I'll admit it. Whenever there's a threat of bad weather, it scares the bejeebers out of me. Although home is my favorite place to be, I hate to not be able to go somewhere. So a few days before we were sucked into the polar vortex that plunged us into sub-zero temps and made it impossible to see out of any of the windows, like our kitchen window above, I panicked and went out and got supplies for a few projects.
I've had plans to make a valentine wreath for the back door for awhile now, so I grabbed that white wreath for an after-Christmas, rock bottom price of $2.00. I already had the glitter letters, red Dollar Tree Christmas ornaments from two years ago, and the embroidery thread. The ribbon is from Hobby Lobby, but I ended up returning it and using ribbon I already had, also from Dollar Tree two years ago.
This package of glittery hearts from Dollar Tree caught my eye. I knew that they would add some extra sparkle to my wreath, so now a $2.00 wreath + $1.00 glitter hearts = A $3.00 Valentine Wreath!
Here's the start of the bunting I envisioned for the wreath. I wanted to use capital letters, but I was missing an M, so lower case it was! I was tempted to buy some of that cute baker's twine that I see everywhere, but the polar vortex was coming and I had no time to spare! I remembered I had tons of embroidery thread in every color of the rainbow, so I decided to somehow make that work.
I twisted some pink and red thread together, and it looked cute so I went with it.
And here is the finished project. I'm pretty pleased with my $3 wreath!~~~~~~I was going to share some of my other projects, but then I decided to do a post about each one separately. It will force me to blog more often!~~~~~~~My new motto: BAD WEATHER IS GOOD FOR CRAFTING!