#DisneySide Party Wreath Giveaway

DisneySide Party Wreath

For quite some time now, I have had the #DisneySide Party Fever and as my party is this weekend I thought I would share (literally) my favorite thing that I have made!

I wanted a unique and festive wreath to greet our guests as they arrived, and I wasn’t having luck finding what I was looking for so I decided to try to make a balloon wreath myself!

Here is what you will need for the #DisneySide Party Wreath Project:

  • 14″ straw wreath wrapped in plastic (I chose this, because it is easy to work with and extremely inexpensive)
  • 2 Yards of Ribbon to hang your wreath (I used tulle, because it is what I had on hand)
  • Floral or Dressmaker Pins
  • Approximately 300 9″ latex party balloons (My Dollar Tree has 25 in a package for $!
  • Styrofoam balls in two sizes
  • toothpicks
  • Low temperature hot glue gun and glue
  • black paint
  • glitter

Now that you’ve got all your supplies together, lets get going on your #DisneySide Party Wreath!

I like to start by getting all the materials I needed organized. I opened all the balloon packages, and emptied them into a container that was easy to get into. I chose a large plasticware container, because I am clumsy and I was worried I would knock it over! ūüôā

DisneySide Party Wreath

DisneySide Party Wreath

The next thing I did was to tie my ribbon around my wreath to make a hanger. I suggest this step even if you are going to be using a wreath hanger, because it makes placing the balloons on the wreath easier.

DisneySide Party Wreath

I like to wrap my edges of the tulle instead of cutting them off, because I have a tendency to cut too close to the knot which usually leads to it untying itself.

DisneySide Party Wreath

Now comes the fun part…placing the balloons!

I like to hang my wreath up to place the balloons to give a better idea of how the balloons will lay once it is hung on the door.

DisneySide Party Wreath

My goal was to create a really full balloon wreath, so before I put the pin into the balloon I folded it in half with a little twist.

DisneySide Party Wreath

Don’t worry if your wreath looks a little thin at first! You really won’t get a good idea of where you need to add balloons for fullness until your wreath is about halfway done.

DisneySide Party Wreath

DisneySide Party Wreath

DisneySide Party Wreath

To have a fully finished look, I also pinned balloons to the back of the wreath.

DisneySide Party Wreath

It took me about an hour of pinning (your fingers will not feel so hot) to fill my wreath out to my liking, but it was totally worth it!

While my fingers were recovering I turned my attention to the ‘Hidden Mickeys’ I wanted to place on the wreath!

I first organized the Styrofoam balls into my ‘Hidden Mickeys’ and glued them together.

DisneySide Party Wreath

DisneySide Party Wreath

MAKE SURE THAT YOU ONLY USE A LOW TEMPERATURE GLUE GUN ON STYROFOAM! It is really awful if you don’t, and can lead to burns so be super safe!

DisneySide Party Wreath

After the glue has dried I put toothpicks into them and using a 1″ sponge brush I painted them with black acrylic paint.

DisneySide Party Wreath

DisneySide Party Wreath

My glitter skills are not the best, so I use a little cheat…

When the glue is still tacky I use spray on glitter that you would normally use in your hair.

When you are spraying the glitter, make sure you are either outside or are in a very well ventilated room! Safety first!

DisneySide Party Wreath

After the ‘Hidden Mickeys’ is dry, I use the toothpicks from painting them to place them on the wreath.

DisneySide Party Wreath

I liked to make sure that I wasn’t trying to push the toothpick through a balloon on my wreath, so I moved them aside to pin them directly into the wreath.

DisneySide Party Wreath

And just like that you have your own #DisneySide Party wreath!

DisneySide Party Wreath

Don’t have time to make your own? You are in luck, because I made an extra wreath that you can win! Make sure you read the contest rules below!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

And if you are wondering what we might be doing at our #DisneySide Party, here is a peek!

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4dEqai9r4g&list=UUxhza5Nkv4ukqKmIFLE9dgA&feature=share&index=4

Contest Rules:  Contest is open to Residents of the United States who are eighteen (18) years and older. Void where prohibited by law. We use rafflecopter to choose one lucky winner at random, and each & every contest entry will be verified. The winner of our contest will be contacted by email (so be sure to double check your entry) and will have 48 hours to respond to the email or a new winner will be chosen. Any questions? Contact shelley@onthegoinmco.com

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P.S. from Aeropostale opens at the Prime Outlets

If anybody knows me well, they know that I adore shopping. I Adore outlets and I ADORE a great deal!!! Outlet shopping is the best because you never know what you might find.

When Shelley and I were asked to come to the¬†Grand¬†Opening Party for P.S. for¬†Aeropostale¬†( WHICH is pronounced Aero-post-ale FYI ūüėČ ) , I jumped at the chance.

When you walk into the store, you are immediately blown away at the bright and light and open space of a store that is packed full of kids clothes. The Displays were eye catching and the words written on the walls were adorable.

This kind of store makes me wish I was a kid/tween so I could have Owl Pajamas and  socks that had cool phrases&symbols on them!

P.S. For Aeropostale  is the sister store to Aeropostale. These clothes are geared towards the fashionable kid/tween set that are to small for Aeropostale and too big for baby clothes! They are affordable, durable and just plain ADORABLE! They carry trendy stuff, adorable pajamas, fun shoes and socks and even school uniform offerings.

Good GOLLY I wish this was in big kid sizes!

Now, since I have no¬†little’s¬†of my own , I headed over to the Big Kids Aeropostale where they offered us the same 20% off discount for the Opening of P.S.from Aeropostale Party! ( Thank you to Michelle and Ellen) I was able to pick up a bevy of things for a FRACTION of the regular mall prices!!!!

I picked up 2 pair of boot socks, 2 camis, a Rugby Shirt and 5 pair of knit boxer briefs for about $47.00 !!!!!!

If you are looking for a place to stock up on some goodies for school or christmas or any holiday, then PLEASE take a run over to P.S.for Aeropostale and Aeropostale at the Prime Outlets on International Drive!

Thank you to Jen for inviting us and for the ladies and gents at P.S. for Aeropostale for hosting us!!

We will be back!

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