Every January it’s the same thing. After the Christmas holiday season it takes me awhile to get back into the creative groove.
This year especially because my craft room is a bit of a disaster right now and that makes it somewhere that I don’t really want to be… until I get it reorganized, which I’m slowly working on now.
But more on that later this month. I did finally get inspired to make a heart wreath for Valentine’s Day. Last year I made a reversible baking pan heart wreath that I still have, but I like to make a new one every year just for the fun of it.
I found this wreath frame a few days ago at the thrift store for $1.
When I took it home and put in on my mess of a desk an idea came to me as I was sitting there looking at some of my vintage and costume jewelry necklace stash which I use in wind chime projects.
And I thought why not make a necklace heart wreath. Sounded pretty easy to me.
I randomly grabbed necklaces and just started wrapping them around the frame.
Each necklace attached to the next one’s clasp, and I just kept wrapping…
and wrapping… until it was done.
Then I played with the placement of the necklaces a bit to cover the wreath form as best I could.
Then I simply hung it on the barn board and chicken wire frame in the master bedroom.
I totally winged it with this wreath by just using what I had in my stash, and because of that I think it turned out pretty funky.
I didn’t worry about matching the necklaces. I just went for it without thinking about it, and I’m pretty happy with the end result. I love that when Valentine’s Day is done I can take this wreath apart and the necklaces are no worse for wear.
This is a fun way for me to store these necklaces until I need to use one of them. Then I’ll just unclasp that one and replace it with another one. My wreath can be ever changing.
Now that I’ve got my first 2016 project under my repurposing belt it’s time to get on with my craft room reorganizing, and finishing my second faux rag rug
Did it take you awhile to get back into the re-swing of things after the holidays, or is it just me?
Thanks so much for reading and until next time… keep on keepin’ on..