Thursday, September 29, 2011

Truly Lovely! Honestly, they really are!

Today I have the privilege of introducing you to Kassi
from the Laney sisters blog Truly Lovely...

So here she is...feel free to shake her hand,
give her a hug and by all means head on over to her blog!
{Where I'll be hanging out today with a fun ghost clip tutorial}
Enjoy, my lovelies!


Well hello you lovely Punkin' Heads

I like that... Punkin' Heads!
Like Parrot Heads... but so much cooler! haha. 
I am SO THRILLED to be here blog swapping with the sweet Miss Katie today! 
She's over at my place when you're finished meeting me of course! ;)
And am I excited to meet you!!!

My name is Kassi and I blog at a little place called Truly Lovely

Yep, that's me. (On my wedding day in July!) 
Truly Lovely

Yep, that's my blog. :)

Moving on... ;) 

I have a little Fall craft to share with you dolls today! 

My Monogram Fall Wreath!

So I started with my wreath form, a retired rope from my team roping hubby. 

You can read more about other ways I use those here if you'd like. 

If you don't just happen to have a team rope laying around the house... Cause let's face it... 

There are a few people out there who don't... heehee. 

You can use a vine wreath form, or wire, etc... 

I used clear fishing line to tie the rope together to form a circle. 

Again, same concept with twigs, or vines, or wire or whatever route you choose for your form. 

Then I made my monogram. 

Just a simple wooden M purchased from the craft section of Wally World.

Two coats of brown paint. A little ruffing up with some sand paper... 

And viola! I really like to ruff up the edges to give it some dimension... 

Plus is goes with the rustic feel of the wreath as a whole!

Then I attached the M to my rope form with some brown ribbon and hot glue. 

If you are going to be hanging your wreath outside where it's windy... 

REALLY glue that sucker on there! 

Now... Time to pretty it up. 
I bought a couple bunches of fall colored flowers and leaves, again, from Wally World. 
Then used a combination of hot glue and the fishing line to attach them to the top of my wreath. 

A little ribbon for the "hanger"...  The windier it is outside... MORE hot glue!!!
On a side note... I might have come home from work the day after hanging this and found it lying on the ground... Which might have called for some hot glue and ribbon and fishing line reinforcement... 
Just sayin'... GLUE it on ya'll. :)

And there you have it!!!

A Monogram Fall Wreath to hang on your door! 
Or your wall... Or your car... Or... Well you get the idea... ;)

THANKS SO MUCH to Katie for blog swapping with Truly Lovely today and for being this week's Bloggie Bestie!!! 

If you're interested in what a Bloggie Bestie at Truly Lovely is... read this. :)

Hope you'll stop by Truly Lovely and say hello sometime! 
We would love to see a few Punkin' Heads pop over! ;)

Happy crafting lovelies!!


Salena @ A Little Piece of Me said...

How cute and fun! I love the rope. :)

Munchie's Mama said...

Suuuper cute idea! I need more doors to hang all these cute wreaths I have been seeing.

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