Monday, February 6, 2012

Frame Wreath Thingy Majig

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!

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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 if thingy and majig make you want to puke you should probably just look at the pictures;)
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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;)

And Viola!

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!

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May said... Best Blogger Tips

What zing that adds! I love for a statement to be made at the front door. That just promises good things within.

Vanessa said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi, Jess

I love your wreath, looks great!


Dana Frieling said... Best Blogger Tips

Cute! cute! Just FYI, your blog updated in my blogroll today. Glad it's fixed!

Rhonda said... Best Blogger Tips

I love it too!

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Adorable! And so easy-looking! Thanks for sharing!

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Super cute! I can't believe how easy it looks! Thanks for sharing!

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

So cute! I'm planning a baby shower and this would be perfect:) thanks for sharing!

Jen @ frazzled 5 said... Best Blogger Tips

This is amazing, the frame is awesome, color is outstanding, pink of the flower ball totally inhances the aqua- you rock!
Over from Tip Junkie, gla dto find you! New Follower!
~Jen @

Miss Charming said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh, I love the frame! Great color, too.

Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon Designs said... Best Blogger Tips

Very Cute and original!! great job!! love the color!

Katie said... Best Blogger Tips

I saw those too! I love what you did with it, now I want to go buy one!
You should join me for Handmade52

Boden said... Best Blogger Tips

Love that color! I'd be thrilled if you'd come and share this (and any other projects you might like to show off) at the Head to Head Showdown link party! It's all happening right now at ~Jen

Katy @ Lolly Linens said... Best Blogger Tips

Love this! Very creative, thank you for sharing.

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

I love it! It's so unique! Would love it if you came by and linked up to my Manic Monday Linky Party!