Hello, My Friends!~~
It's been a while since I posted in blogland. I have spent the past couple of weeks crafting my fingers to the bone getting ready for craft show season! While at the crafting table, I watch a variety of TV shows including the fabulous "Project Runway." My favorite episodes are the unconventional fashion challenges where the designers have to make a garment from items found in non-traditional places, like a pet supply store. With that in mind, I decided to challenge myself. I went to our local Dollar Tree store on Friday.
I decided to make a Christmas wreath using only materials from the Dollar Tree with the exception of crafting tools I have at home: glue gun, pinking shears, and craft punch. Other than those tools EVERYTHING in the wreath came from the Dollar Tree.
It wasn't easy. I wandered around the store trying to come up with a color scheme, theme, or both. When I found a storage box, an idea came to mind.
The candy cane striped covering on the storage box drew me in and I decided to go with a primarily red and white theme. Candy canes were too obvious and I didn't want to use anything edible. I looked at the wall of Christmas decorations but wanted to use them sparingly OR only if I could alter them or not use them in a traditional manner. I selected a few things then cruised the rest of the store. Here is what I found:
Here is the wreath I made Friday evening while watching one of my favorite movies, "Moonrise Kingdom."
I made a ribbon from the aluminum take out pans and jump rope. I punched out scalloped rounds from the popcorn bags and the silver take out pan lids and dotted them on the wreath in more scrubber fibers and some of the white garland. I used the ornaments in the background to flesh out the width of the wreath.
It was a fun challenge to myself. Maybe I'll up the ante and make a wreath from things I find at the Home Depot next time!~~Thanks for stopping by!~~XXOO, Beth