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Man, do I have a lot to cover today!
#1. Hello, hello, hello to all of you who are new around here! I'm so happy to have you. Since I feel like an introduction is necessary and would help you get to know who I am, I updated my About Me page and on that I also included a new list of my favorite posts I've written here on le bloggy. Some are personal...some are travel posts...some are recipes...and some are DIY related. I hope this will help you get to 'know' me a little bit better. Click here to read it. Thank you to those who have introduced yourself so far!
#2. Guess what, friends? WE raised $1,000 for Princess Maggie. Unbelievable. Originally, I didn't want to set a goal on the donation tool, because I would have been happy with $100. However, I did have that mega number of 1 with 3 zero's behind it in the back of my mind that I was totally wishing for, and we did it. I realize I sound like a broken record by now, but it's completely necessary-THANK YOU for showing so much compassion, kindness, and standing up to cancer. I have to say thank you to my sweet husband as well who has been my cheerleader (or man) throughout this whole thing. He literally would update me as the numbers went up, and up, and was the biggest supporter! I plan on doing another post once I get to deliver the money to the family, so be on the lookout for that.
#3. Season finale of Nashville last night. I was all like, "Scarlett, why must you stop making out with Gunnar?" He was looking at her like a true piece of meat. So much tension, so much tension. I'm excited to see what the next season brings, and I hope it's some juicy drama! Thoughts on the finale?
Christmas Card Wreath Holder:
You will need:
-green spray paint
-red pony beads
-a wire hanger with the hook cut off
-clothespins (I used approx. 50)
-ribbon of your choice
Like the other projects, it is first necessary to get your game face on
and know you are about to tackle another project that will make you look 1/4th like Martha Stewart.
Then, you will cut the hook part off the wire hanger and shape it into a circle.
(this won't be perfect-but it's ok to be a little off)
Next, you will want to spray paint the clothespins.
How I did this was took an old box and attached the clothespins to the top all around and spray painted them outside. Make sure you cover all of the clothespins with paint!
Then you will just alternate stringing on a bead, and then a clothespin.
Repeat until you have about 1 inch of hanger space left on both sides.
To hold the hanger together, you will use a bunch of hot glue.
I made sure to glob on a bunch (which is ok because you cover it with a ribbon anyways) and then to hold it closed for a minute or two so that it stays in place.
After that, all you have to do is pick out a favorite ribbon (and in my case, I used an old Christmas decoration for on top of it) to wrap around the top and hang.
As you can see, I underestimated my power of spray painting and forgot to make sure the ends were covered. A simple solution to fix this is to just take green acrylic paint and paint over the ends, which is probably what I'll be doing tonight to fix it. You can just be smarter than I am and skip that step... ;)
Also, I had to include the below pic because I got Natasha's Christmas card in the mail (white one in the middle) and about fainted at Ethan's cuteness.
What do you think?
How did I do?
I absolutely love having a cute place to display all of our Christmas cards now (which is more than 4 now, thank you very much haha) and this project was pretty painless! Definitely give it a try if you need a spot for your cards this season. Or next. Or the next.
Now, it's your turn.
As usual, I'm excited to see all of your projects that you link-up!
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Some little rules:
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