(crafting on a dime) spring wreath

I’d like to introduce to you my new guest blogging series called “Crafting On A Dime”. Every week I’ll invite a new blogger to show off their craftiness here at See Vanessa Craft. The catch? The craft has to cost less than 10 bucks to make (not including craft staples like scissors and glue). To kick off the series, I invited Kelsey of Poofy Cheeks to craft up something on a dime. If you haven’t read Kelsey’s blog yet, you’ll love it! Not only is she super creative, she’s also as sweet as they come and I’m super excited to be rooming with her for SNAP! in April. I’ll turn it over to Kelsey now…

Hi there! I am Kelsey from the blog and shop Poofy Cheeks and I am so excited to be guest blogging for Vanessa again! I am a momma to two toddler boys, a wife, and all around craft addict.
I looked at the calendar the other day and realized that Easter is RIGHT around the corner! I can’t even begin to wrap my head around the fact that it is March already!? I started pulling out bits of Spring décor from storage when I realized that I didn’t have a Spring wreath in my stash.I headed to Michael’s with $10 and a 40% off coupon in my pocket! Here is what I found…
Wreath – $4.99 (Used 40% off coupon to make it $2.99)
Tiny terracotta pot – $0.45
Unfinished wooden bird – $2.99
Flower Embellishments – 3.99 (Was on sale for 40% off at $2.40)
‘Happiness’ Ribbon – $1.00

Total Project Cost: $9.83



You will also need a few materials you probably already have in your craft supply stash (especially if you are me!)

  • Exacto knife
  • Glue gun
  • Glue
  • Paint brush
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Scrapbook Paper



Step 1: The first thing I did was paint the edges of my bird with pink acrylic paint. It doesn’t have to be perfect.


Step 2: Once the paint was dry, I applied a thin coat of glue to the front of the bird and placed a large square of paper onto it. I then trimmed the paper with an exacto knife.

Step 3: For the mini pot – I filled it with crumpled newspaper and then covered it in rolled paper flowers using the same paper that I used to cover the bird.

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Step 4: Then I applied everything to the wreath using my hot glue gun (AKA – BFF).

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I'm Vanessa and it's my mission in life to spread my love of hot glue guns and glitter to others. I suffer from craft ADHD, regularly working on at least 10 projects at the same time and my craft room looks like a tornado hit it. My first craft book, Party in a Jar, was published in 2014. I look forward to crafting with you!


  1. says

    Wreaths I love and this one is so Spring Looking. Wooden Bird is cute him/her I need to get. Thanks. Minnesota is so spring like, some snow her & there but 45 to 60 perfect.

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