Monday, March 19, 2012

Crafty Sunday!

So I probably need a better title for these posts. I have always loved being crafty. I have had a bad habit in the past of taking up a craft and then giving it up. But over the years, crocheting has been the one that has stuck. I've also taken up jewelery making and sewing at some point. I have a sewing machine that I haven't used in 5 years. But with pinterest I've become interest in a few other kinds of crafting. I want to share the projects I've been working on and considered starting a new blog to document them. But I know I'm not going to be able to keep up with another blog. So I'm going to do a post a week on a craft project I've completed. I hope that my followers will forgive me for the post a week that has nothing to do with teaching. I hope that some other teachers out there are into crafting too. I also hope that by doing a post a week, I'll be inspired to try out some new crafts and to finish some old ones. I've been inspired by the blog Little Lovelies to try my hand at embroidery. She's spent the last week sharing some how to posts with little projects. I'm super excited to try making a heart with my fiance and I's initials. Another craft I want to finish is quilting. I started a baby quilt 5 years ago and have never finished it. Chris's mom's side of the family all quilts so I'm hoping I can get a little tutoring in that area. So that's where I'm headed.
This week I want to share a super cute wreath I made. I have been pinning pictures of wreaths on pinterest like crazy but wasn't sure which one I wanted to make. I loved the felt ones I was seeing on blogs and pinned but that would involved me buying a lot of stuff. I found a really cute yarn one in my crochet magazine. It was christmas colors but I could see it in spring colors. I bought a styrofoam wreath at Hobby Lobby back in February but I hadn't figure out what I wanted to do with it until last week. I looked in my spare bedroom and saw this bright yellow yarn.It inspired me to work on the wreath. I wrapped the wreath in the yellow yarn. I couldn't find any clear directions on this stiep so I improvised. I hot glued the end of the yarn and started wrapping. I put a thin line of hot glue on the wreath and tried to keep the wrapping tight. The next step was to make the flowers. I had never made flowers the way suggested by the magazine but they were fairly easy. I did the flowers in hot pink, lime, and orange. I hot glued those to the wreath as well and then added hot pink ribbon to hang the wreath.
what do you think? It makes me so happy to see it on my door.
So it's no longer Sunday when I'm getting this posted but oh well.Next week I'll be showing you some birthday cards I made inspired by pinterest.


  1. Have you seen the Tip Junkie? I think you'd really enjoy it.

    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

  2. That is so cute. Learning how to crochet or knit is gong to be my summer project this year. I want to make little infant hats with flowers on them for the local hospitals. Thanks for sharing.

    Queen with Class

  3. I would love to see a weekly craft post! Your wreath is super cute! :) I've gotten into making wreaths as well. Made 2 over spring break...just wish I could always have time to craft!

    Tales of An Elementary Teacher