Thursday, February 24, 2011

Hurry Up Spring!

I am so ready for Spring, I can't stand it.  Now that Deuce is able to crawl and play, I can't wait to take him to the park or just let him roam around outside!  We went to the park a couple of times last year but he wasn't even sitting up on his own then so he didn't really get to explore.  Although I enjoy winter because I love the holidays and I love family get together's, I am ready for some sunshine and warm weather (consistently, I might add).  I hate leaving the house in the morning when it's dark and getting home from work when it's dark.  So in my haste to help spring arrive faster, I asked (okay, I forced) my sister to help me make a spring wreath with cupcake liners for the front door of my house while she stayed with us this weekend.

Foam Wreath: $3.99
Box of Push Pins: $1.87
Cupcake Liners in Assorted Colors: $0.99 per pack (I bought 5 packs on clearance at Michael's but we didn't use them all)
Glue Gun: $0 (already had)
We set up an assembly line to make it go faster
First, push the pin in to the center of TWO liners.  Don't push it all the way in, only about half way.
Holding on the the bottom half of the pin, fold or crinkle the liners however you wish.
(sorry for the not-so-good picture)
Put a dab of glue around the base of the liner and on the pin.  Insert the pin into the foam wreath until the glue & liner hit the foam.  Push the remaining part of the pin almost all the way into the foam from the inside of the liners.  We learned that if you push the pin ALL the way in it is very likely to go all the way through the liners and they will fall off before the glue has a chance to dry.  Be careful not to burn yourself!  We started around the outside of the wreath and made our way to the inside, filling in any holes at the end.
Almost finished!
Final product on the front door!  It took us about an hour to complete with the two of us.  We took turns folding the liners and doing the gluing.  We used about 4 bags of liners with 75 in each bag.

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  1. You two are so talented. I am sure your mother is very proud of both of you as I am. Your Grandmother would be so proud also. Love you both. Dad.

  2. I love it! Such a cute idea and it looks like Spring:)

  3. Love it! This is so pretty and I love your pretty color choices! Very spring-y!


  4. This is SO cute! I love how you did it with pins! Thanks for linking up at this weeks party!!! Can't wait to see what you have next week :)!


  5. P.S. this will be featured this Friday!!



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