Who doesn’t love a good sale? I especially love after-christmas-sales, but I don’t tend to brave the crowds the day after Christmas. I wait a day or two (or 5 or 9) and see what might happen to be left over, missed by the mad rush to get the best goods. Sometimes I find treasures, sometimes not.
This past after-christmas-season, I was at Lowe’s and they still had several large burlap wreaths left, marked 70% off. I got this large beauty for $5.
I stashed it in my workroom to create something fun, and this is what I came up with.
Upcycling a Plain Burlap Wreath for Spring
Some bits and pieces I found from sifting through my random piles I can’t seem to let go. I love paper things, bird nests, bits and pieces. I always have boxes and bags full of stuff to use ‘someday’.
The nest was painted with a bit of sparkly white and gold and the eggs hot glued in place, as was the tiny jar. Hot glue also holds the preserved moss in place, the banner and the vintage stencil too.
I ran a piece of bakers twine through some of the twigs of the nest and tied the nest in place as well as using some hot glue in strategic spots to keep it solid.The bit of bling tucked into the jar and hanging down the side is an old bracelet that was in my Mother’s jewelry box when I was a girl. My daughter ended up with it in her stash when she was digging for stuff to use to create new pieces of jewelry. I nabbed it for this project.
It’s quirky and unique but I like it. It has meaning to it. Every time I come home I am reminded of my Mom, my daughter’s birthday party, and the fact that SPRING is coming very soon. Even if we did have snow today.