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The Vintage Modern Wife: Happies and Crappies Link Up

Welcome to our  30th week of Happies and Crappies link up day! We wouldn’t have been around for so long if it wasn’t for you awesome ladies linking up, so we really appreciate you!

The deets on Happies and Crappies link up:

1. Happies and Crappies link up will be posted EVERY Friday at Midnight CST . Happies and Crappies link up was created so you could write about the happies (good) and crappies (bad) from your week!

2. We’d like for you to put our button on your post for the link up.

3. Please follow your hosts. We won’t make it mandatory, but we appreciate the love.

4. If you tweet about your post, feel free to tag myself, Sarah, and use the hashtag #HappiesandCrappies

HAPPIES

1. My classroom is coming along! I thought I’d give a little sneak peek on Instagram, so I posted my calendar, and then my tulle wreath that was from yesterday’s blog post! I can’t wait to be finished, but I keep finding tiny projects to work on. You know- details only I would notice..

1st grade calendar bulletin board
Tulle wreath for classroom door. Super easy tutorial!
2. I seriously love my first grade team. I had lunch with them all yesterday and every time I get to spend time with everyone it just solidifies that this school is where I’m meant to be.

3. Mathew and I are getting addicted to Lost. Like for REAL. I can’t believe I never watched this show when it was on tv. Thank God for Netflix.

4. We are going to a Rangers game for Mathew’s birthday in a couple weeks! The best part is that Mathew specifically asked me to invite Neely & A as well as Amber & Nate to the game! Plus, we got to see some family from Dallas the other day (they came down for dinner) and Mathew’s cousin Kevin and his wife Alicia are going to the game as well! Mathew was in their wedding a couple months ago if you remember.

CRAPPIES

1. Although Warped Tour with 11:11 Apparel was fun, it was CRAZY hot. I caught on my phone that it was 116 degrees outside that day which is more than I could almost bear. I drank water constantly during the day and only peed once (sorry TMI) which goes to show that I was sweating all the water I was drinking. It was THAT hot. I’ll work with my sister and her company again another time, but definitely not in that heat!

2. Summer is officially over. I’ve been working hard on my room and next week starts my 2 weeks full of in services. Tear! Summer was too short- but at the same time I’m excited to start my first year!

Now it’s your turn to link up! Tell us about the Happies and Crappies from your week!

DIY Tulle Wreath

Occasionally I consider myself to be “crafty”. I say “crafty” because I’ll get a brilliant idea in my head to do a fun craft and then I do it, but then it takes me 4-5 months to take on another craft! Luckily, I had some motivation for today’s craft. See- all the teachers in the first grade wing have some kind of wreath outside of their door and of course, I want to be cool and match. I thought about the cute wreaths everyone had outside their classroom doors and decided I’d DIY a tulle wreath!

I’d never attempted a tulle wreath before, but I was shocked how easy it was! Here’s what you’ll need:

10 inch foam wreath
50 yards tulle (I used a little under two 25 yard rolls)
dressmaker shears
ruler
e 6000 glue
rhinestones (various sizes)
wooden rectangle
letter stickers
craft paint
2 safety pins (medium sized)
ribbon (any color, 1 ft)

1. Cut your tulle into 1 1/2 ft. pieces with your shears and ruler. I did about half of a roll of tulle before I started tying it to my wreath just so once I got going I wouldn’t have to stop to keep cutting. You’ll want to put your tulle on your wreath by tying it into a knot. Make sure your ends are even when you do!

Want to learn how to make a tulle wreath with just a few easy steps? Check out The Vintage Modern Wife!

2. As you tie the tulle to the wreath, push them close together so you can’t see the wreath underneath. If you are using a light color of tulle, you may want to double up your pieces as you tie them, but for most colors, this is unnecessary. You’ll also want to shape them so they stick straight out from your wreath as you go.

Learn how to make a tulle wreath with just a few easy steps! Check out The Vintage Modern Wife for a super easy tutorial!

3. After you have finished your entire wreath with tulle, you can add sparkles! I added rhinestones in all different kinds of colors with some e-6000 glue. I bought a small tube around graduation when I made my monogram graduation cap and it’s still not even 1/4 gone.

Make a tulle wreath for your home, classroom, or office with just a few easy steps!

4. Once your tulle wreath has sparkles you can start on your name plate! I wanted my name to hang in the middle of the wreath. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to use ribbon, more tulle, or just fishing string, but decided upon ribbon that I had that matched some other things in my classroom.

I used craft paint and painted my name plate purple (my room is a mix of pink, purple, teal, and other bright colors) and bought sticker letters to put my name. I actually painted it BEFORE I put on my rhinestones (so it’d have a chance to dry) but it’s totally up to you if you have more time.

DIY tulle wreath for your home, classroom, or office! Only just a few steps and less than $20 to make!

5. After my name plate was dry and had stickers, I hot glued a cute ribbon to the back of my name plate that was long enough to go to the back of my wreath. Then I used the safety pins to pin the ribbon to the tulle! I didn’t hot glue the ribbon to the tulle so it wouldn’t look bad over time, and I could easily change out the ribbon if I wanted.

I’m really pleased with the way my tulle wreath looks. I’m not sure if I’m going to hang it with more of the ribbon or if I’ll just use a command hook. Either way, I’ll definitely show y’all a picture of it outside my classroom door when I do my classroom recap!

So what do y’all think of my tulle wreath? Where would you put yours?

Happies and Crappies Strikes Again

The Vintage Modern Wife: Happies and Crappies Link Up

Welcome to our  29th week of Happies and Crappies link up day! We wouldn’t have been around for so long if it wasn’t for you awesome ladies linking up, so we really appreciate you!

The deets on Happies and Crappies link up:

1. Happies and Crappies link up will be posted EVERY Friday at Midnight CST . Happies and Crappies link up was created so you could write about the happies (good) and crappies (bad) from your week!

2. We’d like for you to put our button on your post for the link up.

3. Please follow your hosts. We won’t make it mandatory, but we appreciate the love.

4. If you tweet about your post, feel free to tag myself, Sarah, and use the hashtag #HappiesandCrappies

HAPPIES

1. I’m SO excited to say that I’m hanging out with 11:11 Apparel today at Warped Tour in Dallas! Although Warped Tour is not my usual “scene,” I’m excited to spend the day with the group and help them sell shirts. Plus, we’re having an Instagram contest for anyone visiting the 11:11 booth at the Dallas, San Antonio, or Houston dates!

11:11 Apparel Don't Kill My Vibe

2. I got to take our church kids to the Fort Worth Zoo on Tuesday. It was SO hot but it was a lot of fun. The zoo in Waco isn’t much to see once you’ve been there once or twice, so the Fort Worth Zoo was a good place to take them.

3. I parted my hair in the middle for once and curled it with a curling iron instead of my wand. I kind of like it!

CRAPPIES

1. I officially start teaching this month. It’s a happy as well, but crappy because I’m SO nervous about it. I’m sure I’ll be having teacher nightmares any day now.

Now it’s your turn to link up! Tell us about the Happies and Crappies from your week!