 3/4 of the wreath form. I used some hot glue to hold it down once completely wrapped. Next, I wrapped my yarn around the lower 1/3 of the wreath form using hot glue to adhere it as well.

The fir trees that I purchased had white dome bases on them that popped off easily. The metal sticks were so much easier to poke into the foam wreath. I then added a little hot glue underneath to help hold to the wreath. 

I slightly stacked three of the wooden tags together and hot glued them on to the wreath. 

Here is a look at the wreath on my mantel. 

I have it hanging on my faux window with the extra jute string that came with the wooden tags. 

This is my mantel in the evening when all of the faux candles and lights are on. 

I love the simplicity of my mantel this year and this wreath was just perfect for my holiday decor. 

Thank you so much for joining me today! 

Hugs, Shelly

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

One Little Word May, June, and July Prompts

For the blog post today, I am sharing my May, June, and July prompts for One Little Word. 

You can find more information here about the One Little Word class by Ali Edwards. 

For the May prompt, we were to look through the lens of our camera and connect with our word. 

I chose some pictures from the month of May and created a 5x7 collage in PicMonkey. 

I then created an 8.5x11 layout using my collage. I started with the Photography Word Art digital stamp set from Ali Edwards and printed some of the sayings onto my Rustic Cream Card stock by Papertrey Ink. Next I layered some embellishments pieces from the My Mind's Eye collection called My Story. 

I kept it simple, but love the completed layout!

The June prompt was to fill out a progress report about our word using a list of question from Ali. 

I added on some Thickers spelling the month of June to the top of the page. 

I also added on a selfie from the month of June along with some motivational quotes from Pinterest. 

The prompt for July was so much fun. 

We were to create a manifesto and encouragement cards for the month. 

I had fun using paint, stencils, stamps, and inks from my stash. 

I used a Simple Stories 6x8 page protector for this prompt. 

I printed the July manifesto card provided by Ali. 

For my other cards, I cut a piece of watercolor paper into 3x4 and 4x6 cards. 

I used paint and stencils first to create the background of my cards. 

The "love this life" was cut from my Silhouette Cameo and painted with medium magenta Liquitex paint. I also stamped the card with sayings from the Ali Edwards Story Stamp called Get Real. 

Here is the backside of the page protector. 

I had so much fun with this prompt and I am enjoying the journey of my word, "change," for 2016. 

I filmed a video if you would like to see everything in detail. 

Thank you so much for joining me today on my blog. 

Hugs, Shelly

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