Monday, March 29, 2010

Nikki From Nikki's Nifty Knacks {Blog Anniversary Celebration}


This week Fireflies and Jellybeans is turning 1 year old! I like to celebrate with A LOT of people - So, I have lined up some GREAT guest posts and some FABULOUS giveaways for this week!



Today we welcome Nikki from Nikki's Nifty Knacks!

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Hey everyone, thanks for welcoming me here at F&J, I couldn't be happier to guest post, and celebrate the anniversary of one of the first craft blogs I stumbled upon.



For today's project I figured what could be more appropriate for this post than a jellybean wreath, in honor of Fireflies and Jellybeans :)


So, here's what I did:
I bought a wreath form from the Dollar tree, and 2 bags of Jelly beans. Originally I bought the regular ole' jelly beans, and I started hot gluing. I got the wreath finished, and realized, I didn't like it AT ALL!!!!!!!


I didn't like the colors of the jelly beans, and I REALLY didn't like the way the green wreath showed through the beans.



So, I went back to my dollar store and got some nice pastel speckled jelly beans, and this time I painted the wreath form white before I started gluing.


It took me a REALLY long time to finish, but in the end I was just tickled with it:





I wish I could say that this story has a happy ending. But tragically it doesn't. One Friday, while rushing out the door to score some crazy deals at Goodwill dollar day, I slammed the door a little too hard. And that's when I heard the sound of shattering glass. Who'd have thought jelly beans hitting the ground would sound like glass???? But, it did, and it smashed into pieces. Could we please have a moment of silence to honor all my hard work, gone, down the drain:


RIP Jellybean wreath 3/12/10-3/14/10

My front door was so ugly and naked without my bean wreath. But my hubby stepped up to the plate and decided to do some crafting of his own. See the lovely sign he made for our door? Thanks hon... *rolls eyes*




Thanks again for letting me guest post, and congrats on this anniversary!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

8 comments :

Gracefully Vintage said...

Oh My Goodness, So Sad, But it did look great, What a great idea, That would be awesome to give to friends as a Happy Spring Gift or Happy Easter GIft...
Just Adorable...
Karryann
Loving Following Your Blog of ideas...
Might do that with the kids today..
I know how it is, i leave my family in the car when i arrive at goodwill, if they dont get out quick enough._im gone like lightening

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

Looks like something my hubby would do. RIP jellybean wreath -- he was well loved while he lasted....

Laura PARING DOWN said...

I actually liked both, but I agree that the pastel beans were BEAUTIFUL! So sorry to see the wreckage...

Amie said...

How sad! It really was gorgeous. If it were me, I would have def shed a few tears.

Chris said...

What a shame! Nice to "meet" you! Best wishes with SYTYC.

Ginger said...

Don't worry...your wreath is in wreath heaven...LOL!

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Ginger
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fawnda said...

That is wreath is beautiful! I am sad that it fell off the door... that is toally something that would happen to me!
Thanks for guest posting! :)

Mamasooz said...

Your wreath was beautiful... sad that it shattered, but glad you were able to take a pretty picture to share! I wonder if by hanging a dangly ribbon would have made it more secure? It really was pretty!

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