Monday, February 1, 2010

The Fastest Wreath in the East

The girls were busy decorating their playhouse this weekend (I think they need to call their landlord about the snow damage- can you see the snow filled sink in there?!)

and Emma was busy decorating herself,

...so I needed something to decorate.

Unfortunately, we were snowed in. I truly had to "shop my house" and put together a Valentine's wreath using only what I had on hand.

I started with a grapevine wreath that I've used for several other holidays. Kind of "meh," right?

I layered that with some pink berries, and a Target Dollar Spot heart wreath.

Secured with glittery heart ribbon.

I don't have a wood door, otherwise I would have looped the ribbon over the door like The Nester.
So...nothing glamorous or breathtaking here today, friends. Just a plain example of using what's on hand to celebrate.

My girls were excited to see it, but they were also excited when I pulled out a box of Multi-Grain Club Crackers, so that's not saying much.

Linking to Kimba's DIY party at A Soft Place to Land, Sarah's Before and After party at Thrifty Decor Chick, Wendy's Valentine's Craft party at Ramblings from the Sunshine State, and Jen's The Heart of the Matter party.





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46 comments:

  1. Very cute, Amanda! I have a few of those grapevine wreaths; now you've given me a great idea what I can do with one. Thanks!

    Nancy

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  2. Makes me excited too! I love pink and red. This is the only time of year that they're ok when worn together!

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  3. Very cute! The red and pink look nice against your white door.

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  4. Hi Amanda! That is so cute! I love adding the Target wreath to the middle...great idea! And so festive! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

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  5. Amanda, this is a great idea! Gives that little heart wreath some real "oomph" to attach it to the grapevine wreath.

    You are so funny. I nearly spit out my coffee at the idea that the girls should call their landlord about snow damage. . .and then again at the Club crackers line. Thanks for making me laugh!

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  6. Loved the pictures!!! very funny the one of your girls' house! LOL! I loved Emma's picture too! So cute!!! That wreath is very nice! You should be proud! I made mine for Christmas with white garbage bags! you have to use what you can!!! I'll share it soon! :D

    Paloma.

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  7. Manda, you are just too funny....and the wreath looks great! I know your girls love it!

    Suzanne

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  8. Great wreath there! and you daughter looks like she is having the time of her life!! :)

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  9. The wreath is really cute! Good thinking.

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  10. I love this wreath!! I'm gonna try it this weekend. Thanks for sharing!

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  11. Very cute wreath! And no wood door here either. But when I want the Nester look I just loop it over anyway and then secure the ribbon or burlap or whatever I am using to loop with, at the top of my door with duct tape. You have to tape both the strands of ribbon or it will start to slip, but it works great and can not be seen.

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  12. I saw that Target wreath last week and didn't buy it because I wasn't sure what to do with it. That turned out so cute! Hmmm, I wonder if my target has any of those left?...

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  13. Really cute! This puts me in the Valentines Day mood!

    I'm kind of sad now that we don't have any V-day decor for this year. But I'm holding off for sales.

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  14. That is super cute! I wish I was more crafty!

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  15. It turned out very cute Amanda! I love the comment about the girls and the crackers too - you're too funny.

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  16. That is super cute! I'm feeling really bad I have done NOTHING for Valentine's Day! You're so good!

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  17. Puppy Snow Face is SO cute!! Love the wreath... Have a great Monday!
    Jenn~

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  18. cute wreath and I lvoe that sweet puupy face with the snow. Too adorable.

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  19. I think it's great!
    Your girls have good taste (multi-grain club crackers are awesome!). :)

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  20. Cute wreath, but I think you should personalize it by adding your names on the plain hearts.?!?!?

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  21. Thats so cute!

    I am hosting a Valentine's Craft party on my blog, love it if you'd stop by!

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  22. Please come shop my house!!! I always read about bloggers doing just this, but I must be creatively stiffled, for I can't come up with a darn thing.

    Your daughter looks PRECIOUS in her snow-gear!

    ~Elizabeth
    Confessions From A Working Mom

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  23. it's so much fun to go all out for holidays when they are little. Enjoy this time!
    Thx for stopping by my blog.

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  24. Way Cute. I still don't have a valentine's decoration for my front door. That's on my list for tomorrow. Thanks for stopping by. Your little one is darling.

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  25. That is a cute wreath. I haven't done anything for Valentine's day this year, but I still have time.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm enjoying finding so many new blogs through comments that are left on mine.

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  26. It turned out SO cute. Great job!

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  27. I just laughed out loud at your dog and the snow in the playhouse! :) Very cute wreath. I totally love grapevine wreaths.

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  28. I don't think it has to be fancy, to make your kiddos go ga ga - anything sparkly, or pink and my girls are gone!

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  29. Amanda! That turned out really cute! What a fun way to use things you already have on hand. I find it very theraputic to create something from what is around me to make the space even more beautiful. You did a nice job!

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  30. Oops! Rookie Mistake confession! I have 2 blogs... I am not using the blogspot one... but my Google Account likes to redirect bloggers to it when I comment! ah! I humbly come back to say... my "Real" blog is at www.seizingmyday.com ;) Hope to have you visit one day!
    Jenn~

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  31. Very cute! I have a pair of those $1 spot wreaths hanging in our home. Love the $1 spot! Thanks for sharing, and Happy (early) Valentine's!

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  32. So cute!!! And your dog is precious!!!!

    m ^..^

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  33. It turned out terrific! It's amazing what you can do sometimes when you shop your house!
    teri

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  34. Cute, cute! Very "valentines"! I must admit I'm not much of a V Day decorator...I should get on that!

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  35. Cute! You might check the top of your door - mine isn't all wood, either but I found on the top that in between the metal it is pressed board or something. So I nailed into that. It works fabulously - you know I hang most of my wreaths with burlap sashes!

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  36. I think it's perfect!

    And I love Puppy Snow Face, too!

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  37. Quick, easy and cute! my kind of craft!!!

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  38. your pup in the snow is the cutest! and your daughter - what a SMILE :) so incredibly sweet.

    I love your simple project - adds some sparkle to the holiday :)

    ~ Emily N. from "too Blessed to Stress"

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  39. So pretty! Thanks for linking up! I am soooo ready for winter to be over....but having projects like this in my craft stash makes it go by a little faster!

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  40. I love your valentine wreath! And that fact that you made it so quickly, makes me love it even more! i'm all about easy design that looks great too!

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  41. Nice touch of Spring! Beautiful pictures. Stopping by from SITS. Happy Saturday sharefest!!!

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