Last month the youngest and I stopped in at Hobby Lobby just to see what we could see. I hadn't been there for a looooong time so it was fun to pop in and see all of the super cool stuff they have for decorating you home and making the holidays special.
|I had a kitty helper too|
One thing on my list to do this year was to replace our lost wreath. Somehow it disappeared from our storage area in our garage while we were away living the RV life. Not entirely sure where it got off to, but after four years I really wanted to replace it. My budget to get the job done = $10.
|Pinecones, berry sprigs, wire, wire cutters, a clip on bird, ribbon and a plain wreath|
Lucky for us Hobby Lobby had all of their holiday stuff on sale for 40% OFF and that included their wreath making supplies. We found the perfect sized wreath for $9.99 on sale for 5.99 and three sprigs of berries on sale for $2.79.
I had plenty of wired red Christmas ribbon at home that a friend had given me. A few days later I picked up pinecones off the ground at work when I got ready to leave with the idea that I could add these to the wreath. I had found a pretty little clip on bird at Dollar Tree last month too that I thought would be a perfect addition.
The young one and I got busy and fluffed up our Plain Jane wreath. Then using wire we had removed from the roll of chicken wire and saved last spring I wired up the pinecones and we added them randomly to the wreath. Then we used wire cutters to cut apart the berry springs and tucked them into the wired pinecones.
|The bow actually looks better in person then it does in photos|
Next thing was to make a bow out of the wired ribbon. I am nooooo ribbon maker, believe me so I jumped on Youtube and watched a few tutorials. I'm glad we have Youtube to help us learn and figure out what we don't know how to do. I think the one I made isn't all that great, but passable. We wired it onto the wreath and added the clip on bird. Final price came in at $9.78. Yay!
I think it is the best wreath we've ever had and it was a gob of fun to put together with my little one. She seemed to enjoy herself quite a bit too. Simple and elegant. It looks perfect at our front door.