Have you ever made something and was super impressed with yourself? I made this Valentine’s Day wreath last year and was over the moon with how it turned out. I fell in love with the wreaths I saw on Pinterest and on Etsy but didn’t want to fork over $75 to $150 for a wreath I was going to hang on my door for a month.
A friend of mine starting making her own wreaths and insisted that they were super easy to make. I had my doubts but found various tutorials that looked easy enough to follow. I am always amazed by people’s generosity to share their knowledge. I’m so thankful they are willing to share with everyone. There are a ton of tutorials out there and I find that I learn better by watching the videos than following a picture tutorial. I found Dee’s YouTube Video on how to make a basic mesh wreath helpful.
Throughout the year I collect supplies when they go on sale from JoAnn’s, Michael’s, CostCo, and any other store that sells crafty items. Never pay full price is my motto when it comes to craft supplies. JoAnn’s and Michael’s constantly have 50% off coupons and sales. Plan ahead and you can get great deals. All wreaths require either burlap or mesh, pipe cleaners that match your color scheme, ribbon (if you want to add it), and decorations (like the love sign I added to the middle of my wreath). I bought the burlap mesh and the ribbon with the writing and postmark during Christmas. I scoured the red item to see if I can use them for Valentine’s too. Everything else I got on sale at Michael’s.
A year later and the wreath looks brand new! Impress your friends and neighbors with your skills. Never be afraid to try something new. You never know, you may surprise yourself with your new skills!