Thursday, May 26, 2011

Cry Me A River, Puff Balls and Wreaths

Ever wake up in the middle of the night with a song stuck in your head?  I do, ALL. THE.  TIME.  It is enough to drive me insane!  Last night it was Cry Me A River.  Don't get me wrong, I love me some JT, but I was disappointed with that mysterious part of the brain that picks the song to have played over and over and over again in my head.  If it would have been Damn Girl or Lovestoned, I would have been okay with it, but Cry Me A River???  That must mean I have issues.....or I inhaled too many E600 fumes.  SO, I am tired this morning, but wanted to share my "puff balls."  I am making these for another project that I will share next Friday.  They are part of a surprise for Haley (who is turning 18 and graduating on the same day!!!). 

I started out wanting to redo the wreath I had on the front door.  I am IN LOVE with navy blue at the moment and have had Krylon's Oxford Blue sitting in the garage for weeks just waiting for a project, so I deconstructed this wreath and went to town with the spray paint.  Can I just say that spray painting those types of wreaths is a pain in the ass?  Really.  Sorry no pictures of me being an incompetent spray painter.

Then I was finally successful at making those flowers that everyone in Blogland is great at....especially my girl, Sarah B.  She makes some bad ass flowers!  I cut up an old dress that I really liked a lot except when the wind blew and it flew up around my head.  No bueno.  Nobody wants to see me.

After attaching the flowers to the wreath, I was at a loss.  It looked so plain!  I searched through all my stuff and couldn't come up with anything.  At first it was a bunch of curse words, then I just decided to move on.  I started on my puff balls.  Wiffle balls and coffee filters from Dollar Tree.  I would have preferred to buy lanterns, but I looked at two different locations and none were to be found.  Boo.
Sorry for the all white blurry picture.  Once you twist the coffee filters into the flower shape, just put a crap ton (thank you Wendy, my sis-in-law, for that cute saying (although I cleaned it up a little for you)) of hot glue around the hole and stick in two filters at the same time.  You can fluff them once your done, or add more to the ball if you have big gaps.  This uses less filters and is quick.

After making this, I decided that it was what I needed for the wreath.  Although, if anyone else has any ideas for the wreath, throw me a bone!

Now off to the pool with my little man!  I know, it's a tough life.....cry me a river....

Have a FAB Thursday!
Libby :)


  1. Wiffle balls?!?!?!? Are you serious? That is just too dang smart.

  2. I'm gonna have to copy u again. My Dollar Tree wreath wants some love too. But what color flowers do I choose?

  3. Thanks Liz! Four for a dollar, can't beat that!


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