Wednesday, October 5, 2011

My Very First PinterTest Kitchen: A Christmas Card Wreath

Well - GOOD Morning Evening WHATEVER!

And can I get a WHAT WHAT for the latest and greatest linky party?

Seriously - I have been so excited to participate in the link party of the century....

Or month.


I decided to start simple.

See, simple!

You see, this Crafty McCrafterson right here is kind of the queen of the disaster-craft.
Also, I am lacking in the perfectionist gene.
Lacking hard.

So I cut.
I sprayed.
I beaded.
I strung.
I crafted.

Kinda, sorta.

Also, I am kinda lazy.
And a slacker.
And see, it is October, and I still have my Christmas cards up on my door.

Yes, as in 10 months ago Christmas cards.
And yes, in case you were wondering, my Blog Sugar suitcase is still only halfway unpacked and on my bedroom floor.

It's my style.
And one of the perks of being a single lady.
I only clean stuff when it bugs ME.
And I ain't buggin.
So for now, I have a luggage strewn Christmas card decorated house.
(And a crazy amount of dishes in my sink).

So back to the PTK - I made the super simple, super cute, clothespin Christmas Card Wreath.

I decided to spruce up the color choices a bit - I used Lagoon and Colonial Red spray paint.

In the pictures, my project kinda turned out a little bit "Go Knights" school spirit in the pictures - but I promise Lagoon is more of a teal/aqua (like with green tones) than a Columbia Blue. So it is like Christmas with a twist. But, um....really, looks blue and red on here. Whoops.

The clothespins kinda spin, but once it is hung flush against a wall (or door) it works.
My spray paint job is janky.
There is a lot of unevenness, and unpainted areas.

And um, the corner pins kinda got a red/lagoon hybrid paint job...but that is the upside to the photos, you can't really tell.

As an FYI I used almost two full bags of clothespins (all that Michaels had, boo).

Anyway, I was able to hang all of my cards from 2010 perfectly!
Which I guess means it's time to put them away and make room for 2011.

But just be sure to stand far, far away when checking out my card wreath. In the words of Cher Horowitz,
"It's a Monet"

And I ended up using the wire hanger as suggested on the blog that was pinned - but the flat wreath form in the top right picture is for another Pinterest project I have in the works.

I don't know if I'll be able to wait until November's Test Kitchen - so hopefully you'll be seeing it around this hood sooner than later! Because there are plenty of Pinterest-ing things I'm ready to start whipping up!

Linking up with Jessica at Keep Up With the Johnsons:

As well as April at Gingerbread Girl:



  1. SUPER cute! not janky at all! and i love the color adjustment. lagoon > 80s hunter green FOR SHEEZ. GOOOOO Knights!

    thanks for linking up, friend!

  2. That is really cute! I think I might have to try this craft over Thanksgiving Break (I have issues & can't work on Christmas crafts until after Thanksgiving. ha!)

  3. I love it!!! Great job! Maybe you could link it to my sweet saturday this week? I wanna make one!

  4. Heeeeeeeeeey! That's awesome! You're not behind, you're waaaay ahead on your Christmas decor! Yes!!! And I love the PinterTest kitchen idea... I'm heading to check it out next. :0)

  5. I think its great! And I love that you still have your 2010 cards out and about. My mom keeps hers out and every morning while praying she grabs a card and prays for the family she received it from . Its an idea I really want to adopt.
    Hugs friend!

  6. Very cute!!
    And totally devoid of all janky-ness.
    I want one.


  7. Well, aren't you impressive miss crafty girl?! : ) Serious, that is so super cute!

  8. cute! i love it.

    you did a great job!

  9. feliz navidad! that looks great. i NEED one. and i love you even MORE now that i know your christmas cards are still up. that's how i roll.

  10. I tried a spray paint thing the other day and was thoroughly overwhelmed. there was a thin layers of white spray paint dust all over my garage. How do you do it? And, one other benefit of being single: not having to share a bed. Sleeping alone is a luxury!

  11. I like this project a lot and might have to try it out with the new krylon glitter spray that came out :)

  12. Looks wonderful! You are making me want to start all these fun Michael's I go! Oh and GOOOOO KNIGHTS! heehee :)

  13. OH, laughing so hard!! You are stinkin' funny! Hugs to you.

  14. This is my first time stopping by your blog... just found you from the linky party. I like your wreath, but I have to say your Clueless quote made my day!

  15. You are so clever! I have also pinned a card wreath and now I've seen that it's doable I might give it a try! Isn't Pinterest a great resource?!

    I have posted about a few of my favourite pins on my blog and if you have 5 Minutes to spare please pop by! I would be honoured if you could also link up your post to my Pinning and Singing Linky Party as this post is just fabulous! I have also created a Pinning Bloggers Master List at my blog that you might be interested in joining.

    Best wishes and happy pinning!
    Natasha @ 5 Minutes Just for Me

  16. I featured you here friend!