a good 3-4 hours! glue gun & plenty of glue sticks styrofoam wreath (i used a 17″ flat not rounded one for mine) lots and lots of ornaments, different sizes all the way down to minis if possible and fabric
1. start by wrapping your wreath with strips (anywhere from 2″-5″ strips will work) of fabric and securing, fabric to fabric, with hot glue.
2. at this point you’ll want to tie a ribbon around the wreath for hanging.
3. then began hot gluing ornament after ornament on the top first, then move to the sides of the wreath. i started by gluing larger ones first saving the smaller ones to fill in the gaps later.
**make sure as you’re going along that it sits flat on your table as that is how it will hang on the wall. **i tried to apply glue on as many sides that I can, giving it as much security as possible.
this is a wreath i made for my momma a few years ago…
and i’d LOVE to see yours when your done!
i hope you had a wonderful thanksgiving!
i am so very thankful for each of you reading this.
for your comments and words of encouragement you’ve gifted me with over the years.
you are the BESTEST!!!
this weekend i began pulling out my christmas decorations! yay!!!
this normally wouldn’t be happening for at least another week or two.
maybe i’m maturing and getting better at this time management thing…
check out this gorgeous granny square crocheted bag!
alison, who i’ve worked with for the past 15 yrs made it for me for my bday.
i am so in love!!!
the colors are gorg. so, after gazing so fondly at her workmanship…
my girls and i decided it was high time we learn how to crochet.
…i’ll keep you posted.
went to a bazaar.
loved these. can’t find the artists’ card anywhere. boo.
super cute tho eh?
thank you SO much to all of you who participated in our giveaway.
thanks for your shares on facebook and your blogs.
thank you for your inspiring quotes.
i was amazed at all the quotes that i hadn’t heard before!
to celebrate the oncoming of the holiday season & to possibly ease the burden for a few,
we figured it was time to do a giveaway!
thanks for playing and good luck! 🙂
we are giving away 3shopping sprees!
$100.00, $75.00 and $50.00
there are different 3 ways you can enter (pick any or all!)
1. leave a comment on this post: tell me your “go to” quote/saying, or something someone has said to you that has made an impact on your life.
2. share us with your friends about our STUDIO SALEor giveaway on Facebook or Twitter and leave a comment (here on the blog) letting me know you did.
3. post our giveaway on your blog! (worth 3 entries!!) feel free to pull this image (or one off our website) to use on your blog.
(and don’t forget to leave a comment here on the blog so i know you did)
contest will close Sat. November 17th.
there is no cash back on the shopping spree international entries are welcome but you would be responsible for the postage
yep, it’s that fun time of year again!
where we’ll be offering tons of:
whimsical clocks, colorful art, soap spitters, ornaments, picture frames, animal art and much more
at crazy good prices!
at our 12th annual allen designs studio sale!
hope you can make it!
p.s. if you’re local we would totally appreciate it if you could help us & spread the word to your friends!
i absolutely LOVE doing things i haven’t done before.
on occasion, pushing through that edge of fear that tempts you to hold back and play it safe. those are the times i feel so completely alive.
this hiking was a little different than i’m used to.
it involved a concrete & rock path for miles and miles.
climbing well over a 1000 stairs to the summit.
i can’t imagine how long it took them to hand build these trails!
no one can call the chinese a lazy group of people, that’s for sure!
the “hello” finished.
a new clock design in the making.
oh yes. lunch is served!
exciting new project i’m working on.
art journal pages in progress.
i’m currently sitting in the HK airport waiting for my flight home.
a good cup of coffee warms my belly.
i’m a happy girl.
i can’t believe it’s already that time of year again!
the girls in the studio are already busily decorating and meticulously setting up our studio
for what will be our best & biggest studio sale yet.
we’re going to have some crazy good deals!
hope you can make it.
we’d love to see you. 🙂
(if you’re local and wouldn’t mind, please help us spread the word. we would deeply appreciate it.)