DIY Felt Wreath


Let me begin by saying….this is not my creation……nope, I did not figure this out myself       at all…..see…..


I bought this package of white felt from JoAnn’s and right on the package was a beautiful wreath so I had to make my own!  My intent was to have it finished before Christmas and hang it as part of my decor….but time ran away from me………….

So here we are in January and I have a finished wreath!!!!


It is still sitting on my table because my hubby believes wreaths are only for holiday time and should not be hung as a home decor item!!!

What do you think??? I would LOVE your opinion on this matter!!!


SO, if you do want to hang this wreath in your house -here are the directions!!!

Step 1: Buy some felt!!  It doesn’t have to be white, choose any color!!  I purchased a brand called Feltables.  I used a 40% coupon and paid around $3.00. I also purchased a white, round styrofoam wreath, and a box of dress pins.


Step 2: Use a small cup to make a circle on the felt…only make one and use it as your template…I made the mistake of drawing a bunch and then realizing that the pencil showed up on my wreath and made it look dirty.  Once you have a template circle, cut out as many as you can and then cut out some more!!!


Step 3: Fold your circle in half…..


and then in half again….


place you pin in the bottom corner of your felt….


Step 4: Push you pin into your styrofoam wreath and then repeat….



continue working your way around the wreath until it is covered.  I did not place any on the back side so that it will lay flat against my door or wall!!!  I did cover the sides thoroughly though!


FINISHED!!!!!  Now find a place to hang it!!!

Thanks for stopping by!!  While you are here please take some time to read through some of my other popular posts!!

**DIY Healthy Fruit Lollies

**Homemade kale Crispies

**Banana Split Pie

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Smack Your Gramma Off Her Rocker Wraps

Have you ever heard of the saying, “Smack your momma good”??

Well, these are, “Smack your gramma off her rocker!” good!!!!!

A well trained chef will tell you that a properly prepared dish will hit each taste bud….sweet, salty, savory, bitter, a little spice….this hits even the taste buds you don’t have!


There is some preparation involved before you can make this recipe… must first make the mango wrappers….but if you are wise you will make a whole lot of them and store them!  So first, blend as many mangos as you would like to make a fruit puree…do not add in water or anything else!  I used 4 yellow mangos.

Now, we are going to essentially be making fruit leathers….if you need a tutorial please read my post here or if you want to learn how to make homemade suckers using this same puree check it out here.

Spread the mango puree onto a teflex sheet or waxed/parchment paper placed onto a cookie sheet. (These are shown on my dehydrator trays, I made a batch in the oven and dehydrator to test the recipe)

Spread it as thin as you can get it…and if you have enough make several batches to bake at the same time.

If you have a dehydrator than place the mango puree in and dehydrate overnight on 115 degrees.

If you do not have a dehydrator turn your oven on the lowest setting (mine goes to 170) and place in oven.  I keep the door open to keep the oven cooler than 170…..we are drying these out not baking them!!!  Depending on how thick you have spread the puree it may take anywhere from 1-4 hours to dehydrate in your oven.

When they wrappers are finished cut them into large rectangles….now you can make..

Smack Your Grandma Off Her Rocker Mango Wraps

Place one wrapper on a plate and fill with any sort of veggie you like!!

Here is what I used….

Avocado slices, spinach leaves, red pepper, and a dash of salt,and a dash of cayenne pepper…..I would have also liked to have put some sprouts or pea shoots on here but I did not have any 😦

Once you have your fillings placed onto the wrappers, roll up your wrap and slightly wet the very edge of one of the sides so that it will stick and stay closed.

You can also drizzle some hot sauce or salsa over the top… out gramma!!!

or eat them plain…..

but please don’t actually smack your gramma…..

What would you fill these mango wrappers with??

My bestie likes to eat them this way:

Here she used broccoli slaw, maple syrup, cayenne, sea salt, and a splash of soy sauce….

Here she made a mango dressing as a dip -it had mango, onion, jalapenos, apple cider vinegar, olive oil, honey, salt, and red pepper flakes in it!

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21 Day Green Smoothie Challenge

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My Kitchen Table!! DIY TUTURIAL

With all of the DIY tutorials on Pinterest right now, I just had to write about my own little project that I am so very proud of!!

Yep, that’s right people……I made this….if I can do this….anyone can!!!

I started with IKEA’s unfinished Ingo/Ivar DIning table and chairs and put them together using their instructions.

                   Once assembled I started staining the entire piece….

and once the first coat was dry, everything needed a second coat.

The next day I started my painting…..

  The technique was quite simple…..I had a white paint and a teal paint and a brush for each.  I dry brushed a coat of white over the stain and then I brushed the teal color over that making sure some of the stain and white paint showed through.

I was going for a semi antique/worn look.

Next, I did the same technique to the legs of the table….

The last step was to add a clear coat of polyurethane to the top of the table to make it shiny but also to make it more durable!

Lastly, I had my hubby help me carry it into our brand new kitchen and then I began a photo session that lasted for 15 minutes!!

                       It was like the paparazzi was here…….:)

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Dastony and Rawmio Review

I had the privilege to review some Dastony and Rawmio products and I love them!!

I received almond butter:

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I used this on my morning toast, as a dip for bananas and strawberries, and I had to use some to make my Better Than PB and J Sandwich.

I received Sesame Seed Butter:
Ingredients: 100% Certified Organic Hulled Sesame Seeds
I used this to make an amazing dressing for a kale salad!
I also received Coconut Butter:
Ingredients: 100% Certified Organic Raw Coconut
I used this as a spread on toast, and to make a glaze for strawberries!  Delish!!
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