Saturday, January 17, 2009

A Valentine quickie

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I had grand plans to make a fluffy GORG Valentine's wreath this year, but I'm on a self-imposed spending freeze.

Well, let's just say thaw...

I planned on using a ton of red flowers to make a wreath, but when I figured how much I would need, it was getting a little ridiculous. I decided to try rose petals instead. I got teeny tiny pins so I wouldn't burn the tips of my fingers off with the glue gun:


Oh wait. Need these too...it's cold outside and I couldn't resist the chocolate at the checkout lane:

Half an hour and half a bag of Flipz later:


Not exactly what I had planned, but it works. The red looks awesome from the street. I still have half a box of rose petals left, so I may keep adding to fluff it up more.

AND it was CHEAP! So that means it will stay, for now. :)

Have a great weekend and clean out some closets! (I've done three so far. Just sayin'.)

69 comments:

  1. Great and thrifty idea. I Love it! Red is my favorite color.
    Lorri

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  2. The red does look nice. And you can add more cr*p to it next year!

    I am on a spending freeze myself. Christmas always makes me feel poor in January.

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  3. You've given me the urge to put something red on my front door. Thanks!

    Yours looks very pretty!

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  4. I'm on a spending thaw too. Your wreath does look nice, the red is so pretty. I'm sure your front door looks fantastic!

    Wendy

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  5. What a cute idea...so simple yet elegant!

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  6. Valentine Quickie...that just sounds so "bad" ; )

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  7. I've got loads of white rose petals left over from my wedding. Maybe a white wreath is in order for me.

    I still gotta get my post together for the party! I've been away from the computer for a few days. Can't wait to go see what others posted!

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  8. It came out so cute! The red looks fantastic against the black door.

    Kimba

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  9. what a great idea! You are so crafty and full of wonderful ideas!

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  10. I like it! And now I really want to paint my front door black! Which would go great with my house. And that red just looks great. Makes me want to make one! Maybe in a monogram. :)

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  11. OHH! I love it! I saw petals at the dollar store the other day, and now I am SO going back to get some!! Very cute. And the words on your door are beautiful!
    Blessigns,
    Megan

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  12. OH WOW!!! It's absolutely beautiful!!! Great job!

    Tracy

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  13. Ok, I hope that I don't sound psychotic saying this....but I love you! I told my husband that it is pretty pathetic when you love somebody you've never met! I have spent many nights up until 2 and 3 in the morning scouring you blog for ideas! My husband is in law school, so our budget is sooo tight. I love to decorate, but had kind of given up on because of the money it would cost. You have inspired me. I feel like I can still have a beautiful home. Thank you!

    Natalie

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  14. Great idea and very pretty! I bet that really stands out from the street. As usual loving your ideas. Hugs, Bobbi Jo

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  15. I think it looks gorgeous, especially against the black door!

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  16. I can do that and I plan on it! Thanks for the idea!

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  17. How adorable! I just used my berry wreath from Christmas and stuck a Heart in the middle of it! I saw a huge box of rose pedals at the dollar tree and wondered what I could do with them- great idea!

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  18. I love that your ideas are so simple almost anyone can do them! Thanks for sharing this great idea.

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  19. I literally stumbled onto your blog this evening ... and when I was leaving a comment, looked up and saw Elizabeth's face - a face I actually recognized! I will visit again....nice post today and great, great idea for a wreath.

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  20. I was going to write just what Elizabeth wrote! What a simple craft but so pretty! Please continue to post your wonderful ideas ~ they are so inspiring! Thank you!

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  21. That came out awesome!

    I love that. I wouldn't have expected it to look so full.

    -Nat

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  22. really cute! I love that people are doing a little Valentine decorating!

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  23. Cute wreath! I like the simplicity! Great job!

    Jen

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  24. Sarah, it looks great! I love the red against the black door.

    Beautimus!

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  25. Oh so cute! I am so impressed and am also happy to hear you've figured out a way to avoid those glue gun burns! :)
    Carrie

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  26. Sarah, this is so cute! I love it.

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  27. Very cute wreath. Don't fear the glue gun silly girl. Glue guns are our friends! Here are several tips for you to keep you from getting burned again. First of all-- use an old magazine under your glue gun so the excess can drip onto it, whenever it gets glue build up, tear off a page and start another. Each time you pick up your glue gun to use it, drag the tip across the page to wipe off the glue. That is the glue that is super "drippy" You then have to squeeze the trigger to place the glue where you need it-- I always touch the surface and drag the tip off of the project as well-- keeping excess glue from dripping and burning. Also, if ever you get any glue on yourself, wipe it off imediately onto part of that magazine and you won't blister. I sometimes take off excess glue on purpose with my finger tip without burning myself at all by doing this :-) Now, get back onto that horse with glue gun in hand girlie!

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  28. I too have cleaned out three closets. I was looking for a cheap wreath as well and use styrofoam and sheet moss. Worked out pretty well.

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  29. Love it! very cute.. I hope your fingers heal...

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  30. Great idea! I've been looking for ideas for my front door for Valentine's Day this year. I think I found it! Thanks

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  31. I think it looks AAMMMAAAZZIINNG!! (in my singing voice!)

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  32. Okay, this is the cutest thing I've ever seen. My mission this week: take a trip to Michael's!

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  33. Very cute! Good idea to use the pins - I ALWAYS burn myself on the hot glue and it would just go right thru those petals!

    Manuela

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  34. Oh, I just love your wreath, and it looks great against the black door. Our front door is black, too, and I'm thinking I just might make one of these wreaths.

    I am cleaning out my craft closet, thanks to your challenge! I've linked it to your site.

    Thank you!
    Sheryl

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  35. love the wreath. it would really stand out on any color door. great job.

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  36. Great, now I have to go and make a wreath for Valentine's Day! (grin!) Love your idea! That'll make the Princess Nagger happy, she nagged me into getting some decorations for Valentine's Day...if I add a wreath she'll be very happy...(grin!)

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  37. I love it! It turned out great. I like the Welcome on the door, is that vinyl?

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  38. That turned out great! The red just pops against the black door.

    I also love the Welcome lettering. I would love to know what font that is or where you got it from.

    Thanks! Kim

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  39. Ok, so you know I'll steal this idea of yours, right? ;) It looks great!

    By the way, I nominated you for a Lemonade Award. Please stop by at my blog to pick it up.

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  40. Great improvision!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  41. Great front door! I don't know if I should be thanking you or not making me think about front door decor when I've only just managed to tidy the kitchen lol

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  42. V-day decorations?? My Christmas tree is still on the back porch. It's in the box, but its still on the porch...

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  43. Caa-uute! I have the day off (kid free!!) so I plan on doing a few little projects I saw on your site. EXCITED!!!
    P.S. the Cool Whip in a can tastes exactly the same as Cool Whip from the tub.

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  44. Uhm yeah, I definitely LOVE this project! AWESOME! I might have to actually do this one instead of just drooling at yours over my keyboard :P

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  45. That's really cute :) I haven't really decorated for V-day before, but this is so inexpensive that I may have to give it a try.

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  46. I think the word freezing "thaw" is my favorite thing I have heard all day!

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  47. What a fantastic wreath. It pops nicely on your door! And that wasn't real chocolate--pretzels, and they are good for you, right?

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  48. i like it! I have a cheap, pink shiny heart on my door! :)

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  49. Hi,
    I just stumbled across your blog and I love it! I really like the wreath-that is a great idea!

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  50. Love it...Just found your blog and I love it too!

    Ashley Nichole.

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  51. Love this idea. Good lookin wreath. i just finished cleaning my pantry and one of my kitchen cabinets. Now I will be cleaning and organizing some more of my kitchen cabs.

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  52. Ok. Have to admit- before I scrolled down, I thought this project was going to turn out looking really cheap and silly. But, you amazed me yet again! That is so stunning! I'm going to do it.

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  53. WOW how the heck did I miss this? Awesome I am lovin the red!

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  54. That turned out lovely! Great idea.

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  55. I love your wreath. May have to try one.

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  56. Saw your wreath today on "One Pretty Thing". Cute! I'd love to make a heart shaped one, but I'm not sure if I could find one or not. I saw red rose petals today at the dollar tree, and they had wreaths, too! So you could do the whole project for $2! I love reading your blog :-)

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  57. This is so cute! I saw it on OPT as well and I can't wait to try it, maybe even for more than one holiday!

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  58. That's really pretty. Nice idea! :)

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  59. What a fantastic idea!! Thanks for sharing! Have a wonderful day!

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