Wednesday, June 13, 2012

I was a Feature of the Week

Sorry, I haven't been posting anything lately, unfortunately I have a case of the "summer cold" and I'm so tired of coughing.  I have so many projects to get done, but by the time I get home I just don't  have the energy to do anything.

I just have to let everyone know that I was featured on Whimsy Wednesday from last weeks project on my Baseball Wreath.  I'm so thrilled :)  If you have time hop over to The NY Melrose Family,  Jenny has a great blog.  

I hope everyone has a great week, my fingers are still crossed that I will get some projects done this weekend.  My daughter thought I was crazy when I showed her my list on my NOOK, her response was "Really Mom, you have your list on your NOOK?"  What could I say, I usually have it with me and when I think of something, I can just write it down.  It sounds perfectly fine to me. :)


Monday, June 4, 2012

Baseball Wreath

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Ok, so I have been gone for awhile – sorry.  I just had too many things going on in the month of May.  Between getting everything ready for the end of the school year and the beginning of early cheer/football registration – it was just crazy.

I have a lot of ideas for crafts, I just need to sit down and get them done.  I REALLY need to get Pops to help me get my craft room finished.  But he thinks he needs to work on his car, I swear where is his responsibility, LOL, I guess I will give him a break.  But I have started my “before” pictures of the room, so you can bet that will be posted before long.

Anyway – this being the Baseball season and since we live not 10 min from The Ballpark in Arlington – I just had to make this wreath.  I got the idea from The Pintrest Project, my obsession.  I just can’t seem to get off that site…..

Here’s what I did – I was lucky enough to get some used baseballs from my sons best friend (he is a pitcher) so I didn’t have to buy any Smile, then I had Pops drill holes in each end going through.  He did drill from each end.  I took a hanger and opened it up and bent out the curves.
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Of course I had to get blue & red tulle for their colors.  I cut about 10” pieces of each color and folded in half.  Then I fan folded them together and wrapped a piece of floral wire around each set.
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I figured out how many “sets” of tulle I needed then twisted the wire onto the hanger between the baseballs.    Since I had doubled the pieces, I separated the layers for a fuller effect.  As you can see these balls have been used, but I think that gives this a more natural look.  I will say that using real baseballs does weigh down this wreath, so be prepared.  I think on the example, they may have used the “beanbag” baseballs, which would not be as heavy.

I took Pops Ranger hat and ran the wire through the holes in the cap, then twisted onto the wire and made a bow for the top.

We had a ceramic sun hanging by the front door, so there was already a screw in the bricks.  I unscrewed a bit, put the hanger behind the screw and then screwed down to hold the wreath.  Since it is heavy, it hangs more like an oval than a circle.

I think it turned out pretty good, but now I have to buy Pops a new hat!!!!  Oh well, it will be worth it.  Now for the Rangers to go back to the World Series this year Smile
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The only thing I had to buy for this wreath is the Tulle, which I got on sale @ Hobby Lobby.  I spent $5.00 for this wreath – I can’t beat that price.  Hope you liked my wreath – who is your favorite team?

Have a great day – Michelle

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