A CooCoo Guest Post

Hi everyone!!!
I am super excited today to introduce you to a friend of mine-- 
Amanda from Mommy is Coocoo.
I found her blog last year and it has definitely become one of my daily reads.
(She is hilarious!!)

This is actually my first guest post and I'm honored that Amanda is here to share a great tutorial with all of us just in time for Valentine's Day.








Hello, I am Amanda and I blog at mommy is coocooo. My blog is all about fun! Whether you are laughing about the realities of marriage and motherhood or being inspired to make your everyday surroundings lovely, regardless of your budget. 





I am so happy to be guest posting at Lou Lou Sucre.  Sabrina and I e-met last year (I am partial to Louisiana girls).  We've bonded over the challenges of establishing a blog, our love of french fries and the lies fibs we've told our children about our housekeepers.  Today, just in time for Valentines Day, I am going to share one of my favorite things with you (and show you how you can make one of your own).

~ My Valentine Ornament Wreath ~




Here is what you need:
  1. a glass of wine (if you are anal and will worry about bulb placement)
  2. a plastifoam wreath (DON'T buy floral foam) shaped like a heart
  3. glue sticks and a glue gun
  4. spray paint (to color the foam wreath). I used red. Use whatever color you like best.
  5. about a million ornaments (different {Valentine} colors and sizes work best).
  6. spray on glitter (usually $5.99 at craft stores or $1.00 if you buy body glitter left over from Halloween
  7. a small piece of ribbon to hang your wreath

Spray paint your foam wreath. You can use whatever color you like but keep in mind some paint will show between your bulbs.




~ my large bulbs ~




~ my smaller bulbs ~


* small bulbs are essential to fill in the gaps



Now, it is pretty similar to the Christmas Ornament Wreath Tutorial. Place your bulbs on the inside of the heart wreath. (Don't use your favorite bulbs on this part a lot of these bulbs will be covered up.) After you have placed your bulbs, use your glue gun to secure them in place. You will glue each bulb to the wreath AND, to the next bulb in place.





  
Repeat this process for the outside of the wreath. Use the same size bulbs all the way around the outside of the wreath. Use sturdier (not vintage-they break really easily) bulbs on the outside. (Again, don't use your favorite bulbs here).





Now you are ready to start placing your favorite bulbs (I find it is best to do this in the evening while you have {at least} a glass of wine. If you are anal {me} and tend to over think things {also me} you will have a hard time figuring out where the bulbs should go). Don't over think it! Place a few bulbs (not worrying about small gaps) and then glue them in place. You can fill in gaps with smaller bulbs at the end. When you finish placing all your bulbs weave your ribbon through, take two Tylenol and go to bed. 



Finally, spray your wreath glitter. This will really make it shine!

*Store your wreath at room temperature! Otherwise your glue will expand/contract and the bulbs will fall off and (possibly) break.

  

 ~ Happy Valentines Day! ~






I hope you get to be with the one(s) you love tonight!







Thank you Sabrina.

This coocoo Momma couldn't be more grateful!




Amanda



Thanks so much for your guest post.  
Please make sure to stop by Amanda's blog
Mommy is Coocoo
and follow along.

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