That was NOT the case when I saw this beautiful wreath Chrissy from Hoot Designs made!
How cute is this??? I fell in love with it the instant I saw it!
Last summer, when we were up at Mr. B's parents place, his mother and I had gathered up a
So, I knew I had plenty of pinecones to
First, I made a beeline to Target and snagged up a few of the toadstool ornaments for myself while they were on clearance. I also picked up a few other ornaments, such as birhouses. They didn't have any of the cute birds left but, I collect bird items so I knew I had something at home close.
I also hightailed it to Michael's, gift card in hand, and purchased a 18" straw wreath.
When I got home I exchanged some emails with Chrissy, making sure I understood the process she used to put the wreath together.
She is truly such a sweetheart!
Before I heated up the trusty glue gun, I spray painted the wreath a coat of white paint.
Once I had the pinecones all on, I spray painted it all lightly with more of the white paint.
Now I know somewhere in this house I have a gazillion snowflakes of every color and design. Of course, when I need them, I can't find them. Well actually that's not true, I'm pretty sure they are in one of my Christmas bins up in the rafters of the garage. There was no way I was going to ask Mr. B to take them all down again since he had just put them all up there so, I had to go a different route than Chrissy's wreath.
I used some green frosted picks I found in one of my, yet to be organized, craft bins! I added the toadstools, a colorful birdhouse and a small birdie.
My total cost to create this lovely wreath? $1.80! Yes! The only money out of pocket was for the two toadstools and the birdhouse. Everything else I had on hand or, as in the case of the straw wreath form, I used a gift card.
I strongly urge you to go pay Chrissy's blog a visit! Her brain is just full of creative ideas! In fact, I'm pretty sure I'll be
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