Yesterday I blogged about how I was invited to be in the Martha Stewart show audience for the crafts show. It is filming today and will play either today or tomorrow on tv, depending on the market you are in. This show is all about the Encyclopedia of Crafts book launch. Rosie O'Donnell will be a guest and so will Martha's own daughter, Alexis Stewart. Should be fun! I was lucky enough to receive a pre-release copy of the new book and it is amazing!
Art Girl was literally giddy with excitement as she spent days thumbing through this book. Within the first 30 minutes the book was in our possession she found this project and got started on making tons of origami paper candy holders.
She was so happy that I let her use some of my pretty scrapbook papers (from Chatterbox). I love how she figured out how to make a smaller scale version. Once you figure out the pattern you can basically use any size of paper as long as it is square. We have about 18 of these around our house right now!
When we saw this gumdrop wreath I told her that we could use spring color gumdrops and make this project for our door.
When we went to the store we found these sour easter egg gumdrops and we decided this would be a fun variation.
We worked on this wreath on and off for a few days. Based on number of toothpicks we used (we broke them each in half) I'm guessing that there are probably about 1300 eggs on the finished wreath!
I love how it turned out - the colors are so pretty.
We put an extra strong magnet on the back of the wreath but it was still quite heavy so I tied some Martha Stewart ribbon around the top and used a metal wreath hanger as well.
Thank you Martha Stewart and Company for all the wonderful inspiration!