OK. It's time to have a Fancy Schmancy heart to heart. You need to know something about me that you don't likely understand... unless you know me. I am going to come clean about something... (deep breath). Here goes: I am not Fancy Schmancy. Well, at least if you came to my home you would not think that my home reflects the beautiful creations that I make.
I would rather give away beautiful things then display them in my home for a few reasons but the main one is that I never want people to feel like I am better than they are. I want people to come here and feel warm and welcome, not like they have to sit with their legs crossed and say a boring "Yes ma'am" when addressing me. BTW, "Yes ma'am's" still apply to my children though! (Should they ever read this. :))
I have decided that I am capable of more when it comes to my home and that I can still have the warm and welcome atmosphere that is important to me. I have decided that I can better minister to my family and make them feel more important if I make my home more lovely. The reason that I wanted the name of this site to include the word "Living" is because I want my business and the things that I write about to be more than just accessories. I want them to include... living, which means that I can hopefully inspire you (and especially me) in your own homes and possibly lives as well as with fashion.
I do understand that I have good vision and talent, for which I owe gratitude to my dear Heavenly Father. I do not say that to be prideful. I am simply recognizing what I have to work with, where my passion is and who put it there. I am also recognizing that I have not used my talents (for the most part) for the benefit of my family and would like to change that.
Having said this, please understand that I am more than a little busy. I am a mother of 3 with 1 on the way. I run a small business out of my home (of which this blog is a part of ). I am happily engaged in responsibilities at church and I am tossing around the possibility of homeschooling my wonderful children this fall. (This summer is a trial run. AAAAAH!) My God and my family come first... everything else comes second.
Phew! Now that I got that out of the way let's get to the FUN stuff!! When I looked at my bare door, I realized that I can start small. So without further ado, I have a FREE tutorial for you on how I made this glittery Watermelon Wreath:
Next, using your watermelon shape as a pattern, cut an exact sized piece of fabric that does not fray such as felt/ fleece or velvet. I used velvet simply because I had TONS of it after realizing that I do not want to use it for backdrops. (Too high maintenance!) This will cover the back of your wreath for a nice finished look. Put this fabric aside as you will not need it until the very end.
Then cut a piece of fabric in your watermelon shape that adds about 2 inches all the way around:
Then, hot glue your rind to your black watermelon shape:
Next, turn your wreath face side down and hot glue a ribbon to the top corners (to hang your wreath) then cover the entire back with your last cut of fabric to finish it off:
I tied a cute polka dot bow on a corner. The last (and best) step: Hang your wreath and let everyone "Ooooh" and "Aaaah" at its' cuteness. Maybe I'll try a different empty door...