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Spring Blog Hop! Keepin’ it Fresh, Clean & Simple for Spring!

Spring Blog Hop ButtonHappy First Day of Spring!

Wow!  Throw back the shutters, drag the heavy linens off the bed and put on a pair of shorts!  It is spring!   Welcome to Every Day is an Occasion Spring Blog Hop!  If you came from the most amazingly talented and tough act to follow, Holly from Ribbons and Glue, then you are hangin’ out in the right place.  If you just joined me, you will not want to miss this hop, so head over to our lovely and talented hostess, Jill from Every Day is an Occasion and start there.

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Spring is full of colored pastels, brightly colored eggs, bunnies and peeps, but to me spring means fresh, new, clean and simple.  This is a time where I purge and clean my house from top to bottom and a time my citrus trees are in full bloom and fill my house with sweet fragrance.

Since I am currently in that spring clean mode, I decided to make a wreath the reflects how this time of the year makes me feel.  I know, me and my wreaths, but I collect and make wreaths the way some collect shoes!  I have to have a wreath for every occasion!

This wreath was so easy to make and is made with 100% all natural crafting products!  How fresh is that? I was lucky enough to have Dave from Hemptique pass along some of  their A-M-A-Z-I-N-G product to play and create with.  Among the goodies, I received some Hemp Yarn and Variegated Rainbow Hemp  Spool and just fell in love with the textures and colors!

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I made the base by wrapping a flat 12 inch wooden ring, that can be found at Michaels or Hobby Lobby, with the Hemp Yarn.  This was easy to do, but a bit time consuming but I did it while watching a movie with the hubs one night.

Then I made these colorful flower blossoms using the Variegated Rainbow Hemp by cutting around 24 inch strands and folding them in half and tie in a bow.  I made three bows fro each flower blossom.  Once all bows were made, I then used a hot glue gun and attached each bow to each other, one on top of another in a way that formed the flower blossoms.  Once the flower blossoms were completed, I trimmed off the excess length and then added a linen button from, Close to My Heart, with hot glue to the center of each blossom.  Once all blossoms were complete, I attached each blossom to the wreath using hot glue.

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On the top portion of the wreath I cut enough Rainbow Hemp to be able to wrap around the wreath to showcase why it is called Rainbow Hemp.

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To finish the wreath I hand-bound together a nice length of  the Hemp Yarn and looped it around the top of the wreath for hanging and trimmed any excess length.

This wreath is super clean and fresh and because it is made with  the durability of the 100% natural hemp, I have a feeling it will hanging on my front door a lot this year!

Now for the blog candy! 

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Who does not love mini chalkboards on a stick or should I say 8 chalkboards on 8 sticks?  And since I have been gushing about how cool Hemptique product is, I thought I would throw in a ball of the amazing Hemp Yarn! Hey maybe you can make a project combining both these goodies!  All you need to do is :

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  • if you already subscriber and FB follower, leaving a comment will put you in the running as well!

I will be announcing the randomly picked winner on Monday, March 25, 2013! 

Now be sure to head over and check out the sweet and very talented Lisa from A Mermaid’s Crafts to keep hoppin’ along!

Just in case you lost your way . . .

The Blog Hop Line Up!
Jill- Every Day is an Occasion
Holly- Ribbons & Glue
Arin- A Piece of Life’s Pie (You are here)
Lisa- A Mermaid’s Crafts NEXT
Kelsie Ann- Cut Craft Create
Missy- Quick Chick Designs
Court- Court’s Craft Corner
Heather- The Hunny Pot
Shelly- My Paper Love
Jamie- So Much Better With Age
Thanks for sharing a piece of ‘keepin’ it fresh and clean” pie with me!  Be sure to head over to my other creative spring idea I have going on for Decorate to Celebrate!
Linking Up To:
Gotta Create: Wildly Original Linking Party
Navy Wifey Peters Aboard the USS Crafty – Submarine Sundays
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About apieceoflifespie

I am a stay at home domestic engineer that has a love for my family, food, writing, crafting, photography and most of all a clean and orderly house. I feel I was born in the wrong era in many things and the only thing I would change if I was a "Donna Reed or June Cleaver" kind of mom is that I would still get to wear my sweats and Crocs while washing the windows.

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  1. Fabulous wreath Arin! So simple and chic!! Perfect for welcoming Spring!!

    Susie

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  2. Love your wreath…fab design!!

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  3. I love how you used the rainbow hemp. I’ve got some here at home & am now inspired to make some flowers! Really very cute. Great hopping with you again!

    Kelsie Ann
    cutcraftcreate.blogspot.com

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  4. C.U.T.E…totally appreciate the time it took you to wrap that puppy too. Like your background too..teehee

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  6. sharon gullikson

    I have done everything you asked me to. I LOVE the bright colors on the beige….

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  7. Love your wreath! It is fabulous and your twine flowers…so creative! It will look amazing on your door! TFS!
    Have a great day!
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  8. Beautiful wreath– Happy Spring – Thanks for the fun hop!!!
    DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

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  9. This is fabulous, Arin!! It looks amazing and the twine flowers are so creative and beautiful!! What a gorgeous project!! Happy to be hopping with you today!! Happy spring 🙂

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  10. You are the wreath queen! Love the clean, fresh feel of this one. I’m especially loving those flowers. I feel like they would also look really cute attached to an embroidery hoop or in place of a bow on top of gift wrap! Another awesome project my friend! P.S. I love mini chalkboards. Just say’n.

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  11. Oh, I love your natural looking wreath with those pops of varigated hemp color! The flowers are so unique and fabulous!

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  12. Wow, I love this! So cute and simple!! So glad I got to be a part of your spring hop 🙂
    Jamie http://www.somuchbetterwithage.com

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  13. What an incredible wreath! I love this look and style – so perfect for spring!
    Have a great day this is such a fun hop – happy to be hopping with you!
    Shelly

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  14. I LOVE your wreath, which I saw at I Gotta Create! Very unique and different…thanks for sharing and have a great week!

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  15. So this is AWESOME!!!! I love the simplicity of it!!! Thanks so much for participating in the hop! Have a great rest of the week! SMiles, Jill

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  16. What a creative looking wreath! I love how you added the colored hemp and made your own loopy flowers! Following you on WordPress and FB!

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  17. The rainbow hemp is super cool. Your wreath is great.

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  18. Just lovely! So simple and elegant, yet really fun! Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  19. This is fabulous!! I love the simplicity and how the color pops off that natural jute twine!!

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  20. navywifeypeters

    Really cute wreath!

    Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party
    http://www.usscrafty.blogspot.com/2013/03/submarine-sunday-23.html

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  21. What an awesome wreath! I {heart} wreaths too! Gorgeous!

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  22. This is super duper AWESOME!!!! LOVE those beautiful rainbow flowers!!
    Thanks for sharing 🙂

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  23. I like the touch of the flowers.

    marg0006 at Verizon dt net Loving Scrapper 101

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  24. A Super Cute & Fun wreath!!!

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