Giving Up on Winter

I’ve decided to accept that our first winter here in Wisconsin will not live up to our snowy expectations. Today it’s a balmy 45 degrees, and I can see the gravel on my driveway again, since the snow has melted.

After taking down the Valentine’s decorations, my front door looked naked, so I decided to make a wreath. grass-wreath Cute, huh? I copied from one I saw on Pinterest, at Capture the Details. Mine’s not exactly like hers, but pretty close, working with what I had on hand.

wrapping This wreath was at Dollar Tree, and a little large for the project, and, amazingly, I bought this eyelash yarn years ago (really, probably 4 years ago or more) to use when gift wrapping or for a little texture on cards. I’ve used a bit of it, but the remainder was plenty for the wreath. I tied it around the wreath and started wrapping, pushing each wrap against the previous. It sounds tedious, but took less than 30 minutes. I was watching Martha at the time, so it didn’t seem like long!

After I finished wrapping, I tied it again before cutting it. I rummaged through my craft stash and found some tiny paper flowers in a Stampin’ Up! Pretties Kit, and the felt flowers are from a Stampin’ Up! Floral Fusion set. I had various size pearl beads that I glued into the center of each flower after I glued the flowers to the “grass.”

For the tag, I printed the saying from my computer and notched the corners to make a tag. To distress it, I wrinkled it all up, smoothed it out, and rubbed some distressing ink over it. To finish, I put in a jumbo eyelet and tied it to the wreath using Early Espresso baker’s twine.

Then I hung it on my door and hoped it will jinx this early spring we’re having! I know, I’ve not really accepted that we won’t have the Blizzard of the Century yet this season. A girl has to have dreams.

4 thoughts on “Giving Up on Winter

  1. Love your “thrifty” ideas. Don’t you just love the Dollar store? Amazing what you can find. As for me–bring on spring. This grey, drizzly stuff is getting on my nerves.

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