My daughter has decided her meals need to take foooooooorevvvvvvvvvverrrrrrr to consume. & I am bored. Problem is…if I get up from the table, she just stops eating & resumes her much more fun than eating activity. ::sigh:: So I have felt like a prisoner at the kitchen table for nearly three hours a day…sitting…watching…barking at her to eat. & I realized that I needed to change something about the situation because it was no good for anyone. Time to find something to do while she was eating…that I could do while still maintaining some soft of eye contact & conversation with her. Enter my latest project: the DIY rag wreath.
This was completed over the course of three meals. No creativity required. Just a wire wreath form ($3, Michaels), a bunch of fabric scraps, a scissors & the ability to tie knots. I first found the idea during Kelly Moore’s awesome 12 days of DIY series. Then Julie of ZozoBugBaby had a box o’ scraps sale (I purchased one!) and well…this is what happened:
This is made out of about 95% Zozo scraps & I needed a bit extra to fill in the gaps & make the flower & leaves. I also learned that it goes faster if you use longer strips–like 1 or 2 x 5ish inches. I made the mistake of starting with strips too small & it was taking forever! So make them a little longer than you think. You can always trim.
I kind of don’t want to hang it outside…it’s too cute! ;) Happy…..spring? Sure feels like it down here! & you could totally do this with seasonal fabrics/colors for a fun holiday project for the front door! Halloween…Thanksgiving…Valentine’s Day…ooh. So many ideas!