So, here we are at THREE years old! Where has my baby gone and how has it been over a year since I last posted? I swear this is the same child featured in all other posts on this blog, she is just a hell… Read More
With only a few days left to prep for the 4th, it’s time to get patriotic! This festive wreath was originally crafted for my daughter’s Madeline themed 1st birthday but I am happily recycling it in honor of the upcoming holiday! All the supplies needed can be found at… Read More
There’s nothing quite like watching my daughter eat and dance her way through every single booth of a Greek Festival for the first time; it takes me right back to my childhood. I was so extremely lucky to have had a Yiayia (that’s Greek for grandmother)… Read More
Spring photo shoots in Grandma’s garden, ridiculously yummy treats, and bunny baskets— check! A little late getting around to posting this weeks activities and I’m about to crash from a serious sugar high, but the photo montage overload begins…now! First up, baby girl’s photos! Shop the look… Read More
Eisley usually flies solo for the photo shoots (I prefer to be behind the camera) but she insisted that I state my age on a sticker for my birthday as she had so cooperatively done the first twelve months of her life. PAYBACK. With E celebrating her 18 month… Read More
Here we are in mid-March and I am still trying to figure out where February went? It is Saint Patrick’s Day, my baby is 18 months (CAN’T wrap my head around THAT) and the creative photo shoots are a thing of the past. This lil’… Read More
My heart skips a beat every time I look at her sweet face and having this little love bug as my Valentine sure ups the fun factor of an otherwise cliché holiday. Don’t get me wrong, I love flowers and chocolates (who doesn’t?) but spending time crafting Valentine’s… Read More
Need a last minute holiday gift for friends? Your turn to bring treats to the office? Made a promise to bring something drool-worthy to the holiday party? Feel like Santa is over your cookies? Well, Christmas just wouldn’t be complete without something extra sweet and festive to snack… Read More
I once read a card with the words, “I have an irrational fear of wasting a fabulous outfit on an insignificant day.” Well, the moment I laid eyes on this sweet-as-can be knit dress and deer hat, (complete with ears and antlers) my holiday card inspiration was born. I… Read More
I have been swooning over these festive balloon wreaths for quite some time and with all the DIY tutorials available on Pinterest, I decided to give it a go and get crafty. I stuck to the theme colors of my daughter’s Madeline/Parisian inspired birthday party but the possibilities are endless, making them the perfect decoration for any celebration! All the supplies needed can be found at your local craft and/or party store (I went to Michael’s) and if you have the time and patience (it took me a good 5-6 hours), I promise it’s quite simple!
First, you will need to collect the following items:
- straw wreath, left in plastic wrap
- greening pins
- a whole lot of balloons (I used close to 400 for a larger, fuller wreath)
- ribbon to cover the straw (optional)
- pipe cleaners (optional)
- rubber mallet (to save your poor thumbs from going numb)
Okay, time to get to work! If you choose to wrap the wreath with ribbon, go ahead and do this first by securing it to the wreath with greening pins. I attached two to three balloons per greening pin by simply grouping the balloons together in an arrangement to my liking and (waaaaait for it), pinning them to the wreath.
Repeat this step one thousand times over until the wreath is totally covered and VOILA!!! Easy peasy. To add your “curling ribbon”, wind pipe cleaners around a pencil to achieve the perfect curl. Attach each pipe cleaner to a greening pin and fill in any empty spaces of your masterpiece.
The finished product is so darn cheerful you can’t help but smile! I can’t hardly wait to hang this baby on the front door again… countdown to the Fourth of July begins NOW!