I am amazed at how creative people can be with a dollar or two...or six. A quick Google search for Dollar Tree decoration ideas, and I was on my way there for minimal supplies to make this cute summer mini wreath...thanks to a blog post I found from "Clumsy Crafter".
I spent a total of $6.00 on a Styrofoam wreath, spool of ribbon, bundle of flowers, pack of butterflies and two packs of nylon clothesline. The only other item that I used to make this wreath was my handy dandy hot glue gun.Time spent in making it...roughly an hour.
Start by wrapping the nylon clothesline around the Styrofoam wreath. I used a big dot of hot glue on the back of the wreath and pressed the nylon into it to start attaching it. Then about every two inches of wrapping it around, I added another dab of glue to help hold the nylon in place.
Then I did the same thing with some pretty green ribbon. I added a dot of hot glue to attach the ribbon, wrapped the ribbon around the wreath, finished it off with another dab of glue, and cut off the excess ribbon.
Lastly, I hot glued three flowers around the bottom of the wreath, poked two butterflies into the Styrofoam to hold them in place, and added a piece of ribbon around it to hang it on the front door...DONE.
I thought the color scheme of the wreath went well with my "welcome" flag.
Another day, another dollar, another inexpensive way to decorate.
We ended the week with a bang! I did the unthinkable and took the kids to see the Lego Movie at the movie theater on Friday. I haven't done that in forever! We had a lot of fun and the movie theater was nice. The seats were very comfortable.
Since Aaron has been working with Legos for years and even made a couple of his own stop motion Lego movies, this movie was appropriate to take him to see. Plus, I knew it would inspire him to keep making his movies. Sydney really enjoyed it too. She is just starting to get more into building Lego Friends.
We woke up Saturday morning to snow and colder temperatures so staying home and working on our own projects was the game plan. Aaron worked with his Legos for a little bit today. He pieced together some accessories for his Luigi K'nex character. He also spent some time working with clay by designing a new Luigi Christmas tree ornament for next year.
Sydney was a busy little bee today. She made a dollhouse out of cardboard boxes for her Loving Family dolls.
I tried my hand at making a cheese steak pizza on Friday night. I thought it turned out pretty good. I made it half regular pepperoni, half cheese steak pizza.
Besides working on laundry today, I re-organized the pantry where I keep all of our school books and supplies. I can't believe how quickly things can pile up around the house. I also worked on the grocery store list, gathered up my coupons and headed out to the store, a little on the late side this evening. I am so glad I took a quick shower and spruced up a bit (I was looking a bit on the ragged side) because the one woman I know in all of TN (so far), WAS AT THE STORE at the same time that I was! LOL!!! :D
I did gather a few goodies for my Valentines while I was out, don't tell them, it is a secret.
Where does the time go? I can't believe Saturday is almost over!
Here's to another great weekend! Looking forward to Sunday!
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