It is that time of the year!
I cannot explain to you just how excited I am!
One of the first things I do every year around this time is to decorate for fall. I’ll let y’all into a secret:
I do not, in any way, shape or form, care about decorating for spring or summer. But let fall and winter come around and this lady right here turns into a model Homemaker, novice Betty Crocker, and wanna-be Interior Designer! 🙂
First things first: I love hanging up wreaths to start this glorious season.
For years now, I have made my own Advent Wreaths. This has been a German tradition I remember from my childhood and have always wanted to continue. But trying to find a wreath I truly like and one that creates a feeling of nostalgia, has been hard to come by. So I decided a few years ago to just make my own. Do y’all want to see what my Advent Wreath will look like this year?
I’ve been making these kinds of wreaths for quite some time. So, I was wondering if I could manage to make my own hanging wreath for our front door. I went ahead and dove right in. And now I can share my experience with you guys. I thought it shouldn’t be too difficult to handle. But let me tell ya, there IS a difference between making an Advent Wreath and making a hanging Wreath!
But don’t let that deter you. If I can manage to get this done, any other beginner sure can, too!
Where did I get all this stuff?
You can find a wreath frame just about anywhere. The biggest problem you may have is getting the right size.
Create and Craft has several different wreath frames such as this 12in frame for about $3.60 and other sizes. On the other hand, you could just check out Walmart or Amazon. You should be able to find some good deals at either place.
I had a 20 in frame left from last year and used it for this project. However, I would recommend going with either a 12 in (my personal preference) or an 18 in frame.
Before you start this, make sure you take off all the stickers and price tags off any decorations you are using.
I almost gave up on this project, all because I kept having to stop to take off a stupid price tag.
I am not the best at giving directions with words. So, I am going to try to SHOW you how I made this wreath with pictures.
For a hanging-wreath-beginner, I don’t think I did too bad. 🙂
Would I be able to sell it on Etsy? Probably not so much, but it is definitely something I am quite proud of. Because I did it myself!
Plus, I used my military discount at JoAnn’s to get the ribbons and decorations there.
I hope you will not shy away from a challenge, regardless of how difficult it may be. Making this wreath not only gave me about an hour of me-time; which we caregivers desperately need, but it also gave me a sense of accomplishment.
I did this! I did not need anyone’s help and I sure did not just go down to Walmart and buy one! I am proud of myself!
As caregivers, we don’t seem to be aware of these feelings too often; as we keep up the good fight for everyone else around us. All the while, we are ignoring our own well-being.
It is truly surprising how much this one activity benefited me for that hour. And now, every time I walk up to our door and see that wreath hanging there; I think to myself:
“I did that!”
Have a blessed day, y’all!
What kinds of fall crafts are you planning this year?
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