As promised, here is how I made the pink feather wreath I used for my BFF's baby shower:
I knew I wanted something for the door, so I started brainstorming. I happened to have two pink feather boas on hand (doesn't everyone?). One was from my bachelorette party and one was from a news years eve party.
So I started searching for images, and I found this (among others):
$40? Granted it has an embroidered sash, but I think I could really go into business here.
I found a scrap piece of leftover foam board we had, and started creating.
Now, here is where my friends are going to start cracking up, because guess what I used to trace for the base of the wreath...
You got it. The 2.00 Goodwill basket!!
They were joking with me at the shower that I post about this basket all.the.time, and that I could probably do a blog JUST about the basket! Haha! Well, here it is, use #476!
Anyways, I cut around the outside of the basket with an exacto knife, and then made the center hole with by tracing the top of one of my bowls.
Next I just started wrapping the boas around the foam board cut out and securing them with a thumbtack, like so...
Since I had two different shades of pink, I alternated the colors making the striped effect. Two boas was plenty for full coverage.
Then, I just tied some tulle I had to make a hanger and voila:
Then I just added the other decorations you see on the top picture that I made on the cricut!
So, total cost (to me) for this decoration: free
Well, minus the 2.00 for the Goodwill basket. : )