Saturday, October 13, 2012

Halloween Treat Bags

Found time to finally get these bags ready to put on etsy.  They are personalized with the message of your choice.  Handmade paper bags are 9" x 5" and colorful!  Order or See HERE

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Fall Unity Candle

You can tell that September and October are busy wedding months.  These are some of the fall unity candles and memorial candles I have shipped this week.  I love the way the basic design is made unique by the choice of colors for the wedding.  Want to order one?  Click HERE to get to my Etsy store.




Monday, August 27, 2012

PARDON MY DUST

Trying to revamp the look of my blog and failing miserably. So poke around, wipe your feet and don't laugh to bad as I work on it. It is a busy time of year for me so it might look this way for a little while

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Paper Straws - Oh la, LOVE them


I too have joined the fan club of paper straws and started offering them in the Bowling Green, KY area as well as on Etsy. I have stripe and polka dotted version. Just email me at wreathartist@aol.com if you need some :)
See how I used these in decorating:

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Wedding Fans, Wedding Programs






This year I have already made quite a few sets for couples. One design was also shown in the Something Blue section of Kentucky Bride magazine. Check out some of the fans I have shipped through my Etsy store this year.


You can also see more on Pinterest from me by clicking on the Pinterest link in the right column of the page or click HERE

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Crockpot Pulled Pork Butt




I found a recipe on Pinterest that I wanted to try to use as a starting point for the crockpot. I love my crockpot and use it all the time. It must have been a working woman/mother that created the first crockpot :) My family favorite is my Chicken and Dumplings made in the Crockpot. Cracker Barrel's can't touch mine, they are so much better (at least that is what my family and friends tell me). But I wanted something new and decided to try and do this. It also lets me make it ahead and freeze it for summer dinners.

1 Boneless Pork Butt
1/2 cup Brown Sugar
1 tbspoon Lawry's Seasoning Salt
1/4 cup orange juice
1/4 cup coke (love the way it fizzes in the crockpot)
1 Vadalia Onion
1 bottle of Sweet Baby Ray's Bar-B-Q sauce



Preheat Crockpot on high while prepping. Chop the onion into wedges and scatter in the bottom of crockpot. Note - I spray my crockpot with PAM before using, saves scrubbing later.
Place the pork butt on top of onions. Pour OJ and then the coke over the butt. Sprinkle with the Lawry's and then the Brown Sugar. Squeeze half the bottle of sauce over the butt and reserve the other half. Cover and cook on low 6-8 hours or until fork tender. Remove from crockpot and let rest for 10 minutes. Take two forks and pull the meat apart placing in a glass bowl. Add the remaining bar-b-q sauce to desired consistency. I got enough meat from my pork butt for two meals for three people. Enjoy!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Deco Mesh Flip Flop Summer Wreath

I save the red, white and blue decor till early June. So for my May, early summer, I went with a flip flop theme. I created giant flip flops and attached a wooden Curlz monogram for my wreath. Attached it and added some bright butterflies. My mailbox is a car stopper, lol. I went with the three colors of mesh I sell (hot pink/white, yellow/white, aqua/white plaid) and more flip flops. These are kids flip flops from the dollar tree. I created two more of the giant flip flops for the wooden post. Would this decor catch your eye?




Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Easter Centerpiece Video segment from today




Today on WBKO Midday Live we made an adorable bunny centerpiece for your Easter decorating.  We used a 12-14" grapevine wreath, moss mat, moss rocks, greenery and spring flowers.  Quick and easy project.  They only keep the video link like for a few days so if you want to watch click on the links here
My live tv segment one is at - http://www.wbko.com/video/?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=6837170

segment two is at - http://www.wbko.com/video/?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=6837174

Friday, March 9, 2012

Kirkland's got in these cute mossed birdnest baskets for $9.99. They stand about 13-14" tall. This is what it looks like plain.


I cut up a few dogwood stems from Hobby Lobby and added to the basket as well as a few sprigs of pip berries.  I want to get different eggs but this is all I had on hand.




Thursday, March 1, 2012

Deco Mesh Easter Mailbox Decor

I have a love/hate relationship with my mailbox. I live in a sharp curve and this really slippery when wet. After losing multiple mailboxes, including the indestructible ones, we put up a pole box. It is just a pole with a box, UGLY!!!! But I have found I can dress it up easily for the holidays. There is a retirement home a few blocks away and many of their residents were customers of mine over the years. So they like to see my mailbox decorated up. Today was a BEAUTIFUL day. 70 and sunny on March 1st. Super nice after yesterday's severe weather outbreak here. We are supposed to get that again tomorrow :(. But in the meantime I needed to decorate it for Easter.     



The top part features an Easter Basket overflowing with spring flowers. The "grass" skirt is actually deco mesh that I have used a slicing technique on to create the layered effect of grass.



At the base of the pole I added another basket of flowers and a Easter bunny peeking from it.



Lots of swirls and puffs of several different colors of deco mesh wrap around the pole. 

Friday, January 20, 2012

Mason Jar Wine Glasses

Today on MIDDAY I shared a few ideas for incorporating mason jars into a vintage wedding theme.  I showed how to make the Mason Jar Wine Glasses as well as a few other ideas.  The Mercury Glass Candle Holder actually hangs or is beautiful on a table.  It came from Kirkland's in Greenwood Mall and is orderable in four different colors.  The one shown is the pewter colored one.  To personalize it I used a rhinestone pin from the Wearables section of Hobby Lobby.  Take wire cutters and remove the clasp and then hot glue it to the metal work on the front of the candle holder.  You can also glue those to the mason jars if you get the smooth mason jars from the Crafts department at Hobby Lobby.  The mason jars for the wine glasses came from the Dollar General store and are $7.99 for a case of 12.  The candle stick holder also came from there for $1 each.  Use E6000 glue (Hobby Lobby) to glue them together letting them sit for 48 hours before washing.  They are a great take home favor.  If you need custom tags for them I am happy to work with you on a paper order to create just what you need. 

Wedding Season 2012 has begun

I love this time of year.  Holiday decorations are packed away as are all the supplies to make them.  Now I can concentrate on my Wedding projects.  I attended my first Bridal show of the season this past weekend with my good friend Terri, Celebrations Off Main in Russellville, KY.  She had her MOJO Photo Booth at the show and I got to help her with it.  Seeing all the new excited brides was wonderful but in a few cases it made me feel old.  Several of the "little girls" I coached years ago in cheerleading/drill team are now getting married.  Where did the time go?  I haven't posted many wedding photos on here lately since the focus has been on seasonal decorating.  But I want to share a few.  These table numbers were shipped last week to a couple that decided they didn't want to use "numbers" but to personalize it with the names of their favorite Bob Marley songs.  The others are photos of things that have all shipped over the last few weeks to brides across the USA, Australia and Canada.  Hopefully this evening I will get the photos of how to make the "Red Neck Wine Glasses" posted as well.  I demo'd those today on our local midday news show.  Follow me on Pinterest, visit my webstore or you can drop me an email or join me on Facebook.






Sunday, January 8, 2012

Join Wreath Artist on PINTEREST

Hi I am Lynne and I am addicted to PINTEREST!  Judging by the response and chatter about PINTEREST I bet many of you are as well.  If you are on PINTEREST follow my boards at http://pinterest.com/wreathartist/  If you aren't on there yet and need an invite just drop me a comment with your email in it.  I won't publish your email but will send you an invite.  Happy Pinning!  I am going to start moving several of my online photo albums there over the coming weeks.  Happy Pinning and don't forget to send me a link to your boards so I can follow you!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Valentine Wreath from Deco Mesh

Took advantage of the 65 degree day which is rare for January in southern Kentucky.  Got my Valentine Wreath made and up on the front door.  Donated the Christmas Wreath and stuff to St. Vincent De Paul's thrift store.

Is this one pink enough?  I decided to give it a new twist.  It is built on a grapevine heart basket with two shades of pink deco mesh spirals.  The basket area is filled with pink dew drop roses, pink and white filler and glittery pink heart picks.  Curly metalic heart ting ting sprays were made by wrapping them around a broom handle, removing and wiring to a floral pick.  Love the wreath and want one like it?  You can order from my etsy store for under $45.