DIY Ornament Wreath

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.

Items needed:
Glue gun
Wreath form
Ornaments
Ribbon

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.

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DIY Holiday Decor

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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!

Autumn Crochet Dishcloths

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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.

New “Detroit blue” Scarf

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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.”