This craft is meant to be something that can be done using items that are sold at a dollar store. The Dollar Tree in my town is really shady, for lack of a better word. It is not like the stores I see influencers posting about on social media. Therefore, I did not feel comfortable going there to shop. However, we do have several Dollar Generals in town, so I decided to check out their selection.
It was not a great week for their seasonal aisle, but I was able to settle on fake flowers and a felt cross with lace on it. I thought I could weave the flowers around the cross and make it really pop as an Easter decoration for my house. Unfortunately, that plan did not work out so well. It looked terrible and I ended up crying because I do not like to fail at things. For whatever reason, I have started associating crafting with being a good mother. So, I thought that I had to do this well or it was a reflection on my mothering skills.
Wreathed in Craftiness
A few years ago, my sister made a spring wreath from items she found at a dollar store (or maybe at Hobby Lobby, who knows?). It is a foam wreath wrapped in ribbon with straight pins holding on the ribbon. There used to be flowers hot glued to the wreath, but they are long gone, as is some of the ribbon.
My sister suggested updating the wreath using the flowers I bought for my failed cross craft. It is by far the simplest craft ever, but it actually turned out looking really pretty.
Here are the steps to updating that old foam wreath: