Sunday, March 15, 2015

DIY Easter Decor

Now this one is easy and will take you under 15 minutes (minus drying time). :)

Here is what you'll need.
  • 8x10 Canvas
  • Paint
  • Pouncer
  • Bunny Stencil
  • Scrapbook Paper
  • White Pom Pom
To start, I spray painted my canvas blue using Valspar's Exotic Sea.  I then stenciled a bunny silhouette using a pouncer to apply white acrylic paint.
 
Then I used my glue gun to attach the pom pom.
And now for the pennant banner.  I cut out multiple pieces using two different sheets of scrapbook paper.  Then used modge podge to attach them.
 
 And that's a wrap!  So easy, so quick and adds the perfect flair to your mantel.
 
Thanks for hopping by! ;)
-Ashley

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Spring Wreath

It's really starting to feel like spring here in Seattle and I'm loving it!  So naturally, I've busted out all my spring decor and even got the itch to create a new spring wreath for my front door. 

It all started with mint mesh.  I saw it during one of my many trips to Hobby Lobby and fell in love.  I know you typically use this type of material to make more of a flowy wreath, but I actually prefer taking a straw wreath and simply wrapping my fabric around it.  Easy peasy. :)

Here is an example of the wreath I used.

Once my wreath was wrapped, I took a small amount of hot glue to seal the end.  I chose three different types of flowers to dress up my wreath - gerber daisies, peonies and hydrangeas.  I like to lay my flowers out to make sure I get it just the way I want before gluing.  Then to work I go!


Don't you just love that bird?!?  I found it at Michaels for .39!  And I didn't even need to paint it - woot woot!

Here are a couple more shots in it's new home.
 
 

Enjoy the sun!
-Ashley