October 21, 2012

Of Cupcakes & Wreaths...And Gasoline



who among you can resist mini cupcake papers?
cute, scrolly patterned cupcake papers?
on clearance!

i thought so! ;}

and as soon as i saw them i had a non-caloric plan for them!

 


so i began to make my little "foofs"...
{if there is a technical term for them...let me know!;}

i "foofed" and glued...
"foofed" and glued...
"foofed"...
you get the idea...
a whole lotta "foofing" going on!


after a while... i had this.
don't start this wreath if you have somewhere to be...
within an hour or so...
because the ONLY place you will be is...
gluing and "foofing"!!




{this actually looks a lot like my bangs used to look many years ago...
seriously alpaca-esque! ;}

anyway...



{i counted to 3...and she refused to move from my "good light"...
so little missy got "wreathed". but i swear, no sassy pets were
harmed in the making of this post!}



and 99 papers later, i was all done!
cute...yet a wee bit boring.
and we all know what the cure for boring is...
glitter!
{yes! it is the cure! i got that directly from web md! ;}




and the ONLY thing better than glitter is...
glittery birds!




  mr. birdie is looking pretty darn regal for someone who was rescued
from the dollar bins at michaels!






{and when did the dollar bins become the dollar-fifty bins???!!!
i.was.shocked!!!!
or maybe that's just a california thing? we are pretty special, you know!
that's why we have those stupid, i mean special summer/winter gas mixtures that have
been holding us hostage these last few weeks! a special kind of special, we are!}



 and although you will have to devote at least an hour to this project...
{so, if you have a lot of "half-hour worthy" people in your life...
you're gonna want to make something else for them! ;}
but it is about as easy as can be! and for less than the price of a gallon
of gas{depending on which state or county you live in!}
...you too can create this falliciously fab wreath!
and you will have a lot of time to enjoy it...because you won't be
driving anywhere! ;}




JUNK PARTY SALVAGED WREATHS


14 comments:

  1. Super Cute Idea! I'm glad your kitty didn't attack it! That's what mine would have done! Well, one of them anyway.

    Have a great day! ♥

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  2. Love it! I have to try this! I always buy those cute cupcake papers {and I'm not even a major baker; I'm an "every once in awhile" baker}. I need to get a low temp glue gun first.

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  3. Oh I think how your wreath turned out was gorgeous! I never can find anything worth anything in the dollar bin at Miachael 's. I love glitter in any form. These birds are adorable..

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  4. Dropping by from Met Monday. What a cute idea! Your patience certainly paid off!

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  5. Your such a genius girl! I've gotta find where on earth I stashed those cute little cupcake papers that a bought on clearance 2 yrs ago. They gotta be here somewhere...

    Keep comin' up with these great ideas for us!

    Hugs, Sherry (teaming up with Marie @ Dolls by Marie Antionette)

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  6. This is so pretty and you are amazing.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  7. This is beautiful! Just beautiful. Love your work.
    Tell the truth, now--you made it for the kitty, right? It suits her perfectly.

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  8. I was very pleasantly surprised when I bought gas today, the price was "only" $3.95 a gallon. Two weeks ago, the price was $4.70 a gallon (I live in Riverside)! Thank goodness Gov. Brown stepped in and we're allowed to buy the winter blend early. In other news, great job on the wreath!

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  9. beautiful and easy. i totally agree .. glitter fixes everything. i posted a wreath this week too at someday crafts :) it's a mesh wreath (glittery) and the "Boo" letters are glittered as well :)

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  10. What a clever idea. I'd never have thought of this, but they do make some pretty muffin papers. Yours looks great.

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  11. What a lovely wreath, it looks beautiful! And I love the addition of the birds! Very cute!

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  12. Beautiful wreath! What a great find those cupcake liners were!

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