A Wreath for the Front Door!
Hey Everyone- It's December 8th....do you know where the Floor of your Craft Room went? Me neither....
So as you know- we are Home for Christmas and Feelin' like Decking the House out:) As we have been 'Extreme Minimalists' in the past, we are Very Low on Christmas Decorations.
I haven't been able to be Crafty at the Holidays for so long that I am Really excited to actually Make Things again:)
In my Fantasy Christmas- I am singing Christmas Carols in a Handmade Frilly Apron...Making 120 dozen Cookies and packing them in Hand Made Adorable Receptacles. All of my Hand Crafted Gifts are wrapped in Handmade Recycled Wrapping paper under a Fresh, Extravagantly decorated Tree...the Fire is lit and I am serving my Husband Fresh Chicken Parmesan which I managed to make from scratch while I baked....
This is what I look like to my Adoring Family....
Ya....you can see my dillema. If I'm lucky I will be able to Pull off Rice Krispie treats in Paper Bags with Hello Kitty stickers on it while ordering Pizza:)
I have given up on 'Perfection Expectations" and am focusing on Fun, Simple steps and giving myself Lots of Credit for Each little Creation.
Being the Dollar Store Diva that I am, AND also currently Reigning as the Princess of Thrift Shops- I knew what I had to do....
I made my Usual Rounds at My Favorite Thrift shops but at first I really wasn't finding much...I was on my way home and on a Whim stopped at Hope's Attic...
BEST SCORE EVER!!!
Everything in the Store was half off!! Half Off!!!
First of all I scored a Bunch of awesome Brand new Thermal Tops.....for a Buck! We've been in Phoenix for the last 5 years so I was Freezing to death! Then...scored these Boots for $4.00...
And then...I turned the Corner and BAM- Christmas stuff - Fresh off the Truck! I had first Pick!!!
So all the things that you will see over the next few days are from this One Haul- I'll be breaking down the prices for you so you can see what it all cost.
Here is My First Project!!!
I have always been pretty nervous about making Wreaths- so the Only time we've had one is when my Mom-in-Law sent me a Fresh one many years ago.
So when I scooped up a Naked 14 inch wreath for a Buck- I thought What If??? What If this year we had....dare I say it....a Wreath On the Front Door!!!! I even scored two Door Hangers for a Buck a piece!
Ok- I know it's not Fancy- but it does have to survive Outside, a mile back on a Dirt Road, in Rain and snow and Javalinas....So it had to be Sturdy and relatively Weather Proof.
Ok- so I scored these Glitter-Tastic Ornaments for 45 cents a piece.. I used two Silver Snowmen and a Sparkly-red Raindeer....
I had the Silvery Spikey thing already from Years ago- so I stuck that on. The Pearls were left overs from My Sis-in-Laws Christmas Wedding several years ago:) The Red Snowflakes were 12 for a buck and I got some Decorator's Wire at the same Thrift shop for a buck.
Here's our Totals:Hanger- $1.00
Glitter Ornaments- $1.35
Snowflakes- about $.40
Stuff I had already- Zero
Here it is on the Door!
I wired everything in there real well so I am hoping it will stand up to Teenagers and the Occasional Big Foot. I'm so excited for my one neighbor to drive by every day!!!
So here's to a great start!
What are you working on? Are you remembering to keep it simple and being very, very kind to yourself?
Love to all!