Life as a Milshelb Mom is crazy, hectic, and FUN... it's mostly full of LOVE... love for a MilShelb who make my world go 'round.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Newest Wreath

I decided to make another wreath. It's becoming an obsession. LOL!

So, I already had this garland which I bought at an after Christmas sale last year for SUPER cheap. Don't remember how much. But, it was cheap.
I picked up this ring yesterday at Joann's. I had a 20% off coupon for being a preferred customer! 

All you need is some garland, a ring, and (my personal favorite tool) a hot glue gun. 

Then, you just glue and stick and wrap. Glue and stick and wrap. All around the ring. Takes a little time, but I think it turned out so CUTE!

LOVE it!
Might need to add some color but I haven't decided yet. I'll think about it awhile first. I might put it in the MilShelb's room at Christmas. They're having their own tree this year!

Another Crafty Friday Fun Post!

I mentioned before that I love Pinterest. I LOVE to make things and if I can steal ideas from others it's even better! Well, last night I went looking for something to make from the crafts I've pinned. I found a wreath tutorial and thought it seemed simple enough. Well, it WAS! Here's what I did:

First I went rummaging around my house. I am bad about buying things for one purpose and not using them, but it worked out in this case because I had exactly what I needed! I used 48 plastic (I already had the plastic ones and who wants something that's going to be hanging on a door to be breakable??) Christmas balls. I don't normally do blue as a Christmas color but I'd actually bought these for my students a few years ago for a craft we never made and I knew they liked blue... so now my wreath is blue and green! LOL! I grabbed a metal hanger and then I was good to go.

First you've got to take the thing apart. I thought it's be much harder, but it wasn't hard at all. I just twisted in opposite directions and the thing popped apart! (They just don't make things like they used to- do they?) After I took it apart I bent it into somewhat of a circle and moved on to making this thing.

After that I went to work stringing the balls on to the bent hanger. I tried to be random about it. It'd have been easier if I'd had more colors, but you know what they say, "Do what you can with what you have where you are." (I'm not sure who said that, but it was a very smart person!) In the tutorial it suggested using hot glue to keep the tops on the balls. Since these are the plastic kind I didn't need to do that because these don't pop off. But, I'd imagine the tops of the others would since they do that to me just hanging on the tree!

This is my (nearly) finished wreath. I need to grab some chunky ribbon to put at the top. I'm thinking a silver or something with a color combination that is complimentary to the wreath.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Love Crafty Fridays!

I'll admit it- I am a Pinterest addict! Of course, I'd love to have more time to spend on Pinterest but such is life. Tonight I decided to take a look at all the crafts I've pinned and try out a few. I decided to make the fringe scarf. It was super easy and I love it!

I started out with a plain ol' t-shirt. I have had this shirt for awhile and actually own another exactly like it. This one, however, has something weird going on with the side seams. Call me crazy, but I like the side seams of a shirt to actually go down the side of the shirt and not the front! LOL! So, this shirt became my guinea pig.

Next thing I did was cut off the top of the shirt. This is was the picture directions told me to do. So, I did it. Then, I began cutting the fringe. The trick is to not cut it too skinny, because you'll cut the thing right off! The other trick is to not cut it too fat because, let's face it, no one wants fat fringe.

 Voila! Here is my finished master piece. This was super easy, so I am thinking another one is in my future... but I may have to drop by Goodwill to buy a plain ol' shirt because I don't have any more I want to cut up.