Peony Wreath

I originally saw a spring wreath at Target I liked, but not quite enough to actually buy it. I completely forgot about it until I saw these pretty pink faux peonies at Michael's, on clearance! I bought all they had left, which wasn't much. Probably because they were only $1.49 per stem! I would have loved to have more to make a bigger one, but I still love the end result.

What you'll need:
faux flowers, de-stemed
foam wreath
hot glue gun & glue
small knife
door hanger or command strips

First, take the flowers off of the stems and arrange them on the foam to ensure you have the right amount for the size wreath you want.

I didn't like how wide my foam was, so I used a small knife and cut it in half. It only took a couple of minutes, but take your time! I used the smaller one since I didn't have that many flowers.

Now take the flowers, and arrange them on the foam by sticking them directly into it. Make sure to fluff the flowers a little, and be sure to try and space them correctly so you'll have a fuller wreath.

Now take them out, and reapply them with hot glue.

Fluff, and you're done!

The wind started blowing like crazy, so it doesn't look entirely straight in this photo. I'll probably still check other Michael's stores for more of these peonies because I definitely need a larger one! See how it covers the peep hole a bit? That drives me crazy, lol! Still love it though!


Cute & Quirky

I have a serious thing for fun, quirky rings! How cute are these?!

The clear flower ring was made from a leftover pendant I had. I love all things clear, so it's definitely one of my favorites! I usually find others while out shopping with my daughter. Old Navy, Forever 21, and Macy's are her favorites right now. Unfortunately, Old Navy doesn't sell jewelry online, but here are links to the others:

Forever 21


Happy Shopping!


DIY Disco Ball Planter

A little time consuming, and a little messy, but totally worth it!

What you'll need:
disco ball-I got mine from Hobby Lobby
serrated knife & metal spoon
small towel or oven mitt
small pot-I got mine from the $ section at Target
large screw & screwdriver
small plant & soil
small piece of aluminum foil

*First, measure the width of your pot so you'll know what size hole to make in the disco ball. I did everything completely backwards, and it took much longer!

Take your pot and drill or screw holes in the bottom. I just screwed a screw in enough to make the holes, then took it out. Omit this step if your pot already has holes. Then add your plant, soil, and water. Let it drain for about an hour. I actually used pieces of a plant I already had.

Take your (pre-measured) disco ball, and start cutting in a circle, in between the mirror tiles. Make sure to go a little deep into the ball to ensure you'll be able to pull the inside out. I held it tightly with a towel with one hand, while I cut with the other. It took me a while to get the shape right, mainly because I didn't MEASURE FIRST!!! But I eventually got there. If it's not deep enough, just take the knife around the inside and scoop more styrofoam out of the middle with a spoon.

Put the piece of foil firmly in the bottom for any minor drops of water. You should still always let the plant drain for at least an hour before putting it back into the disco ball. This will also make it less heavy. Add your plant to the disco ball, and you're done!

Note: If you place your disco ball planter in a spot where the morning sun hits it, it will light up the entire room!