This week’s Works for Me Wednesday is a themed edition: frugal gifts. Since I’m neither especially frugal, nor especially crafty, I thought I’d pull out one of my favorite frugal gifts that was given to me over ten years ago — and made, lovingly, by my daughter at her incredibly crafty home daycare mom’s house — this adorable Christmas wreath:
It’s so simple, but turned out so beautiful. Cheryl, the daycare mom, started with heavy sheets of corrugated cardboard, which she cut into wreath shapes. The kids then pasted on a variety of pasta shapes. Once dry, the entire thing was spray-painted gold.
After it was dry, the kids helped to add the holly leaves and red bow, while Cheryl operated the hot glue gun. It hangs by pretty gold bendable wire stuff (I told you I’m not crafty), which is simply duct-taped out of sight on the back. Simple, frugal, and beautiful, this wreath has graced our dining room wall for over a decade.
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Kris Bales is a newly-retired homeschool mom and the quirky, Christ-following, painfully honest founder (and former owner) of Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers. She has a pretty serious addiction to sweet tea and Words with Friends. Kris and her husband of over 30 years are parents to three amazing homeschool grads. They share their home with three dogs, two cats, a ball python, a bearded dragon, and seven birds.