Hi everyone! Are you having a good Sunday? I am grateful to the Lord that he fortifies me with his strength and peace every day, so even when the world around me seems crazy, I can experience his peace. Whether it’s national politics, family concerns, or loved ones in trouble, I know God can handle it; I can safely leave things in his hands.
I hope today, if you’re in a tough spot, you can turn to the One Who Made You and find relief. After thirty-six years of following him, I can promise you that he knows what you’re going through and he cares deeply. I wasn’t planning on “preaching” today, but there you have it–Sunday’s mini-sermon. Which allows me to segue nicely into today’s post about how to make the cutest mini-wreaths you’ve ever seen.
Check out this post to see how to use my mini wreaths 18 different ways!
I made these little darlings last January, fooling around after the holidays with some left-over crafting materials.
I had purchased a package of these pine pipe cleaners but hadn’t found a use for them. Like I said, I started fooling around with them. [Note: You can find them for sale at Consumer Crafts (I’m not an affiliate) and others have told me they have found them at Michael’s (also not an affiliate).]
I realized that if I cut them in half (6″), they would make cute mini-wreaths.
I just hot glued the two ends together.
I decided to decorate them simply in the hopes of giving them a vintage, farmhouse look.
I used vintage cotton seam-binding for the bows.
Typed up multiple “merry christmas’s” on manila cardstock and aged them with my “aging juice” (AKA leftover coffee in a spray bottle).
Glued on the bow and “merry christmas” snippet and I was done in about two minutes. Add some plain antique white baker’s string and you can hang them from your tree or from a cabinet knob.
You can also make little banners with Christmas stamps and some antique white paper. I enjoyed making the wreaths so much, the next thing I knew I was decorating everything in sight with them.
Like this funnel Christmas tree, available at the Shaker craft fair going on right now. You can see in the background, I tacked wreaths onto rusty hearts to create a unique ornament. I’ll be posting about some of the other uses I’ve found for these cuties in the days ahead.
Over the summer, I found a couple of rolls of single strand garland that allowed me to create oodles more wreaths.
I also bought this roll of red tinsel at Target’s after Christmas sale and discovered that it makes nice wreaths, too. I admit, I’ve gone a little wreath crazy, but they are selling well at the craft fair, so I guess others enjoy them as much as I do.
Have you started working on any Christmas projects yet? Normally, this would be a bit early for me, but because of the craft fair, I start developing ideas in January. I can’t wait to share more of them with you as we lead up to Christmas.
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