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Halloween Wreath Re-do

So, I love the $1/$3 section at my local Target.   Every time I go into Target, I have to take a peek at what is there.  I don’t usually buy anything, but on occasion I can find something that I can use!

The wreath pictured below is one that I made a few years ago, using a styrofoam wreath, black tulle, some ribbons and a styrofoam “BOO” that I found in the $1 section at Target.  In the past few years of using this wreath, the styrofoam “BOO” has started to wear away.  So…….. old wreath

I just happened to walk through the $1/$3 section at Target the other day and saw some things I could use to spruce up my Halloween Wreath!   I found a wooden “BEWARE” and a witches broom.  Wondering how I was going to attached these new items to my wreath, I knew I had the materials to do that at home.

materials Wooden “Beware”, witches broom, garden wire, wire cutters, small screws and a screwdriver

Using my screwdriver, I screwed my two small screws into the back of the “BEWARE”.   I then cut my wire to size so that I could attached it to the word and then to the wreath.  I twisted the wire around the screws and then attached it to my wreath.


Using a piece of the gardening wire, I twisted it around the broom and then stuck the ends of the wire into the foam of the wreath. broom

Then, I hung it up and how the rest of the Halloween decorating begins!!!   Isn’t it cute?!?!?!

Halloween Wreath

Hope you like my Halloween Wreath Re-do, using items for the Target $1/$3 section!!!

Until next time…………



Styrofoam Christmas Tree!

Christmas is my all time favorite time of the year!   And creating Christmas decorations is one of my favorite things to do, along with creating memories!!!

Check out this cute little tree I made using Styrofoam, Laura Kelly’s buttons from Buttons Galore and Sculpey Clay!!!!


suppliesMaterials needed:

Styrofoam Cone

Sculpey Bake Shop Yellow Clay

Laura Kelly’s Radical Red and Candy Apple Green buttons from Buttons Galore & More


Folk Art Green Paint

Adtech Hot Glue gun and glue

Green Felt

Mini Pom Pom Ribbon from May Arts Ribbon

Fiskars Scissors

paintingI didn’t want the white cone to show, so I painted it green and let it dry before I started gluing the buttons on!

While it was drying, I made a star out of Sculpey Clay and added a curled wire.  I stuck it in the oven and baked it according to instructions.

clay starAfter the cone was dry, I used hot glue to attach the buttons in a single layer to cover the entire cone.  Then I added a few red ones as ornaments!  I also added a yellow button to the center of the star.

applying buttons

Using a scrap piece of green felt, Fiskars scissors and Mini Pom Pom Ribbon from May Arts Ribbon, I made a tree skirt.  I cut a circle out of the felt and then glued the ribbon around the edge of the circle.   It made a very cute little tree skirt to go with my styrofoam button tree!



This lovely tree now sits on my dining room table as our center piece!  Hope you like it as much as my family and I do!!!!

I would like to thank my awesome friend Laura Kelly for the opportunity to work with her and to get the chance and the experience of working with so many amazing products!!!  Not only is she a great friend, but she has given me the opportunity to be her intern, as she has become the Resident Designer for Rit Dye!!!  Check her out on Rit Dye’s Blog!!!  Thank you Laura!  I love you!

Until next time……