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Monday, July 18, 2016

Crafting With Clothespins


On my last blog post I mentioned that I had been making clothespin wreaths.

Here is how I made them.

Supplies needed: 
Clothespins (approximately 100)
18 inch Metal wreath form
Spray paint
Ribbon

This is an easy craft with stunning results.
My wreath form was green. I spray-painted it the color of my choice (yellow). You can also leave it green. Then I attached my clothespins to my clothesline and spray painted them.

Let dry thoroughly.
For my project, I painted 52 blue and 48 yellow.
Attach the clothespins to the wreath form by simply clipping them on the inner three rings.


When put on properly, it will be a snug fit. No gluing is needed.



Make a bow and attach. I cut out and painted a WV for mine. I attached the bow with floral wire and glued on the WV embellishment.


Use your imagination and craft a wreath for all occasions.



I love making these and they are fairly easy to make. 
You could make them for every season - Fall, Christmas, Winter, Easter, Spring, and Summer.
 
Happy Crafting.








Sunday, July 10, 2016

Summer's Beauty and Bounty


The last time I posted, our garden was growing and weed free.

Well, our garden is still growing, but it is not weed free. The rainy season has the weeds growing and growing.

We were lucky where we live and the terrible storms that went through West Virginia a few weeks ago, didn't effect us. Although, it did hit in neighboring counties. I want to thank a few of my blogger friends for their emails showing their concern.

Our three blueberry bushes are producing very good this summer. I have picked 26 quarts thus far and they need picked again. I put then in the freezer and we enjoy them all year. They taste so much better than store bought.


Our Rose of Sharon are showing off . . . the bees and hummingbirds love them and so do I.









and so are our butterfly bushes.


I got a hydrangea from my neighbor last year. He was cutting his down. That little bush has went crazy this year.


I have also been crafting. My cousin and I are over the craft class at our local senior citizen center. Crafting with them has put me in the mood to craft at home.

I have been making clothespin wreaths. I just love them. I made one for the Fourth of July and I have made a WVU one. I am putting the WVU one on our auction table at our family reunion this Saturday. West Virginia doesn't have a pro team, so we go all out for our university teams.

I will show you in my next post how to make them. They are so pretty . . . and easy!

Hope your summer is a nice one.