The Story of a Mom, a Wife a Small-Business-Owner-Hopeful (Happy Baby Designs) and a Craft Lover, trying to be present (not just exist) in my life with my children, my husband and myself. Follow along with me as I chronicle my crafting and business endeavors, my true life and some mommy moments along the way .

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Bird on a

I am slowly starting to work on a makeover for my living room. Remember the love seat I want to slipcover? And the little turquoise side table I just completed? They're both part of my master plan for the living room makeover (ok, I have no master plan, I'm just kind of making it up as I go along). This is my newest little addition to the room.

One thing I'm trying to do is bring some color in to the room. Until now, I've felt like it was green on green on green. So here's how it looked after I added some pops of color with the turquoise table and the orange bookshelf...

Cute, but there was still something missing. I love the 3 round, antique mirrors hanging above the loveseat. They reflect the light nicely in this otherwise dark room. But the problem is, they don't add any color to that wall. So I decided to add this little touch of sweetness to one of the mirrors...

And here's how the space looks now...

It's not big impact, but it does add a nice little pop of color to that area...and it's super cute so how can you not love it? I also love using a wreath in an unexpected way.

I'm sure you've seen tutorials all over the place for how to make the felt flowers, but in case you haven't and you're interested, I'll give you a quickie!

Cut a circle (it works nicely if you do a couple of different sizes so your flowers are not all uniform).

Then start at one end and start cutting a spiral, making sure to leave a mini-circle at the end.

Take the end where you started cutting and start rolling.

When you get to the end (your mini-circle), put some hot glue on your flower and press the mini-circle down on to the flower. This will hold the flower together.
{Please ignore my chipping polish.}

Here are the 4 flowers that I made.

After making my purple yarn wreath (using the same method as my Christmas wreath), I simply hot glued the flowers on to my wreath.

I wish I could take credit for the little bird, but I bought it at a craft market from Revel Designs. Since I didn't want to attach the bird permanently, I just used some strategically placed straight pins to hold it in place. And since the wreath is up high, I don't have to worry about little hands messing with it so I think it's safe...I hope!

And here's one last look at it in all of it's cuteness...

Do you all use wreaths in unexpected ways to decorate your home?

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  1. You are so creative!!

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  2. PRETTY!!! I'm definitely going to make some of those pretty fels flowers, I have a feeling I'll be hooked!

  3. How lovely! You are very creative! I want to make some of those flowers too.
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  4. Your wreath turned out great! I had a hunkering for a wreath, too but I would have never thought tp put the birds on it. Thanks for linking to my etsy shop!

  5. love the colors you used on this, rebecca! so pretty!

  6. I really love how simple and pretty it is!! The colors are perfect :)

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  7. Sooo cute!
    Visiting from Amanda's link up over at Serenity Now :)

  8. I love it! I really want to do a green one! I want to brighten up my place! I love the bird you did for it! Thanks for showing how to do the flowers I had been wondering about those!

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  9. That looks really cute! I know what you mean about the green. Im trying to phase a lot of it out of my living room.

    Visiting from Serenity Now!

  10. Great tutorial on how to make those cute little flowers. I've made rosettes before, but nothing like this. The bird is the perfect touch! Love it. :)

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  11. Very cute, visiting from Serenity Now linky party!

  12. looks great!


  13. The colors are so pretty together. :)
    thanks for sharing @ CCC


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