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Friday, February 10, 2012

Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends." ~John 15:13

Happy Valentines Day! If you are a Pinterest junkie like me, then you may have seen a version of this cutie floating around, only it had a small white pumpkin where I have a nest and a beaded red heart. I also added the mini bunting, because I love buntings! Here is what you will need to make this:

-One medium sized grapevine wreath (about $4.00 at Hobby Lobby, but these go 1/2 off all the time) -One bag of Spanish moss (I liked the bright green for this project, also purchased at 50% off)
-One birds nest (they come in a pack of 2 at HL, so you will have more for another spring project:)
-One beaded red heart ornament (30% off in Valentine section)
-red ric rac (.99 in scrapbook section, also 50% off...ok you get the picture....I like 50% off)
-scrap red and white polka dot fabric -old book page -burlap -hot glue and gun

Just take your wreath and work in small sections, applying the hot glue and then adding a bunch of the Spanish moss. Don't be stingy with the goes a long way. Also, this will make an EPIC mess, so be forewarned:) After covering most of the front with moss ( I skipped the back) hot glue your nest to the inside bottom of the wreath, or secure it with floral wire. Then I hot glued the ornament inside the nest. Almost done! Take your book page (mine is in German, so I am not even sure what it says!) and your burlap and your red and white fabric and cut little flags, all the same size. You will then break out the sewing machine and stitch the little flags to your ric-rac, making a cute little tiny mini bunting! If you don't have a machine, you can always hot glue. Attach this to your wreath and hang it for all to see:) You can tie ribbon or burlap around the top if you like, to hang it with. I just used what I had. Tip: If you have a spray topcoat lying around, go over the wreath a couple of times. This will help with shedding. It is fine without too. You may just have to pick up the occasional moss:)

Thanks for viewing my blog. It is just a little creative outlet for this stay at home mom. After last week's sermon at LG, I just wanted to make sure I had the right motivation for doing things....I hope I don't sound like I am bragging on this blog. The only reason I have an ounce of creativity is because that is the way the Father created me and I just want to share ideas with you sweet friends:) And with that I wish you a Happy Valentines Day and a verse that was on my heart today. Thank you Jesus for loving us:)

"Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends." ~John 15:13

Below are some super adorable Valentines Rylie will be passing out at pre-school. I just have to add the lollipops (it will look like she is holding a giant one). Big thanks to my BFF Dawn for her Illustrator skills in creating these...again, thank you Pinterest for your inspiration:) I may have a slight addiction....

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