Memorial Day Clothespin Wreath: Pinterest Fail or Charming Folk Art?
When I was younger, Vogue Magazine used to alternately inspire me and send me into spirals of self-loathing.
"I could look like that. I will never look like that. I could buy a skirt like that. I don't even like that skirt. My house is so chic. I don't even own this house."
It was an unmerry-go-round.
I outgrew Vogue (both emotionally and dress-size wise) and grew into Pinterest, which, surprisingly, offers the same opportunity for the inflating of expectations and the deflating of all self-esteem. When I start a Pinterest craft, it's with the expectation of spending 4 times as much as it would to purchase made, making a complete mess, and ending up with total junk.
As part of our Homeschool Memorial Day Five-Day Celebration I had a realization: It's not a Pinterest Fail if it's "Folk Art" - and if your kids do the craft by themselves, any mistakes are just examples of that childlike innocence! This patriotic wreath is a great chance to sit around the table together and making a mess together.
And the result: this "rustic" "childlike" "folk art" is a masterpiece!
The project was very simple, and cost around $14 for red, white, and blue paint, a wire frame, clothespins and wooden stars.