Thursday, December 15, 2011

Christmas Wreath

I wanted to try my hand at a wreath this year. Pinterest's wonderful ideas had gotten to me. I had planned to add some pinecones to it, but I didn't have "pretty enough" pinecones, so I stuck with just using faux hydrangeas from Michael's.

I love how it came out!

I bought the grapevine wreath in the craft section at Wal-Mart for $3.99. The flowers were on sale back in October for 99c per bunch at Michaels; I bought 6 bunches. Probably a dozen glue sticks in there too. And the bow was made with Dollar Store Christmas ribbon. It took me parts of 2-3 evenings. Probably 2-3 hours.

Remove the flowers from their plastic stems (but leave the little pieces in the middle of the flower, it will be about a cm long underneath, you need this to help glue it in). First glue down the leaves for coverage. If there are any gaps, you'll only see leaf, rather than wreath. Then start glueing down the flowers. A quick circle of glue around the stem of each flower is good. As you get further in, you can just glue the petals down as they will stick to other leaves and flowers.

A Christmas bow tutorial video for your reference.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Welcome to BBD!

One of my favorite items - and apparently yours too - are my aprons. They are so much fun! The color options are endless. They are durable. They are pretty. What more do you want in a kitchen?Want a chance to win one?
An apron of your choice is up for grabs over on Facebook. Like Bouncing Blossom Designs on Facebook, leave a comment, and get your friends to like your comment.

The poster with the most comments by 10am Friday morning (yes, just 2 hours away!) wins an apron.

And keep your eyes out for another giveaway here in the very near future!