Hello everyone! Its been a long time yet again since I haven’t blogged. As always, I have been busy with work. Getting out of work late because the doctor comes to her appointments very late is starting to make me wonder if I should find another job. I am pretty much considering getting out of the medical field period. I don’t see my husband much, I don’t cook as much anymore and we are constantly eating out. I also really miss crafting. Ok rant over!
I finally got around to making something handmade again. It caused me to lose sleep since as mentioned earlier, I have been too busy with work. I would stay up late until 1am working on this wreath and another one I made for my fathers mother who passed away. I will post about that in another blog. I couldn’t find anything to buy my mom for Mothers Day, so I decided to DIY some gifts for her instead of not sending her anything at all. I came up with this picture frame wreath. The pictures may turn out a little dark on your computer. I have a new computer but its just as bad at the old one I had when it comes to color. Everything just looks so dark. On my Iphone, everything looks so bright and pretty.
Anyways, I wanted this wreath to be very glam and girly. I wanted pastel pinks, whites, and hot pink flowers with some bling. I bought all the flowers from Hobby Lobby. The wreath is foam. I wrapped white yarn all around it and then hot glued all the flowers. I had some sparkly flower buttons laying around and hot glued two of them in the center of two of the pastel pink flowers. It made the wreath really pop! The letters I also bought at hobby lobby and painted them hot pink with acrylic paint. I hot glued the letters overlapping each other a little so they could fit in the wreath. The bow I made with a light pink ribbon and hot glued white lace in the center. I then made the bow and glued it to the wreath. Lastly, I hot glued the frame to the center of the wreath. Used a lot of hot glue to make sure it adhered well. Its just so pretty! I am so happy with how it turned out! Making was easy but deciding how to make it was hard. Read on below how I struggled to make these decisions if you’d like.
It took me a while to figure out what I wanted to put in the center of the wreath. It first started off with a pretty cross with a quote from the bible. My issue with that idea was that the flowers would hide some of the words on the cross. Then I wanted to put a pretty angel in the center but could not find one that I liked at any store. So there I was in my room till 1am trying to figure out what I wanted to put in the center. I went to bed discourage and kept thinking about it until it finally clicked. A picture frame in the center of me and my mom or me and my brothers! I was so excited for the next day so I could go shopping for a picture frame. I knew I wanted a blingy picture frame. I found about 3 that I liked and bought them.
Now, to find a good picture of me and my brothers was not easy. We dont have many photos together. The ones we do are either blurry cause no one in my family, including my husband know how to take nice pictures or one brother is making a weird face and the other one has a grumpy face. I am the only one smiling. My mom doesnt like taking photos either because she thinks she looks ugly in every photo. Also she always looks like shes half asleep with her eye semi close. We always have to take several photos until we get it right lol. I found a few photos and printed them out and put them in the frames. The next hard step for me was deciding which one I wanted in the center. The one of me and my mom or me and my brothers. The one of me and my brothers was of us at my wedding. The photo didnt really go well with the color scheme so I went with the one with my mother. I had my friends help me choose too by the way. That one matched perfect with my wreath. Also, since I am the one making it, the wreath should be more personal.
I wanted to give my mom flowers for mothers day but when I looked online to have some delivered to her I saw how expensive each arrangement was! I find it ridiculous to spend so much on flowers that are going to die in less than a week. Thats over $100 going in the trash. So what better way than to find some good quality flowers from hobby lobby and make your own bouquet. It will last forever and mom will appreciate it forever. If you want to gift your mom flowers make her your own bouquet of flowers. You can make this wreath for her too with your own special touch. Here is what mine looks like.
I also got her that best mom ever! Target has them.
I really hope my mom likes these gifts. As I said if you want gift your mom something and make something from the heart, these are good ideas on what to gift her. I hope everyone is having a great day or night and hope you enjoyed this post. Sorry if it was really long hehe. The next wreath will be posted tomorrow. Until next time! Bye!
Nayeli The Crafty Girl