Tuesday, September 29, 2009

My New Door

So...You know those doors you knock on and they have the cutest wreath and it makes there door eye candy? Okay, maybe you don't but I have always dreamed of having a BEAUTIFUL door. So, when people knock they want to come in because it is inviting. Well I went to the store and saw that a wreath that was "okay" was $40. I about died. Laugh if you will, but I can't spend $40 on a wreath. My husband and I have a goal to pay two big things off, so that was out of the question. So, as I looked at it I thought...I WILL JUST MAKE MY OWN. I bought a wreath for $2.00 and all the supplies for $7.00 (at the dollar store:)). My friends do you want to come knock on my door and come in for some hot chocolate?

How great does that look? I seriously could sit and look at my door all day...I have even opened it serveral times just to look at it:). I added the vinyl letters to it to add to a CUTE door. I have a cricut and vinyl so the cost of this cute door was under $10:) To hang my wreath I used the trick from the nester. I don't have the link to it...sorry nester...you put fat ribbon around your wreath and use tacks to hang it from the top of your door...I used small nails because that is all I had. LOVE IT!!! I have not stopped thinking about it. I can't wait for people to knock on my door! Do you have a great door you want to share? I would LOVE to see it!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

A Trick to Hanging Letters

So in this new house I have HUGE walls to fill with lots of fun stuff. Well I am bored with 3 pictures in a row or one huge picture, so I got creative. I take TONS of family pictures all on my own and I would like the wall to reflect what my family is REALLY like...beautifully imperfect. Not everyone is ever looking at the camera. Someone is always touching someone else. Or the usual fits for not wanting to sit still. So this wall reflects that.
The family letters that are hanging up were so fun and easy to do. I painted them brown then mod podged paper on. Sanded the edges to get the paper flush with the sides. Then to hang them I glued the nail heads on the back and hung the letter. YES, I GLUED the nail heads on the letters then I could actually get them somewhat straight. You should try it. It was fun!!