I picked out pine boughs that I had remaining in my big pile from Uncle Mike. I also trimmed a few pieces off our boxwood plants out front. I got out my glue gun and got to work:
I made the boxwood wreath first. It was quick and easy.
Here is the completed evergreen wreath.
After I finished glittering my white canvas, I had Lucky and Charm help me modge podge and glitter the poster board letters I used as stencils for the white canvas project. I have no pictures of this task because it required more hands than I had without trying to operate a camera. Glitter + Glue + 2 Kids = Craziness!! The poster board got all wrinkly at first, but then it straightened out. It would have been even better if I had used cardboard for the letters.
Here is what I had in mind when I made my wreaths:
I put a single hole punch at the top of the letters and used twine to hang them from the ledge above our fireplace.
I used landscaping rocks like this to weigh down the letters/wreath.
A sparkly round ornament serves as the dot on the 'j'.
The wreath 'O' didn't stand out as much as I wanted, so then I tried out the glittered 'O'.
And my wreaths ended up on the windows in our great room:
Another FREE project!!
If I had to buy everything 'new' this month, the cost would have been:
50 cents for posterboard
99 cents for 2 thrifted embroidery hoops
Free boxwood and pine bough clippings
$2.50 for the red glitter (and I amazingly didn't even use half of it)
$3 (maybe?) for a small jar of modge podge (elmer's glue would work too)
$2 for twine
Total Cost: $9 for 2 wreaths and a 'JOY' sign!
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