Frozen Mesh Wreath & Pumpkin

With all the “Frozen” hype going on for the past year, I had to make a wreath with that theme, or at the very least with that color scheme. I used a 24″ white pine wreath base (from Joann), one roll of 6″ Light-ish Blue mesh (from the 99 cent store!), a jumbo roll of 2″ Silver, wired ribbon (from Michael’s), blue and silver plastic ornaments of varying sizes (99 cent store and Joann), and various Christmas picks and stems (Michael’s). Click on images to enlarge.

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I LOVE the ribbon I used. It has beautiful snowflakes that are just beautiful. I was also lucky enough to find Silver Christmas stems that have petals with the same sheer quality as the ribbon. Score!

I found that the pine wreath was a bit more difficult for me to use than the metal frame with the pipe cleaners. Perhaps it is because it can get a bit confusing on locating the right place to attach the mesh. I had to redo it once, using a different method, since it look awkward the first time around.

Anyway, I hope this sparks some creativity in you to make your own wreath! You won’t regret it.

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I also wanted to show you an Elsa pumpkin I finished a day or two ago. I found a tutorial on Pinterest by blogger apumpkinandaprincess and I just had to try it myself.

You’ll need:

  1. A plastic white pumpkin (usually sold at Michaels a month or two before October)
  2. Krylon glitter blast, “Sparkling Waters” color
  3. Krylon glitter sealer to help keep the glitter stay put (optional)
  4. Adhesive rhinestones of your choice
  5. Adhesive bling on a roll
  6. Snowflakes stickers
  7. Small tiara

This is how mine turned out. I had a lot of fun using the glitter blast spray and I plan to do more with them in future projects. I followed apumpkinandaprincess’ design up until the rhinestones. I couldn’t find the ones she used so I found ones that worked just as well and also a pack of snowflakes in two shades of blue that was just too pretty to pass up. The only thing left is to find a tiara, which I have been unsuccessful in. Hopefully, I will find one soon before Christmas. The only issue I encountered was that the adhesive bling and rhinstones don’t have a very strong grip on the pumpkin; thus, they can potentially peel or fall off if you mess around with them too much.

 

I hope you enjoyed seeing some DIY Christmas/Frozen projects.

Thanks for reading!

Hally

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Disney Layout #2

Hi, everyone!

Today I will be going over my second Disney layout!

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For my scrapbook, I decided to begin each section (I have about 3-4 different sections) with a full, single layout before going into the pocket page scrapbooking style.

If you read my first post (Disney Layout #1) I used the same pattern paper (Red Dot) and the “Magical Friends” chipboard sticker is from the same sticker set (Mickey Family Titles).

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The Disney characters (above) come in a 12 x 12 sheet that I got from Michael’s (Mickey and Friends by Sandylion). I simply cut off a strip of the characters, cut out each square, and then arranged them as seen. I actually got the idea from another blogger, but it was a while ago and I can’t remember where I saw it. I will definitely post the link up here once I find the source. Moreover, I got the heart shape from the Project Life dies set by Becky Higgins (available at Michael’s). I added red glitter to it and sprayed a clear coat over it to keep the glitter from falling off.

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The mickey heads on both sides of the photo were made using two circle punches. I then wrote/stamped on them to add more personal detail. The blue “friends” button was something I got at a local craft sale. The “2014” sticker is from Michael’s (clearanced out for $1 since graduation season was over). The gold, beaded alphabet stickers and the large reddish rhinestones were also on clearance.

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Tip: If your rhinestones are sharp/pointy like mine are and you are worried that they will puncture/prick your page protector (like mine did!), simply punch out a circle about the same shape and size as your rhinestones from transparency film. Punch and then use a clear adhesive (I used micro glue dots), and then stick it on top of the rhinestones. That way you can put a protective layer between the two surfaces without compromising one or the other. Of course, smaller rhinestones might be more difficult to work with (mine are about the size of a dime or so), but it should work if you be patient and careful. Tweezers will help for sure.

Keep an eye out for Disney Layout #3!

-Hally

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