Craft Night- *Luscious Wreath*

You've probably seen these wreaths all over by now. When something like this becomes so big, it's clear that it's stinkin amazing! I told my friends about how I just HAD to make one. They immediately discouraged my doing so, which was so weird! I found out a couple days later at a little birthday party they did for me that they had already bought the supplies for us to make them at the party! Such sneaky little girls. :)

There are a few tutorials out there, and I really like this one from The Idea Room.

Here's Sarah's, after just a few minutes of pinning... so much excitement!

Such sweet friends!

Just luscious...


Chalkboard "Welcome" Board

I'm a teacher, but you'd never guess by my yucky chalkboard penmanship! But I love this sign because I'll be able to change it for each holiday and event happening. How many times have I been hosting a shower or meeting, and had someone knocking and knocking on the door without my hearing it!? I'm stoked about this quick and easy piece!

All I used was:

one fat quarter
one rectangular board (mine came from the picture slot of a wood frame from JoAnn's)
thread and machine
chalkboard paint

Step 1: Cut fabric into five 1 and 3/4 inch strips. Then sew each strip to the next to make one long strip. Press, and finish all edges.

Step 2: Baste (or stitch a long stitch) down the middle of the strip. Take the bottom thread, and pull it to gather fabric into a ruffle.
Place it around the border of the chalkboard and decide how tight to pull the ruffles. Attach the ruffles with hot glue, and you're ready!
Hot glue the ribbon to the back of frame, and you're set!

Ruffle Valentine Burlap Runner

Over at Tatertots and Jello, she did a tutorial on a Spring Burlap Runner.

I fell in love, and did my own version for Valentines Day! It's dimensions are 72" x 14" made with burlap, muslin, bias tape, and 4 different coordinating fabrics. Very easy, just takes some time. I love how it turned out!

So much ruffley joy!