Weekly Household Quick Tip

Tackling tasks in the Weekly Household Planner:

Fun Patriotic Wreath

This is not really a “task” on the planner, but it is always fun to create something that makes our house feel like a home.  By giving a fresh look you can personalize your home and create a fun atmosphere.

I am not the craftiest person around, but I found this cute wreath on Pinterest and had to try to make it.  I decided to make one for my front door and two for the doors at our beach cottage – I thought they were the perfect mix between nautical and patriotic – don’t you think?

I was pleasantly surprised that they were also very inexpensive to make.  My daughter and I went off to Hobby Lobby {I had never been to Hobby Lobby gals – that is how ‘uncrafty’ I am!} and purchased the supplies:

  • 1 – 18″ straw wreath – $4.99
  • 2 – 14″ straw wreaths – $3.99 each
  • 3 – skeins of yarn – Red Heart was the cheapest at $2.99 each  (red,white, blue)
  • 3 – pkgs of felt adhesive glitter stars (they come on a pack with red, white and blue – so we only used white) $2.99 each

Just wrap the yarn around the wreath body, I ended up making measurements to try to divide the wreath up for the colors, then just continued to wrap the yarn, tucking it in at both the beginning and the ends pieces.

The total cost of all three wreaths was about $34 without tax – I thought that was great for 3 wreaths!  I am very happy with the way they turned out.

Here is a hint – we ended up securing the stars with some dabs of hot glue in order to keep them fully attached, especially with the ones going to the beach, since it will be pretty moist.

Why not get your crafty on and make one for your front door?  This is easiest enough even the have your kids help.


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