Saturday, April 9, 2011

Art Party Wreath


I enjoyed making the wreath for the rainbow party so much, I knew I wanted to make one for Layla's art party as well. The rainbow wreath would have worked fine, but I wanted something different. And this one was FREE!


I started with coffee filters & a leftover frisbee. I have a bad habit of breaking the pot to my coffee maker on our cast iron sink. And when I go to replace it, they don't have replacement pots OR, the pot is as expensive as the coffee maker. So this last time, I got a 12 cup instead of a 4 cup. Since I had these small filters leftover, I used them.


I folded them in half, and then in half again. Then I used hot glue and attached them somewhat standing up.


Of course, a few inches from the end, I ran out of small filters. I didn't see the point in buying another pack of filters in a size I can't use, so I improvised with my larger filters. Which is why that spot on the top is a little wonky.


When it was finished, I watered down some acrylic paint and Layla & I splattered it on. No pictures of this as it was getting dark outside & kind of messy!



Here's that darn wonky spot again. I was originally going to leave it plain, until that spot happened. Then I thought I could hang it from a wide ribbon to hide it. But then I had another idea.







I added a tray of watercolor paint, some paint chips & a paintbrush.





I think it turned out pretty good! Hopefully I can get the rest of this party together quickly. Less than a week to go!


Linked to: Think Pink Saturdays at Flamingo Toes, Sunday Showcase Party at Under the Table & Dreaming, Sundae Scoop at I ♥ Naptime, Made by Little Hands at delicateCONSTRUCTION, Projects in Progress at Ma Nouvelle Mode, Get Your Craft On at Today's Creative Blog, Show Me What Ya Got at Not Just a Housewife, Too Cute Tuesday at Funky Polkadot Giraffe, Talent Tuesday at Vintage Wanna Bee, Market Yourself Monday at Sumo's Sweet Stuff, What's Up Wednesday at Sew Woodsy, Idea Sharin Wednesday at Women Who Do It All, Show & Tell at Blue Cricket Design, Inspired By You Wednesday at Eisy Morgan, Whatever Goes Wednesday at Someday Crafts, Link Party #49 at Tea Rose Home


16 comments:

Rachel at Sun Scholars said...

That is so pretty!!! I would love to try this one with the kids. I even have a wreath on hand... waiting for the perfect idea! This is great!

I'd love to have you share this at my For the Kids Friday Link Party (still open). Those are so cute!

http://sunscholars.blogspot.com/2011/04/for-kids-friday-6.html

katy said...

Way to go, very thrifty and pretty.

Debbie in Nashville said...

What a fun idea!

Natalia Lynn said...

Oh my gosh, I love it! I can't wait to see this party come together, it is gonna be great. Thanks so much for linking up again!

Steph @ Crafting in the Rain said...

Another great element for your party!

Jennifer said...

So great! Can't wait to see the whole thing!! Love how you fixed the wonky spot too! Been meaning to follow you ever since I featured your party...done now! Sorry for the delay!

Heather at Dragonfly Designs said...

What a cool wreath! Thanks for sharing ~ please come by and say hi sometime!

ಪುಟ್ಟಿಯ ಅಮ್ಮ/Putti Amma said...

How lovely!! We had an art theme bday too this yr:)

Cheers from another Floridian ;)

radn said...

very cute!


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Kristen said...

I'm loving this wreath - so simple but it's beautiful and colorful!!!

Am a new follower. Would love if you'd check out my blog at www.decoratingdiy.blogspot.com

Kristen
Turning a House into a Home

kristy.lynn @ kristy.makes said...

i LOVE this... so clever! you have some of the BEST birthday ideas! :)

~Rosanne said...

Adorable - I love it. Paint samples are so fun to use and I have a rainbow of them, this is so cute!

Lori@KitchenFunk said...

Very pretty!

brooke said...

Great idea!!! Love it

Sweet Moments in Thyme said...

Gorgeous!!! You are one super creative mama!!! I love this wreath sooo much!!!

PartyMom said...

I love this different take on the coffee filter wreath!

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