Saturday, May 7, 2011

Burlap banner wreath

Hi all! It's been a while since I posted. As a lot of you know, our 9 year old son was just diagnosed with Juvenile Diabetes so I have been taking some time off. Now with 2 diabetic children, I haven't felt much like crafting or decorating. I thought it was time to get the easter egg wreath off of my front door...LOL...but really didn't know what to put in its place. So I had my sweet friend, Amanda make this adorable mini burlap banner for me and just added it to this wreath I had covered back in the winter with jute webbing. It's simple and I love it. Thanks Amanda!! And thanks to my sweet sister-in-law, other "two junk chix" for keeping up the crafting and creating. It has really helped get my little spark back. Love you!!!



Sunday, May 1, 2011

Happy birthday wreath

Michael's birthday was yesterday and he turned 11 years old. Happy Birthday to him!!!

To celebrate our family's birthdays, I have a yard flag that I put out for the week of the birthday. You all know me and know I like have something on my door. I have wanted to make one of these balloon wreaths after the first time that I saw it done online somewhere. Sorry I don't know who to credit. :(

It is really easy to make though. Sorry I didn't take any pictures of how to because I literally made it during one of Michael's baseball practices. So it doesn't take that long to make one BUT it does take a lot of balloons.
So here is what you need to create the wreath:

A wire clothes hanger

Wire cutters

Balloons in different sizes
(i used water balloons and regular size ones for mine)

decorations if you want to add to it

How to:
First thing you need to do is take the wire hanger and snip off the hook part of the hanger using the wire cutters.
Next you need to shape the wire hanger into a circle and secure the loose end.
Then take the balloons and tie them to the wire. Use the smaller balloons as filler on the wreath until it is full.
Add decorations if you like.
I used a Ribbon Rosette from the Bravissimo line from Making Memories that I bought from Michael's. I punched a circle and stamped "happy birthday to you" using the AE April kit from Technique Tuesday. Then added some stickles on the edge for some sparkle.

Happy Crafting!!!!

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