Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Spring Wreath

To go along with my Silhouette vinyl spring candles I made a spring wreath for my dinning room display.

I started by wrapping my wreath form with white yarn.  I was actually able to get the wreath form at Michaels for $1.50 since it was split.  Nothing a little duct tape couldn't fix!!!

Then I made some fabric flowers using an old white sweatshirt that I had worn at an 80's Halloween party a la Flashdance style, some beads from a necklace that was taking up space in my jewlery drawer and this pattern from wise craft

I am not known for my sewing ability, so the flowers had to be simple to make.  These were SUPER easy and turned out beautiful!

I hot glued them to my wreath and used my Silhouette to make the Spring banner.  I strung the banner using some twine and hung the entire wreath from my dinning room mirror using a piece of chocolate brown ribbon.

I couldn't be happier with how this turned out!

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Thursday, March 10, 2011

St. Patrick's Day Gift Idea

This morning my MOMS group had it's monthly Brunch Bunch get together.  I decided that I wanted to make a little something, something for the other mommies.  I played on the word "pattie" and took some inspiration from it is what it is (check out Beth's blog if you haven't already!) and created these cute little goodie bags:

I used my Silhouette to cut out the green scalloped circle and white Happy St. Patties circle, but you can easily do the same with punches.  The bags are pretzel rod bags that I got at Michaels (75 bags for around $2 - even less if you use your 40% off coupon!) and the mint patties I found at Walmart ($2.50 for a bag).  I used Pharmacy font (one of my favs) that I download for free from and the shamrock was downloaded from the Silhouette store (there is a font on that you can download that has a four leaf clover: wmshapes1 is the name of the font and the w is the four leaf clover).

I thought they were pretty clever and cute and the other moms seemed to really like them!!

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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Silhouette Vinyl Spring Candles

I am in the midst of creating a spring display in my dinning room using a color palette of white, blue and brown.  I recently purchased some light blue candles from Walmart to put into two cylinder vases with some coffee beans I found in the freezer (Side note: I got a Keurig this summer for my birthday and LOVE IT! Consequently, I have a lot of coffee beans in my freezer that aren't being used - unless you count this project!).  The candles were just ok, but I wanted to jazz them up a little.  Enter the Silhouette, some white vinyl and VOILA! problem solved. 

They turned out so AH-MAZING! I'm in love with them! Plus, they couldn't have been easier or faster to do (bonus!). Here they are in the vases with the coffee beans:

YAY! Now, on to the next one...........

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Thursday, March 3, 2011

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

March 2nd is Dr. Seuss' birthday and at the last minute I thought it would be fun to celebrate it with my son. Being that this was a last minute decision and my son is all of 19mo, there isn't much of a wow factor here but I thought I would share anyway!

 Beautiful red and white carnations that I found at the grocery store for $4......woo hoo!!

 My son's lunch.....Green Eggs and Ham (& cheese sandwich) with One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Goldfish crackers.

 The Dr. Seuss books we read at naptime and bedtime.

The Thing 1 and Thing 2 cupcakes we made using red velvet cake mix, white frosting and blue cotton candy.
The cupcake wrappers were made using my Silhouette and Dr Soos font downloaded from

My little Thing 1 helping me make the cupcakes!

I found a red long sleeve tee at Walmart for $2 (score!) and I already had T-Shirt transfers on hand, so I quickly made him a Thing 1 shirt.  The transfers I had were for light t-shirts and would have turned out better if I had the dark t-shirt transfers that leave a white backround, but again I was doing this last minute and trying not to spend too much money!  It served its purpose and the little man didn't seem to mind one bit!

Maybe next year I'll be more prepared (maybe.....)!