Monday, October 18, 2010

Halloween Wreath Using the Junk I Own

This whole week I am going to share with you Halloween Decorations and Costumes I have done for little to NO costs. I hope you will join me and be inspired. Being a crafter does not mean you have to go to the fabric or craft store to make something beautiful think- outside the box!!

I will be the first one to admit I am a pack-rat and normally do not pass over craft/sewing donations. I can't help myself. I might not have a purpose that day, month, or year but at some point I will find a purpose. This weekend I found a purpose for stuff I didn't even know I had until I went digging looking for something else, and stuff that has been stored away for years.

This is what I made....

Take for instance these 3/4" organza ribbon in 24" length. I received two packages of these from my sister who was purging my mother's stuff (she is a pack-rat too.)

I have NO IDEA what this stuff is used for but it is pretty.

I found a fabric hoop, cut the ribbon in half to make 12" strips and wrapped the ribbon around. (not sure where I got this hoop I do not cross-stitch, but I have 4 of them)

One package did exactly half the hoop.

Finish up all the way around. I used both packages. Nice have no waste (or nothing to store)

Then I remembered I had a wooden cut out that my mom gave the kids for Halloween last year to decorate, painted it black and glitterized it.

I added a ribbon to the top, glued the black cat on the wreath and there you go. A new Halloween wreath for ZERO DOLLARS!!

All these items come from 'junk in my trunks.' Haha!! I crack myself up sometimes.

Seriously, I get a natural high making something cute with stuff I possess. I hope you will come back to see what other stuff I have made for next to nothing!

Keeping It Simple


CharGrill said...

Can I just tell you how envious I am that you have 2, almost 3 kids, and have time to do all this!! You are superwoman! And very inspiring - so thrifty!!! I love your creativity!

Melissa said...

Gorgeous. I am a packrat too...I am still stashbusting. I've only bought red spray paint and one skein of yarn for myself (I have had to buy stuff for the homeschool group when my stash isn't adequate but fortunately, I've been able to do some huge busts with craft projects for eleven kids!!).

Kristin @ Daydream Designs said...

Your wreath is so cute! I definitely understand the high from $0 crafting ; ) Thanks for dropping by my blog!

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