Where I like to Party!

Posted in UNCATEGORIZED
on April 4, 2013

I’m still maneuvering my way through the land of link parties, and there are sooo many great blogs out there! Here are a few of my favorites:

Monday

The Crafty Blog Stalker
Sumo’s Sweet Stuff
Skip to My Lou
Monday Funday
Craftomaniac Monday
The DIY’ers

Tuesday

The Pincentive Blog Hop
Take-a-Look Tuesday
Not just a housewife
Tuesday to Do Party
(too) Cute Tuesday
Tuesday Confessional Crafty Confessions
SoMe2
Inspire Me Tuesday
Tuesday twirl take-bow
Brag about it

Wednesday

Made in a day
Tips and Tricks Linky Party
Sugar & Spice and Everything Nice @ Seven Thirty Three
Wicked Awesome Wednesday
We did it Wednesday Sew Much Ado
Wow Me Wednesday
Wildly Original Party
Work It Wednesday
Moonlight & Mason Jars
Google+ Link Party
The Koenigs Create Link Party
Whatever Goes Wednesday
Whimsy Wednesday

Thursday

Thursdays are your days
Thrifty Thursday
Crafty Thursday Obsessions
Live laugh linky Thursday
Let’s Hear it for the boy
Growing Google Circles

Friday

I heart Naptime
Happy hour Friday
The Shabby Nest
Flaunt it Friday
Shine on Fridays
A Peek in to my paradise
The 36th Avenue
The Ultimate Homeschool Pinterest Party
Fantastic Friday Link Up


Saturday

Show and Tell @ Be different act normal
Get schooled Saturday
It’s overflowing barns and noodles

Sunday

That DIY Party
Nifty Thrifty Things
Submarine Sunday
Let’s Get Social Sunday

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Spring Burlap Wreath with Felt Flowers

Posted in DECOR, DIY, OUTSIDE, WALL ART
on April 4, 2013

I’ve been looking to make a new wreath for my door. Anyone who knows me knows that I love a good wreath and I am not above spending some time to get exactly what I want – example: this deco-mesh carrot wreath that I made this past Easter.

Anyway, I was looking for something burlap-y, something spring-ish, something easy, and something somewhat unique-y, not necessarily in that order. Of course, I did some research – I could spend a million dollars on Etsy on any given day. I loved a lot of the wreaths that are out there – Burlap is so popular right now – but I decided to combine a couple of styles and come up with something probably not new.. but at least new to me!

And, here she is!

Spring Wreath

Making this wreath was easy, but a bit time consuming, as the ruffles are individually glued on to the wreath, but I’m really happy with how it came out. The felt flowers are the only part that requires sewing, and you can find a tutorial for how to make them here and a free flower template here. I am a little obsessed with felt flowers right now – you may remember that I made them for the first time to put on some throw pillows I recently made. Needless to say, I’ve been looking for anything and everything to put felt flowers on ever since!

Although it looks like Spring outside, it doesn’t actually feel like spring outside. I’m kind of hoping that if I just think Spring thoughts, and decorate as though it’s already here, the rest will follow. A girl can hope, no?

Easy to Make Spring Wreath made with fabric and burlap ribbon.

You can find a tutorial for this project here!

Linking up with Homecoming and the DIY’ers Link Party. Check it out!

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Burlap Wreath with Felt Flowers Tutorial

Posted in DECOR, DIY, OUTSIDE, WALL ART
on April 4, 2013

Hi there! I’m so excited to be sharing this project with you and hope you find it easy to follow along with! We will be making a Burlap Wreath with Felt Flowers that looks something like this:

spring wreath - knockitoffkim

For this project I used:

  • 1 yard of burlap fabric – 45″ wide
  • 1/4 yard each of three coordinating cotton fabrics
  • Glue and a glue gun
  • 1 Straw Wreath Form
  • Scissors
  • Ribbon
  • Felt, thread and adornments for felt flowers

What I did:

Using the free template I found here and following the tutorial I found here, I created three large felt flowers in one of my coordinating cotton fabrics. I skipped the beading for the center of the flower and used burlap. Here is a closer look at my flowers:

spring wreath - felt flowers

For the wreath, I began by cutting my burlap into long 3″ strips. I wound the burlap around the wreath frame, in one direction, overlapping as I went, using glue to secure the ends. Here is a picture of the beginning of this step.

spring wreath - straw wreath form

Next, I looped my ribbon through the middle and pulled up to the top, tying off to keep it out of the way – and secured the loop with glue – the ribbon length will depend on how far you want your wreath to hang, but mine was about 40″ in length.

Next, I cut squares of 3×3″ from the burlap – these would become my ribbon edge! I did not count the number of squares I used, but cut them as needed – I would cut a 3″ strip, fold it over, and cut the squares from the strip. I used approximately 1/2 yard for this step. Folding each square in to a triangle, and then again in to a triangle, I glued each corner to the center of the covered wreath form. I repeated this step until I had gone all around the form.


burlap wreath tutorial

spring wreath - burlap ribbon 2
Here the wreath has a completed burlap ruffled edge.
burlap wreath ideas - added ruffle
Next, I repeated the above steps using the coordinating fabric in your desired pattern, placing the fabric ruffles on the inside of the burlap ruffle. Again, I cut as needed.
how to make a burlap wreath with two colors
burlap wreath instructions
Lastly, I applied the felt flowers I made in step 1, to right bottom corner, hung the wreath.. and we have completion!
types of burlap wreaths
Notes: I think using burlap ribbon would have significantly cut down on the time it took to make this project – at least for the ruffle border – I think I would still have used the fabric for the wreath form, as it doesn’t have an edge and I feel it would lay flatter because of this. If using the ribbon, I would cut the fabric size down to 1/2 yard and have an equivalent of 1/5 yard spool of burlap ribbon.
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