Mother’s Day is a rather uneventful holiday at my house. It always has been and I suppose I’m ok with that. Hubs did step it up a bit this year with the ‘leave mommy alone and let her have a break today’ and I really don’t ask for anything more. I did sneak out alone to pick up groceries (being able to order online and pickup at the store is the best thing ever!) and decided to make a quick stop at our local Michael’s Crafts before I grabbed the groceries.
Truth be told, my quick stop at Michael’s became more of an hour long adventure. That’s the status quo for me and craft stores though. There’s never a quick trip.
I settled on making a door wreath and picking up a few wooden cutouts for the kids to paint. They were happy with their crafts and I am definitely happy with mine. We’ve lived in this house almost 9 years and the only time there’s ever been a wreath on the door was at Christmas. My door isn’t naked anymore…
This was so easy and only cost me around $20 (yay, coupons!).
What you need:
A grapevine wreath (or something similar) – $4.99
Wooden Letter Cutout – $3.99
Artificial Flowers (price varies on these)
Matching Ribbon (about 1-1/2 yards or just buy a roll)
The letter is simply attached to the wreath with a loop of ribbon. I pulled the ribbon ends through the top of the wreath and knotted them to hold them in place. I wrapped a second piece of ribbon around the top of the wreath to hide by knot and make the bow. At this point, I went ahead and hung up the wreath. I found that to be the easiest way to add the flowers and get a good feel for how the wreath was coming together.
I started by placing my focal flower, the hydrangea, and then adding small sprigs of accent flowers around it. The grapevine wreath is great because you can twist the stems around in the wreath and completely dodge the need for glue of any kind.
The whole project, shopping time aside, took me about 10 minutes. It was so easy that I have already picked up the supplies to make two more (one for a friend who’s house hunting and one for my daughter’s teacher as an end of year gift). Check out your local craft store’s website or app for coupons before you head out to pick up your supplies! You can save a ton on the whole project if you luck up and get one of the X% off your entire purchase coupons.
What do you think? Cute and simple enough?