Friday, August 29, 2014

Make a Wreath for $3

Yes, you read that correctly!  $3 - that's it.  You know how I love a deal!  

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!


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Wednesday Wisdom #58

This little quote is just for me.  I'm feeeling bummed that my Craft Room is still in boxes.  We need to paint the finished basement before I can get started on the unpacking... hopefully, tomorrow!
In the meantime, I bought a grapevine wreath and some flowers at the dollar store yesterday.  If I can find my ribbon in one of the boxes, I just might have something to share...FINALLY!!!!!!!

Feeling "Craft-Deprived", but, hopefully, not for long!!!!!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Wednesday Wisdom #57

This was my e-mail signature at work - love this quote!

Stay tuned...I plan to be back soon.  I need to update you on everything that has been going on!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Wednesday Wisdom #56

We left a month ago...and it seems so long ago.
Still cleaning, painting,etc...but, couldn't be happier!