6.06.2011

Pinterest Project #2

Are you sick of me talking about Pinterest yet? And you know the real clincher - it's totally 100% FREE! I'm not even an "associate" of any kind because I don't think there is such a thing. So that should tell you how addicted I am to this site - loads of decorating and food ideas, travel photos and quotes, outfit options and DIY projects.

On the DIY front, last week I shared about how I made the apple bread that I had seen on Pinterest. This week I'd like to share a fun balloon wreath project that I actually took the time to make - and I'm quite pleased with the results. Below is the picture that first captured my attention (thanks Molly!)...



I thought it was such a cute idea for a birthday wreath, and once you made it, you could use it over and over again for birthday parties. I'm a sucker for those kinds of things. The number in the middle was slightly over-the-top for me, but otherwise, I was hooked. I clicked on the original link which took me to a blog that contained all the directions for this project. That's when I added this picture from the blog How Does She over on Pinterest...



Once I was armed with directions and how-to photos (I like photos), I went out in search of the needed items. I hit up DollarTree first, but they didn't have anything I needed, and their pack of balloons was assorted, so I really couldn't use all of them. I ended up going to Michaels and using a 40% off coupon to purchase an 8" (instead of 12" or 18") straw wreath and a pack of greening pins - my total cost was $3 and some change.

I then headed to my favorite store, Target, and got a package of balloons (I believe there were 75 in the bag) for $4.99. The total cost for the wreath was under $10 and I really love the way it turned out. It's almost too small to hang on the door (though it still looks cute there), but it's perfect as a table centerpiece with (or without) a candle in the center...

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So what do you think? Are you ready to join the Pinterest party yet? Look me up if you do!

2 comments:

  1. Your wreathe came out well! It is a cute idea for a birthday party! Make a black one for people "over the hill" (like your sister).

    Love the Princess Kate dress on your Pinterest site. Did you see the picture of she and William at a horse race this past weekend? He was in tails and a top hat and she looked great in an ivory suit with her hair up and a cool hat. They looked smashing! Or as my British friends say, "Brilliant!"

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  2. What a completely adorable wreath ~ I love it!

    Have a Happy Labor Day.

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