I've missed you! We are in our new home. And all the boxes are unpacked! I told myself that I would not take my computer out of its bag until everything was unpacked. :) DONE!
We live in a cute little home with four rooms. That means we can have a playroom that can convert into a guest room when needed! YAY!!! Guests no longer have to feel like they are in the way as they sleep in a room filled with action figures and cars and little boy stuff. Actually, I guess they are sleeping in the playroom... so still surrounded by toys and therefore they still may feel like that... but they can KNOW that they aren't. :) Both kids will be sleeping in their own beds rather than one sleeping on the floor somewhere. And that makes for a perfect compromise to me!
The night we finished unpacking, I ran to Hobby Lobby (I am so excited to live near a Hobby Lobby!!) and purchased materials to make a new wreath for the front door. I was itching to do something crafty, but like blogging, was waiting until everything was unpacked first. I had a coffee filter wreath at our last home, but I was having issues with how I was going to transport it safely to the new home. Then, the night before we left, a friend was dropping me off after a farewell dinner and inquired about it. So... I gave it to her! Problem solved!
At Hobby Lobby, I purchased a foam round wreath, aqua colored yarn, 4 different colors of felt (red, pink, ivory, and white), and a large chipboard letter. It wasn't much, but I spent about an hour slowly walking around the store looking at all the goodies! Missy would absolutely love this store!! :)
Anyway, that night while catching up on Grey's Anatomy, I wrapped the wreath with the yarn. It took FOR-EVER!! It was glued on one side with tacky glue so that it stayed put.
Once all the rosettes were made, I painted the letter.
As I was putting the wreath together and playing with placements, I changed my mind on having a plain solid black letter and added polka dots. :) Then I hot glued it all together, added a weight to the back of one side (anything small and heavy will do) so that it hung more evenly. As you can see in the pics, it still doesn't hang perfectly straight... I have to find another thing to add a little more weight. Finally, I added some ribbon to hang it from!
I love it! Its bright and cute. :) And easy!! Although very time consuming. :)
Until next time!