I have actually started my Christmas crafts and I hope your sitting down because I actually purchased a few gifts this weekend as well. I have previously been someone who shops better and creates better under pressure and certainly would not even consider Christmas stuff until December. BUT with three kids I realized I am always under pressure, so I better use it to my benefit and get some things done. This might be my wreath year, I seem to be running into quite a few that I want to try. This wreath from Pottery Barn came at a hefty price and IS beautiful. The Queen Bee recreated one for her kitchen a while back and I made a much smaller version for Christmas. ( photo from Pottery Barn)
Have you ever been to the Dollar Store-just kidding, of course you have. It's me that is just realizing what a wonderful place it is. The wreath form cost one dollar! It's small, but I'm thrifty so who cares. The moss is Reindeer moss(?). This project only took one bag. I picked it up at Michaels with my coupon for 2.50. The picture is not doing this moss justice. It is a very pretty green. They have several shades at Michaels so beware. Stay away from the brown and blue-so look for the one labeled light green.
I tied the ribbon and then glued a push pin onto it. The form is foam so I can just stick it in and change ribbon color easily for the season. I love the original brown from Pottery Barn. I bet that would look good in the spring.
I'm not sure where I will end up hanging it, but I love the finished product. All said it cost 4.50. Not to shabby for a new thrifty thrifter like me. If I get a chance I may make a bigger version for the front door-it is just that cute! The next wreath I am going to try is this one from Living with Lindsay. It looks a little more complicated so wish me luck.