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Wreath Mania

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I like to make wreaths for my door. Remember when I talked about being sad I didnt have a wreath after christmas so I made a valentines wreath? Well this year was worse becuase I had a wreath on my door from October until the end of Febuary. So I made a St Patricks day wreath with green tulle and ribbons.  After that I couldn’t handle Apirl coming and my door being naked! So I made a spring wreath.

St. Patty's Day wreath

St. Patty’s Day wreath

The spring wreath

The spring wreath

THAT’S when it all went downhill! After my spring wreath had been up for a week or two my neighbor catches me one morning on my way out the door  and she starts telling me how she loves my wreaths, they make her so happy, and she can’t wait for the NEXT one. Crap!! I needed a next one for her (or and maybe for me, but I couldn’t let my fans down!!) So I went to Pintrest and found tons and tons of wreath ideas and a bunch for 4th of July/paricotic wreaths.  I found the PERFECT one! A wreath made out of old wooden clothes pins painted like the flag. Easy enough! I got my mom and  sister involved over Memorial day weekend to help me make my wreath.  It was instant love and I couldn’t wait to show it off!!

Showing off the finished goods with my mom and sister

Showing off the finished goods with my mom and sister

It was super easy (a little time consuming) and very festive! Here are the steps to make yours!

Supplies:

54 Wooden Clothes Pins (The Pinching Kind)

Craft Paint in Blue, Red, and White

3 Foam Paint Brushes

Wooden stars (I used foam sparkle star stickers)

A 12″ Wire Wreath Form

 

Directions:

1) Divide the wooden clothes pins into 3 stacks of 18.

2) With the first stack of wooden clothes pins paint all sides blue.  Don’t forget to paint the inside as well since you will be able to see it.

3) Repeat step 2 using red and white paint.

4) Once the clothes pins are dry, start with the blue pins and clip them one to the wreath form.  The first pin clips onto the 3 wire while the second clips onto the 2nd wire. Alternate the clothes pins until all 18 blue pins are on the form.

5) Then starting with the white, fasten 3 white pins in the same fashion as the blue. Then add 3 red pins. Repeat the process until all the remaining clothes pins are attached to the wreath

6) Now attach the stars to the wreath.  If you went with wooden stars, paint them a fun sparkly color and glue onto the blue pins.

7) Hang and enjoy!

 

 

Hanging on my door waiting for my neighbor to walk by.

Hanging on my door waiting for my neighbor to walk by.

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Not everything I do is salvage!!

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My Mom is amazing!! She is always supportive, insightful, and loving! These are all reasons I find it hard to say the following: I blame my mom!! I blame my mom for the love and joy I get decorating my apartment for every holiday from Halloween to Christmas to St. Patty’s day!! We ALWAYS decorated for the seasons and holidays and well, everything! I think it’s funny my sisters and I now do the same! But I’m blaming her for a specific reason today; that reason is the holiday wreath.

It all started two years ago in the Craft Warehouse when I thought it would be fun to make a fall wreath for my door. Of course my mom jumped on the bandwagon and helped me make it. I enjoyed it all through fall. When Christmas came, my door was naked!!! So once again mom and I went to the Craft Warehouse for wreath materials.

For the past two years, I get TONS of joy from my holiday wreaths and I’m a little sad to take them down. This year it dawned on me, why do I only have wreaths made for fall and winter?! So I went onto pintrest (I HATE that site but LOVE it too) and found sooo many wreaths. Then, one caught my eye! This wreath is made out of yarn and looks like an argyle sweater! Once again my mom supported this and now my door is no longer naked.

One of my craft helpers!

One of my craft helpers!

This finished product NOT on my door.  2 days after hanging it up my landlord had me remove it to repaint the door

This finished product NOT on my door. 2 days after hanging it up my landlord had me remove it to repaint the door