The time has come for the first giveaway - and its a good one people!
I'm sure you have heard me rave about Blurb, and how awesome their photo books are. I recently made one compiling a few of my shop photos. You know, something easy to take to shows and fairs to show of my stuff in action.
It was insanely easy and fun to make and I am already thinking of the next one to make!
Well, the nice folk over at Blurb are giving away a free Blurb photo book (a $75 value) to one of Chickypoo209's readers.
Here are the rules - You must be a public follower of Chickypoo209 blog to participate - Each entry requires a separate comment.
There are 3 ways to enter:
1. Visit the Blurb website and leave me a comment about what type of book you'll make if you win. (Required - One Entry)
2. "Like" Blurb books on Facebook and come leave me a comment that you did. (One entry)
3. Post about the giveaway on your own blog or Facebook page and leave me a comment with a link. (One Entry)
At the last minute, I decided my door needed a wreath for the 4th of July BBQ we were having.
And by last minute, I literally mean the morning of - with guests arriving at 1pm.
So I whipped up this little beauty with my trusty sidekick, Little Miss E.
Of course I didn't have the thought to take pictures while we were rushing through our project, but it was really, really simple.
The following supplies were used:
Vine wreath (I got mine at the Dollar Tree, but any wreath form can be used)
Star shape (I used a puzzle piece)
Double Satin Ribbon 1 1/2in width (I used white)
Card stock in White, Red, and Blue
Ribbon to use for hanging
I cut out a bunch of stars in the card stock. Shamefully Brilliantly, I ripped off the shape from one of E's puzzles. (It's called being resourceful, right?)
I set those aside and began the process of wrapping the wreath. You could probably leave it uncovered, but I wanted the really clean look, so I wrapped it in the white double satin ribbon and just dotted hot glue as I went to secure it.
Once that was done, I attached the stars in a red, white and blue pattern all the way around. The end went a little wonky because the colors didn't stick with the pattern, but I faked it.
Once finished setting the stars, I took the piece of red ribbon and looped it through the wreath and tied a bow.
Pardon the pictures, they were snapped on my way out the door with my phone. Not the greatest, but you get the drift.
Pretty easy and simple project to do.
And my 3 year old thought it was the best decoration ever.