So Meighen and I are obsessed with making wreaths for all the holidays, especially since we have managed to make super cute ones that are affordable and quick! I'm showing you two interpretations of the St Pattys Day wreath made with the same supplies. You can make these as simple or as cluttered as you like it just depends on how much money you want to spend or how you would like it to look. The decorations I chose were from $.50 to $1.50 each.
These plain wreaths are $1.50 at Pat Catans
And here are all the supplies, the flowers were $1 for 6. I already had the green yarn and ribbon.
This is what we came up with. Meighen's on the right mine on the left.
And this is mine hanging out on my front door. ( :
This is a super simple recipe not completely made from scratch, i cheated this time by using a box mix, but i changed it up a bit to make something different. enjoy!
1 box of devil's food cake mix (brand doesn't matter just get whats on sale)
12oz cherry coke (1 can)
1/2 tsp cinnamon
5oz of cherries (i used half of a 10 oz jar)
Preheat oven to directions on box, spray cupcake liners w/ cooking spray ( do it good because these guys are sticky)
Add cinnamon to cake mix mix well, stir in coke, chop cherries into small pieces and add to mix.
when filling cupcake liners only fill halfway because these are gonna rise good, maybe because of the soda but i don't know the science behind it.
bake 21-23 minutes until tooth pick comes out clean.
i used basic vanilla icing on some and i added 2 tbls of coca powder to the vanilla icing to make a chocolatey icing on some of the other cupcakes and i think the chocolate worked better with this cupcake.
if you want to make them pretty add a whole cherry on top like in the pictures.
I made up this pattern partly out of necessity, I needed a new sponge to wash my dishes with and since I have this urge to make everything cute, I just made one. this is just a very basic beginner pattern you can use whatever yarn you have laying around. size hook isn't super important I just put down what I happened to use, and I actually wish I had used one size smaller. Anyway, if you are looking for a simple crochet project to occupy a half hour, here you go.
Kitchen Scrubbie pattern 6”x 4 ½”
Small amount of scrap yarn
Main part make 2
2.DC in 2nd ch from hook
3.DC across (19 DC)
4.Ch 2 turn DC across(19 DC)
Repeat step 4, 5 more times
(total 7 rows DC)
5. SC the 2 pieces together all around the edges
Weave in ends
CH 4 join to make a circle
10 DC in circle
Ch 3, 2DC in same st as ch3,
*SC, 3 DC in same st*
*repeat form around*
Sew flower on scrubbie