We didn’t have many traditions as a kid, but one thing my mom always did was decorate for the holidays. It didn’t matter if it was Halloween or Christmas there was always something out to let you know the holiday was coming. I loved the anticipation I felt seeing those decorations.

 I never thought I had the holiday decorating bug, but the minute my son was born it bit. I just want the holidays to be a magical time for him like it was for me.


This year I wanted to make a wreath that I really loved and I was on a  budget. I set my limit to $10, but I ended up coming in a few dollars under budget! Yay!!

The total ended up at… drumroll please… $5.78. Uh yeah, I know you are floored too. It’s just bonkers ballz that this wreath makes such a big impact and is still super cute.

This wreath took me a little over an hour to assemble (I realized I was putting the pins too far in and had to start over half way through). So what I am saying is that you can put it together while you are watching The Voice. That is definitely a second choice to Fixer Upper (excuse me while I ugly cry, I just miss Chip’s antics so much). So now that I have gotten that out of my system I am sure you want to know how to make this lovely thing.

 

Here is what you will need:

 

  • 12″ to 14″ styrofoam wreath ($1.99)
  • 200 coffee filters ($1.49)
  •  floral pins ($1.29)
  • skeleton heads ($1)
  • black satin ribbon
You can see above that I included the breakdown of my costs. I didn’t include the cost of a ribbon because I already had a black satin ribbon from another project.

 

You start by having your pins and coffee filters close by. Fold one coffee filter in half twice. You will end up with a coffee filter that is quartered.
Make four quartered coffee filters then stick a floral pin through all four. I suggest putting the pin in anywhere from 1″ to 1 1/2″ from the center (or point) of the filters. 

Push the pin securely into the styrofoam wreath. Repeat the previous steps until the wreath is covered fully on one side.

 

The small skulls that I bought at The Dollar Tree were too smooth to hot glue at first so I scratched the back of the skull with a pair of scissors to create a rough surface.

As you apply the skulls or whatever decoration you choose make sure to keep in mind where you will be hanging the ribbon. It may hang funny or just be a waste of decorations to put them in this area.

When you are done hang the wreath on your front door or a wall and share a picture with us.

Lots of love!

Jen



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5 Reply to “This One Thing Will Change Your Kid’s Life

  1. I love the way you write! You are super relatable. I have found it much easier to praise my boys for their efforts rather than the hard facts, such as a test score. It’s all about perception!

  2. Wow, I love this! I hadn’t thought about this before, but I definitely think having the right mindset can do wonders for anybody! I will try my best to apply this with my kids.

  3. Thank you for writing this! I always have a debate in my mind when dealing with my kids. I don’t want to give praise when I know they’re not trying their best. I know that in today’s society kids are often praised for anything, whether they tried hard or not, and it’s creating a culture of kids who feel entitled even when they’re simply not putting in the effort.

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