I have spent a lot of time on Pinterest. Certain times of the year I spend more time on there then others. In the spring I start looking at garden ideas and bright and festive fun, summer I am looking for kids activities and maybe some snacks but winter has me looking for gifts.
Not everything I make is gift worthy (in my opinion) or turned out so neat I want to keep myself. So stay tuned for the rest of the month to catch glimpse of what I'm making. Most of it will be cheap (think dollar store purchases, recycle or items from home) and easy to make.
Today its about the mini wreaths. These can be made in a flash and decorated in a variety of ways to personalize them. You need a ring from the top of a canning jar.
I now have a couple jars without the lids but I heard you can buy just lids so I will hold on to that. My jars have been sitting under the sink so it's about time something got done with at least a part of them.
I choose twine for my first one but you can choose anything. Ribbon, garland, tape or anything you can wrap.
After you have your wrap of choice start on one end and tightly wrap it around the lid. You don't want to see the lid or any gaps.
Continue around till you meet the place where you started. I added a dab of glue to secure the end.
You are finished with your wreath and ready to embellish it anyway you want. I choose to make a simple bow for the top. Grab some mini letters and make one for each of your kids, add some red puff paint and leaves for holly or wrap a ribbon around it. The bare wreath is your canvas to personalize!
Do you have any plans to make ornaments or gifts this year?