Making a Summer's Wreath on a Gloomy Winter's Day in Alabama
Hopefully it is breathing it's last and final blast of wintery weather.
And Spring will finally have sprung for all of us to enjoy.
And soak in all of it's beauty.
Lots of blossoms are on the trees & several of my favorite bushes & shrubs are sprouting new born leaves.
I hope the below freezing weather doesn't do too much damage.
So I decided to make a Summer Wreath for the front door.
It will be ready to put out once the warm weather decides to appear.
I bought it all from Michael's Craft Store.
Using the online coupon you can print out for 40% or 50% discount.
As you know by now I very rarely pay the full price.
I bought this lovely rustic vine wreath ...it was only $4.99 but of course I got 40% off.
I like how this one has lots of dried up leaves in it ..adding extra rustic charm.
It did make a terrible mess on my craft table though as you will see in the photos below.
I bought a bunch of fern leaves and used every one .
I made myself a tiny shabby chic fabric bunting.
I cut out from scraps of fabric ..using Pinking shears.
I then joined them together with some simple sewing thread.
I bought the picket fences from Michael's and painted them white..just 0.29c each.
And a large bunch of turquoise fabric hydrangeas.
The other items I had in my stock craft items.
And your very handy and essential hot glue gun.
If they don't exactly meet like mine did it doesn't matter as you attach some greenery in front of it and no one will ever know
In the front of the fence I positioned some greenery and some moss ...from the garden or the craft store will be fine.
I also glued some white flowers behind the fence.
Lots of greenery is essential as a lovely background to your flowers.
They had some wire in them so it was quite easy.
I still hot glued them to make sure they stopped in that position.
I also tied and hot glued the fabric bunting in a pleasing position.
I also glued some moss over the thread that I tied the bunting on with .
I have such fun creating wreaths for my front door.
It makes a one of a kind wreath.
Very thrifty as it just costs around $15's to make if you use coupons.
You can find the vine wreaths at thrift stores that would make it extra thrifty.
Do you know that wreaths like this are selling for between $70's to $150 on Etsy.com
It's very easy to make.
It will make you smile every time that you see it.
Have fun crafting
Please leave a 'comment' if you make one for yourself we would love to see it.
I may even make a blog of all of your wreaths if I get sufficient comments and photos