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19 August 2009

A Nap time Craft and a few little updates!

Inspired by the wreath that I have yet to order from Ballard Design.. I made a mini initial for our mini wreath on our porch.. kind of a year round wreath, nothing too seasonal. Just grapevine wreath but it needed something.. This is what I thought would work and SUPER cheap!I got the wooden letter at Michael's but have seen smaller ones at other stores.. under 2 bucks for this one! Headed to $ Tree for a bag of moss. Already had some tacky glue.. I am sure you can use whatever glue you have, spray glue would probably work.. and if I had more time I would have painted the "G" a green color instead of the white.. would have been easier! But I only had a nap time to do it all!

I broke up the moss a little bit so there was varying sizes of chunks to use.
Only glue a little section at a time.. learned THAT the hard way.
Attach enough moss and press down to cover the glue and the letter.. the further I got around the letter the better I got.. I went back and added more to where the white was still visible.. easy enough!



It took me less than a GOOD nap time to finish it. I am pretty happy with how it turned out and if I don't get the big wreath ordered I might consider a bigger one.. using a few layers of cardboard, but for now this is good. Once it's dry I will cut off some of the extra so you can tell it's a "G".. looks a little like a chubby C right now!




I have added a few more Back to School decorations too! ( Pictures SOON ) I was having a hard time with just plain school supplies and apples.. SO I added a owl or 2.. Owls are suppose to be smart right? I was hoping they would be more noticeable but Ramsey didn't notice it at all.. and he notices everything! I am burning some Yankee Brand Candles in Candied Apple which seems JUST right.. a little appleish and super sweet, but not cinnamon or spiced at all which reminds me too much of Fall. Still using and loving the Bath and Body Works "country Apple" in their wallflowers and anti bacterial soap! Got both for under $4 each when they were on sale.. went a little crazy stocking up!


We never got around to the moon sand project.. When I gave the kids the choice they wanted to dust instead! Love my kids! Who knew they would think dusting with "special" aka swiffer dusters was such a treat?!




OK these Apples are just from the craft store.. they are really light so I thought I could get Ryan to drill through them.. oops, cement in the middle.. but he did it anyway and I love it! You can see my little owl there too!





I am already kind of done with this back to school stuff.. I am REALLY ready for Halloween! Got some cutesy stuff at Real Deals and am antsy to get it out. I am really going to try VERY hard to wait until after the baby is born to put Halloween stuff out.. A entire week will fly by faster than it is now (I hope) once he gets here and I am hoping to be recovered enough to change it out between all things "baby"!

5 comments:

  1. I can't wait to see the wreath put together. I love the idea of covering the letter in moss.

    I will have to put my thinking cap on about other "school" themes. The only thing that came to mind is if you could find matchbox school busses.

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  2. Hey Brittanie, I wanted to let you know I gave you an award on my blog, stop by and check it out! http://landofthemisfittoyz.blogspot.com/2009/09/my-first-award.html

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  3. What a cute blog name....Had a couple of hours to blog hop this afternoon...Enjoyed reading yours....Hope you will stop by my Christmas blog...There is a great giveaway drawing on Oct 1...http://grammyababychangeseverything.blogspot.com

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  4. Oh my, I had a moment of surprise when I saw that first pic in this post! LOL! Then my eyes focused and I realized what I was really seeing!

    Adorable blog!!!

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  5. I love it! I think they look fantastic!

    hugs! Kim @ Frost Me!

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