Hey there, friends! How are you? So, back when I first started writing Home Made Modern, I established a couple of tenets. Crafts had to be cheap and they had to be easy. They also had to be quick. I used to squeeze crafting into the hour or–if I was lucky, two hours–I had while the kids napped. As our babies grew, I took on slightly more time-consuming projects such as refinishing furniture, but now that I’m back to work full-time, minutes have become precious again, and I’m all about the quick.
Enter, the store-bought wreath.
Yeah, I’d love to fashion felt flowers for hours while binging on Netflix. (Not that I ever did that. Much.) And I’ve pinned at least a dozen gorgeous yarn wreaths that would keep me in my happy place for weeks. But when the clock is ticking, I’ve discovered that there are infinite ways to personalize a store-bought wreath that let me get my craft on, but in a much shorter window of time.
For example, I tied clusters of orange berries onto this feather wreath, and roped a little ticking-stripe flag with a hand-painted monogram for the center of it.
You can find forsythia wreaths in craft stores in the springtime. I put a bird nest on mine.
Here, I hung a preserved boxwood wreath on a chalkboard for Easter.
And while I’m not a huge fan of the ubiquitous grapevine wreath, I really love what Stamptramp did with the one she bought.
Something as simple as tying on your own thick bow, or attaching some dollar store birds, butterflies or blooms can do wonders for personalizing a typical store-bought wreath. And the best part is, you can still say you made it. No one needs to know you had help.
If you have more time, you may want to try one of these: