It is cold here. The sun is finally shining after 4 days of gray skies with snow floating in the air. It didn’t stick too much, but it did make a mess of a clean car. We aren’t used to that kind of weather here. I don’t know what to do with it. I do know when the sun doesn’t shine for more than 2 days I get depressed. I’m better today as the sun streams into my kitchen. So I decided to make a wreath for the front door. Maddie gets worried when my house isn’t decorated.
I was inspired yesterday by the late afternoon sunshine and went bargain hunting. I found silver tinsel at Target for .35 each. I bought 3 just in case I might need them. Then at Michael’s I found snowflakes for 25 cents for 2 of them. I had wreath forms at home so I was set.
I simply anchored the end of the tinsel with a pipe cleaner and wrapped and wrapped around the straw wreath form. It took almost two packages for this one. Then I added my snowflakes with white ribbon and hung it. Done. I call this one “Ice and Snow.” It may be cold outside, but my red front door is always warm and inviting. (I think everybody thought I lost my mind when I painted this. It is such a nice background to almost everything I put on it. Or I don’t put it on there!) If it’s good enough for Elizabeth Arden, it’s good enough for me!!
With what I had on hand: wreath forms, and pipe cleaners this cost me a little over $1.25 to make. I love projects that take very little time and very little money. See what you have around your house to make a wreath for a bright spot in the long winter. And visit the Dollar Store often.