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does it become common ground and a common bond and we cease to be alone.” - Wendell Berry

Monday, December 6, 2010

Paper wreath and blogger

Well, I've loved paper wreaths for forever (uh, well for at least a year) 
and finally got around to making one of my own.
Mine is definitely not the best one I've seen,
and I'll probably end up doing it over again.
Sad, I know.
But I'm still going to show it because I did spend 1 1/2 hours working on it!!
At least I spent that time staring at this hot babe, right?
You know, come to think of it he was staring at me!!
=0)
This project only cost me $1 though because all I had to buy
was a foam wreath from the Dollar Store.
I got the book for free at the State Fair this year.
Everyone I went with got their book snatched out of their hands as
I deemed it an inappropriate read,
and pollution to our minds.
I made Haley get two.
For me of course.
I actually only used one book,
which means I have more to practice with
until I get it the way I want.
There are lots of tutorials all over the web
on how to make these beauties,
so I'll make it quick!
Tear out the pages, roll up or fold up each page
and hot glue each one to your wreath.
.
I folded mine, and now I wish I had rolled it.
Also, I started at the outside of the wreath and
worked my way in,
and I might should have done it the other way around.
But here's the final project.
I tied it to a ribbon, and hung it over the mirror above the fireplace.
Sorry for the blurry pictures.
I started with a flash, but I didn't want to show off all the
streaks my mirror has.

Whatcha think?
Be honest...it's okay, I will cry myself to sleep if you don't like it. I can handle it.
=0)
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On a completely different subject,
I'm thinking of changing my blog host from Blogger to Typepad.
Have any of you used Typepad?
I've only been blogging this year,
and have kind of taken it slow as I get a feel
for how it works and all that jazz.
But next year I'm hoping to kick it up a notch
and post more often.
Any advice on which one is better?
Blogger seems a bit temperamental, and it's kind of a pain it seems
to load pictures and organize them in a post.
I will do some research online as well,
but was wondering what you all thought.

Thanks so much for reading!!

15 comments:

Restoration House said...

It's very pretty! Great job and it looks lovely over the mantel.
Kim :)

Melissa said...

Super Cute!

Melissa
http://www.burstsofcreativity.blogspot.com/

April said...

Very nice...no need to cry yourself to sleep...lol. I just bought some Christmas scrapbook paper. I may give this a try! I read that you have a daughter I am giving away an adorable dress on my blog and there is still time to sign up for a chance to win...just wanted to mention it incase you were interested. ♥

Maureen said...

I think you did a great job. It looks really nice.

P.S. Before you change to Typepad you might want to download Windows Live Writer. It's free to download and really makes posting much simpler.

Christie said...

Your wreath is beautiful!! I love the evening pictures with it all lit!!

Dacia said...

I really like it! It's beautiful!

Patti said...

great job...i like the folds rather than the rolls...a nice change!

Its So Very Cheri said...

It looks so pretty. I really love it with the lights off and just a glimmer of light. It looks so romantic.

cheri

Beth @ Free Stylin' said...

Your wreath is so beautiful! I'm like you - I keep seeing book wreaths, and I want to make one. I really think I'll do it this time. Thanks for the inspiration!

Jill said...

Lovely wreath!
Thanks for linking to A Round Tuit.
Hope you have a lovely weekend!
(Sorry can't help with any advice about Typepad)

Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://jembellish.blogspot.com/

Southwest Cottage Designs said...

Stephanie, it's beautiful! In reply to your About Me, I had to laugh because I SO understand what it's like to be new at this blogging and trying to learn. But guess what! You don't have the fewest followers in blogger history:) It's a joy for me to read your blog 'cause it sounds like me and my blogging this year. I'm your new follower and would love for you to visit and follow me, too.

Southwest Cottage Designs said...

Thank you for your comments and following my blog! I'm so happy to meet you, too. Incidentally, I did try out Typepad. I've read good things about Typepad in the Problogger book. Blogger seemed easier to me, though.

Kathy said...

Your wreath looks very nice

Me N My Thrifty Ideas said...

Ok, first, I love the wreath! Awesome job! Second, you are freaking hilarious! I love the way you describe stuff n bust yourself out, Im the same way...LOL. And your lil about me section is too silly! I am a follower now! LOL

Ashlyn said...

No need to cry...I LOVE IT!!! Lol