Coming up with ideas for Layla's nursery has been really fun and I have a couple of projects in the making that I will have to show you when they are complete. I do have an arts and craft project that is complete that I want to share with you today. I have been working on making some wreaths and I have one that I've completed that I was rather excited about. My mom used to make deco mesh wreaths. She told me she learned by watching online videos, so here are a few I found to get me started:
Deco Mesh Wreath Making- This is great for just the basics on how to get started with deco mesh wreaths
How to Decorate a Christmas Wreath- Trees and Trends - this video showed me how to make a bow and I used the technique on a grapevine wreath I'm working on. He also has several other videos on making garland, a mailbox topper, and tree decorations.
Deco Poly Mesh Ideas- This just shows you some different materials you can use as well as some fun ideas. They have a website too where you can go online and purchase the items you will want to get started.
How to make a mesh wreath- styrofoam wreath form- I've been using the wire forms with the ties, but this video shows one made on a styrofoam base.
How to Make a Deco Wreath- This one will show you how to work in a second ribbon and some tubing.
Deco Mesh Wreath- Adding Picks - In this video she shows how to add in picks or sprays that you may use to decorate your wreath.
Those are just some that I found helpful, but there are TONS of videos on youtube if you want to look for others. I also googled wreaths and looked at a few on Pinterest before I went to Michaels or Hobby Lobby to buy stuff. It helped me not to get too intimidated when I got to the store. Thats a big thing to me, because I have gone to those stores several times just to "look" and since I didn't have a direction, I got overwhelmed and discouraged and left empty handed. So here was my finished product:
I made it for my sweet friend Erin West, and was pretty pleased with how it came out. I will show you pictures of the other 2 when I get done with them. Hopefully soon!
Now for the song of the day on the Soundtrack of Life, Ho Hey by The Lumineers. I love this song and its been in my head a lot lately! Also, I have one more happy to share.....I know, who thought this post could get better?!?!!! I saw this dog online earlier and clicked on it because I thought the dog looks an awful lot like our JJ man. I think Kraut and I watched it for 5 minutes laughing!!!! Hope it makes you smile too!!!!