How to Make A Mother’s Day Wreath for $20

Hello!  It’s Friday, the end of the week for some people.  Unfortunately for me, it’s my Sunday because I have to work on Saturday and Sunday.  Oh well.

This blog post contains content that is sponsored by Dollar Tree.

So Mother’s Day is a little over a week away and for some people, they are hosting Mother’s Day events.  So, how should one decorate for such events?

Well, you could always start with the door!  I am going to show you how to make a beautiful wreath for about $20!  And it only takes about 2 hours to make.

Flower Wreath Supplies

Things you need are a pool noodle, lots of fake flowers, tape, scissors, and some sort of statement decoration.  All of these items can be purchased from the Dollar Store, so it makes the wreath even cheaper!

The first thing you need to do it make the pool noodle into a wreath.  Just make it a circle and use tape to keep it in place.  I had to use packing tape to make sure that it would stay in place.

Then I started placing flowers.  I wasn’t sure how it was going to work exactly, but I thought that the easiest way would be to cut the wire to stick in the noodle.  So, after a little bit of work trying to figure out the easiest way to cut the flowers, it was able to get started on my wreath.

Flower Wreath Flower Placement

I went with white, pink, yellow, and orange for my flower choices and filled in the noodle as I went.  I didn’t fill in the back of the noodle because I knew that no one would see the back.  But, I worked for about 2 hours to fill the wreath.

Now for you decoration of choice.  I went with a wooden S since our last name is Smith.  I first covered the noodle with a sparkly silver ribbon so that we wouldn’t see the green styrofoam underneath.  I painted the S white so it would stand out against the silver ribbon and between all of the flowers.

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After a little bit of hot glue, the wreath was complete!  And here is the finished project!

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First of all, I love how the colors look against mom’s turquoise door.  It makes the pinks and yellows really stand out.  And I love how it looks!  The colors are so bright and pretty and they look great with the S on the wreath as well.  This wreath is even better because it only cost me $20 to make!  $20 and 2 hours of work to have the beautiful wreath, I think it’s worth it!

If you want to check out the Dollar Tree website, click on the link in the sidebar to find all of your supplies for $1!

If you decide to try this project, please let me know how it goes!  And, comment a picture of it below so we can see you beautiful creations as well!

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Scrabble Tile Spring Sign

Good morning! We are having some beautiful weather today, at least until the next rain storm comes in. But that’s okay, we need it! Are you ready for Valentine’s Day? I  know my preschoolers are very excited. We hope to be able to have some fun tomorrow at school.

This weather feels like spring, so I thought I would start a spring project. I still have  quite a few pieces of this painted wood and I found some scrabble-like letters in my scrapbooking stash, so I decided to put them together. I came up with some spring-like words and tried to keep them about the same length, but some are longer than others. I started by laying them out on the board.

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I figured out I would need 3 inches between the bottom of one line of letters and the top of the next. I used a ruler and drew lines across so I would know where to line up the letters.

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I added a line of glue just below the pencil line and started gluing on letters, making sure they were centered. I didn’t measure for the center, I just eyeballed it, but you can certainly do that.

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total aside: I did change the spelling of blossoms!

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I had some blank spots where I had to fill in, so I found some cute spring flowers from my scrapbooking stash too and after playing with it for a bit, found the right combinations. I ended up using only the yellow and pink.

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I placed it on my mantle with a cute little bird who is ready for spring too!

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I made the spring banner a couple of years ago and thought is was the perfect touch across the window.

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Have you started projects for spring yet? Or done any decorating? I am more than ready for the heavenly sunshine! I hope you all have a great week!

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Pink Floral Valentine Heart

Good Saturday morning! Ahh! Is a day to relax for you or are you busy running around? We have a few household things to take care of , but not too much on the agenda. Of course, there’s the Super Bowl tomorrow. Are you watching or is shopping calling your name? We will just be hanging out at home watching the commercials, while my husband watched the actual game. 🙂

Lauren and I kind of came up with the same type of Valentine project and we hadn’t even talked about it ahead of time. A little scary! We both used silk flowers and mounted them, hers is on a canvas and mine is on a weathered board. You can see hers here. Anyways, I had a bunch of small boards that Lauren had painted awhile ago, plus some silk flowers in my stash and decided to try and put them together.

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I pulled out the flowers I wanted to use, I chose pink,  and then decided on a grey board so the flowers would really stand out. I drew a heart on a piece of paper and then traced it onto the board so I would have a little bit of an outline to put my flowers in.

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I did try this a couple of different ways, but ended up using just one type and color of flower. I was so busy gluing and placing flowers, I forgot to take any pictures during. Sorry! But it is pretty simple. I glued them really close together so they would be nice and tight. I even trimmed some of the petals to give it more of a heart shape. I think maybe smaller flowers with tighter petals would have worked better, but I still think this looks good.

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I used a decorative stand to display it on and placed it my shelves in my dining room with my other pink decor.

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This was really simple, but I think it looks nice and adds just a little special touch to the shelf.

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I hope you have a wonderful Saturday!

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Something Sweet Valentine Tablescape

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Hello! Can you believe there are only 2 more days until February?! Valentines is just around the corner, so I thought I would share a Valentines tablescape and my ‘formal’ living room and dining room. I am making the most progress on this room so far.

*The contents of this blog are sponsored by Oriental Trading.*

I was contacted by Oriental Trading to put together something Valentine related and since I love dressing up my table, that’s what I went with. I’m so excited how this turned out! I can’t wait to show you, so here we go! Warning-there are a lot of pictures!

I started out with a layered place setting for each person. The little clear favor box holds some treats and is layered on top of a pink confetti plate. Next comes a silver chevron printed  scalloped edge plate and then a silver charger. I added a birch design gold and white napkin and a silvertone feather place card holder. I love these feathers! They look so elegant! For the place cards, I printed out the names on the computer and then layered them over some pink scrapbook paper.

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I also received these silver metal lanterns from Oriental Trading. I love lanterns, so these were an obvious choice. I added warm white fairy lights inside to add a little romance.

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I absolutely love how the centerpiece/runner came together! I was inspired by a couple of other blogs I looked at and couldn’t wait to try it myself. I started out with orange branches from in my yard. I layered in some eucalyptus from Michaels and then added the beautiful pink silk peonies. I love how full it looks and the greenery is the perfect touch.

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Here is the table looking back to my hutch. I had a built-in hutch at my last house that was probably 3 times this size. I was able to go through all my dishes and get rid of a lot, but I also added shelves in here to display the rest of the dishes.

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I added these fun garlands to the shelves too. I had the pink pom-pom garland and then added the silver flutterball garland too. The pink tulle pom-poms add just the little touch of pink to the decor.

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I added some yummy sweets to my beverage cart. You can see its makeover here. I added some different layers with the cake plates and some cute little straws in the mason jar.

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I found these cute little bottles of Martinellis and covered the label with a Valentine one I found over at How to Nest for Less. The pink and turquoise were the perfect colors!

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I made some sweets too. They don’t look the prettiest, but they sure taste good!

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I love having this capiz shell chandelier over the table! It adds the best beach look to the room. The metallic lily hanging paper lanterns make it look like a party! The gold and silver were the perfect accents to the rest of the decor.

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Here is a wider view so you can see a little bit how the room is laid out. This would be the back part of the room. To the left is an entrance into the kitchen and table area. The wicker chairs at the bottom of the picture face the front window where the daybed is.

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I have my faux fireplace in here since the family room already has a fireplace. I made this mantle from an old headboard and I love how it turned out!

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The daybed used to be Haley’s and worked perfect here in the living room. Do you see who is hiding among the pillows? She loves it here because she can see what is going on in the neighborhood.

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Mom, do you remember this little heart pillow? You made it for me way back when I was in grade school! It must be an antique!

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Here are a few more favorites.

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I just had to show you my helpers too.

I hope you all have a wonderful week!

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Corner News-March 5, 2016

It smells like rain!! Yay!! We haven’t had much rain this past month, so this is very welcome. The grass is so green, but now it needs mowed. The blossoms are almost gone from the trees, leaving behind the bright green new leaves. Lots of pretty color flowers too!

I received these sweet little flowers for Valentine’s Day from one of my students. She was so excited to give them to me!  My kitchen window is the best spot in the house for them, plus I get to enjoy them a lot!

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I painted this little crate this week. It was just unfinished wood, so I painted it grey with a little white dry-painted over the top. The flower arrangement was created by one of my girls many years ago when they were trying to earn a badge for a girls club they were in. Of course, I still have it!

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I had this little fish tank in my classroom. I had the bowl and added the foamy fish. The kids knew the fish weren’t real, but the sure were confused about the turtle! It’s always fun to keep them on their toes!

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Happy Saturday!!

Sunshine and Blessings