Not only am I trying to work my way through craft project supplies in my own craft room, but I am also working through boxes of craft supplies I brought home from my mother’s house. The task is a little daunting to be honest, but I am determined to use as much of the creative supplies as I can, put more of the items for sale in my vendor booth, and hopefully learn some new crafting techniques along the way.
Anyone have some great advice on how to start using up hundreds of decorative beads besides making jewelry?
This project for a simple little Spring wreath used up something from my mom’s stash combined with floral stems from last year in my own stash.
I think it is adorable, and making this simple Spring wreath took me only 20 minutes to put it all together.
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My mom really loved to browse craft stores.
She could spend several hours walking down every aisle, picking up what she came for, but also randomly putting things in her cart that she thought she might do something with.
This habit is probably genetic because I know it explains why my craft room is so full of supplies I haven’t used up yet.
Back before the holidays when I cleaned out her craft room supplies, I was surprised to find this small 8 inch faux greenery wreath form in the room.
My mom has never really been one to make wreaths like I do. She loved making jewelry, hence the hundreds or thousands of colorful beads I brought home. I think her favorite hobby was crocheting dish towels, and sewing, both of which she gave up in the last couple of years. She had to slowly give up jewelry making many years ago because she started forming an allergic reaction to nickel.
And like me, she also has a hard time letting go of craft supplies without thinking of what she could make with them. So the items pile up in a closet or room forgotten and never used.
I am sure this small grapevine wreath with faux greenery was an impulse buy for mama. It even still had the tag on it from Hobby Lobby. Of course I brought it home with me because I love making wreaths and I can’t pass up craft supplies either!
When I make a wreath, I usually start with a blank wreath form, not one already created with faux greenery, so this was a new creative process for me. And I totally enjoyed it!
For today, this post won’t have a detailed tutorial on how to create this simple Spring wreath, because there aren’t any special steps or thought behind it. I basically used hot glue to add in small tulip floral stems purchased from Michaels, and small white flower stems from Dollar Tree. All from last year’s inventory.
The bow is made from gathering small loops of white sheer ribbon together to resemble a bow and attaching it to the wreath for a fresh new whimsical look instead of a overwhelming bow. The wreath just seemed too small for a large bow.
Sometimes it is just nice to finish a simple craft project just for the enjoyment of completing it. And it made me feel close to my mom at the same time. I hope you take time this week and do the same.
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