Monday, September 5, 2011

Today's Guest: Jen Johnson

We are so excited to have our friend Jen Johnson back this year!
She has great style and it seems like everything she makes just turns out adorable!
(including her kids!)
see what i mean?
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B O O !
I love eighteen25. LOVE. So, I'm really honored to share a little project here today. I have two super simple, super easy decorations... they almost don't need any instructions!
First, let's talk about the B O O letters.
Materials needed:
I got the big paper mache letters (24") and the green yarn at Joann's. The spiders were from Michael's.
1.  I started by hot gluing the end of the yarn to the back of the letter. And then comes the fun part! Wrap the yarn around the letters. Wrap, wrap, wrap. It's a good thing to do while you watch a few shows you've DVR'd.  It takes a little while to cover those big letters!
2.  The "B" was a little tricky. It takes some creative wrapping and hot gluing to get the yarn in a few places. My "B" is definitely not perfect. Don't look too close :)
3.  It took 3 skeins of yarn to cover all three letters.
4.  I tied a piece of ribbon to the leg of the spider and tied it to a piece of yarn at the top of the "O." 
After I put the letters on the ledge in my kitchen, they looked a little lonely. A banner to the rescue! This one took less than 5 minutes. I love fast :)
I got the streamers at Party City. They had a great selection of colors. 
All I did was cut a length of the streamer, fold the top over a ribbon, and staple. Easy.
I love how the streamers move when the air conditioner is on. Which is a lot, since it's still 105 degrees here :) 
Happy Halloween decorating!!


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you'll want to stop by jen's blog... including some of my favorite posts... kate's adorable nursery... her Christmas trees... and her frames that she switches out for the holidays!

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  1. Very cute idea and I am swooning over that beautiful kitchen! :)

  2. LOVE this simple but bold look! Fun to have a ledge to decorate in your kitchen...

  3. This is so great!!! I totally love it and love that it's so simple. Must go check out Jen's blog right now! Thanks for sharing!

  4. So cute and clever!! I love that it is in her kitchen

  5. Jen,
    So fun to see you posting here! You do the cutest things! Love the Boo letters!

  6. I'm totally doing this, maybe with smaller letters...I pinned it!

  7. I love this idea but don't have anywhere in my house for this?? boo hoo for me.

  8. I adore this post and just found your site through Tatertots and Jello! I have already forwarded to my girlfriends who are Mom' many good ideas for them! Keep up the good work!


  9. love this! Jen so glad to see that you are sharing all your awesome skills with us. You are so inspiring!

  10. I LOVE your site! I'll be using it often to share with people on my fanpage. Thank you for all of the inspiration you give to others. I'll be here often:)

  11. Love this! I've done yarn wreaths and have thought about letters. But these are huge! I love them. But I bet it took a long time wrapping the yarn around! I always forget how long it will take to wrap the yarn! Well worth it though. Will have to do this!

  12. I am so going to do this for my apt! Perfect focus piece!

  13. love how easy this is! even I could do it! thanks for sharing ;)

  14. I just loved this crepe paper bunting! I think my kids will love it and will look cute hanging up for several days; we have four birthdays to celebrate in nine days! I featured Jen's bunting here:

    For the Love of Pinterest {Birthdays} @SimplyCottageLove

    Thanks for the inspiration!

  15. I'm in the middle of doing a 'B' for my friends daughters birthday & found this after googling 'how to wrap a 'B' in yarn?' because it is really hard to get it right! I'm still trying to cover the tricky bits. Haven't used glue yet but think I'll have too! Yours looks great!