Kicking off the season with a new fall wreath. It’s actually one of two I made recently as gifts for family members.
As regular followers know, I love crafting holiday, seasonal and party decorations — wreaths and door hangings in particular! Because of that, my home is decorated to the nines and there is simply no more display space, or room to store them.
For several years, I sold my creations via DebbeesBuzzBoutique. Last fall, however, I decided to close the Etsy shop. Offering domestic free shipping and packaging became prohibitive for a small time operation like mine. Add to that the pandemic and foot surgery curtailing shopping for supplies, and it just didn’t make sense anymore.
Instead, over the past year I’ve made wreaths for family or friends; either as gifts or by special request.
Let me show you how to make a pumpkin truck wreath in seven easy steps, using some inexpensive materials found at Dollar Tree.
First, there was my niece’s late April wedding in Charleston, SC. That was immediately followed by my dad’s health crisis in Florida, hospice care, passing, and Celebration of Life services back here in Pittsburgh.
Shortly after, hubby and I headed for our nearly three-week bucket list trip to Provocative Peru.
My crafting plans and blog calendar pretty much came to a halt.
If you’d like to make your own nautical sailboat wreath, I’ve included step-by-step instructions below.
Shortly thereafter, one of my longtime followers ordered a different version of the ladybug mesh wreath for her home in Atlanta.
Even after creating the two large wreaths, I still had quite a bit of the two styles of ladybug print ribbon leftover. Each came mailorder in big, ten-yard rolls. I also found an extra wreath form, and several yards of complimentary ribbon and materials to create a new ladybug mesh wreath. All that was needed was a roll of mesh, a large sunflower and a ladybug embellishment.
And, it was time to start restocking my Etsy shop, DebbeesBuzzBoutique with a new wreath for spring. Let me show you how it turned out and to style your own seasonal decor.
To decorate for the rest of the summer season, I’ve created a refreshing garden wreath featuring watermelon and strawberries.
A large ant has invaded the garden and taken up residence on the large central leaf!
Not to worry, he’s harmless, and adds some humor to the scene. The ant is the reason I’ve named the garden wreath, Don’t Bug Me.
No DIY instructions to bore you with today. I’ve already provided how-to instructions on making a mesh wreath numerous times before. Check out Projects: Wreaths for tutorial posts and other decorative inspiration to make your own.
Come take a little tour of my garden…garden wreath that is!
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Hi! I'm Debbee, a maker of all manner of things, who likes to incorporate themes into craft projects, holiday and seasonal decor, table settings, and parties. My friends call me, the Queen of Theme lol!
Home is the suburbs of Pittsburgh, but I also enjoy exploring the world with my husband. We raised two wonderful sons and are now early retirees.
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