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Sunday, March 11, 2012

Welcome Spring Door Hanger

Hello Springtime, Oh how we've missed you! 
The other day I woke up to see that we had a spring wind storm during the night.  When I went out to clean up the branches that fell from my poplar trees, I came up with the idea to use them in a new door hanging.
  This was my backyard after the storm.  
I took my garden tools and cut a few small pieces from the limbs to use in my craft.




 First I took "Royal Coat" and decoupaged this board, that I cut in my husbands shop 
and also did three small plastic eggs.



 Next came painting.  We all know that, that is the fun part of the project.  After painting I glued it all together and added a little moss.  Now my door can go from winter to spring.  Some of you may remember the recycled board that I used in making my Valentine door hanging, well this is still scraps from that same board, and I still have more of it left.  I'll need to start thinking up another project for the rest.  























I hope you all enjoyed the process 
as much as I did.  
Just another easy breezy craft. 
Have a Great Day!

Connie
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24 comments:

  1. Thanks for following my blog

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    1. You are very welcome, and dido to you. By the way I love the red shoes!

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  2. Hi Connie! I am so behind on checking in with my blogging friends! First, if you do make it to New Mexico, especially the Santa Fe area, we should get together!!!! I can understand your friend's reluctance about the state. The southern is desert looking but the northern is fantastic. Where I live is a mile high so we are in the mountains and have snow. Not too many people think of the state in those terms. The old adobe is about 12 miles from where I live. Believe it or not, there was another old house on that street that I fell in love with. It had dormer windows and was falling apart, but the house spoke volumes. Someone bought the land and tore down the house - a major bummer. I wish I would have taken photos of it.

    In the nest week or so I'm going to post more photos of that drive. Today I'm going to post about a gallery I found in Abiquiu - Georgia O'Keefe country.

    I love your spring door hanger. Isn't it amazing what you can do with recycle items. I bought some shutters at the thrift store for $1 yesterday. I'm hoping to use them as part of my display when I sell at a crafts fair.

    Hugs,
    Kay

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    1. I would love to met you, if I ever get out that way. I'm looking forward to your photos and will be checking them out when you get them posted. Thanks for the wonderful note. Have a great day, and keep taking photos. Your Northwestern friend, Connie

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  3. Hi Connie,

    Thank you for visiting and for your lovely words. I love your spring decoration and yes, the more we can homemake, the better.
    Liz

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    1. Liz, I was so pleased to see that you decided to follow my blog. Yours is so lovely . . . I feel that I'm in good company. Have a sweet day! Connie

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  4. Connie,

    This is such a cute idea. I will have to keep this in mind when it comes time to decorate. Thanks for the idea.

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    1. I'm glad to share and even more glad that you like it. Thanks, Connie

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  5. Connie, I love what you did with the branches from your spring wind storm, so creative and whimsical. Great work. Have a wonderful week.

    Ruth

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    1. Thanks Ruth, You know what they said, "If you have lemons make lemonade" . . . well, when you have branches. Just the other night we were watching, Restaurant Impossible on TV, their designer made a huge shade for a light fixture from branches. It was beautiful. There is so much stuff around us that we throw away . . . That's what I love about blogging . . . is all the idea sharing. You have a great week too. Connie

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  6. That is beautiful! You are very talented!

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    1. Thanks Myrna and right back at ya! There is so much talent out here in cyber-space . . . I just love drinking it all in.

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  7. that's what I would call making lemonade out of lemons :)
    spring brings lots of windstorms doesn't it?
    love what you made with it :)

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    1. Thank you. I love lemonade don't you. It's fun to see what you can do with what is laying around you. Love your painted rocks (there's some lemonade for you). Please continue to visit. I love company, Connie

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  8. I love this Spring hanger Connie....great re-purposing! We have heaps in common; please stay in touch!
    Hugs..Judith
    http://creativestudio10.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks for your sweet comment, Judith. Yes I will stay in touch . . . it's so nice making a new friend. Connie

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  9. This is a great project Connie, lover the bright spring colours! You have such a fun blog, glad I found you (after you commented on mine and became a follower). I am a follower of yours now.

    Congrats on losing so much weight with WW too. I love WW it helped both me and my daughter lose weight too. Now the challenge is to keep it off.....

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    1. Thanks for the compliment on the door hanging, it was fun. As for WW, it's the best. I think the fact that it has taken a year of weighting, journaling, measuring, and calculating to get this weight off . . . it was the exact learning process that will help me keep it off. I do realize when I'm standing in line at the grocery store and the lady in front of me has a cheesecake that is driving me crazy . . . that I have to engage my brain over my appetite. It will be a challenge, but I'm up for it. We (myself, you and your daughter) will have to be strong, we can keep it off! Your friend, Connie

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  10. Hi Connie, That is a great project, I am gonna try, thanks, sorry about your back yard, oh by the way I am Donna from http://dwright33055.blogspot.com love the comment that you left on my blog, so I checked you out, now you are my favorite website...love it. We have alot in common. I love hats also. specially stray ones..lol....talk to ya later....thanks, you don't know how much I needed your comment at this time.....thanks thanks......

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    1. Wow I've never been anyone favorite before . . . THANK YOU!!! Looking forward to getting to know you better. Love your needle work! Connie

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  11. Yay spring! It's so inspiring. Thanks for checking out my blog Connie. Keep up the spontaneous creativity!

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    1. Janet, thank you for becoming a follower. I love your work. Your blog is so fresh. I am drawn to blogs with original art. Thank you for sharing your talent, I'm the one who is impressed. Connie

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  12. 'Love seeing your inspiring creative ideas here at your blog. Your spring door hanger is so cheerful and pretty. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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    1. Hi Debbie, Hey thanks for taking some time and going through some of my past projects. I'm glad you like the door handing. Have an incredibly wonderful Easter! Your blogging friend, Connie

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