I am ambitiously planning the last of my Christmas DIY projects for today. This first one was super easy!! I really wanted a wreath for my front door (since we haven't put up a single set of lights outside!) so it's cheery when you come up the walk. I looked at an array of pre-done wreaths at both Michael's and Hobby Lobby. There really were some pretty ones at Hobby Lobby, but they had pretty prices too. I didn't find anything at Michael's that spoke to me. And really, it's a lot more fun to make my own!
I found the red and white poinsettia at Michael's, and I love them. I knew I had to have red for my front door. If I can't have a red door, than I'm going to add red decorations! But these pretty floral stems were originally $6 a piece. I really have a hard time justifying a $60 wreath when I haven't finished my Christmas shopping. Yeah, I know, it's really bad when it's a week until Christmas....anyway, they were finally on sale when I stopped by to pick up the supplies for my daughter's science project last week, so I grabbed 3 of them. The plain velvet looking poinsettia's were 69 cents a bushel. The ribbon was a one day 70% off sale. So all said and done, this particular wreath was about $17 to make, including the grapevine wreath. It could have been a little less, if I'd brought my 40% off coupon with me, but I knew I didn't want to go back, so I just bought it.
I really think it looks lovely on the front door!!