This Christmas I finally decorated the house (somewhat). Garlands, front door wreath, candles etc. Had Nick put these 3m anchors on the front door to put up the Xmas wreaths. It looked lovely. Then came January…then February….and finally took down the wreath (yes 2 months later). And that’s when I started looking at 3 plastic hooks on my front door. x 2. I have a double door. the 3m held up so well that pulling it off likely will peel the paint and be more of a pain. Plus I’ll need it back come Christmas time as I really like the look of having the wreath. That’s when I started going on Pinterest (most dangerous app ever – full of inspirations and late night scrollings). Via Pinterest, I came across How To Mom blog, who made a wreath for $15 vs the $50+ ones I see in stores that I don’t even like. what a great idea and thrifty too! It’s arts & craft time! I forget sometimes how much I love it.
Cost of 2 wreaths all from Michael’s (I love that store!):
Grapevine Wreath $4.99 @40% off x 2 + tax = $6.76
4 bunches of plastic flowers (on average $2.5 after using 40% discount + tax) = $11.3
2 burlap ribbon 2 1/2″ x 3 yd on sale at $3.99 on sale + tax = $9
So my total was $27.06. or $13.53 Cdn each. Score!
To be fair though, I had many of the other necessary supplies, so no extra cost there (floral wire, wire cutters, hot glue)
I didn’t time myself – but it definitely didn’t take long. And it was enjoyable time as well.
I started with the ribbon first. I ended up making a double layer ribbon out of the fact that Michael’s ran out of the original white burlap design and 1 spindle of ribbon wasn’t enough, and instead of driving to another Michael’s, I just chose another colour. Laziness turned out in my favour as I really liked the effect of the double layer colouring.