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Friday, March 12, 2010

Blog Swap with Life as Lori

I am so pleased to announce that today we have Lori from Life as Lori on Red Heads Craft More Fun. Lori is uber-talented and I love reading her blog. Speaking of which, when you are done reading Lori's awesome tutorial here, *spring* over to Life as Lori to read a little something from yours truly! Take it away, Lori...

I'm so excited to be here at Red Heads Craft More Fun! I love all of Courtney's craft. Thank you so much for having me over. It's nice to meet all you crafty people!

Hi, I'm Lori from Life As Lori!

I am a wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend, co-worker and probably someone just like you or someone you know. I have been married to my husband Steve for 12 years. My daughter, Emily is 13. She plays basketball for her school, hangs out with her friends and acts like most other 13 year olds! Oh, and somehow, when I'm not working or mothering or friending, I'm the Assistant Basketball Coach for Emily's team!

I love puttering around in my yard and since I started blogging about a year ago, it seems my inner craft bug has decided to creep out.
Enough about me!!!

I wanted to share with y'all my two Easter topiaries!

I bought all of my supplies from Michael's
2 small styrofoam balls
2 sticks (I bought a pack of 8)
3 packs of sparkle Easter eggs(I love all things that sparkle, my dog's name is Sparkles)
2 small hydrangea
2 Easter buckets
glue gun, screwdriver

I painted my sticks brown and then I pushed the ball on the stick.
Take your glue gun (I don't know about you, but I love mine. ) and start glueing the eggs on the styrofoam ball.

It's O.K. that you can still see some of the styrofoam. That's what the flowers are for.

I used a small screwdriver to push the flowers into the styrofoam.
I put floral foam in my bucket and placed the topiary in the foam. I added a ribbon and Easter grass to cover up the foam.

Now you have two Easter egg topiaries! These were really easy and I think they turned out great!

I host a party on Thursdays, called Get Your Craft on Thursday!
Life as Lori

Please stop by and join my party!
Thanks again Courtney for having me over, it's been fun! Hope to see all of you real soon!

Thank YOU, Lori! I think Sparkles and Tulah should meet! Tulah has been eyeing a sparkly collar, that matches the sparkly Easter eggs, maybe she will find one in her Easter basket this year!

If you haven't been over to Lori's blog, hop over there now, and be sure to come to her Get Your Craft On Party every Thursday, it is always a great time! Speaking of which, I am heading over there now. Ta ta!!


  1. Beautiful decorations! Happy Friday to both of you!


  2. Look like a great project. here from FF, #239 on the MckLinky list.

  3. Way to cute - y'all both did a great job! I need to get my topiaries up soon!

    Happy Friday to you both from Lori's big sis!

  4. This has been fun!!! We do need to do this again. I know I had fun with it. Thanks for doing this with me.

  5. i have clicked on you several time to see your great crafts it is about time i follow you- followed on over from trendy treehous - check me out jameehomemaker.blogspot.com

  6. Great blog!
    Si vous le souhaitez, de revenir et mine de visite: http://albumdeestampillas.blogspot.com

    Pablo de l'Argentine

  7. love your decorations! Happy Follow Friday! I'm your newest follower!



  8. Very cute! I did a similar one. Check it out here: http://becauseicancrafts.blogspot.com/2010/02/more-topiaries-st-patricks-and-easter.html

  9. And I also copied your pedestal birdhouse Courtney and linked it back to you here. http://becauseicancrafts.blogspot.com/2010/03/fruit-bowl-and-bird-houses.html
    Love your blog!

  10. Stopping by from Trendy Treehouse Friday Follow to say HI! Come by and say Hi!

  11. Hi Lori
    I came to find you over here today. I love your easter topiaries. They are so pretty and a wonderful idea. Thanks for sharing it.

  12. Cute Blog! I found you on Follow Me Fridays. I'm a red-head too. . . I'm gonna follow you so I can craft more fun! :) Come and take a look at my little blog. . . http://ready-set-create.blogspot.com

  13. I love it! I especially like the extra touch of the centerpiece with the glittery candle to match!

  14. Oh my goodness what a fantastic blog! I discovered you today through Follow Me Friday!!! I am now a new follower!

  15. Love the topiary. Might just have to copy that.
    I'm your newest follower from Friday Follow! Hope you get a chance to stop on over.

    Have a great weekend!

  16. Hi there!!

    We are already fans/followers of your blog. Just stopping by to check things out and say hello. Come on over and visit us when you get a free moment. Have a fantastic weekend! ((hugs)) <3


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