I can honestly say that Spring time is my favorite time of year!
I was sad to take down my Cadbury Egg Wreath,
I needed something to replace it with.
I wanted something grassy,
and something that would be able
to stay on my door till summer was through.....
or until Candace and I come up with another idea for a wreath!
I'm also pretty cheap so I wanted to make it for cheap
but I didn't want it to look cheap.
Does that make sense?
Ya see we have a ton of storage space (the land fill) stuffed with our
previous "cheap" projects that do look "cheap".
We've both gotten to a point in our lives that we don't want to "look cheap"
even though we may be.....:)
~~~So here's the breakdown~~~
Grapevine wreath (40% off coupon) $2.43
Clearance spring grass $2.49
Clearance Easter grass .15 cents!!!
Excelsior (40% off coupon from Hobby Lobby honored at Michael's) $2.43
Clearance spring bouquet $2.49
**Last minute butterflies from the dollar store added on $1.00
Grand Total.........$10.99 + Tax
So I started by mixing together my paper Easter grass and Excelsior,
fluffing it till I got what I wanted.
Then I formed it around the wreath and started hot gluing it in place.
For some extra stability I wrapped it a few times with some green thread
(a brilliant idea I got from Design Dump)
Already it was looking pretty good to me!
Then I started to completely dismantle all my spring grasses and bouquet.
Randomly I started gluing them around the wreath.
Then for some extra whimsy I curled the grasses!
Yes, I said curl!
Another fun tip I learned when I was working for Provo Craft!
By using a knife or a pair of scissors
(and being pretty careful so they don't break)
After gluing all the little flowers on with my glue gun
I realized it was missing a little something.
I had picked up these butterflies at the Dollar Store but they weren't the right colors!
So using Candace's brilliant idea, I spay painted them white first.
Then just using some craft paint I got them the right color!
I "freckled" them with some green paint,
gave them some little eyes too....
ya know my little girl would notice that right off the bat
if they didn't have eyes!
And then I ran.....
Outside as fast as I could
before the light faded.....
So I could show you what I'm so happy about!
You could say I'm "tickled pink"....