Cars and Ribbons

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Happy March

We have already lived through 2 months of the new year.  How was it for you?

We've had an amazing 59 days already.  God has proved his faithfulness and provision over and over again.

I joyously look forward to all that this month has to offer:  Spring Break, St. Patrick's Day, the first day of Spring, the start of my son's baseball season.

We look forward to another family vacation with lots of new experiences and memories.  Our house is decorated with accents of green everywhere, as we are reminded of our Irish and Scottish heritage.  The arrival of Spring brings promises of new life.  My son will eagerly participate in a sport that has become his passion and we all will be there cheering him on.

I'm going to make this the best month that I can.  I will continue to pray and ask God for guidance and share with Him my desires.  I will wake up each morning, hoping for it to be even better than the day before.

So, let's embrace today with it's new promises and all that is coming in the near future.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

St. Patrick's Day Wreath

I'm so excited that St. Patrick's Day and Easter don't have to share a month this year!  Only because I get to decorate for both holidays!!  Making your house look festive for each holiday makes it look like a joyful home.  

The first thing that needs to be decorated?  It's the first thing that people will see...your front door!  I gathered my materials and was ready to make a St. Patrick's Day wreath.

Here are the materials that you will need:
  • Vine wreath (40% off coupon at Michael's)
  • Ribbon (50% off at Hobby Lobby)
  • Foam shamrocks ($1/12 at Dollar Tree)
  • Wooden Letter for your initial-not pictured ($2.99 at Michael's)

First, wrap your wreath with ribbon.  I spaced the ribbon about 4" apart.  Hot glue the ends to the back of the wreath.

Second, add a few shamrocks to one side of the wreath and glue.

Glue a letter to the other side of the wreath.  The one I purchased was already white.  Otherwise, I would have painted it white myself.

Finally, glue a small piece of ribbon to the back of the wreath to hang on the door.


Now go find your pot of gold at the end of the rainbow!!!

Monday, February 3, 2014

Valentine's Boa Tree

I loved my feather boa wreath so much, I decided to make a Valentine's "tree" using the same materials.  It was even easier to make than the wreath!

Here's what you will need:
  • Styrofoam cone (40% off coupon at Hobby Lobby)
  • Feather boa (40% off coupon at Hobby Lobby)
  • Ribbon (50% off at Hobby Lobby)
  • Heart pick ($1 for 9 picks at Dollar Tree)

Hot glue the ribbon around the cone.  I did this because my feather boa will be spaced around the cone and I did not want the styrofoam showing through.  Also, you'll notice the top of the ribbon is sticking out.  It won't show once you add the boa.

Next, wrap your boa around the tree.  I added some hot glue in various places.  I just did a spiral wrap around the cone and cut off the extra boa at the top.

Finally, I just stuck a heart pick right down the center at the top of the cone.

All done!!!  I think it took me 15 minutes max to make this.

It looks great on my buffet with my other pink decor (I made those 2 heart dishes when I was in elementary school!).  The best part was when my husband asked where I bought the tree.  He was completely surprised when I told him I was making it while talking to him on the phone during his commute home.  :)