Monday, April 4, 2011

Conference Crafting

This weekend was one of my two favorites in the entire year: General Conference! There's nothing quite as wonderful as spending the weekend with family just listening to the words of the prophets. It's a real "battery re-charger" in my life, and I couldn't ask for anything better! One thing I absolutely love about the weekend of General Conference is the time I get to spend crafting. Anyone who knows me very well knows I have a hard time sitting still and paying attention. In order for me to really soak in and process the words of the Prophets, my hands need to be doing something. As a kid, I remember doing countless puzzles during Conference. As a teenager, I would sort photographs for my mom (back when you used to use real film and have it developed... we would sort them about every 6 months and put them in our photo albums). Now, I like to do crafts. This was my Saturday morning craft:
Fun, right? I've been wanting a new door hanging for spring, and I couldn't find one I really liked. Even my beloved Hob failed me this time. But I saw something similar to this on a crafting blog and decided to give it a whirl. I started with a straw wreath from Michael's. They had foam wreaths for about $6, but I figured the straw one for $2.99 would serve the same purpose (the straw wreath was wrapped in plastic, and I just left that on). I used felt squares which I got for 29 cents each at JoAnn for the flowers, and the fabric to cover the wreath I already had. So for less than $5 I had the perfect wreath!

Here's a close-up of the flowers:
One last angle:

I absolutely love it, and you know how happy it makes me to have something cute to put in my home (or on the front door) that I made myself! Now I'm really ready for spring!!!

1 comment:

  1. Cute! I crafted during conference too! A project that hopefully will someday be finished and end up on the blog...