The other day Mara came home to visit. Mara, like her sister Sascha and cousins Cami, Sienna and Isabelle are all very crafty. So, she decided to make something to use the following week at school. Therefore, we went to my craft room and there, she was in her element. Real fast she grabbed the bead boxes and began to look at ideas for the bracelet she wanted to make.
In no time, she found some grey marble look-like beads and made a decision, they will be used to make her new bracelet. It took her a very short time from finding the beads, which is the hardest thing to do, to finish the bracelet. Awesome!
By the way, HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY MARA, Smile.
I have been making wreaths for as long as I can remember. I only make them when I feel crafty, so that the time I spend on it is enjoyable and not a burden. As I always tell you, working on a DIY wreath is easy. Furthermore, it doesn’t cost a fortune to decorate your homes this fall. The materials that I used are extremely affordable and are under $12 dollars, (you may have some of these materials at home already). Friends, time to impress anyone knocking on your front door. It is so fun and relaxing to create something out of nothing.
Material that You Will Need ($11.85)
Preparation time: 15 minutes
1 -14” grapevine or straw wreath ($2.85)
6 decorative season pumpkins from the Dollar Store ($6.00)
4 large pine cones (from your yard, your neighbor or the nearest park (0) Paint (.50)
6 green leaves (can be silk or from your garden (0)
Glue gun to glue the materials to the wreath (.50)
4-5 yards or golden ribbon to wrap around the wreath. ($2.00)
Wrap the wreath with golden ribbon. Use ½ yard at the top of the wreath to hang it.
Glue the pumpkins in any given order you like to the wreath with the glue gun.
Set the pine cones (in natural color or spray paint in gold) anywhere you like them or use my design. Glue them directly to the wreath.
Glue the leaves in any open spots or follow my design.
You are done, it only takes few minutes.
HACK: Make another one and give it to a family member or a friend.
I get goosebumps when the leaves begin to fall, it means that I can go back to my craft room and brainstorm about new decorations for my home and gardens, Yippee!
My recommendation to you is, go to your local craft stores and look through their Fall inventory, you’ll be surprise as to how much stuff they bring and how many ideas will start rushing through your brain. Is so cool! Here is a short montage of what I found in shops near my home. What are you waiting for?
ABOUT THE Author
I am a blogger, a photographer, a jewelry designer, a gourmet cook, and a recipe book writer. I am also a flea market flipper, an avid gardener, an interior/ outdoors designer, an avid golfer and traveler.