Good monday morning fellow DIY fanatics and Pinaholics! I have been really overwhelmed with all the sweet comments about my Sphere Knockoff project and wanted to take a minute to say THANK YOU for taking the time to say hello and letting me know you liked it! Seriously it isn't until a week like that that I assume just my mom and a few close friends might be checking in to see what kind of trouble I'm getting myself into on the home front. By "trouble" of course it's all self imposed "I can't seem to keep up with paying the bills, working, doing laundry, cleaning the house oh and raising three energetic kiddos cause I like to do projects" kind of trouble. Thankfully I know that I'm not alone! Right?
Anywho....I have at least a couple of posts lined up to feature a few details that went into a baby shower that a few good friends and I threw for our sweet friend that is expecting her first girl! We are talking...the hey I've had two boys and I'll probably have a third but "WHAT it's a girl?" kind of girl!
Can you tell I'm excited for her!
Well what is a party without an entrance? An oh so simple entrance I might add. Actually I was at Michaels the night before the shower picking up some last minute things and I saw these frame thingymajigs!
I couldn't help myself! We didn't have anything for the front door so for 6.99 I had to get it! Of course then I had to get a little paint and a little ball hangy thing(I'm so bad with words..so if thingy and majig make you want to puke you should probably just look at the pictures;)Pin It
Look at her! Isn't she cute? Sorry about the blurry pics..not sure what is going on with that? Seriously the flower ball "thingy' was 40% off and well you know little bottles of craft paint are like .89. Can you imagine if I would have actually had my 40% off coupon too. What a simple wreath for a little money. I already had the pink ribbon( I have two girls ya know;)!
So here is the extensive tutorial:
I took this
Painted it with this:
Folk Art acrylic paint in Aqua
and you know what? I didn't event have to get into all those nooks and crannies because the wood is burnt a little while being laser cut so the edges don't scream out "paint me too or else I'll look half done".
Tacked on the flower ball thingy
Tied on the pink ribbon and used a safety pin to attach the curly ribbon(didn't want to wait on the hot glue gun;)
Minutes I tell ya!
You know what one of the great things about this project it? Before I bought this I was thinking I could use this in the girls room in the new house. I have already bought a few good deals for their room so I know the colors we are going for and even as I shopped for things for the Fairy Party I kept in mind what I could reuse for their room. It makes buying things for parties that come and go a little more bearable because we know we can reuse most of it!