Sunday, May 2, 2010

Beans and Butterflies

This weekend was a fun filled weekend with lots of friends and lots of laughs!  Plus… I did some crafting!  I found a tutorial about making a wreath on Craft Envy and decided to give a whirl.

Here is what I bought: lima beans (cheap!), Styrofoam wreath, twine, fake butterflies, and white spray paint.  I got everything from Michael’s except for the lima beans.  Side note:  Look what friend I got there too.
And… I liked the glossy white so much I changed this old friend, again!
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Back to the wreath!  Staci, my friend that I always manage to talk into crafting with me, decided to use the glass beads (used to fill vases and stuff… I don’t know the technical name) instead of beans, and she used ribbon and flowers for her accents.  Here is our set up.  Candy is a MUST!!!

Our first step… glue, glue, glue, and glue!  I glued the whole front and side of the wreath with beans.  Side note, try not to burn yourself multiple times.  Words will fly out of your mouth so fast you won’t have a chance to stop it.

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We left a few inches without beans/beads so that we could add the twine/ribbon.  Once we finished that we primed Staci’s and then spray painted both of ours glossy white.  We did a couple coats, but I don’t mind the green showing a little bit.  Just my personal opinion.

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Lastly, we glued on our twine/ribbon in the empty space.  Then, I placed the butterflies!  Done!! :)  How easy was that?!  Now I have a fun and cheap summer-time wreath. DSCF3368 DSCF3370

And, here is the final result on my door.  Loves it!!! DSCF3371
What do you think?!


Jen @ lil Mop Top said...

I like it! I like that it is neat and clean- no frilly ribbons hanging everywhere.

Celice said...

Very cute! Good job!!

Allison said...

It looks great!! Job well done. :)

Southern Fried Gal said...

Cute idea! I love your door, too! Have a blessed week.

Sara said...

Love this idea! I think I'll have to go with the glass beads. I'll try this for my front door~! Thanks for sharing!

Craft Envy said...

Wow, it came out sooo cute! Thanks for letting us know about it!

Kaysi said...

Wow it looks great!

{All Thingz Related} said...

Well that's fun! There's nothing better than craftin' with a friend! It looks beautiful on your door!
Thanks for sharing @ Anything Related!

Melissa said...

I'm going to have to give u a run down of all the weekends I'm off bc I want to start doing this stuff too!!!

Leslie said...

I am in love with your wreaths! How cute are these? Thanks for linking up with Hoo's Got Talent!

Alison said...

This is gorgeous!!! I love the butterflies. And hello--I want your door!!


Lauren said...

Um....I love it! I don't know that I have a crafting bone in my body (which is shocking since I'm supposedly "artistic!") Maybe once I'm married and more settled....I will find the time! ADORABLE WREATHS!!!

Something Borrowed, Something Blue... said...

That is so cute!! I love it!

Bead Up said...

Great post!