In the past Gavin has suggested I find a hobby, in the past I have tried origami, sewing, growing a bonsai potato, gardening, cooking, and dealing with Oliver (although he’s not really a hobby, he’s more of a lifestyle).
Today while Oliver and I were out shopping for table cloths and accessories for our Halloween costumes (we’re going as a family of jack-o-lanterns), I decided to try my hand at something new. Inspired by the pre-made wreaths at Michaels, I decided to see if I could make a festive autumnal wreath on my own for less than $19.99 (the average cost for a small wreath).
I managed it:
- $3 1 spool ribbon
- $4 Grapevine Wreath
- $3 Maple/Wheat berry (leaves)
- $1 Harvest Garland
- $2 Gold Swirl Fall Bow
- Total: $13 plus tax ($15 if you include the wreath hanger)
I didn’t use flowers, or fake vegetables, or go with a very Halloweeny theme. It is a simple garland of festive fall leaves and ribbon, and I think it turned out decently (and festively autumnal). I’m still tinkering with it, but I think it is turning out decently.
Oliver enjoyed the trip to Michaels – there was so much to see, and he happily played with a placemat as I worked on it. If I feel inspired in a few months I may do a Christmas/winter wreath, and perhaps a spring wreath next year.