Would you like to know why I decided to make the easiest burlap wreath ever?
Well, you see, I have this little problem. It happens to me every year around this time. It’s called “woo-hoo-it’s-summer-I’m-going-to-get-tons-of-projects-done-but-wait-my-kids-are-home-and-I-don’t-have-time-after-all-and-I-just-want-to-watch-them-play-and-sit-and-read-a-book” itis. Do you suffer from that too?
I have BIG aspirations of getting all of these things checked off my list.
I’m going to clean all the blinds in the house! Hasn’t happened.
I’m going to sort through the kids clothes! Nope.
I’m going to organize the wrapping paper and gift bags. Hahaha! Good one!
I’m going to give the playroom a makeover…well…that one is sorta kinda started.
I’m going to give the kids’ bathroom a makeover. Oh wait! We can check that one off the list!
And I was going to make the most fabulous of summer wreaths! It was going to be covered in seashells and you were going to oooohhhh and aaaahhh over it and tell me how much it looked like something from Pottery Barn or Ballards and I would get out my little list and look at the words “make a fabulous summer wreath” and put the grandest check mark of all check marks next to it!
But then, life happened. Or actually, summer life happened. You know how it goes? We’re swimming and traveling and camping and playing with friends and hanging out in the backyard till it gets dark and eating lots of popsicles and having ice cream birthday parties and going to the park and just…well…enjoying these fleeting moments.
So, I didn’t make a fabulous wreath covered in seashells.
Nope. I waited until the middle of summer to finally take my spring wreath off the front door.
Then I dug out a grapevine wreath from the attic, attached a big, loopy burlap bow to it and hot glued one solitary starfish to it.
Every time I look at it I think it looks like a fancy lady wearing a scarf with a brooch pinned on.
And that is how I came to make the easiest burlap wreath ever.
It might not be covered in beautiful seashells which I’ve collected from all of my sea-side vacations.
Or from Wal-Mart.
It might not be the best, most loopy burlap bow ever made.
It might not look like something from Pottery Barn or Ballards.
But it only took 10 minutes away from the time I’m spending just enjoying summer with my family.
And that’s pretty fabulous, don’t you think?
Would you like to see some more fabulous Burlap Projects?
Our friend KariAnne (a.k.a. Thistlewood Farm) has launched a new site called…what else? Burlap Projects!
You’ll find all sorts of amazing ideas for using burlap and get ready because with Fall just around the corner we know there will be tons of inspiration there!
I hope you are all enjoying your summer and thanks for taking the time to come pay me a visit here at the Fence,
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