Since there's always a story, here it is... The Craft Room is still packed. Repainting the basement has begun, so, with a little luck, it may emerge soon! Keep your fingers crossed for me, OK?
I was really feeling the need to "get my craft on" and, while at the Dollar Store, spotted a small grapevine wreath. Two flower springs and the wreath came home with me - total: $3.
I had already started shaping the flowers to fit the wreath when this pic was taken.
I needed 2 more items that I KNEW I had...somewhere...packed in a box...burlap ribbon and a hot glue gun. The ribbon was found in the first box I searched - YES! The hot glue gun was another story. I searched through six boxes with no luck. I knew it was there, but I was trying to avoid totally emptying the boxes because it was IMPOSSIBLE to get everything back in again. (When I packed them for the cross-country move, it was like playing Tetra - every square inch was filled!) Finally, the glue gun was found, snug in the bottom corner of a previously searched box! Whew!
The bow was so easy to make. Stay tuned for a tutorial for it. You'll be an expert bow-maker in minutes - I promise!
It was time to assemble the wreath. The flower stems were shaped, trimmed, and woven into the wreath with a few dabs of hot glue. The bow was attached with some heavy-duty thread from my sewing box, and that was it. The wreath was done!
So there it is, the $3 Wreath! If you decide to make one, let me know. I'd love to see your version!
It's almost the weekend, and it's a long one. Have a fun and safe Labor Day!