Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Trash Bag Wreath

I know it seems like most of the things I post on my blog only cost $1-2.  It's not that I will not spend more, but I know what it's like to feel discouraged when you don't have the money to keep participating in the activities of our culture.  I mean, we went for over two years not being able to eat out, go to movies, take vacations, etc.  If you've been there, you know how that wears on you a little - especially when you have kids.  

The statement I try to make at The Lavender Tub is.......
Live Anyway.

So having said that, here is another project that cost very little to make.

I simply cut the drawstring off of a plastic trash bag, cut the sides open and ended up with a long strip of black plastic.

Then I wrapped the plastic around a wreath form (recycle an old wreath or even make one out of newspaper), and finally attached a bow.  This ribbon can be found at The Dollar Store for $1.  Whoo hoo.

I'm not into the scary stuff at Halloween, but I love the colors.  After all, I am an Oklahoma State Cowboys fan, so it's Black and Orange around here all the time, Baby!

Thanks for stopping by,


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  1. The feeling of making something from nothing is way more exciting than just shopping. Still, I remember buying a .25 facecloth, way back when my kids were tiny, just to have a bag in my hand that wasn't groceries!

  2. Ha! That's awesome! It's a perfect Halloween wreath, it looks amazing with the pumpkins on the candlesticks, and i love the bow!


  3. Thanks, Cindy.......and I totally agree "It's all Connected." Thanks for sharing that. I'll bet there are some moms out there with little kids who need to hear that others have gone through what they are now. I'm totally with you on the fun part being making something from nothing. So fun!

  4. Your wreath is great and very creative. I agree with your "live anyway" sentiment 100%. I have had good times and lean times in my lifetime and I can deffinately say that those words are one of the things that carried me through the lean times.
    "Now is no time to think of what you do not have. Think of what you can do with what there is." - Earnest Hemmingway.

  5. I love this wreath. What a great idea!! It is tough to make it these days. We live on one income and I stay home and homeschool so there aren't a lot of extras.


  6. What a neat idea!!! Love how it turned out- thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)


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