As you know, it gets expensive to buy holiday decor for every holiday. Of course, you can always wait until after the holiday and get it at a discount, but then you have to store it for a whole year before you can display it. So much for that great deal, right? This year I decided to make my own centerpiece using as little money as possible. What do you think?
This craft was one of the quickest and easiest I have ever made!
What I used:
One branch from the yard
One Four-inch Terra Cotta Pot $1.37
One 3.8 Inch FloraCraft Foam Ball (found in my craft room stash)
One pack of Red Valentine Burlap Harts $1.49 (50% off at Hobby Lobby)
String (also from my craft room stash)
Mod Podge (leftover from another craft)
Cutter Bee Scissors
- I started by painting the Mod Podge on my clay pot.
2. I placed one of the burlap hearts over the glue and painted more glue over the top of the heart. I completely covered the burlap heart with Mod Podge so that it would be decoupaged on my pot.
3. While that was drying, I placed the styrofoam ball in the pot.
4. I pushed my tree branch down into the ball so that it would stand up.
5. It is time to tie the strings to the burlap hearts.
6. I then either tied the other end of the string to the tree or made a loop hang my ornament from the tree branches.
There you have it! What did I tell you? Easy, peasy. I paid so little for the supplies that I won't even feel guilty if I don't hold on to it for another year so that I can put it out again next year!!
To be honest, I probably spent as much time or more finding my branch in the yard than it took to finish the craft!!
Noteworthy: This would be a fun craft to do with your child or grandchild. It is quick, easy and would be done before you lose their attention.
I am anxious to hear what great money-saving crafts you came up with this year!