The wind is blowing a freezing chill through my bones. The sun is out, but I can’t feel it’s warmth. I’m a G.R.I.T.S.- a Girl Raised In The South. I’m a wimp when it comes to cold weather.
I really needed to trick my mind into thinking its spring outside, so I made an Easter wreath for my front door.
I chose some pink and yellow mesh fabric. Looks cheerful!
A wire frame and some chenille stems (or pipe cleaners, as us, old schoolers would say).
At the cut end of the fabric, gather the material pinch by pinch. Now hold onto it in one hand. With the other hand measure out approximately 8 inches or so down the roll from your hand and pinch in again.
Attach those two gathered areas with a pipe cleaner. The color doesn’t have to match perfectly, but something that blends well is good. You now have a puffy loop!
Time to attach this loop to the frame. One down and the rest of the roll to go. Measure out 8 inches or so-gather-twist the tie around-attach to frame. Allll the way around!
When I finished attaching the poofs, I decided that it needed a ribbon or something. I found some goldish colored ribbon in my stash. I danced it around the wreath twisting it in with the pipe cleaners that were there.
Being an Easter wreath, I painted a cross to hang in the center. Hobby Lobby had these wooden ones on sale.
Oh Yea! Gotta have some glitter!
So much for painting my nails….that lasted less than a day.
this is the backside of the cross. I’m so lazy I didn’t even paint the backside. If this was going to be hung on a door with a window, I would have finished it on both sides. But I don’t, so I didn’t!
The ribbon around the middle of the cross is there to give me something attach the wire to.
TA-DAAA! I put a butterfly up there too.
Up close I like it.
but from far away, it looks a little too orange. I may need to tweak it a bit. Anyway, I am happy with the results.Come on Spring!
What kind of things are you doing to bring on spring? Let me know in the comments below!