Pinterest is such a great inspirational site! I seriously love it.
And, I told you I love doilies. And lace. And other "grandma" things. I had bought a couple packages of doilies in 2 sizes from the Dollar Tree to use on Thanksgiving for the table setting. I decided the carry the theme through to Christmas and make some doily Christmas decor! Naturally, I searched Pinterest and came up with a few projects that were easy to complete and made with items that I already had.
I wasn't even really looking for a project to make at the time - I was just browsing - when I found this cute lighted paper doily wreath:
I looked at the Martha Stewart website for the supplies they used, and realized I had everything I already needed. I love when that is the case - it's always easier to be motivated to make something when you don't have to run to the store first. :)
I had this wreath form already - very similar to the one on the Martha Stewart website. I had bought it from Goodwill a few months ago for a chandelier idea for our back patio...but that project won't be until spring! :)
I first wrapped it with the white strand of lights I had, just sitting in my Christmas bin, waiting to be used.
I wish I had the cute different little doilies like on the MS website, but I didn't...so I stuck with just the larger size and decided to overlap them. I took a section of twisty ties and cut them in half to double the amount I had to work with.
As I overlapped each one, I took a twisty-tie to each side to carefully secure it to the wire wreath.
I used one twisty-tie to also secure a doily ornament that I had also in the bin. Hung it up in the kitchen window!
I like the original better, but hey - for a free project, not bad! :)
More Pinterest Challenges coming up!
Have you made anything off of Pinterest recently? Share your projects!
P.S. Skyler is generally great support of my crafting. Today however... well, he walked in the house, took a look at the wreath and goes, "where did you get that obnoxious thing?!" me: "WHAT!?" Sky: "Why did you buy that?" Me:"I MADE it!!" Sky: "...oh, um ok. I'm sorry. It's really nice honey. I just thought you spent money on it." ... He tried for another 5 minutes to make up for his comment, but really just never made it better...lol. :) Eh, it's ok. As long as he still lets me craft, he can like or not like what I make all he wants! And almost always he likes and compliments what I make. Can't always win, right? :)