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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Dining Room Chair Thanksgiving Embelishment ~ DIY


All my supplies were purchased at the K &S Flower and Vine Warehouse that is located on Rt. 183N,  7.1 miles north of I-78 in Auburn, PA. It is the third exit after Cabelas. It is also just outside the front gate to our community of Lake Wynonah, PA.


I purchased three bunches, two Autumn leaves & such, and one of yellow daisy like flowers for $3.99 each. I then bought two 10 yd. rolls of wide woven plaid ribbon at $3.99 each. The entire project costing $20.00 + tax - equaling $2.50 a chair.




Using wire cutters I cut all of the flowers from the bunch leaving the stem about three inches long.I wanted the centers of the flowers to be brown like a sunflower so I stained them carefully blotting the center with a heated wet tea bag. I cut the other two bunches of autumn silks apart and created bunches as in the following photo.


I then cut the ribbon into 8 strips of a yard each,  also 8 strips of 2ft. each to use for the bow tie. See as in the following photo:


The 1 yard strip is threaded through the first two cross section rungs of the chair, looped around the third and I then tucked in the bouquet and snugly tied it to that third rung. I slid the 2 ft. ribbon through bringing it around and tied two loops of ribbon into a bow.  

 I had considered using burlap ribbon which is $5.99 a roll at K & S for ten yards, however I did like that this woven plaid ribbon matched the Autumn table cloth I had purchased last year at The Christmas Tree Shop in the mall on Airport Road South, Bethlehem, PA.

Friday, November 14, 2014

A Brand-New Day

Thank you Lord for blessing me with a warm, lovely home and loved ones that put a smile on my face upon awakening to a brand-new day! Amen

Monday, November 10, 2014

In Celebration Of Veteran's Day, Our Family Of Veterans


"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them." -John Fitzgerald Kennedy