c'mon get happy.

does this wall make you as happy as it does me?
it should.
while the art has taken some time and money to collect...the bunting was FREE!
i'll tell you how in a moment.
but since i know people will ask here is where all the prints are from:
clockwise starting with the stiched art which is from little bit funky.
where i am weak print from mod memento.
God love you print from daisychic.
let's have fun today from bangbangyourethread.
ignore the rain print from daisychic.
initials in the hands print from lepapierstudio.
 so now you know where to shop...
want to make your own banner?
it's so easy that i didn't do a tutorial really.
all you do is grab some paint chip cards from lowe's (and before that ONE person says something, i have had a honest to goodness lowe's employee tell me that is is OK to take as many as i would like)
punch out a bunch of shapes of your choice.
and sew them together in a line. :)
string up as desired.
would be cute with circles or hearts or any shape really.
in a baby room? nice.






happy happy happiness.
and because it's free...when you get sick of it...it won't hurt to get rid of it.


and speaking of happiness.
you want to laugh?
go read this post by the bloggess.

but be warned...there is a little cussing (yes, in the south we cuss)in there.  while that is not my style...it's still a funny post.  i laughed-cried a few times because I WOULD TOTALLY DO THAT...though doug would never tell me not to buy something. :)

my favorite line is "this chicken will cut you!". what's yours?

also...i will be posting some items "up for grabs on the facebook page at 1:30pm. :) you can get there on the right ---------->
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28 comments:

miamihoney said...

Super cute! That wall would make me super duper happy!

carly smith said...

$200 of chicken for FREE!!!!

15 year anniversary is giant metal chicken :)
Thanks for sharing :) I just got an iPhone too..... My thumbs are too big :( haha

Bri @ Mod Memento said...

First of all, thanks for the link back. :)

Secondly, I laughed out loud the whole time I read that blog post AND forwarded it to both my sisters who I know will also appreciate it.

My favorite line is "15 YEARS IS BIG METAL CHICKENS." Hih--larious.

Holly said...

I love love love this! Very happy! I may have to copy this a bit....hope you dont mind!

The Perfect Trio said...

Are there anymore headband covers left? Or even the headbands themselves? I'm hooked!

Shelly said...

I laughed out loud, too! That blog post was hilarious! I needed a "happy spot" today, and your wall did the trick! Those are my FAVORITE colors!!! Thanks! :-)

Smilie girl said...

Your wall is so full of happy. Love it.
And yes, I'm not one for strong language but that link was soooo funny. Dad's a chicken farmer which just adds to the silliness. I think I will be giggling all day. Thanks!

Grace said...

I'm still crying! I had to send this story to my favorite people, thanks for sharing! I burst out laughin so hard at the picture and it's title... oops!

Fawnda@Fireflies and Jellybeans said...

Favorite line "CHICKEN DOWN! CLEAN-UP IN AISLE 3!"... I could not stop laughing...I was crying I was laughing so hard! Thanks for sharing i need a good laugh!

Love that paintchip bunting! : )

Nancy said...

Thanks for the locations for the rad prints. Yay! You totally answered a burning question for me in regard to Lowes paint chips. Never was sure if I was going to be on America's Most Wanted for taking a handful of paint chips! :)

The Stivender Family said...

thanks so much for sharing that link! my husband thought i was crazy for laughing and crying so hard, until i read it to him!!

SoSoBella said...

i absolutely love that wall. it's just wonderful.

Doublej2 said...

oh my word that was hilarious!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! "chicken down! clean-up on aisle 3" definitely ties w/ "this chicken will cut you!" i was so totally crying reading that. i love how she posts like she's talking to you face-to-face. thanks for sharing that and all your happy stuff!!!

A Pretty Life in the Suburbs said...

So cheerful and fun!
Jo-Anna

Donna@My Sweet Things said...

Oh how I love all the brilliant colors! I may have to hit up Lowe's this weekend! Thank you for the inspiration!

Madigan at madiganmade said...

This is the happiest. wall. ever.

Love the choice of prints. LOVE the sewn garland.

Sweet Peas and Bumblebees said...

Love it! I'm loving all of the paint chip crafts! So cute!

Confessions of a Stay at Home Mommy said...

That is the coolest thing ever! I would love it if you would link up to my Tuesday Confessional link party going on now: http://www.craftyconfessions.com/2011/06/tuesday-confessional-link-party.html. I hope to see you soon!
~Macy

Julie said...

Love this! Makes me happy:)
I would love for you to stop by my blog and add your link to my Inspire Me Monday linky.
http://singingthreelittlebirds.blogspot.com
~Julie

April@ Natural Nester said...

I love the wall, but I think I'd love that banner even without all the prints...it's just darling! The Lowes employees have told me it's fine to take bunches of paint chips, too. That's how I made my own fan deck! :)

Adrienne said...

I love this! I too just did a project with paint chips. You can see it here: http://craftyclariangel.blogspot.com/2011/06/paint-chips-project-finishedi-think.html

Thanks for the inspiration!

Ashley said...

this is so awesome~~ i love it!
http://jaysonandashley.blogspot.com

Amanda said...

Great project! :) I've featured this post on Craft Gossip here:
http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/paint-chip-rainbow-garland/

If you would like a "featured by" button, you can grab one here:
http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/grab-a-craft-gossip-button/

Annika said...

Love this idea - and the post from the Bloggess. He-he.

15 YEARS IS BIG METAL CHICKENS!

Marisa said...

I love this! One could use card stock, too, if one is squeamish about taking so many paint chips. ;)

"This chicken will cut you!" was my FAVORITE. I may or may not say it once a day now.

Miss Bell said...

That bunting is spectacular - thank you dearly for sharing. Just to look at your pictures brought a smile to my face!

- Brittany said...

The paint chip garland you created is simply stunning!

I'm working on a post for TLC's Parentables. I will be compiling ideas of things you can make with paint chips. May I have your permission to use one of your photos and link to this post?

Sincerely,
Brittany (aka Pretty Handy Girl)

Kate Thompson said...

Hi, I love this idea and would love to feature it in an article I'm writing about teen bedroom DIY craft. Please email me to let me know if you give me permission to use the idea and a photo or two. My email address is katethompson777@gmail.com. We will give you full credit of course. Thanks, Kate.

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