Todays post is brought to you by: Crafting with Grama Red, a 95 year old amazing lady that still loves to get her craft on.
If you follow me on IG you’ve had a glimpse of what Grama Red’s been up to…..she’s getting a head start on her spring crafting. As you know I’m always looking for things she can do, with her being almost totally blind it’s always a challenge. But I ran across this paper flower tutorial, and decided to adapt it for a wreath.
All you need is a wreath form, watercolor paints, a brush, coffee filters, and a hot glue gun. You can purchase everything at the dollar store too, so it ends up being a very inexpensive project, with lot’s of bang for your buck.
Gram was anxious to get started so I painted one flower to give her an idea of what we were doing and she did the rest. All you have to do is add color to each petal, and splatter color onto each flower giving it a speckled effect. Next hot glue them to the form.
The great thing about this project is there’s no wrong way to do it. The project did take about 2 1/2 hours to complete but Gram worked on it over a 2 day period.
It’s always a good feeling to know she’s spending her time being creative rather than having to rely on the tv for entertainment. Next week she’ll be busy in the barn helping me and my Aunt get the chicken coop built, so stay tuned for that. We plan on having laying and meat chickens. We’re getting 50 in the first batch and once they go to market we will get another 50.
I can’t wait…..hubby doesn’t want them at our place so at Grama Reds they will be. I’ll be back with pictures once the build process begins. Be prepared we are using all salvaged lumber from both our homes so it’s going to be quite the coop I’m sure. No fancy crafted place, just usable and free.