Today I'd like to show you the halloween wreath I've made.
I started with using one side of a box, by cutting it out from the box and then trimming out the middle.
I wasn't too worried about getting exactly straight lines. This is for halloween, after all.
I then wrapped purple yarn around it.
The rectangle shape is trickier than I thought.
To get all the corners I had to cut too incisions on either side of the corner. This weakens the wreath, so I then taped up the back of it to add more support.
In the end the neatly tightly done yarn was to clean for halloween.
So I went over the wreath again a second time, leaving the yarn looser and messier.
I had some feathers from a lovely hat of mine that Sasha had chewed up when she was a puppy.
I also had some left over mirror and bead things and halloween sticks from halloween decor years before.
I obviously just never throw things away.
I only bought two things for it.
The "Beware" was part of a banner with ghosts. The ghosts are now flying solo over the door. And then the crow. These both were on sale at Michael's and cost me about $4 total.
For the rest of October, I'm trying to add more Breast Cancer Awareness to my blog...
Today a little excerpt written by Julie Halpert from a 2005 Woman's Day magazine (usually I find articles when I'm searching through up-cycled magazines for collage... just saying):
"A little exercise... may go a long way when it comes to preventing breast cancer. Recent studies have found that even modest amounts of physical activity can decrease your risk of developing the disease.
(a) study, conducted by researchers from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle and other institutions, found that women between the ages of 50 and 79 who walked briskly for four hours a week reduced their risk of breast cancer by 20 percent.
And that's not all. Exercise may also reduce fatigue associated with chemotherapy treatments, as well as decrease the risk of recurrence in women who have been previously diagnosed with and treated for breast cancer.
The message is simple: The more you exercise, the more you benefit, says Colleen Doyle, director of nutrition and physical activity with the American Cancer Society in Atlanta. And the exercise doesn't have to be strenuous. 'Women of all ages should just get out and be active for at least 45 minutes a day. Maintaining a healthy weight and diet are key ways to prevent breast cancer.'"