Skip to main content

It's Graduation Week!

As I mentioned in my last post, my youngest daughter graduated from college this past weekend.  It was a bittersweet occasion for all of us.  For my husband and I, we are free from tuition payments, but our baby girl is all grown up and looking forward to a new life of her own.  We are very proud! 

But before she can continue on the bright path she has before her, we have to celebrate! We have a family party planned and I will be sharing decorations, gift ideas for your grad and party plans over the coming week.  

The first idea is a decoration for parties, first apartments or even dorm rooms- a wreath in school colors! 



To make the wreath, get a wire wreath form from your favorite craft store. I used a 12 inch wreath, but you can go bigger.  (Later I found the wreath forms in the Dollar Store- same size!)


Gather fabric in school colors (or holiday or whatever you prefer).  I used scraps from my daughter's college quilt (I'll show you that in a later post), but it ended up being about nine or ten "fat quarters".  I know that a lot of local fabric stores are closing down now, but you can find material at craft stores, online at Amazon and my favorites, fabric.com and fatquarters.com.  You can even find fabric at Walmart. 


Cut the fabric in 2 1/2 inch by 7 inch strips.  I used a rotary cutter with a pinking edge to prevent raveling, but you can just use a regular rotary cutter or a pair of scissors if you can cut straight (I can't!). Simply tie the strips to the wreath, beginning on the inside and working out.  I went section by section, but you progress as you wish. 


I didn't cover all four rungs of the wreath.  It was full enough when I finished the first too (plus I was tired of tying knots and feeling a little lazy!). 

You can add the school letters for added decoration if you wish. 

Thanks for stopping by today! Come by again soon, during our next post we will be discussing the Best Gifts for Grads! 

~Cynthia

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Mother's Day Challege Blog Hop and Give-Away!

Many of you know that I am a proud member of the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog Design Team.  We are so happy to announce that it is-  The Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog's300th Challenge!  We are having a BLOG HOP to celebrate!


Challenge #300
Make a project about Mother's Day!

One lucky commenter will be chosen (from all blog hop comments on each blog, plus this one) to win this-


a Brand New Cricut Explore! Courtesy of


of Denton, Texas

ALSO- The FCCB Design Team is sponsoring TWO $25 gift cards at
Amazon!
We also have:

$15.00 Gift Certificate
And two $10 gift certificates to-


Dreaming Tree SVG's To qualify for the gift certificates, be sure to use at least 1 Cricut cuton your project and if it's not obvious, let us know what cartridge you used. If you use a Cricut Explore machine, at least one cut must be from the Cricut catalog of images.

There is a limit of three entries per person.

Be sure to visit each Design Team member leave a comment and become a follower - those will …

Happy Halloween Tablescape

I love polka-dots.  They make me happy. So does Halloween, beautiful fall weather and the fact that my oldest daughter is visiting.  With that in mind, I decided to enjoy a happy little Halloween dinner on the deck. It has been a long time since I posted a table scape and I want to share this simple little happy table.  



A couple of weeks ago, I grabbed up the remaining yardage of this polka dot fabric from Walmart, of all places.  I wish I had bought more when it first came out.  It is perfect for a Halloween tablecloth, quilting or a number of other projects I can think of.  



This candelabra came from Target. I had a difficult time finding Halloween taper candles, finally stumbling upon them at Michaels (for 50% off!).  Again, I should have shopped in August, there were more options available then, but I really like the orange with black stripes. (Somebody remind me next year!) I made the witch hat last year (you can see that on my Halloween Eve post here.) There was quite a breeze on…

Bee-Lated Again! (And a Free-Bee!)

You may remember that I promised to tell you about the party favors from my daughter's "Bee-lated Birthday". Not only was I late with her birthday party, but I am late with the promised post as well!  With the bee theme that we had for the party, and my new found fascination with making my own bath soap and sugar scrubs, I decided to make little bee-themed soaps as a party favor.  



I have shared with you a couple of times how easy it is to make your own "designer" soaps. For these, I got a bee soap mold, some goat's milk soap base and my new favorite Honey Almond soap scent.  I purchased all of these from Micheal's (don't forget your coupon!), but I am intrigued by some molds that I found on Amazon.  Be sure to shop around and find what makes you happy. 


They are simple to make- melt one pound of the soap base in the microwave according to package directions (30 seconds, stir: 30 seconds, stir, etc. until completely melted).  Add your favorite scent, …