I've had a thing for wreaths lately. As in, making lots and lots of wreaths.
I think our front door is happier for it too.
I had seen rag wreaths floating around online and they looked so darn cute that Libby and I decided to try our hand. They proved to be my kind of crafting. Easy, inexpensive, and fast. I love instant-gratification when it comes to projects like this. I loosely followed THIS TUTORIAL. Basically, it's tying strips of fabric onto a wire wreath form. Pretty cinchy?
Libby was able to make a rag wreath all by herself! We went to Hobby Lobby and she carefully selected her fabric colors and then came home and got to work.
I tried to explain "shabby chic" to her, but she insisted that she was going to stick to the pattern that she had started. When she missed a color, she got frustrated and started untying the strips of fabric.
Me: "Libby, it doesn't have to be perfect. No one is going to know."
Libby: "Well, I will know."
Who's child is this?
Once we got on a roll, we decided to pull out some burlap that was left over from a Christmas project and made this for Grandmama for her birthday...
....and another gift for a friend...
...and maybe a spring-y version for Easter?
We may have gotten carried away, but they were fun and a great way to use up scraps from my sewing box.
All this wreath mania started when I made a couple of balloon wreaths for Charlie's birthday. These made me so happy! I found instructions HERE and, like the rag wreaths, these are super easy and fast to complete. I made one large one for our front door and a smaller one that I hung on a mirror inside for his party.
You'll need a straw wreath form, floral pins and lots of balloons. That's it!
I plan to display these anytime anyone has a birthday. At our house, that seems to be all the time!
We now successfully have more wreaths than we do doors, but it will be neat to change them out on a whim. All of our laundry and dishes may not be done, but we WILL have a wreath out front to welcome the seasons!