I’m not a crafty person at all because it takes a heck of a lot of patience that I don’t have. Although, the older I get, the more sentimental I become and want to go back to my artsy childhood. I grew up in a very creative home with art as the focal point. Music, dance, and crafts were my hobbies as a kid. In high school, I took painting and ceramics very seriously. I would work on my projects during study hall and even before and after class. I became a perfectionist.
I knew art was my passion, yet I didn’t realize until beauty school that all my time spent on school projects had prepared me for my profession in hair design. Sure, I learned the technical way of drawing a landscape and cutting hair, yet to be genuinely good, I had to have raw, creative talent. Thanks to my artsy- fartsy family, I inherited the art gene.
Back to me being a perfectionist, I love a good old fashioned arts and crafts project, although because I invest all my time and effort on it, I quickly get burnt out. For example, according to YouTube tutorials, burlap wreaths take about ten minutes long, yet my Holiday Burlap Wreath took me ninety minutes to complete!
The wreath was not an easy task, yet the price was right. I spent seventeen dollars at Michaels to get my gold burlap, square wire wreath, a ball of pine, plaid ribbon, red berries and wire. I suggest first choose a wreath shape and burlap color. Apply the burlap to the wire wreath. Once you can picture the burlap wreath, see if you like to add anything else to it like holiday words, decorative pine cones, holly berries, pine branches, or even a smaller wreath at the center of the burlap wreath.
Holiday Burlap Wreath