My Scottish Terriers, Murphy and Tiffany, are both 1 year old, with Murphy being just a few months older than Tiffany. I loved the idea of training them to use a bell instead of scratching the door to let us know when they needed to go outside and potty, but I did not love the price tag of the potty training bells available in pet stores. I thought $20 was really expensive for bells on a colorful ribbon, so I started brainstorming. I wanted something that would match my decor and not stick out against the wall. Here’s what I came up with for less than $5!
My sister came over and wanted to make a wreath in honor of the upcoming baseball season. She scored (no pun intended!) a bucket full of antique baseballs from one of her friends and knew they would be prefect to display in this wreath… AND… I knew just the bow to top it with.
Last week I showed you a “How to Make the Perfect Bow.” I figured out the secret trick by going to my local craft store, finding a pre-made bow and inspecting the craftsmanship. That same day I found some flower rosettes for sale… 3/$8.99. The lady shopping next to me looked at me funny when I started to gasp, take a picture and frantically text Elisabeth. $9 for a rosette was CRAZY! They are so easy and cost virtually nothing.
I have the best tutorial today! I’ve always struggled with making bows. No matter what I did and no matter how many videos I watched, I could never master the hand movements and the twisting and the turning of the ribbon to make it look “just right.” Until today.
I just pulled down my winter wreath from the attic, my cotton ball wreath. Every year I hate to see Christmas go but also get so excited to see this darling wreath again. It is one of my all time favorite crafts and probably one of the easiest things I’ve made. Try out this tutorial and you will not be disappointed!