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Dollar Store Spring Rainbow Wreath

Dollar Store Spring Rainbow Wreath
Dollar Store Spring Rainbow Wreath
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Learn how to make a wreath out of simple items you can find for pennies. The Dollar Store Spring Rainbow Wreath is a dollar store craft that will spruce up your home for spring. Use Easter egg dye to color rattan globes in pastel hues, and then glue them together to form for a cheerful, easy wreath tutorial. Make it as an Easter wreath to celebrate the holiday, too! Versatile DIY wreaths like this one are essential for any holiday home, especially when they're this affordable, so don't wait another minute to start working on this bright and bold spring craft.

It's amazing how simple dollar store crafts can provide such thrifty inspiration. You'll be able to find all of the supplies needed to bring this wreath to life without having to go to any other stores. Take a browse around your local dollar store - you might just be surprised at what a creative experience it can be!

Estimated CostUnder $10

Time to CompleteIn an evening

Primary TechniqueFlorals/Wreaths

Easy

DID YOU KNOW?

I've never thought a lot about wreaths, their origins, or why we hang them on our front doors. To me, DIY wreaths were just something beautiful to share with the outside world. However, we're all a part of a greater tradition that goes back about as far as history does. All wreaths used to be homemade - there weren't department stores that sold them during the holidays.

Wreaths weren't always hung on doors; they were worn as crowns by Etruscan rulers! You have probably seen a rendering of Julius Caesar with a laurel wreath on his head. Caesar was Roman, rather than Etruscan, but it just shows how widespread this tradition of wreaths has spread.

As we get closer to modern times, people hang wreaths that are known as harvest wreaths. They're usually made with wheat or other harvested plants. Hanging the wreath was part of a ceremony that ended with a celebration and a feast. 
 
The wreaths that we hang on our front doors are known as advent wreaths. They're part of a Christian tradition preparing for the coming of Jesus Christ. They were made of evergreens to represent everlasting life and their circular shape represents God.
 
As the centuries go by, however, we don't necessarily use these terms for the homemade wreaths we make for every season and holiday. Even if you don't consciously think about these traditions, it is still fun and interesting to know that we're all connected by something as simple as hanging a wreath on our door.

References
The History of the Advent Wreath - Catholic Education Resource Center
Wreath - Its Use and Meaning in Ancient Visual Culture - Academia
Wreaths Carry Many Meanings and Messages Into Christmas - New York Times
Origin of Wreaths - Kid World Citizen

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Ever go to the dollar store for one thing, see something else that you have no idea what you will do with it but that little crafter inside you tells you to get it? I saw a bag of these about a month ago and I got it. I had no idea where or when I would use it. Now I know, thank you so much.

This is such an easy craft that the kids can even help with. I love putting wreaths on front doors and this is perfect for the spring season.

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