Saturday, September 18, 2010


I know, I promised I'd post about my creation inspired by Craftaholics Anonymous and A Little Bit of Everything. I've been busy hanging with some awesome kids and experiencing the local county fair. Fun stuff. Anywho, life is getting back to normal and here is the much anticipated, at least by me, post!

I loved the idea of the wreath post and most importantly the overall cost! I started with a wire coat hanger, which I had to steal/borrow from some guests' clothes. (Don't worry, I replaced it with another hanger. I'm not that bad of a hostess!)

After getting the "circle" ready, I took my fabric, one yard of each color and 1.5 yards of the Halloween print and tore it into strips. (that amount of fabric ended up being plenty! I made another complete wreath and a half!) My strips in the pic, were WAAAAY too long, so I took all of them and cut them in half. I ended up with strips about 1" by 9" long. Again, it was very, very "about." Another great thing about this project, no rulers!! After having tons of strings all over the place, I discovered on several blogs that a rotary cutter makes this step a breeze. Oh well, live and learn...

After I had the strips cut and sorted into groups, I began the process of tying the fabric to the wire frame. This is where the episode of "Hoarders" came in. I can't ever just sit and watch a TV show, instead I have to be doing something, anything! So, while I watched these people who kept insisting they were "collectors" not hoarders, ha!, I tied strip after strip, after strip! Actually, it goes pretty fast and has instant gratification, always a plus in my book...

Once I finished tying all of the fabric, I decided that I once again couldn't leave well enough alone, and I needed to add something, anything...

I headed to my
Cricut and cut out the word "BOO!" I also shadowed the letter in black. After layering the letters, I decided that it still lacked punch, so I coated the orange letters in tons of glitter. After sealing the entire set in Modge Podge to protect it from the humidity, I attached it to the hanger hook on the wreath and hung it on my front door. Who cares if it's only September?? I have been bitten by the fall bug!

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