Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Guest Post with Marie from Lil Pink Pocket!

Hi friends! My name is Marie and I blog over at Lil Pink Pocket. Come visit me and say hi while you're there! I'm so excited to be guest blogging here today! I'm a wife to my best friend and stay at home mommy of two adorable little girls that keep me busy.

In my free time I love creating! I'm a do it yourself kind of girl and I'll try to do just about anything at least once. I love all things fancy and beautiful, but live a thrifty lifestyle and can't find it in me to pay full price for anything. I'm excited to share some of my most recent projects and a tutorial with you.

Lima Bean Wreath Tutorial
Here's what you need:
Styrofoam wreath (you know I love to be thrifty so use a 40% off coupon to get it)
baby lima beans - 1 16 oz package was perfect for a 12 inch wreath
hot glue gun and glues sticks
spray paint
ribbon to hang
  • Start by gluing beans around the inside back of the wreath. The beans have a straighter edge on one side, glue that edge along the back of the wreath on the inside circle and outside circle.
  • Continue gluing to fill in entire wreath. I found it easiest to put the glue on the wreath about a 2 inch radius and then add the beans.
  • When the entire front of the wreath is done and glue completely dry add a couple coats of spray paint. I used Krylon Ivory in a glossy finish.
  • Add ribbon and I also added the cute letter I found at Hobby Lobby for $3. I also might use this for other holidays by just changing the ribbon and adding other embellishments.
And that's it! I absolutely love how it turned out and I hope you do to! If you make this project I'd love to see it! Come stop by Lil Pink Pocket follow me and say hi! Enjoy!


Comeca Jones said...

Nice projects and what an adorable family!Goin over to check out her blog!

Lindsay said...

I LOVE a good wreath! SUCH a cute idea. Thanks for sharing :)

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Thanks for sharing! Very clever idea!

Amanda Kuzak said...

That is such a cute wreath, who would have thought to use Lima Beans!

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