>> Sunday, January 9, 2011
I have to say that I am so incredibly proud of my most recent craft! I don't like bare doors. I need to have something hanging on my door -- something that always says, "Hey -- it's winter! Come in for some hot chocolate" or whatever the season is.
So after I took down the Christmas wreath, my door was looking pretty bare. I don't have another seasonal wreath to put up, so I thought I'd make one.
How? You ask.
As I was purging some of our Christmas stuff, I came across these plastic snowflakes that I had bought at the Dollar Tree on clearance. (Yes - the Dollar Tree does have clearances, believe it or not!)
I also had the floral ring in my craft stash (also from the Dollar Store) and a spool of white and silver glittery ribbon. The floral ring was green and it showed through the ribbon, so I painted it with a light coat of white paint first.
After it dried, I wrapped the whole thing with the ribbon. To hang it up, I looped a piece of yarn through the floral ring and then continued to wrap the ribbon around it so that you couldn't see it on the ring.
Then I started gluing the snowflakes all over the front and back - using 8 snowflakes for each side. I was going to use the bigger snowflakes as the bottom layer and then fill in with the smaller snowflakes, but the big snowflakes just didn't seem to fit. So small snowflakes it is!
I would have taken more pictures but I was spending a lot of time peeling dried glue from my hands and soothing hot glue blisters on my fingers!
So, once that was all completed - I had my finished wreath - and a huge sense of happy accomplishment!
Total spent - $2
And I just can't stop looking at it and smiling!! Hot chocolate anyone?