"Sometimes adventure calls and we ignore it. We miss the opportunity for a lifetime of memories. Go ahead, be adventurous" ~Maria Villanueva

February 22, 2010

St. Patrick's Day.....Kiss me you fool!

I was looking at my LOVE wreath yesterday, the one I made by following Fire Flies and Jelly Beans step by step instructions. I LOVE this wreath and thought it was sad that now, since Valentine's day is over, I'll have to put it away.................................sorry, I had to wipe the tears.

BUT today I thought, what if I turn it into a St. Patricks day wreath? would it work????? I ran over to the dollar tree store and found some supplies. A wire garland with shamrocks and some curly bows and I was on a mission.
I cut out additional pages from that old book I had and turned them into strips, just enough to cover the "Love" letters on my Valentine's day wreath. I also pulled off the flowers and took down the red ribbon.I then brought out additional supplies: some glue dots, a transparancy sheet printable on an ink jet printer, scissors, green ribbon, and my trusty 20 year old glue gun. Yep, I bought it when I was a baby. By the way, don't you just love my table cloth? I got it at Marshall's for $20!
I glued the strips around the styrophome to cover the "LOVE" letters. This is how the back of the styrophome looks like when you glue the strips of paper on the back.

I then printed out the words "kiss me" in curly font size 200 in Microsoft Word on a transparancy. I cut around the words and placed glue dots on each corner to attach it to the wreath.

I downloaded this picture from the internet, trimed all around it and attached it to the wreath.
And here's the final product, I love it.


  1. I love both wreaths! I'll bet it was hard to cover over your pretty LOVE wreath! Since I'm decorating for more holidays now, I've been buying LOTS of the little styrofoam wreaths at Dollar Tree, but I like the bigger ones for my outside door. That's where the craft store coupons come in handy. Thanks for stopping by my craft blog!!

  2. Of course I like the St. Patrick's Day wreath!
    Thanks for visiting my blog..I appreciate your comment!

  3. Oh how cute! You are so talented. Pretty wreath and multifunctional too. Thanks for stopping by...Christine

  4. Maria,
    both wreaths are fab! Love the Kiss Me font. Super cute for St. Patty's Day. Thanks for joining the party!

  5. I love your wreaths, esp. the bookpage-style background of them! I am a big reader, so I really need to do a book-inspired wreath soon! I'd love for you to come by my blog and see the clover door deco I made using coat hangers - let me know what you think! I'm a new follower!


    Thanks again for sharing your ideas!



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