Saturday, March 26, 2011

Pinewood Derby!

Today we are preparing for the most exciting Pinewood Derby!  Yesterday barbwired boy and hubs put the final test to the derby car.  They have declared it a winner, naturally.  Wish us luck as we go compete today.  We love the whole process of pinewood derby, from the selection of a style to creation to the race.  Last year the barbwired boy won 2nd place.  He is predicting a first place win this year.  Good Luck Brayden!!


Barbwired's beavy of beauties also know as followers..... Today is the last day to pick the prize you want.  In case you missed the post, look here.   Just want you darlings to know I love having ya here with me!


Now let's get some spring and Easter in this barbwired nest!  How about this?




I wanted something light and soft. 

I began the process by making the paper flowers. 

You probably all know the steps but here is a quick tutorial. 


I made these in all sizes. 
I used everything from salad plates to pill bottles to draw my circles. 
They are super duper easy. 
 I had paper that had a pattern on one side and a coordinating solid on the other.  
I used both pattern and solid for the centers. 
Once you feel you have enough of these, it is time to move on to the ruffles.

I ♥ ruffles! 

I took a soft white fabric and tore three inch strips. 
I wanted to tear them to get a frayed edge. 
Then I used my machine to create the ruffles. 


I made eight ruffles. 
The went from 3 inches wide and 3 ft long
to about 2 inches wide and 1 foot long. 


I had a styrofoam wreath. 
 I used the ruffles and a hot glue gun,
wrapped the ruffles all around the wreath and hot glued them on.


After covering the wreath with ruffles, I began hot gluing the flowers on. 
I nestled them in the ruffles.  I went from large size flowers to smaller. 


I then applied a polka dot ribbon with the hot glue to hang the wreath.


I decided to hang it on a large mirror in our living room.


Ruffles, flowers, polka dots...what could be better!!

It makes me smile!!!


I hope you like it too!


Now off to the derby! 


Barbwired Blessings to you!!!





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47 comments:

  1. Good luck at the derby! I'm totally in love with your wreath, it is beautiful. It made me smile too!

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  2. oh my gosh i love this! this one is my most favorite! =)

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  3. Love the wreath, it's gorgeous and perfect for this time of year.

    Good luck with the derby!

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  4. Saw this at Tatertots and Jello - love it! The time and energy and work you put into it, it is simply lovely.

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  5. Love this! It's gorgeous.
    Caught you on T&J. Hope to see you at the next linky party!

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  6. Very cute and bright wreath--sure to cheer everyone who sees it! ~Heidi

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  7. Gorgeous wreath. I just had to click on your link on TT&J... it's so colorful! Love that it's wrapped in ruffles. Fantastic!

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  8. I LOVE THIS. My fav spring wreath I've seen so far- thanks for the tutorial! I so hope I can make one of these this season! My first visit to your blog- so cute!

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  9. this is so my next project! Great job, and wonderful tutorial!

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  10. What a beautiful wreath!! Good luck at the derby!

    ps - I'myour newest follower :)

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  11. What a beautiful wreath. It is so nice and full with bright flowers. Perfect for spring.

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  12. So Lovely.. Following you from blog hop.. I'm Marilyn from http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com, hope you can stop by sometime.. TY

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  13. Very cute! I love the ruffle! thanks for sharing.
    xo,
    Sena

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  14. Such a beautiful wreath! I had to pin it to my board on Pinterest. Good luck with the Pinewood Derby! I remember how fun it was for my son a few years ago!

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  15. That is the most beautiful wreath I have seen in a long time. I am so glad you shared to how-tos, because I would love to make one for my home. I bet that would be striking in black and white, too. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful creativity. I am becoming a new follower! I found you on Flamingo Toes. Stop by my blog sometime for a visit.

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  16. This is one of the sweet wreaths I've seen. Will probably be making one for my front door. :)

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  17. I'm your newest follower :D Hope you can check out my blog sometime, www.opalstevens.blogspot.com!

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  18. That is beautiful! I love it!!!

    Visiting from One Pretty Thing. Love to have you stop by my blog!

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  19. Oh my gosh. This is gorgeous!!!! I love it and hope you stop by my blog to link up on Wow Me Wednesdays!!

    http://polkadotsonparade.blogspot.com/

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  20. Your wreath is SO pretty!! You are SO talented!! Thanks for sharing it & for taking the time to post a tutorial :) (found you through Skip to My Lou) -Julie

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  21. oh i just love love it! gonna definately give this one a try- now, if i can just get my boys to help make flowers - i'll be in good shape!
    commin at ya from the tip junkie- i'm the post after you * and your new google friend!

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  22. This wreath is beautiful-love the ruffles with the flowers! I'm your newest follower-stop over for a visit! Claire

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  23. I ADORE this!! Wow Me Wednesday is up now and I'd love for you to link up!

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  24. Such an adorable wreath! So cheerful! Thanks for the step by step

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  25. Also, I wanted to let you know I featured your wreath on my blog today!!

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  26. Ok so everyone is making wreaths these days, me included, but this wreath is by far my FAVORITE!!!! I screams spring and I love it, love it!!

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  27. This is so adorable! I love it! Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites last week! I'm featuring you for this week! Come by and grab my featured button if you'd like one.

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  28. Gorgeous wreath!!! This looks so beautiful and making the long ruffle helps cut down on some of the time it takes to make! Ingenious.

    Thanks for linking with Sugar & Spice.

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  29. Hi! I wanted to let you know that your have been featured on the Glitter Blog Spotlight! Please come by and grab a button!
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  30. WOW!! That is GORGEOUS!! I love your paper flowers!!! I'm your newest follower! :)

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  31. Loooove this idea! I'm in love with the ruffles and I like that they make the wreath look fuller and not so skinny! Too cute!

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  32. I am in love with this. I saw this at Think Pink Sundays by Flamingo Toes. I would like to feature this on my blog. Will send the link soon.

    My blog is having it's first linky party this weekend. I would love to have this post added: http://koolbeenz-blog.blogspot.com/2011/03/funky-fresh-friday-1.html

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  33. You are featured on KoolBeenz!
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  34. This wreath is absolutely beautiful!

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  37. You've been featured this week at my Hookin Up with HoH Party!

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  38. This really is the cutest thing I have seen-- I just need to touch it or pet it or something!! We are your newest followers!!http://holidaysnobs.blogspot.com/

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  39. Wow, this is the most beautiful spring wreath I've seen. And it seems fairly easy to make. Thanks for sharing,...I will definitely be trying my hand at this wreath.

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  40. Could not love this wreath any more than I do! Off to make my own right now!

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  43. LOVING the wreath. Shared your link on my FB fan page :)

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  44. linked this up at my facebook page!!!! love the colors

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  45. SO in love with this wreath! I decorate my office for each season, and this might just need to stay home instead of go there! But then I would see it more there, hanging by my desk. MUST MAKE! And - I love your verse at the top of your page !!!

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