I didn’t have any holiday decorations for any holiday/celebratory day other than Christmas when we moved into this townhome. But, I came to the conclusion that it was important to celebrate.
This means I HAVE to come up withat least one thing for each calendar event. Cheap is good. Cheerful is good, too. But the “thing” I come up with HAS to be something I can reuse again for the next year. Just as I built my Christmas ornament collection, I’m hoping to build a collection for other events.
I have a protected front door. There’s a glass and screen door between it and the world. This gives me a great place to hang a wreath – and not worry too much about the weatherproofness of the materials.
This wreath was made from a wire coat hanger, bent into a circle. I then wrapped the wire with a strip of craft foam.
Sometimes, I get so involved in a project, I forget to take photos of the “during”. This was one of those times.
Basically, I cut out shamrocks from kelly green craft foam. I painted some of them a darker green, and some a lighter, yellow-green. Once everything was dry, I hotglued them to the base.
And this is what I ended up with.
A little blah, no? Bland and boring.
But a trip to the Dollarama yielded this.
A little strategic cutting and glueing and I’ve got a fun wreath for my front door.
It’s not elegant and regal, but it sure is cheerful and fun!
Total cost? $2.00 (I had the paint and coat hanger on hand.)
I’d really love to see your comments on the projects I do and the ideas I have. I learn more from critiques than praise, but, honestly, I adore praise (and who doesn’t?).
Thanks for stopping by.