it’s been quite a while since i’ve made something cute to decorate our little rental house with. one day i’ll post photos of all the great stuff i made for fall and christmas last year. somehow, since then i’ve lost a little of my crafty home-making spark because i know that we’ll be leaving here when our rent is up in the fall.
monday evening, i decided that i was sick of living in that mindset … so what if we’re only here a few more months? i can still enjoy whatever i make now. and if it doesn’t fit in wherever we end up, oh well – i’ll pass it off for someone else to enjoy.
i decided to start with a wreath. i already had a nice grapevine wreath left-over from last fall (i was going to make a matching set – but there was no point in having a wreath on the backdoor because no one sees it but the pups, and they might just eat it) so i ran out and grabbed some flowers and this cute little patriotic trinket …
and i ended up sprawled out in the middle of the living room floor, crafting and watching DVR episodes of Melissa and Joey (i know, i party hard – right?).
there was really no method to the madness, except that i knew i didn’t want the entire wreath covered in flowers and i wanted the little birdhouse to have its space. i started by clipping all of the flowers off the main stalk and trimmed them to about 3 inches. then i started weaving them into the wreath, using floral wire if necessary.
i may still add a bow or something to add a little excitement, but at least i’m not coming home to a blank door anymore.
- what are you making this week?
- what’s your go-to project when you get in a creative rut?