Sometimes I get caught up in the anticipation and fervor of a new decorating season.
After all, the craft stores start hauling out their Christmas inventory in July.
As a blogger, if you’re not on top of those fall crafts by August you will get passed by.
Pinterest won’t love you. Your reputation will be shattered.
Yet here I sit. Not one.single.new.project for fall.
I am an utter failure.
In other words, life happened. Just like it probably has at your house, too.
Today’s project is for everyone who wants easy peasy with very little money and time investment.
I’m guessing that might be you!
This 5 minute wreath was made with supplies from the dollar store.
I will tell you honestly I made the burlap wreath last year and it took me way more than five minutes. I read all the tutorials and started weaving my way into burlap heaven.
Those trend setting bloggers who hopped on the burlap band wagon way before I did all said it was easy.
They lied. I can’t even remember how long it took me to get that burlap wreath to look like all those pretty blog pictures but it was not five minutes. More like 50. Or 500.
I’m a slow learner.
So if you like the burlap look watch a youtube tutorial or buy one already premade ’cause there ain’t no burlap wreath directions here. ~chuckle~
The five minute part is where I attached the dollar store embellishments to the wreath.
(I did have my son perform surgery on the scarecrow first because it came with a dowel rod for poking in the ground.)
I love this wreath because I have been interchanging seasonal elements and attaching them with wire or ribbon instead of glue. This allows me to use it over and over again. The thrifty me likes that part. ~smile~
Here it is decorated for last years Christmas tour.
All of the different seasonal pieces were found at yard sales or on sale at the end of the season.
A little bit of patriotism goes a long way.
Don’t have time or want to spend the money on a burlap wreath? How about a grapevine wreath?
Or maybe even a free fabric rag wreath in beautiful fall colors?
Repeat after me. It doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive to be festive.
Now. Don’t you feel better? I sure do!