- Tulip bunches- $2 each from Michaels (6-8 bunches total, I used 7)= $14
- Grapevine Wreath, 18″- $5
- Floral Wire- $3 (this will last you for forever!!)
- Jute Ribbon- $3 (optional)
Total Cost- $25
Total Cost- $25
Once all the tulips are trimmed, begin to lay them out on your grapevine wreath form. With previous wreaths I had attempted to hot glue the flowers to the wreath form. Unfortunately, my front door, which is behind a storm door, tends to get crazy hot in the summer. When that happens the glue melts and the flower start to fall off. So floral wire or even ribbon is a better choice here to keep things intact.
Working in groups of one or two flower stems at a time, wrap the wire around the stems to secure it to the wreath form. Continue this process all the way around the wreath taking care to wrap the wire underneath the greenery.
At this point, you can either call it good once the wreath is covered in flowers, you can add a ribbon, or you can fix a hanger on the back from floral wire. Totally up to you!! I flipped and flopped on this for a while but decided to add some jute ribbon for hanging and made a quick and easy double bow from this tutorial. I’m not typically a bow person but this one is growing on me!
Let’s make a $5 Spring wreath! I used items from the dollar store to make it. My vision was something like a forsythia wreath. So here’s what I came up with when I went in to find materials at the dollar store to make a cute and cheap Spring wreath.
I have a double door entry and every season I make two matching wreaths to hang. Most of the time I reuse the frames and material I already have but this time I decided to start from scratch when I saw these gold crescent moon wreath frames at Michael's! They were $10 each with a coupon.
I wanted to repurpose my garden hoses. I had 2 that were no longer good for using as hoses. The heavy duty one sprung a leak and the light duty one kept kinking up when I tried to use it for watering. I kept the broken hoses because there are a lot of things you can use them for to repurpose. I planned on turning them into a plant trellis using a left over wooden upright from my garage shelf renovation as the trellis frame.
This cute bird feeder is made from popsicle sticks. It is quick and easy to make and is a great craft project to make with kids. If you need more details take a look at my blog at https://christines-crafts.com/diy-bird-feeder-made-from-popsicle-sticks/Take a handful of sticks and line them up against a straight edge. Use another stick to identify how many sticks you need to form the square base.
Add cheerful and whimsical charm to your front door this Spring with a yellow tulip wreath. Save some money and have fun along the way, by following this step-by-step video to create your own DIY Yellow Tulip Wreath.
Forget about wreath forms and fancy supplies... This dollar store hack will enable you to make wreaths lightning fast, with just botanical clippings and natural jute twine.
I made a pretty Spring wreath using flowers from Michael’s Store but you could use the same technique with flowers from your favorite shop.I’ve had bright pink on my mind this Spring and I was thrilled to find so many pretty stems in one spot! (I have to admit I went one step further, it was pouring out so I had it same day delivered…my new favorite thing!!)I’ve had my Forsythia wreath up for awhile and it’s time for a switch.
I needed to do something to add color and style, something bright to my front porch this season. I wanted to do something more than just a wreath or swag that people could see from the sidewalk while walking by. Many years ago we had a wisteria growing in our yard and that was my inspiration for this project. You can see more of my crafts and creations here.
Hey Hometalkers! I'm not sure about you, but since we've been on lockdown, I've managed to get really creative just by using things we have lying around the house! It has been so fun crafting and recyclying at the same time. For this project, I had this old Harley Davidson tire from my dad so I thought with Spring here, why not make a fence planter.
I have always loved the idea of creating a bicycle wheel wreath. I just think they are so pretty. I wanted mine to have sentimental meaning too; so I decided to use the bike wheel from my son's bike he out grew.During the summer, my son is always outside riding his bike through the neighborhood with his friends. I will always love looking at the wheel and remembering my son at 9 years old, speeding by on his bicycle. I love the idea of having his little bike wheel hanging on my wall for years to come. I'm going to show you a super easy way to create a beautiful wreath using a bike wheel, paint, and floral.
With my beautiful wisteria vine around the front door, I knew I would need a wreath to coordinate with it. I had to figure out have to make a wreath that mirrors the vine. Did you see the vine? You can see more of my crafts and creations here.
I love the look of anything braided! It's such a simple way to create interesting patterns. Imagine making a wreath out of braided rope! So I created a braided rope wreath anyone would have fun making! And the best part, it can be made in less than an hour, including adding embellishments to suit the season or occasion! It's the perfect way to impress anyone who sees it, too!
As I scrolled through the Anthropologie candle section I realized a project I had put onto the back burner was actually something that came to like on Anthro…so now my project is inspired by them…even if it’s been something on my brain for the longest LOL I’ve been saving vintage brass & silver containers that I’ve thrifted to make into candles…problem is that before 2 weeks ago I had never made a candle. BUT GUYS! It’s such a fun hobby to start, it may seem overwhelming with all you need to start but there’s a bunch of things you’ll only need to buy once. So let’s get started on this DIY Anthropologie candle that will have your house smelling AMAZING in no time at all!First, let me share the Anthro candles that inspired me to get my booty in gear…just LOOK at those prices! Yes, I get it is vintage copper but lucky for me I’m in thrift stores quite a bit & it can be found on eBay if you’re willing to look.
Change a sturdy coffee table into a multi-purpose furniture item - a perfect solution for a small budget, little space or no woodworking skills.
I'm a trash-to-treasure visionary. Simply put, that means I'll gather and hold on to anything that has potential. It's a problem, and yet...sometimes it really pays off.This is a Cracker Barrel rocker that one of my tenants left behind when they moved. I asked her permission to take it and she was happy to oblige. You can see by the photos, it appeared to be in pretty bad shape, but it was very heavy, and not a bit wobbly. It sat in this condition on my front porch for the last four years. I finally got around to sprucing it up because I wanted to sell it. After finishing, it looks like I might just be keeping it.
I love crafting everyday items into keepsakes for family and friends. Those projects made with love are extra special gifts. This Easy Upcycled Sweatshirt Pillow Stuffed with Poly-Fil® started out as a Birthday present bought in the wrong size that couldn’t be returned. My nephew was totally bummed when he tried to try it on and it was too small. I immediately thought I could turn it into a pillow!
Do you love growing and using fresh herbs in your home? Create a simple and inexpensive hanging herb garden! elcome to My Family Thyme! I am happy you are here! If you are visiting from my sweet friend, Sonya’s, welcome! Don’t you just love her style and all of her ideas for new gardeners? She’s so resourceful and creative! I am so excited to join in the Garden Blog Tour hosted by the lovely and creative Kippi from Kippi At Home.
My husband was complaining about the mess of books in my son’s room this past weekend – to which I responded that if he doesn’t like it he should come up with a solution to store them!He grunted and said he didn’t want to spend money on a bookshelf.I decided I needed to prove a point – that we had everything we needed to make one in the house already – so I set out to make my own cardboard bookshelves. I was determined to do it in an afternoon….and I succeeded!Here’s how!Materials Needed – DIY Cardboard BookshelvesCardboard Boxes – I used one strong vegetable crate as well as on large and one medium sized cardboard box. Read on or watch the video to see how you can adapt this to fit your own space and the boxes you have available.A craft knifeGlue (I used Gorilla Glue which is actually for wood but regular craft glue will work too) and/or Duct Tape (I used both!)Measuring TapePen or PencilClamps (optional)The full written instructions are below or you can watch the video tutorial here:
Do you have a long wall that connects two rooms together in your home and have trouble defining the space? Living in a raised ranch, or split entry as some people call them, I find this is a problem between the living room and dining room.
Tomatoes are the highlight of the garden! Here’s a beginner guide to growing tomatoes, including which type to pick, how to plant them, and how to keep the plants healthy.
Lodi’s Room Reveal complete with New Light Fixtures! Starting at the beginning… When I renovated this home back in 2014-2015 I designed this as a wide hallway which included a huge closet made specifically to house a 6 foot chest freezer. At the end of the hall I put our “back door” which included a doggie door in it – which was a great straight shot out of the house for my big dog at the time. In 2018 I got rid of the chest freezer and I was playing around with making this wasted area into a reading nook / day bed / dog bed area and putting up some kind of gate so I could lock dogs back here whenever I needed to…
Today I’m going to tell you all about how we used wood flooring to create a fabulous shiplap feature wall in 1 afternoon!
My kids no longer use the bunkbed in the play room and after a year of trying to sell it I gave up and decided to repurpose it. This bunkbed was real oak wood and I could not bring myself to putting this out on the curb.