Yup, I’m starting on my bucket list! Remember, this isn’t a traditional bucket list that I want to complete before dying, this is a list of things I want to do before the new baby gets here and I no longer have any sort of free time. I know burlap wreaths aren’t anything new and I’m a little late to the crafting party. I’ve put this off for a long time because I didn’t want to make a wreath and set it in storage half the year. Then it finally hit me, I don’t have to store it ever. I can add Velcro and change out the decorations on it every month or so to make my own “happy everything” wreath. Have you seen those? This is a picture of the plate, but at one point they made a wreath with the same attachments.
I love the concept but hate the colors! I’m not the biggest fan of bright color and tend to keep things more muted in my house. When I realized I could do my own burlap happy everything wreath I couldn’t stop thinking of it. I found myself coming up with reasons to go to the craft stores to check out burlap prices. I finally caved when I found 10 yards of burlap ribbon for $6.99 and had a 50% off coupon! The wire wreath was only $3.99.
I was able to use several different instructions from Pinterest and found this video tutorial to be the most helpful in making a burlap wreath. I don’t understand how a concept so easy ended up being difficult for me. I kept trying to add extra steps. Once I finally got the hang of it, it was really easy and now I want to make more. Doesn’t that defeat the purpose of me making one that matches everything? Yes, yes it does. I’m going to keep myself from making more since I don’t have the storage space for multiple wreaths. That can’t keep me from making them as presents though!
This is my finished product:
I found the white R on sale for $1.50 months ago on clearance (I have another in black just waiting for another project), and I found the mask at The Dollar Tree for only $1! I’m excited to change out the decorations. If you can’t tell, I’m trying to celebrate Mardi Gras in South Florida even though no one else celebrates it. Bring on the king cake and beads! Since Fat Tuesday is only 3 days after Valentine’s day this year I’m doing a bit of a hybrid decorating scheme. Hearts and masks go together, right?
I’m changing things up and moving onto my baking bucket list before conquering more crafts. Next on the list is bread! Wish me luck! You all know how I feel about measuring. It’s not exactly my thing. I have a feeling that bread making is an exact science. This could turn out awful.