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Saturday, May 23, 2009

Create on A Shoe String

It is Memorial Day Weekend and time to strut the Red, White and Blue! I wanted a new wreath for my door and yet did not want to spend money on it. I looked around my own home, took bits of this and that and viola! My holiday wreath now proudly adorns my front door. I used wire to put my decor on so I can remove it and make the next wreath on my plain grapevine wreath. I wanted to share this with you because ingenuity meets creativity = thriftiness = more money stays in my wallet. What do you have around the house that you can dust off, add to, spiff it up and make your own holiday decor? Happy Memorial Day Weekend for those who have the time off to celebrate the beginning of Summer. God Bless all those in our Armed Forces for whom this day is possible.


Nancy said...

Your wreath turned out great and looks really nice against your white door. I love creating from things I find around the house or stashed away for a later time. It makes me feel good to know my thrifty purchases can be used for many things. You too Susie have a great week~end!
Huggs, Nancy

Quilt 'n Stitch Marketplace said...

Good for you Susie! It looks wonderful and like you said, the wreath can be used for each season or event. You're one smart cookie!
Happy memorial Day weekend!

Cottage Flair said...

Great wreath. It's great to be able to create from what we have and we "crafters" have a lot!
Great post.

Mistymoon_light said...

I feel melancoly with this dad is buried in a military cemetery...It was always his dream to be buried there as he went off to WW2 with many young men in his community and within that cemetery lay 17 of them that did not come home alive. I took a day trip with him one day a few years ago before he became so ill and we stopped there to see the headstones of those old pals. Now dad is there with his relatives and friends...a sis having joined him just recently...where did the time go?

Patricia said...

The wreath came out beautiful, Susie. We knew these stashes would come in handy! Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend.
Patricia Rose-A Potpourri of Fabric, Fragrance and Findngs

gail said...

Hi Susie,,, you creative little person you! Your wreath is very pretty, and its nice you can use it for other holidays! Great idea.
Happy Memorial Day!
Have a great week and I will see you next sunday. (()) gail

Lisa said...


What a fantastic way to re-purpose and I'm all about saving money! It's gorgeous, I love it.


Miniature Patisserie Chef said...

Hi Susie,

What a great idea to decorate the wreath and you did it without splurging money! You're so creative!

Have a great holiday weekend.

Pei Li

Debbie said...

Hi your wreath...and how smart of you to find things around the house so you didn't have to spend money on it! Your Cinderella shoes are just gorgeous!!!


Carolee Crafts said...

Love your wreath and you are so right, look at what we have not what we want

Susan said...

Even tho' the economy is bad, I think it is stimulating the creative spirit...and that makes us wealthy!

Craft Diva said...

What do you have around the house that you can dust off, add to, spiff it up and make your own holiday decor?

MY DH!!!! lol

great post, susie...


Michelle (Shell) May said...

Sweetness that turned out so darn cute! I love it!
Happy Memorial Day to you and the kitties.
bunny hugs,