I went to visit my friend Julie today and LOVED the wreath on her front door. Well in her “spare” time she made it. I was so envious, I really liked it a lot. She gave me inspiration to head on down to Michael’s and buy myself some Springtime flowers.
I had no idea what to do, so I perused the flower aisles looking for things that I liked. I selected a few items not to sure on how to proceed, but I was determined to figure it out. Picked up some glue sticks and ribbon and wreath, plus flowers, total $33. Not too bad, it would cost me more to buy one.
I got to work. First, laid out the wreath in the style and design I though would look good. Then, heated up the glue gun and decided to put the baby together.
Worked section by section, gluing down the flowers and tucking them into the wreath. I was a mad scientist trying to get this completed before I got the kids off the bus. I knew they would want to use the glue gun, so I had to work swiftly. Now I am sure that a professional would have the flowers better balanced and laid out, but there is something rewarding about creating it yourself. I don’t think Martha Stewart will be hiring me any time soon, but in the meantime, this is good enough.
I had to add this post as another one of my Pinterest Failures. I was totally enamored with the following picture and carried around the list of supplies to purchase as a fun activity with my girls.
The Pinterest Version of the Fairies
The directions are as follows:
Fairies in a Jar. If your little one is afraid of the dark DIRECTIONS: 1. Cut a glow stick and shake the contents into a jar. Add diamond glitter. 2. Seal the top with a lid. 3. Shake
Sound simple enough right?
So here is my version and result:
Breaking a light stick and getting it into a jar is no easy task
Now for the “magic” crystals
Shake it Up and you are done!
So my jars were filled with broken glass from the glow sticks, I didn’t think they had glass in them, and this activity was fun for the night. I was left cleaning out mason jars the next day. I realize that my attempt didn’t quite measure up to the Pinterest Original, but it was fun. I think it would be best for a sleepover or camping.
I wanted to show you this video that I also found on Pinterest that is a different way to make these jars and I think it may work better. Check it out.
I am addicted to Pinterest. I just love it!! and so do my kids. They hang over my shoulder and I get shout outs when they see something that they like. I am a complete sucker for all the cute crafts and recipes. So the following is our attempt at nails that look like cows and the Pinterest original. I think I need to stick to laundry not nails. Now the kids have jumped in the pool and all my artistic efforts are washed away.. Ahhhh!!!
- Our version… not horrible, just looks more like a dog.
Mothers Day Newspaper – Martha Stewart Holidays.
I found this posted on Pinterest. Its a template for your kids to make a newspaper about the worlds best mom. I actually printed out a couple copies to give to my husband to give to the kids… sneaky, but he’s not seeking out these cute ideas. So fun.
St. Patrick’s Day Ideas. Tutorial for making the trap, courtesy of The Crafting Chicks. This is such an adorable idea for the kids. I know mine cant wait to make this masterpiece. Lets see how sneaky that little Leprechaun can be.