Hi Friends! Happy Tuesday! This past few weeks has just been so busy. I am so looking forward to Summer Break. Listen to me?! It’s barely even Spring and I’m already looking forward to Summer.. one thing at a time, Girl! What is right around the corner though.. Easter!
Besides burning the candle at all ends, including the middle, I have been struggling something fierce with projects this past week. Everything I touch seems to end up as a big, fat, blogger fail. I just hate weeks days like that. I’m thinking of writing a blogger bloopers post – it’s that bad. Obviously in desperate need of some inspiration, I headed over to Pottery Barn.. then, drifted over to PB Teen and Kids. I just love their seasonal decor. It’s so simple and understated and non-failing. Kind of like I aspire to be!Anyway, while there, I came across this cute little guy:
|PB Kids Easter Crafty Wreath|
Simple. Understated. Perfect. Except for the issue of being a little steep in the price department. Especially since my boy will probably steal the rabbit and hoard him upstairs when Easter is over. I love their seasonal decor, but there isn’t any way I’m paying $39 for what will essentially end up as a grapevine wreath sans bunny.
I can, however, make one for not even half the cost. Here’s what my checklist looked like:
Have grapevine wreath – check!
Have glitter glue – check!
Have rustic little handsewn bunny – check! But, even if I didn’t, I could pick one up for under $5!
Have little blue egg – Okay, I had to buy the egg.
Then, the fun began. I had purchased the wreath in the Target dollar bin area at the start of the year. It had a nice little twine accent around it that I thought was literally that; an accent. Nope. I came to find out quickly, when I went to remove the twine, that it was actually holding the grape vines together. So.. we had to modify.
Years and years ago, I went through a tutu making stage. At that time, I ordered lots and lots of tulle. Like.. 70 spools of tulle. Shortly after receiving my shipment, my fascination with tutus ended. This was a short story that explains why I have a crafting blog.. among other loads of other crafting materials purchased during the various obsessions fascinations I’ve gone through, I have a lot of tulle. All the better to make wreaths, and anything else I can think of, with!
A length of tulle seemed like a better idea than the twine, so, I gathered the various hoops of grapevine together and wound the tulle around it, tying it off with a double ribbon.
I put a few coats of glitter glue over the wreath and the tulle and sat back to wait for it to dry – that stuff takes forever!
The bunny was a clearance find, the egg, a teeny egg originally intended for an egg tree. I added them both to the bottom of the wreath, along with a few sprigs of colorful, Spring flowers, and that, my friend, was it.
Well, that was it, except for hanging it on the door! Thanks for stopping by!
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