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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Blog Swap- A Little Knick Knack

I want to introduce you to Meg. She is a very talented lady and has a cute blog called A Little Knick Knack. I'm over there today so come visit later.
I'll let Meg take it from here.


Hello all! I'm so excited to be here at Allison's place today. I just want to take a second and introduce myself. My name is Meg and I live over at A Little Knick Knack.

A Little Knick Knack

I'm a midwest, stay-at-home-mom to three adorable children and in order to keep some sanity, I began to craft. I started my blog at the beginning of the year and I've had so much fun with it since! I enjoy doing anything with power tools, sewing, painting, stenciling, fabric-ing, anything really. I hope you enjoy your little tutorial here and can hop on over to my little blog and check it out soon!

Today I'd like to share an incredibly easy, low-stress, festive way to decorate a wreath. I saw this cute idea for a Halloween wreath on Craftaholics Anonymous. Click HERE to see her cute version.

I have a deep and abiding love for the remnants bin at Jo-Ann Fabrics. I found a bunch of hunter green burlap for a mere $2. It was fate! It was MINE. I didn't know what I would use it for, but I snatched it right up.



See all this lovely fabric I got along with the burlap? Loooove the remnants bin. I'm gonna marry it.

I've had this yarn wreath for almost a year now. I've enjoyed hanging it in my entryway, but felt it was time to change it up.




After ripping off the chipboard, I tore my burlap into strips. I have to be honest, I didn't measure, I just began snipping away. I ended up with roughly a dozen 1-inch wide strips, about 8-9 inches long.




Once the cutting was done, I simply tied the burlap strips onto the wreath. No double knots or anything, just a simple once-over will do. Be warned, though, burlap frays easily, so be gentle and if you can, try not to un-do your ties. It may be hard to salvage.




*HINT: I did very loose ties until I was done, then I could easily push and re-arrange the ties until I was sure I had enough on the wreath form.

Once I was done, I used some of my $1 store ribbon to loop through the wreath and hang it on my front door.






So simple, and yet so cute! I love how I can easily change this for the seasons. Right now, it's set for fall, but I can add a red or burgandy ribbon for Christmas and even add some other trinkets to make it more festive. It suits my purposes for now, and I love it!





I hope you can hop over and join my link party on Fridays called Everything but the Kitchen Sink. It's for anything and everything and I'd love to see you all there!


A Little Knick Knack


Thanks for having me, Allison! Have a wonderful day!

-Meg



Thanks for sharing Meg!
That is so cute and so simple!
Everyone go check out Meg's blog and give her some love!



3 comments:

  1. Great idea. . .I love the outcome ;D

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  2. Just another creative cat out there for me to envy:) and learn from...cute cute wreath.

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  3. Great idea, the blog swap and the wreath! I love ideas that I can do and the kids too:) Thanks for stopping by and commenting on the kids:)

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