I’ve seen several DIY wreath optIons on Pinterest these days and got inspired to create my own. This wreath was super simple and ridiculously cheap.
It’s vital to tie on your ribbon first…it’s awkward if you leave it for the end. Then, start gluing ornaments around the edge. I went around in a circle for the first few rounds, then filled in holes as necessary. You can use various colors. For mine, I stuck with gold and silver for a classy look! In total, I think this took 1 hour from start to finish.
I made this last year as a gift to a friend who provided bells for my craft intentions. It was super simple and easy. For this particular design, I purchased wood letters from JoAnn’s as well as sale glitter ribbon and a single sheet of scrapbook paper. Well, truth be told I always buy and additional sheet in case I screw up the first!
The bell was a gold or green color not appropriate for my vision, so I painstakingly hand painted several layers on. In retrospect, spray paint may have been easier! The bell had an awful attachment that was easily removed. I used a wire bread tie to attach the bow to the top of the bell. Surprisingly, it sits fairly well on its own, but you could glue it to a stand if needed.
I Mod Podged the paper to the letters. When dry, I flipped them over and used an exacto knife to carefully trim away excess. I sealed with a few more layers of Mod Podge and voila!
I love decorating for the holiday’s. I’m currently debating on whether to take it all down in the next few days to set up for our small New Years get together turned into medium sized shindig. Guess I can peek around on Pinterest for some ideas with sparkle!
Lately, I’ve been working on gifts for my sisters and friends for the holidays, as well as filling some orders for others. I got my new business cards in the mail the other day and am thrilled with how they turned out. They really pull the whole thing together!
It’s been awhile since I’ve had time to post, but I’m keeping rather busy these days (also read as: learning how to fall camp with my new cricket trailer!). A few things in the works: autumn/fall decor, crochet boot cuffs, and a puff stitch scarf.
For now, here is a (poor) photo of my most recent dishcloth order.
This is a gift for my mother just in time for Fall. As with most everything I make, I wish I could keep it!
Next up: a baby beanie for my niece. Only 5 months and already telling me via text that she needs things! Of course, it was a cute pic of her smiling face with a caption my sister wrote saying “Aunt Mindy, it’s getting cold and I need a beanie for my baby head.”
Turning oldies into goodies. Last weekend was spent sanding and painting these lil’ beauties. Lessons learned? (1) The persistent up and down constitutes legitimate squats and (2) it would have been MUCH faster to spray paint them!