But I am trying to make our house not be that scary house that kids avoid, or the one that the respectable neighborhood people with nice lawns look down on, so I figure I'll make an effort to make our new home seem inviting from the outside.
So, of course I went to Dollar Tree. Sometimes I worry that my husband judges me for liking Dollar Tree crap so much. But I don't care, Dollar Tree is awesome. Anyway, $36 later, I had...not enough stuff to make a wreath. But that's OK, cause Joann's lives in the same parking lot and I had a coupon!
So I rushed home and fashioned...this.
I pondered for a few days with the ugly first draft wreath hanging on the door. Then...well, another trip to the Dollar Store. And Michaels. And then I came home and turned it into this!
Not pictured: the hour I spent making various bows and discarding them for looking too cutesy and floofy.
So, that's an improvement, I think. I'm not kidding myself that I made a good wreath, but I made something that I'm not embarrassed to hang on my door!
As a super bonus addition to this post, I also bought this monstrosity at Goodwill today. I figured that for $2, I could rip all the crap off of it and reuse the carcass for something else. Those things are expensive, yo.
So stay tuned for a Christmas-themed wreath soon!