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Garland + Another Wreath = Awesome!


Ugh, my mouse is broke on my laptop, and I had to run to Walmart at 5 to go get a new one.  Walmart at that time is crazy nuts.

For some reason, I was crazy productive today.  I put away laundry and scrubbed floor boards.  I also cleaned a bathroom and made some wall art.

Really, it was like I was nesting without the baby in my uterus.

I also found a dining room table on Craigslist.  I hope it is available Wednesday, because I work tomorrow.

The most important task I accomplished, was making a couple more Christmas crafts.

First I made another wreath.  There was a wall in my kitchen that was screaming for something Christmasy.

019OMG I love this sooo much.  It is so fabulous.  I have decided that there will always be a wreath on this wall.  Mr. Kell likes the idea.

I used the following supplies.

018Then I made some garland.

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This is a from a Martha Stewart Christmas craft that keeps on giving.  Last December, Joann’s was having a sell on Martha Stewart craft packets.  It was full of paper circles to make ornaments. I have used them for a million other things.  Just another reason to love Martha!

Hope everyone has a fabulous Tuesday.  I will be getting up at 0530 when it is 19 degrees outside to take care of people who have had heart surgery.

Fun times people, fun times…

 

 


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Sometimes You Only Have A Few Bucks


Sometimes, all you have is a few bucks, and an old frame.

I am here to tell you you do not have to spend tons of money to make wreaths that you see on Pinterest.

You could easily visit Hobby Lobby and peruse through the Christmas isles where everything is 50% off.  Then, there is the dollar bins at Target.

The point is, spending lots of $$$$$ does not always give you a beautiful wreath.

Crafting should be fun, you should make what you like.  Not something that is going to give you a ton of hits on Pinterest.

037aI like to call it my Mod Wreath.

I took an old IKEA RIBBA frame and covered it with some shiny silver metallic ribbon.  The red bulbs are actually gift tags. Last, I added some mini ornaments that I found at Target.  10 bulbs for $1.  You cannot beat that.

Squares rock!

 

 


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I Needed Something New For My Door


Plus, there was a cowboy game on. Yep, last night was opening night for football season, and I am a basket of sunshine. My husband was ridiculous, the cowboys won, and The House of Kells will be kosher for yet another week. Thank goodness.

It was way too loud in the living room, so I ran away to the bedroom and did a little crafting.

This is what I made

I love the beaded corn cob. Hobby Lobby has some great fall stuff right now, and it is all 40% off. They also have Christmas stuff out which is ridiculous and stressful at the same time. I feel like I am going to miss out on something if I do not buy it now. I mean, I have not even begun to make a Christmas craft list yet. Jeez people!

The ribbon was another item from Hobby Lobby, and I found the fabric quarter in the craft section at Walmart. I added the small bit of yarn for a bot of color and texture.

I love how it turned out.

 

 

 


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A $3 Easter Wreath


I have discovered that I like making wreaths.  I know that I do not like to spend a bunch of money making them.  That is why I frequent my local Dollar Tree for bits and pieces.  The best part is that everything in the store is $1.  How do you like them apples?

Easter will be her soon, and all the pastels remind me of Spring.  I just had to make something to put on my door.

This is what I started with.

I wrapped the garland around the wreath form, securing it with hot glue.  Then I added the bow.

To make the bow, I just made the loops and secured them with hot glue.  Then I added the polka dotted ribbon around the center and secured it also with some hot glue.  Easy cheesy people.

It is perfectly pastel, and I heart it.

The best part kids is it only cost me $3 to make.  So get to your local Dollar Tree and get creative.

 

 

 


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My Valentine’s Wreath


I love love, which is why I love Valentine’s day.  All that pink and red makes me happy, not to mention I love hearts.

Romance novels, romantic movies on television, I love it all.

Which is why I decided to make a Valentine’s wreath.  I wanted a little bit of Valentine’s in my house.  Just a sprinkle.

I started with the fall wreath I made back in November.  I just cut the old yarn off  to start fresh.

I picked out three love colors.  I love the yarn in the middle.  It is a mix of different shades of pink.

I just wrapped the yarn around the wreath, and secured it with a dab of hot glue.

I then added a bit of sparkle and a yarn pom pom and voila!

 

I just love it.

You can learn to make a yarn pom pom here.

This has given me the itch to make a few more crafts.  Thanks goodness I have a coupon to Joanne’s.

 


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A Christmas Wreath


I am at Ikea today for my monthly fix.  I am hangin with a friend and her little baby.  It is a great place to eat, shop, and plus, it is kid friendly.  I have made a small list of things I need.  Actually, I really do not need anything.  I will be looking for stocking stuffers.

Yesterday, I made a wreath for the front door.  I still had all my fall stuff out.   The door was ready for some Christmas.

The idea started with this.

The ideas started flowing, and it became this.

Have I mentioned I crazy love Christmas?


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A Wreath


I stepped away from the computer, and my knitting, to make a fall wreath for my front door.

This is what I started with.  The wreath above holds some sentimental value with me.  It was one of the wreaths that were hanging on the front doors of the church I was married in.  Have I ever mentioned how much I was in love with my wedding day.  A day could not have been more perfect!  At least to me.

Anywhoo, using this wreath saved me some dinero.  I like that it is heart shape, because it reminds me how thankful I am for my lovin man.

There were a few wreaths on Pinterest that were wrapped in yarn that I liked, so I decided to go that route.  The yarn and autumn ornaments were 70% off at Joanns.  I probably spent a total of $5 on this entire project.

First, I wrapped each shade of yarn around the wreath.  I did not use glue, and just wrapped the yarn around some loose twigs on the wreath.  This way, I can change the wreath if I choose to make one for another season.

I did not want to cover the whole wreath with yarn.  I really like the rustic look of the twigs, and to me, rustic equals Fall.

Once I wrapped both colors of yarn, I glued on the sunflower ornaments.

A quick project that anyone can do.

What kind of Fall decorations have you made?


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Crafting At The Kells


There is some crafting go on over here at the House of Kells.

I went to Joanne’s yesterday with coupon in hand, and I was not afraid to use it.

I bought yarn, fabric, stocking stuffers, and got the creative juices flowing for some Christmas crafting fun.  I say Christmas, because I have never really been into fall crafting.  I love the leaves, I crazy love the colors, but I am a spring girl.  I love when everything comes alive and the bright colors encompass all that I see.

One thing I am going to make for the month of November, is a wreath.  I enjoyed the Halloween wreaths I made, so I wanted to make one for the fall.

Now, all of my ideas come from Martha, Pinterest, or other blogs.  There are some seriously creative people out there.  I am jealous of the time they take to craft.  I am working on organizing my own little craft corner.  It has been decided that I need an outlet.

Here are some wreaths I am interested in making.

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I love the colorful flowers.

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What is not to love about this.  I could switch out the fabric, add a little foliage, and presto.

The possibilities are endless.

Currently, I am working on this.

It is my first cowl.  It is my first time to knit in the round.  I am crazy excited about this.  My wish is to be able to knit cardigans.  Then, my knitting life would be complete.  I am using my favorite chunky yarn by Lion Brand called Thick and Quick.  I think someone was in a very randy mood when naming this yarn.  Lol.   I wish I could explain in words, how cathartic knitting is to me.

I am currently coming up with a list of Christmas crafts to make, not to mention the yummy things I am going to bake.  One recipe being my mom’s super duper yummy sugar cookies.  It does not matter how many times I make them, they never taste liker hers.  This year I will prevail.

I also stopped at Home Goods, and bought an inspirational journal to write my thoughts, ideas, to dos, recipes, crafts, and blog ideas in.

I truly believe this, and am going to live it.

Craft On!

 

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