Sorry for the delay in posting. I have been consumed with studying for the Praxis 2 exam I took yesterday. I am hoping to start a MAT (Masters of Arts in Teaching) for elementary education in January and the Praxis was a requirement for admissions. It was a tough test to study for since it covered everything that could be taught from grades K-5! But I think it went well, I'll find out for sure in about 4 weeks.
So now that I am done with that, hopefully I can post more. Especially with Christmas coming! I'm so excited for Christmas!! I already started listening to Christmas music at work and watched Elf last night. But Brett made me promise no decorations till after Thanksgiving. I agreed even though I would love to put them up now! Especially since Hobby Lobby & JoAnn's have their Christmas decor on sale. But soon I will be starting on Christmas presents. I'm hoping to make most of them. I enjoy making things to give to other people and I think it means a lot more to know someone took the time to make something for you. And hopefully it might save some moolah.
A lot of my gift ideas involve sewing, which I have wanted to learn how to do recently. I don't have a machine so I've been waiting until I got the okay from Hubby to buy one. But we found out that Brett's grandpa had a machine that his grandma never got to use and he offered it to us. And we brought it home tonight! God is so good! A new, free machine from family is much better than a new one we had to pay for! I don't know much about machines but its a Janome. The model is now retired but it's in brand new condition and perfect for what I'll use it for. I'm SO excited to get to sewing! Since I have a big stack of fabric I wish I could use it tomorrow instead of going to work!
Now for the wreath.
After Halloween was over I decided to take down the wreath I made and replace it with a fall wreath. I got a wood wreath form at Dollar Tree that was a light wood color so I spray painted it brown.
I picked up this little can of brown spray paint at Michael's in the clearance aisle. When it rang up, it was $.01!! And the girl just took it off so I got it free! Yay! This is the spray paint sprayer I mentioned in my last post.
I picked up these fall fake flowers up at Michael's on sale.
To put them on the wreath I just popped them off of the stem. They come off really easily.
I also decided to use some of the package of leaves I picked up at Dollar Tree.
I started by hot gluing on the leaves as a base.
After I glued leaves on about a third of the wreath I started with the flowers. I probably wouldn't have put the leaves on because it made getting the flowers in the cracks a little harder. But with a little more hot glue and holding it till it dried, it worked fine.
Once I glued on all the flowers, I tied a piece of jute twine to the top and hung it on our door with a wreath hanger.
I love it! And the cheap price makes it even better!
Wreath - $1
Paint - Free!
Leaves - $1 (but used elsewhere too)
Flowers - $2.39
Twine - $2 (at WalMart)
Total: $6.39 (but I still have spray paint, leaves and twine!)