How To Get In Touch With Your Creativity – It’s a Necessity

From the Desk of Clearissa’s Command Center via Divinely Organized

My front door is boring and needs a spring/summer wreath to add some much needed curb appeal. It’s Saturday and I have some time,this can’t take long and besides, it’s a necessity. So off I go to run a QUICK errand! Well so I thought. First stop, the big box store. You know the one…they have everything, right? This will be a quick trip…or so I thought! Are you kidding me? $50.00 for a plain, nothing special wreath. They are so poorly crafted. I can even see where the flowers are glued onto the wreath frame. I’m not buying that!

No problem, I’ll just head on over to our local Pottery. Well that’s not a good idea either because I get so distracted in this place. So much colorful and shiny stuff! Ribbon, candles, baskets, etc. and colors. So many colors!!! I can not get lost in this colorful and creative place. Not today because today, I need to concentrate> After all, I am on a mission. Unfortunately, I must leave this place as well because the least expensive spring wreath is again, $59.00.

It’s a conspiracy!

Next stop, my favorite craft store. To my chagrin, the wreaths are just as, or even more expensive here.  Must be all of that creativity that they are charging for. Well not today. Today my wallet is screaming that I must get in touch with my creative side as well.

So I look around the store paying close attention to the sale tables/bins. I dive into the “Sale” bins and come up with the supplies for a spring wreath. I pull out my trusty cell phone and total the cost of the supplies. Whew!! What a difference. $18.50. I think I’ll take this stuff home and get a little creative. You budget DIYers must be proud of me!

So this is what I brought to the table, if you will.

Wreath Forms PM   Supplies PM  Supplies 2 PM  Supplies 1  Hummingbird PM

  • Wreath form: $4.00 (The skinny one was only a dollar but I didn’t use it for this project. You will see it again later)
  • Summer Garland x 2 $8.00  (they were in the sale bin)
  • Florist wire $1.50
  • Hummingbird $5.00 (can’t believe I paid $5.00 for the bird but he was my splurge)
  • The glue gun picture is missing but I used it

So here I am with all of this stuff laid out on my kitchen table and I’m waiting for creativity to kick in. I am a natural when it comes to organization and redesign, crafty is happening due to necessity and I am enjoying it. J Okay here we go…

How I Got In Touch With My Creativity…Remember, it’s a Necessity!

  • First I lay the flowers on the wreath form.
  • I had to play with the flower garlands on the wreath form for a bit to get it just the way I like
  • Once things are where I want them to be, I cut the florist wire and twist it between the green leaves to hold the flowers in place.
  • Surprisingly, the wire disappears in the leaves.
  • Now that everything is in place, I pull out my trusty glue gun to glue the garland down in strategic locations.

Final Touches.

  • I have to decide where to place my expensive $5.00 hummingbird.
  • I decid not to hot glue my little bird to the wreath. Instead, I used the florist wire to hold him in place…I will use him again.
  • It’s all in place but something is missing. Like those expensive ones in the stores earlier…what to do?
  • And then it hit me, I used a thin yellow ribbon and pull an ornamental piece from one of my home made flower arrangements.
  • These two additions are exactly what my creation needed.

The End.

  • So here it is, the finished product.
  • Eighteen dollars and $.50 for a wreath that, in my opinion, looks just as good as some of those that were going for $50.00 or more.

     Completed Wreath 1 PM                     Completed Wreath 2 PM

I hang my spring wreath on the hook on my front door and do my happy dance. I’m happy and my wallet is as well.

Have you ever created your own wreath? If so, did it turn out well? Share please!

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6 thoughts on “How To Get In Touch With Your Creativity – It’s a Necessity

  1. Harleena Singh says:

    Hi Clearissa,

    Good to be over at your blog 🙂

    This is such a beautiful post, and you are SO creative! Your post reminded me of the craft lessons our teachers used to take up when we were in school. It was the same with my Mom teaching us how much we can save, if we make our own things, using things from home, or just buying the essentials, if need be. I can never forget those 🙂

    Been such a loooong time now that one sat down with a creative hat on! Just no time for things, especially with the ABC (Aha!NOW Blog Community) growing gradually. Last perhaps was when I was helping my kids with their projects at school, but just giving them ideas, the work they had to do on their own.

    I loved the humming bird – worth the buy! The overall result is awesome, and I am sure your loved ones would have appreciated your creativity as well. The yellow ribbon and the little leaf and flower in the center, adds the icing to the cake! Well done indeed!

    Thanks for sharing this with us. Have a nice Easter weekend 🙂

  2. Ajay Pai says:

    That’s awesome! Loved the way, you narrated the necessity of savings. Nothing wrong. If we can save each and every penny, let’s save. The outcome was awesome and the lil birdie was just bang on. Superb.

  3. Clearissa Coward says:


    Thank you so much for stopping by and for the kind words. I’m happy you enjoyed the post. I am all about budget redesign and upscaling. 🙂

  4. Clearissa Coward says:

    Hi Ajay and welcome to my little corner of the world. I agree that every penny counts and decorating on a budget is what I love to do. Again, thank you for stopping by. 🙂

  5. ikechi says:

    Hi Clearissa

    Wow! this is so creative and what a way to save so bucks using your ability in crafts.

    As you say creativity is a necessity especially when one is trying to cheat you with low quality 🙂

    Your story is so thought provoking and your design is awesome. Thanks for sharing

  6. Clearissa Coward says:

    Thank you Ikechi. I truly appreciate the feedback. I am loving this community. 🙂

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