Thursday, May 19, 2011

"H" marks the spot!

So I discovered why I enjoy creating and blogging to the extent that I do: it both relaxes me and allows me to focus on making our home our haven. The past few days have been crazy, busy...end of the year activities and milestones for all of the kiddos. Yet, while I was at Hobby Lobby looking or ribbon for me oldest daughter's graduation ceremony, I took the time to find some accessories/crafts for the house. So, when I have needed so me relaxtion/down time the past couple of days, I have focused on lovelies (at least in our eyes) for our home.

I used three purchases at Hobby Lobby to complete two "H" projects. First I added the finishing touch to our little front door wreath. Orginally this wreath consisted of a basic grapevine wreath (found in my garage), a tiny sparkly green wreath that I had bought for St. Patty's Day years ago, and a few fake flowers I had in my garage, too. I orginally bought the "H" monogram to hang on a hook, but that didn't work out. Instead, I added it to the center of the wreath. And I LOVE it. Here it is:

My other two purchases were a thin wooden letter "h" for $1.99 and some soft, beautiful, green yarn. Using a bit of hot glue, I wrapped the( H in the soft green yarn. By the way, this looks so much easier in opictures;). I finished the monogram b adding some twine (that I had at home) around the middle and then gluing two homemade rosebuds on top (when I was learning to make these I made ALOT, so I have extra laying around! This cutie is now sitting our mantle next to our wedding picture and my son's homemade spring school projects.

Coming up: pics from my son's preschool graduation (AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!) and from his small Stars Wars celebration we had at dinner. It was a good day, my friends!!


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  1. I'm kinda jealous of not being able to decorate with a monogram (YET)... so many options, as you clearly show!

  2. Just fyi: I totally ordered the Star Wars cookbooks for my hubby & father in law for Father's Day. Thanks for the great idea! :D

  3. thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment ~ i really appreciate it!! some of our shutters were easier to take down than others, but this was mostly due to the lack of care they had been given in the past!!! it was definitely easier on the wallet to paint them than to buy new shutters, so that's why we decided on that route! just like the porch swing, we used a paint sprayer and then a small foam brush....less time consuming than brushing them all!
    seems like our kiddos could be son is just finishing up preK and looooves star wars :)

  4. Don't you just just love finding things laying around the house and re-purposing them into things you really love? I love it when that happens. I wish I had a Hobby Lobby around here, it sounds like they have great prices. Thank you for sharing this on Masterpiece Monday, Mary :O)

  5. Love all things monogramed and these turned out great! Visiting from Masterpiece Monday.

  6. You did a Great job with this wreath. SO easy, affordable and yet CUTE. Thank you so much for stopping by. Blogland is so FUN!

  7. Hello, friend! I'm admiring your creativity as shown in your blog so will you kindly share some of your posts in the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop? Hope to see you there at the party :)