to my awesome U.S. blog friends and readers! Whether you’re celebrating Thanksgiving today or not ~ I’m so thankful and so blessed by so many things, including your friendship, support and encouragement. Thank you. Wishing you a day filled with happiness, blessings, family, good memories, fun traditions and lots of food!
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Meet new blogger: Amanda from
I recently met Amanda when she linked up to the DIY Project Parade which lead to talking more which lead to her sharing a tutorial and giveaway with you today. She’s creative AND funny. How can you not love a blog called “mommy is coo coo“?
“I am Amanda, the Crazy Momma, wife and mother of three young children. My happy life revolves around my family but I love a good project. If you were to visit my home, you would frequently find things in the driveway I am painting, what appears to be a thrift store in my garage, and my living room furniture rearranged from when you visited last week.
I retired from my professional job at the age of thirty and then enthusiastically went into the baby making business. Before motherhood, I worked in the health care field. I have a Bachelors degree in Sociology and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration.
I hope following my blog will make you laugh about the realities of marriage and motherhood and inspire you make your every day surroundings lovely, regardless of your budget.”
Today, Amanda is sharing her take on the ornament wreath (much easier than the coat hanger method)…
1. a foam wreath (not floral foam)
2. glue sticks and a glue gun
3. spray paint (for the foam wreath)
4. about a million ornaments (different colors and sizes work best).
5. spray on glitter
6. a small piece of ribbon to hang your wreath
Spray paint your foam wreath. You can use whatever color you want but keep in mind some paint will show between your bulbs. I choose Carmel Latte, which I bought with my 40% off coupon at Hobby Lobby.
Place your bulbs on the inside of the foam wreath. Don’t use your favorite bulbs on this part because a lot of these bulbs will be covered up. After you have placed your bulbs, use your glue gun to secure them in place. You will glue each bulb to the wreath AND to the next bulb in place.
Repeat this process for the outside of the wreath. I like to alternate the size of the bulbs and use sturdier (not vintage-they break really easily) bulbs on the outside. (Again, don’t use your favorite bulbs here).
Now you are ready to start placing your favorite bulbs. When you finish placing all your bulbs, decide what part is the top and weave your ribbon through. Finally, spray your wreath glitter. This will really make it shine!
Important Note: Store your wreath at room temperature! Otherwise your glue will expand/contract and the bulbs will fall off and possible break (causing your husband to wonder why you are crying in the attic in July holding your ornament wreath).
TA DA: Christmas Ornament Wreath
What do you think? I think it’s beautiful! You too, you say? Well, guess what! Amanda, in an attempt to grow her blog, make new friends and wish you a Merry Christmas is GIVING AWAY A BEAUTIFUL ORNAMENT WREATH! She’d love for you to introduce yourself. How? Where? When? Hurry to enter at
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All linked up? Did you remember to enter the Christmas Ornament Wreath Giveaway?
I’m so happy to help spread the word that Kristin at A Simply Klassic Home is hosting an awesome 12 Days of Christmas Printables party and you’re invited…don’t worry, I had permission to bring guests. No blog crashing going on. There will be free printables, giveaways and a linky (oh my!….that was her line and I cracked up! Kristin is so cute!). Anyway, I can’t wait! All of those free printable goodies for the holidays linked up in one amazing party? I think it’s an awesome blogger Christmas gift!