FUN AND EASY FARMHOUSE MAKEOVER OF WREATH HANGER

Modern farmhouse looks in your home is all the rage, thanks in no small part to Fixer Upper on HGTV. The basis of modern farmhouse is wood, galvanized steel, burlap, and twine.

I set out looking for a really cute farmhouse-inspired wreath hanger for my magnolia wreath for my door. I found absolutely nothing. Well, okay, I found one cute hanger but it was $26! Just for the hanger! I refuse to spend that on the wreath, let alone the hanger.

I went home determined to use something I already had and just make it over. And make it over I did!

I started with a very old gold metallic wreath hanger. I grabbed twine that I already had leftover from another craft and began wrapping it in the middle of the hanger. I chose the middle because the ends of the hanger are kind of funky. I put one small dot of hot glue to hold the end in place.

Next, I continued wrapping all the way to one end. At the end, I cut the twine, leaving about 2 inches extra. I wound twine around the end, securing it in place with hot glue. Then I started back near the middle again, tucking the end of the twine underneath and finished at the top. I used hot glue to secure the twine at the other end as well.

Finally, I placed it on my door and added my wreath. I absolutely love the look. It cost me NOTHING. I used supplies I already had. I really think it gave an extra touch of modern farmhouse to my magnolia wreath. 

Want your own magnolia wreath? Here’s a very affordable one!

I’m the queen of all things thrifty, so I save money where I can. I hope this inspires you to repurpose things you already have. This not only saves you money but it also saves more things from ending up in landfills. Until next time, craft on!

Have a larger budget for a magnolia wreath? Here’s a beautiful, handmade wreath.

 

 

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Repurposing post-holiday clearance items for new purposes!

I purchased a Dead of the Dead wreath from Wal-Mart for $.25 after Halloween. I’m guessing the bright, spring colors weren’t what most people thought of when buying decor for Halloween.

I saw this wreath for a quarter, and knew I couldn’t pass it up. And knew INSTANTLY what I was going to do with it: Create a beautiful spring/Easter wreath!

 

I went to Dollar Tree and bought two bags of sytrofoam Easter eggs and one roll of wired ribbon ($3.24 total).

 

First, I carefully removed the sugar skulls from the DOTD wreath.

Next, I cut the sticks either very short, so I could stick them in the styrofoam, or completely off of the Easter eggs, so they nested in groups of three, and hot glued them to the wreath, making sure to cover the holes left by the skulls.

 

 

Last, I fashioned a cute bow and hot glued that to the wreath as well. The project cost me a total of $3.49, and I spent less than 30 minutes creating it.

It’s a great idea to shop the ‘after holiday’ clearances at Wal-Mart, Hobby Lobby, and Michaels. I frequently run into $10 items for under $1, and I can get creative much easier than I can justify spending $20-30 for a wreath.

Until next time, craft on! 

Virtual Crops ~ A Great Way to Challenge Your Creative Self!

I spent last Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. involved in a virtual crop. What is a virtual crop? It’s an online crop hosted by someone or a company. Mine was hosted by Creative Memories, and every 2 hours they challenged the participants to create pages using a certain format, a certain embellishment, etc. It was a blast!

Here are some of the pages I created from their challenges. Hopefully it inspires you to think outside of your typical scrapbook layouts. (Even I get stuck in a rut of creating very similar pages).

First challenge: Create a double page layout using more than 12 pictures.

Next challenge: Create a double page layout using this specific design: 3 pictures left, 3 pictures right, title left, journaling box bottom right, embellishment on left side.

Another challenge: Create a layout using only red, white, and black

I didn’t need the full two hours for each challenge, so inbetween I created more pages that I will upload to another post.

Hope this inspires you to create some out-of-your-comfort-zone layouts! Craft on!

Totally-Tiffany’s Laura Pack Master works great for crops & retreats!

Packing for a crop? A multi-day retreat? Need some portable options for packing your small stuff for home and for away? I absolutely LOVE Totally-Tiffany’s Laura Packmaster! As with all of her products, it’s made very well and features see-through areas so you can quickly locate your products. Pink, turquoise, or purple…you get your pick of your favorite color.

Here’s a video of how Tiffany packs her Laura bag.

You can simply put in your favorite Totally-Tiffany clear plastic organizer bags or any other bags & boxes of your small stuff you need to bring with you when you craft away from home. Here’s a link to get your own on Amazon!