January is not my favorite month. I'll agree that it's a great month to start fresh and New Year's Eve is always fun, but generally speaking the days are long and cold and there is no big holiday to celebrate...not even my birthday. However, this year, in keeping with my change of attitude for the new year, I am going to embrace January and all it has to offer. To prove it, I am welcoming the month, with an homage to its signature precipitation...I made a snowflake wreath!
Since I do not like to spend a lot of money on my projects, I crafted this one mainly from items I already had on hand, white plastic snowflake ornaments that I snagged at fifty percent off, a wire wreath frame that I kept from an old piece, a bit of blue and white paint from the art cabinet and my handy glue gun. I did purchase the ribbon at the drug store. It was less than $1.50/ yard.
I didn't like the green wire frame and knew that it would potentially peek out from between the snowflakes, so I painted it an icy blue. When it dried, I simply glued the snowflakes on, one layer at a time.
I glued the first layer directly onto the center of the frame. The second layer was applied to the outer area to make the wreath a bit larger and a lot fuller. When the glue was dry I added the bow! Super quick, super easy and super cheap ~ just my style!
January is looking better already!
How do you feel about the month?
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