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DIY Burlap Wreath

I know this is not the first time you have seen a burlap wreath. In fact it is probably the 100th time it has been done. But, I do want to show you this simple wreath because it was very easy and inexpensive. 

2 1/2 to 3 yards of burlap $6
1 large green wire floral wreath (I bought mine at Michaels) $2.99
rotary cutter or scissors
self healing cutting mat (only if you use a rotary cutter)

Step 1: Cut the burlap into strips. My strips were 1"X6"

Step 2: Tie each strip onto the green wire wreath in a single knot

Step 3: Continue to tie burlap strips onto the wreath while drinking wine and watching 30 Rock

Step 4: Spray the finished wreath with starch or hairspray so all of the loose ends don't fall off

Step 5: Hang and Enjoy

The entire project took about 1 hour and 15 minutes to cut and tie


Valentine craft recap and a craft room disaster

I hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine's Day. We kept it low key and had dinner at home, it was nice.
Anyway as usual I packed the night before Valentines Day with projects (I always pack the day before holidays, parties, or guests come to visit with projects). I'm not sure why, it is so stressful.  
Here are some things I made, mostly via pinterest.
warm fuzzies for my Kindergarten team. I filled them with vanilla scented rice.

A special owl warm fuzzy for my good friend Katie B

Heart Crayons for my Kinder kids

After all of my crafting, I took a long sad look at my craft room mess. 

I would like to say that it rarely looks like this but that would be a lie. I guess since I have a room dedicated to crafts I just leave everything laying around after I use it. 
It gets pretty bad, it is a favorite hangout spot for our dogs as well.
He is eating blue craft paper, 
I have also discovered ribbon strewn down the stairs by this little guy.

Sooooo, I started to reorganize and will hopefully finish soon and post some pictures.


Valentine's Day Goodies

I'm not much of a heart person but these cute valentines put me in the spirit

Heart shaped ravioli that I will be making this Tuesday for dinner, found at Costco

cute valentines from here


Vintage valentine printables found here

How to make a warm fuzzy found here (I will be making a few of these too)

My iphone background from cuptakes