This craft was out of necessity.
Because I had no real spring wreath in my home.
Not that I needed one but wouldn’t it be nice to have one?
And not pay more than 10 bucks for it?
Even the crappy fake flower wreaths at CVS were 20 bucks.
So I was on a mission.
To create a cool spring wreath that wouldn’t make me gag when I went to fork over the money for it.
And one that I would love to look at each day.
Think I could do it?
Here is what I gathered at my local Dollar Tree:
Here is what my table looks like when I go through a “craft explosion”.
Meaning, I think of four different projects at once.
I can go through a project draught that lasts six months and then suddenly…boom!….I get these ideas.
All. At. Once.
So take the burlap, cut it into strips (they don’t have to be even ….perfect for low standard me) and start wrapping the burlap around the foam wreath and glue with a hot glue gun.
The shorter the strips, the easier it is to wrap around and you won’t have big gaps in the burlap.
And repeat until it looks like this:
You don’t want it to look perfect.
So if there are stragglers and loose ends?
Burlap is supposed to be rustic.
Not hospital corners perfect.
Gluing the lemons took me about 5 minutes.
The burlap, probably 10 minutes.
So not only a cheap project but one you can finish in less than a half hour.
It actually only took me 20 minutes from start to finish.
And here is the big reveal!
I still don’t know how I feel about that color ricrac with the lemons and the burlap.
I wanted off-white but didn’t have off-white so worked with what I had.
What do you think?
The cost to make:
– three bags of mini lemons (it took almost all three bags….I had 2 mini lemons left) – 3.00
– one small floral wreath form (this was the only size they had at my Dollar Tree) – 1.00
– burlap (already had from 2010 but it cost me 6 bucks for a yard, I believe when it was on sale)
– ricrac (or ribbon. I would use ribbon if I could re-do this) 25 cents
Total cost to make this spring wreath = $4.25
Dollar Tree does it again.
But don’t expect another craft for two more years.