Thanks again Mama for such a great link-up!
I took a couple of spins on the February GREEN theme and didn't stick with the go-to St. Patrick's Day or Spring crafts. I had every intention to, really I did, but this is what we ended up with.
February is not just the Winter season for these Cajuns but Mardi Gras season, and yes, we are no longer in Louisiana, but you can take the girl out of Louisiana....and you know the rest.
So we threw a Mardi Gras themed play date (which needed even more LA flare but with a sick toddler, my planning sucked!), and I decided I needed my craft to be not just green, but green with a side of PURPLE and GOLD.
I found this project on Pinterest, but the pin isn't linking correctly now, so jump over to the original post here. With a ton of beads dropped off by my mom on her visit and a few items grabbed at Michaels, I spend a nap time or two on a great Mardi Gras wreath.
I followed Brittany's directions after a massive struggle with floral wire. Exhibit A:
The wreath was seriously easy and a perfect accessory for letting the good times roll!
But that's not all. Then I decided to go Christmas on everyone with this Shiner Cheer bottle cap tree. Shiner Cheer is near and dear to our now Texan hearts, and I love that when I texted a pic to my husband, he said, "That's so us." I guess that could make us look like a couple of lushes, but it's just another tradition, that's all, and now it's got a special place.
My inspiration was here:
I arranged the caps in a heart, but they didn't line up right. Something just wasn't "cute" enough, so I played around with the shapes and decided on a Christmas tree. I googled bottle cap trees and from the results decided to put a pop of color behind the caps for the white background.
Supplies include a scrapbook frame (whatever size you like or find on sale!), bottle caps, cardstock, and a hot glue gun.
Pick your shape, arrange the caps, and hot glue them down. Simple as that! I'm guessing there are holiday brews in your area, so make them your own!
And The Sheriff could not be left out. He made this (with a little help) with Crayola paint and a Hot Wheels truck and upon finishing said, "Cop-cur!" Why yes son, it does indeed resemble a helicopter. Guess we've got an artist on our hands!