I've been desperately searching around the blogosphere for the blog that gave me the inspiration for this wreath. I'm sorry to say that I can't find it, so I can't give credit. I'm so sorry, and if this was your project, please let me know so I can link you.
This is a very simple wreath - very frayed and imperfect looking, but still cute, I think. All you need is a small straw wreath and some fabric. I spent $7 on all the supplies for this wreath.
I'm embarrassed to admit I have no idea what kind of fabric this is. I just wandered the aisles of Hobby Lobby until I saw something that matched the picture I had seen. It's upholstery something or another. Pathetic, aren't I?
Don't even unwrap the plastic from your wreath. Just start wrapping the fabric, overlapping the edges slightly. When you've covered the wreath, leave a tail that you can just tack into the top of your door, and you won't need to use a wreath hanger. Use your leftover fabric to make your bow.
It took me longer to tie the bow than it did to make the wreath. You all know how I am with bows. I'm clueless.
I'm on the fence about these Starbucks-inspired yarn cones. Jen at Sanctuary Arts at Home did this project much better than me. The gaps you see are white yarn, like Jen's, but I didn't block mine like she did, so mine just looks like a third grade art project. What a hot mess! It looks even worse on camera. Oh well... not everything can turn out perfectly, right? I think I'll just start all over with this one tomorrow.
This week I'm going to start working on my Year of Kindness project that I told you about here. I'm going to share what I'm working on with you (thus negating the whole "random" part of random acts of kindness) simply to keep myself accountable and to encourage you to take action as well.
I've decided to start with my husband. The past few weeks have been so stressful and busy that I haven't put much focus on our marriage. We've been married awhile and I'm a little ashamed to say that I no longer put as much focus on showing him my love and appreciation as I used to. This week my goal is to do one thing each day to show him my love and appreciation. I'll report back at the end of the week on how things went and what his response was.
How about you - how can you show your spouse or significant other your love and appreciation this week?