Saturday, April 9, 2011

time to get crafty!

I used to pride myself on being a crafty person. When I was a kid, I was always the one getting the fun little "craft" sets like window clings or some other type of artsy thing. Over time though, I've kinda lost the drive to WANT to be crafty. Once in awhile though, I see something that strikes me interest, and I just have to do it.

Like the other night, for example. I was reading through some blogs and stumbled across this adorable wreath the blogger had made, out of her husband's old Air Force BDU'S. PERFECT! Not only have we been needing a neutral wreath to keep on our door in between holidays, but, my husband just so happens to have TONS (and I do mean tons!) of old ACU's in his foot lockers in our basement.

The wreath itself looked easy enough, so I got to work on googling exactly how to make one. It took a little research, as I stumbled upon several sites where women were offering up the instructions via a PDF file -- for a price. Really? Or, I could buy a pre-made wreath for $40+ if I wanted. Again, really? Luckily, I found another blog nice enough to list the steps for FREE (honestly, after all was said and done, I probably could have figured it out on my own) so I was grateful for that!

Last night after work, I headed to the craft store to pick up a few supplies I needed. Once I got home, I had Ryan dig around for a uniform that he wouldn't mind I chop up. After that, I got to work! Originally, I planned to just focus on the cutting of the pieces, and construct the actual wreath the next day. Once I finished dissecting the pants, I had quite a large pile of fabric squares, so I decided to maybe stick just a few pieces in the wreath, just to see what it looked like. Well, just a few turned into the whole wreath! lol. At one point, Ryan even joined me on the floor, helping me cut material and get even more fabric out of the tricky parts of the uniform (mainly the pocket and hem areas) -- teamwork! I am very pleased with how it turned out, and I think it looks great on our door :)

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