As many of my friends know, I am not your typical crafty girl. I mean I can hold my own – but no Martha Stewart am I. Yet if I set my mind to accomplishing something I will keep at it until it is done.
I am one of those that can come up with a great idea, but I am probably not sure how to carry out the plan. Or I can research something, see a picture, and formulate a plan. That is why I love the internet.
I get lot’s of ideas from the internet. Now I have a wonderful place where I can share some of those ideas. Stephanie from Love-Life-Project is hosting a new link up party. It is for people who make stuff!
Lately I have been trying to complete some of my to do’s on the home decor list while saving as much as possible. I mean don’t get me wrong, I would love to hire an interior designer to finish my home, a seamstress to make my drapes, and just pay someone to make/create my decorative pieces.
That’s not feasible. I have two children. I work for the public school system. I have debt. So I decided
a while back recently to begin working on some of the things I need on my own. Much to the hubsters delight this has saved us some moolah! Case in point – painting the bathroom on my own!
Which is what brings me to the item of the day. I needed a front door wreath. I usually buy little flags/signs to hang on the door for the holiday, but I hate them. I only use them because they are cheap. I really want a wreath – boy are those things pricey. So I was determined to turn this into a DIY project.
No let me give you a little background of my home. The living room is the hubster’s domain. It is rustic, country, etc. I mean (no offense to anyone – please….) he is a hunter/fisherman. I have fish and a deer mounted and hanging on the wall. I beg to have them removed. He refuses. So we have to compromise. I can’t change who he is?????
So I keep the decor rustic. Hence the brown distressed leather looking sofa/recliner we purchased. So of course I want the door wreath to match the home. After much deliberation I decided to use a twig wreath and add some feminine touches of my own. Pop on a bow for some color, a few embellishments = new front door wreath!
The best part, I can change out the wreath decorations season by season. It is much easier to change bows and what not as opposed to a whole new wreath for every season/holiday!
I used a hair bow design to make the bow. Don’t know how to make a hair bow?? Google it, tons of tutorials on the process, super easy, and they can be reused if you pack them in a box to keep them in tact. I used floral wire or ribbon to tie on the items, that way I can change them out later. Anything can be placed or wrapped around your wreath!
This makes the hubster happy – money saved 🙂
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