Hi Infarrantly Creative readers, I am Ashley from Simply Designing and I am absolutely thrilled to be guest posting today on Beckie’s blog! One of my children’s favorite holidays is Valentine’s Day. We love to create fun Valentines to hand out, and don’t even get me started on the delicious treats that come out this time of year! One thing I am not a huge fan of is cheesy Valentine’s Day decor. So this year I wanted to create a few Valentine’s Day decorations that are fun and stylish!
Back in November I made these adorable little mini ruffled wreaths. I absolutely have fallen in love with them. I love the texture it added to the chalkboard that I update with a new message for each holiday or event. I decided to make a Valentine’s Day trio of the mini ruffle wreaths with scraps of pink, red and white fabric in my stash.
Happy November my friends! Halloween is done and we are now onto the gratitude month. There are so many things I am grateful for. I realize how blessed my life is and I am super grateful to share bits of it with you. Thank you to those readers that literally come daily to check out what I do. You mean the world to me.
I am always looking for new ways to display photos. I love unique ideas and this one from new contributor Karianne from Thistlewood Farms takes the cake. She used a grapevine wreath and mini frames to create this keepsake wreath for her home. Isn’t it just lovely?
I might be obsessed with making felt wreaths. I just love playing with felt in the fall. I love the texture and weight of it. And it just seems right to make a zillion felt wreaths. They make great gifts and are very simple to make especially if you have some sort of die cutting machine. This week I am going to talk about the difference between the Silhouette machine that I use so often, and the Sizzix machine that I have been playing with lately. What I love about this felt flower wreath is that you can customize it for the season by changing out the flowers. All you have to do is remove the pins.
Is it too early to start decorating for Halloween? I usually say September 15th in this house, what say you? This wreath could easily be made for any season with a different color felt and ribbon. It reminds me of those circle ruffle wreaths that were so popular (and still are!) are couple of years back. I love the ruffle-y texture that the flower shape gave on this one.
No one loves a good paint stick project more than me. I have hung my jewelry on paint sticks, organized my cupboards with them, and even made a frame out of some. I have found another who adores those 12” – 14” sticks of solid wood as much as I do…(enter from stage left) Karianne from Thistlewood Farms. She already showed you the amazing herringbone side table she made with paint sticks that you all thought was fabulous. Today she is back, chopping them up and making a wreath.