Monthly Archives: March 2015

DIY Spring Wreath 2015

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Yes, I am aware that I made a wreath last year for Spring, but as my husband I’m sure will attest, I am constantly changing things in my house.

Also, truth be told, the yarn I used last year faded, and I am no longer happy with the way it looks. You can see the original here.

I also changed the pillows on my front porch to grey which you can see here.

All that being said, it just made sense for me to make a new one.

So with a quick trip to Joann’s, I purchased my supplies.  It turns out that I purchased way too much felt, but I will put it away for a later date.

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First, I wrapped the yarn around the wreath.  It took two packages of yarn.  When I got to the end, I tied the two ends together and cut off the excess.

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Now it is time for the flowers. I used a CD to cut circles out of the felt.  I then cut the circles into spirals.

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Start with the center of the spiral and wrap the spiral around the outside and use hot glue to secure the end.

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I made yellow, white, and grey flowers and arranged them on the wreath.

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I attached the flowers with hot glue, added a yellow bow, and hung it from the front door. Now lets hope for Spring!

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Until next time…happy creating.

Dawn Marie

Category: Create

DIY Lamp Update

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Here is an easy one.

I have had this lamp since I was about eight years old.  My mom painted it to match the pink flowered comforter I picked out…it also coordinated with my pink wall to wall carpet and matching pink walls, also my choice. (It may surprise you that I no longer enjoy the color pink.)

When we decorated our babies room, I used the lamp, with the flowers facing backwards and a light green shade, but other than that it has been in my basement for years.

So, with my mothers blessing, I decided to give it a facelift.  My boys had recently knocked over the lamp in the family room playing catch, so I needed a new one. (Who allows kids to play catch in the family room you may ask?  Someone who lives in the frozen tundra known as Western New York.)

Here is the original lamp.

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I decided to use an enamel spray paint.  Enamels are more durable than a traditional spray paint.

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 My garage was freezing because it was zero degrees outside, so I set up a heater in order to paint.

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 So, here are the results…

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Until next time…happy creating.

Dawn Marie

Category: Create