Friday, January 27, 2012

Chic Paper Napkin wreath

Hi Everyone!

I know I have been somewhat MIA lately, and I have really missed blogging.  My little booth has kept me really  busy!  I have been painting and thrifting and creating “stuff” to sell in my little cozy corner. 

This week, I made another paper napkin wreath just in time for Valentines Day.  I used almost exactly the same tutorial as the polka dotted wreath here.  The only difference this time was that I used cocktail napkins for the whole thing, and I made two rows of “napkin flowers” to make it really full.  Otherwise, just wrap your wreath form with napkins and pin them.  Poke holes in the wreath form with a pencil.  Twist the napkins in the middle.  And insert the “flowers” into the holes with a dab of hot glue.  Top off with a pretty bow.  That’s all… easy peasy :)

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Till next time…

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Weekend Wrap up party at Tatertots and Jello, Friday Flair at Whipperberry, Think Pink Sundays at Flamingo Toes, Sundae Scoop link party at I heart Naptime

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Friday, January 13, 2012

Easy Valentines Paper Napkin Wreath

I’ve been painting, cleaning, and sorting through my thrifted goodies all week and am absolutely exhausted!  Like my feet are on backward, and I can hardly walk tired!!!  But this is the happy kind of exhausted.  It’s the feeling that you get when it’s “all done”.  I finally moved into my little booth today.  It’s still a little bare bones, and a bit lacking in color.  I tend toward the more rustic look with lots of wood and metal items.  So, I need to spice it up a bit with some color in the coming days/weeks.  I did manage to put together one little colorful cutie that I’d like to share. 

It’s this super easy napkin wreath that I saw over at Living Locurto in the Fall.  What a great idea!  Thanks Amy!

She used cocktail napkins and a vine wreath.  I used a combination of luncheon napkins and  cocktail napkins and a styrofoam wreath form.

This is seriously so easy!

1- Tear open a package of napkins.  (I got mine from Wal-Mart – 30 for $1.47)
2- Grab the napkin in the middle and twist

Valentine napkin wreath

3- I wrapped my white wreath form with the smaller cocktail napkins, so that nothing would show through in the “empty” spaces.  I secured the napkins using regular straight pins

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4- Then I poked holes into the wreath form with a pencil, so that I could insert the twisted end of the napkin.

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5- Dabbed a little hot glue in the end of each twisted piece and shoved it in the hole as quickly as possible.  Do this all the way around filling each hole with a twisted napkin.  It is surprisingly full looking when you are done!

Paper Napkin Wreath
6- Last, I added a ribbon for hanging and a bow to make it pretty!

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Sorry for the sad background, but I forgot to take a decent picture of the completed wreath until I got to my booth today. So, you have some worn bead board and a peek of my banner. Want to see more?

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Here’s a little more of a peek of it hanging over a red rolling cart that I painted.  And here’s my little booth so far…

first booth pic

It’s a little sparse, as I still have several pieces to finish and move in.  And NO that purple and green desk is NOT mine!  It belongs to another vendor, and it’s just there temporarily to give me some flat surface for display.  I know I need color, but not THAT color!  Sorry, I’m sure that purple and green are great for someone’s d├ęcor…just not mine.

Thanks for checking out my little space and my happy little wreath!

Happy Friday,

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Crafty, Scrappy, Happy Thursday, 30 Days Pity Party, Serenity Now- Weekend Bloggy Reading , Friday Flair at Whipperberry, Weekend Wrap up at Tatertots and Jello, Flamingo Toes Think Pink Sundays; I heart Naptime Sundae Scoop link party, Six Sisters Stuff Strut your stuff Saturday, Todays Creative Blog Get your Craft On DIY under $5 at A little TIpsy, 

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Monday, January 9, 2012

A new year with new adventures

It has been a while since I have posted on the ole blog, and I have really missed it.  I’m not one of those people who makes a jump into the new year with both feet and tons of plans to get fit, organized, and perfect in 30 days or less!  I tend to ease into a new year making my plans slowly and deliberately.  So, that’s what I’ve been up to, and that doesn’t make for much fun blogging content.

But….I did mention in my last post that I really wanted to try my hand at some furniture painting in the new year.  I’ve been reading, researching, and taking notes on furniture painting and refinishing for months.  I’ve even been hoarding collecting furniture pieces in my garage to re-do when the time was right.  Well… I think the time is right!  I got the call at the end of last week that there is a booth opening in a resale shop that I looked into before Christmas.  I was on the waiting list, and now it’s available.  Folks, it looks like “TODAY IS MY SOMEDAY”!!  It’s a big step for me.  I have one week to fill up a booth with goodies to sell.  But, I’m excited to see how this goes.  It’s been a little dream of mine for quite some time.

In preparation for this big event, I won a Wagner Power Painter Max from The DIY Show Off in November. 
I submitted this picture of my “unfinished” projects and was selected as the winner of the awesome paint sprayer.  I guess they could see I needed help!

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I’m hoping to have my little corner of the world look a little something like this:


or this…
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or why not dream big and go for this?


However it turns  out, it’ll be my little corner of creativity.  And we’ll just see where it goes from there. 

Local friends, my items will be located at Two Women and a Warehouse in Pooler.  You can find the address and store hours here

Until next time, I’ll be painting like crazy!