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Summer Watermelon Wreath

Hey lovelies! I wanted to share this adorable watermelon wreath that I made with Krafty Kathy. Not only am I the luckiest girl in the world to share my life with an amazing man, but his mom is like a baller status crafter. I’m so blessed to have her as my crafty mentor.

Take a look at the video and let me know what you think in the comments.

Materials

Wire Wreath Frame – you can get these at any craft store, girl I even found them at the Dollar Tree 😊

Pipe Cleaners– this is to hold everything to the wire frame. You can also purchase wire frames with pipe cleaners already attached, usually around the holidays. It was save you this step.

Deco Mesh -this is what gives it all that volume and makes up the base. Pick whatever colors you want! I would recommend the half size role. I am confused why it’s the same price as the full sized role, but it will cut down on your cutting and ultimately the fraying of the wreath altogether.

Wired ribbon– go crazy, get whichever colors or patters you want

Embellishments– again, go crazy, whatever floats your boat, do your thing. You can make this as loud and vibrant at you want. Hey, you can even add battery powered lights to your wreath. You go Glen Coco!

Make it

I started from the outside rings and attached the pipe cleaners by twisting the wire frame multiple times. It just seemed tighter than trying to twist the pipe cleaners. Then I scrunched up the mesh in the middle and twisted it into the pipe cleaners. Make sure you have the same number of mesh strips as you do pipe cleaners. I did some more scrunching, bunching and fluffing adding multiple plots until I was satisfied with my base. Then I cut my ribbon for each pipe cleaner. On the outside I used two types of ribbon to alternate. I used ten of each and put both types in each pipe cleaner. Krafty Kathy also cut the ends of the ribbon into what look like little snake tongues but it makes them look finished and polished. On the inside rings I used red and white mesh. And instead of hiding the pipe cleaners I left them out front on rolled them into, what I like to think look like, watermelon seeds. I just made up that bow with the remaining flowers I had that my dog Corona hadn’t eaten and hot glued it to a pipe cleaner. This way I could move it around the wreath to get the perfect positioning. Also, I hot glued the red ribbon down to the mesh since it was note wired and would stay standing up instead of drooping. I also attached the watermelon welcome sign to the bottom with a pipe cleaner so I can remove it if I want to.

I attached an extra pipe cleaner to the back to make a loop for hanging and there you have it!

After you get it fluffed and full how you like it, just leave it be. It’s perfect just the way it is. Back away. You’re done. No really, it’s perfect.

Let me know if you’ve ever made one of these deco mesh wreaths before and post it in the comments. Please share pictures and help inspire someone else today.

You are beautiful. You are loved. You’ve got this!

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Crazy Cute Donut Card

Hey, thanks for stopping by!

Take a look at this crazy cute donut card I made for my friend Donna’s Birthday!

It’s the perfect card for anyone with a sweet tooth. We went to the Sugar Factory for her party so it went right along with the theme of the evening.

If you have Cricut Access this file is included for free!

Happy Crafting!

Bonus: Video of our Sugar Factory drink Lollipop Passion!

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Pretty Purple Vinyl Decals

Hey there, thanks for stopping by! (And if you came back I think I fixed most of the bugs from when I posted earlier today.)

I’m sure you’ve seen those decals on cars depicting stick figures, business logos or the “salt life” motto. You also may have noticed people personalizing everything from thermal cups to notepads to phone covers and beyond. I’m here to tell you they are so simple to make. The hardest part is deciding what to create first!

Now, I’m a Cricut girl, but I believe you can use other similar cutting machines. If you don’t have one: what are you waiting for? I know Cricut has been running some great sales on their Explore models since the Cricut Maker came out. Start dropping hints for this great Christmas present idea.

A huge thank you to Krafty Kathy for opening up her craft room to me and exposing me to the Cricut crafting world!

We found a picture online, turned it into a SVG file and uploaded into a Cricut Design Space.

Then we load our material and set our dial to vinyl. This ensures just the top layer is cut, leaving the backing intact.

Watch the magic happen here! Sorry if the video comes out sideways 🤣


It doesn’t even look like it’s cutting, but Kathy helped me make these beautiful vinyl elephant and butterfly decals for my new car!

Here I am weeding the decal. My tribal elephant has a lot of small pieces to remove.

WeedingIt turned out so well that I ended up making even more butterflies to adorn my car. Take a look at this video of them after sticking them on the windows. It was overcast that day, but in the sun this vinyl is holographic and shows off a rainbow of colors.


Since I made this first project with vinyl it has opened a world of possibilities! I’ll be posting some other vinyl projects I’ve made recently as well.

Let me know if you have any questions or requests. I will try to respond as quickly as I can.

Thanks again for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day!

Happy crafting!

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Welcome Back

Hey all you crafty people and admirers of craftiness as well! Welcome to my blog. It’s been on hiatus for years, but that just means I have more crafts to share with you! Thanks so much for stopping by. Feel free to ask questions, post comments, encouragement, ideas, maybe something you’d like to see me make. I’ll try to respond to everyone!

Happy December! Let’s get crafting!

Bonus: Photo I took from this year’s Mount Dora Christmas Walk

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Ghostly Ghoulish Lollipops

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To make these Ghostly Ghoulish Lollipops you will need:
Lollipops
Tissue paper
Ribbon
Scissors
Googly eyes (optional and adorable)
Glue (to attach googly eyes)

This super easy craft comes together in minutes and makes a spooky good treat!

Cut your tissue paper into quarters and then into circles. Place your lollipop head into the center of the circle and bring the tissue paper down around the lollipop twisting onto the stem. Tie a ribbon to secure. You could finish here or go ahead and glue on some googly eyes to make them super cute!

You could hand them out this way or create a display like mine for kids to grab one for themselves. I just used the foam packing from my new printer as a base and cut it so it would stand evenly. I blew up and printed out clip art of a hunter house and placed it under a layer of tissue paper then wrapped it like a present. I then stuck the ghost lollipops all around the picture and had myself a spooky display.

I used this at the Halloween party I threw at my resort and it was a big hit! Let me know if you try this out in the comments below.

Have a spooktacular crafty day!

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Child’s Infinity Scarf

As you know I’ve been working on a baby blanket for the majority of this year (taking the entire summer off because I couldn’t bare to pick up a wooly little blanket in the blazing heat). Well, this little baby boy has a big sister who is turning 5 this week and I thought it would be nice to send something for her when I mail the blanket. So this was my project, a one skein infinity scarf for an adorable little girl, made with a veriegated Loops & Threads Impeccable yarn of pink, brown and cream. I modified this adult infinity scarf pattern I found on Pinterest to create this snugly little piece. I used a 6.5mm K hook and made 20 stitches to start and proceeded to double crochet 68 rows, basically until I was almost out of yarn. I left enough yarn to attach the two ends together to become an infinity scarf and wallah, there you have it!

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I think it will look much cuter on a sweet little five year old. On me it looks miniature but I think it will look cozy and full on her.

I’m just glad I got to FINISH a project. The baby blanket is coming along quite nicely so keep checking back for more pictures!

Keep it crafty!