DIY Fall Door Wreath Craft – The one thing I really love about my kids starting school is the fact that I get to meet other moms with similar aged children.
Moving to a new country is tough enough just from a pure logistics point of view… Add the challenge of trying to find new friends (for you and your kids), and you suddenly have an exponentially more complex situation. My eldest was in kindergarten when we moved to the states, and I was fortunate enough to meet some really awesome ladies. So when one of the moms suggested we get together and do some crafting – with a little wine on the side – BOOM! Perfect combo… I thought… Why not? It’ll be fun, right? Oh yes, it was!
Now let me take a slight detour at this point… Every day I seem to learn more and more about the peculiar cultural habits here in America (admittedly, most of these are probably more localized to the Mid-West, but we’ll call it America for now). One of these is that Americans are incredibly festive about the different seasons. And this is celebrated in many ways; for example: by hanging wreaths on the front door of your home that is unique to “Summer” or “Fall”, etc…
So, for our “Mommy” get together, we planned on making a Sunflower wreath.
We arrived and were immediately welcomed by a gracious hostess and a decadent table of snacks and drinks.
Put a bunch of moms in the same room, with snacks and wine, and all we have to do is chat… It’s fantastic!
We sat down to an array of craft materials. And began to make our Sunflower Wreath!
It was so simple and easy to make, and you can imagine the chitter-chatter that went on while we worked on our creations.
Ready for our fall/autumn season.
It was lovely being able to create something that represents a big part of the culture where we now live. But, for me, the joy of meeting and getting to know some of the moms we see on a day-to-day basis was most definitely the best part of the evening.
It’s so important to get to know the families of the children that our kids spend so much time with. Who knows, these friendships between both the kids and the moms could last for a very long time! And our Crafting with Wine evenings may become a regular occurrence!
I think I’m ready for Fall… :) I can’t wait to get out the pumpkins, pick some apples, drink apple cider, and hang up my Sunflower wreath!
Alas, we moved back to South Africa a few years later. I sure do miss these evenings and these incredible moms.
Sounds like a great evenings! Can’t go wrong with a bit of wine and crafting. You’re right, it’s really important to make the effort to get to know the families of our children’s friends! Great sunflower reef! x
It was a great evening, thank you!
Sounds like you’re making some great new friends. That wreath is gorgeous! xx
Absolutely.. Thank you. X
I like the sound of that kind of meet. Crafting, wine snacks and girly chats. Sounds great. Your sunflower is lovely too. I hope you enjoy lots more wine and crafts meets.
Thanks Amanda..Us girls sure do need some catch up and relax time, every know and then.. Thank you for reading..x
Sounds like a wonderful group of friends you have found – it must be really hard moving to a new country and settling in with kids to look after too. I love the sunflower wreath, it’s so cheerful and very impressed with how you made it! Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday xx
Totally agree. It’s a big change, but one that we are enjoying, with each new adventure! xxx
I’m so glad you are getting together with other mums and bonding over crafts and wine! It’s great when you can connect over something like this when you’ve moved to a new place. Really effective wreath, too. I’ve never seen a sunflower wreath before. I love crafts, chatting with other mums and wine so this would have been a lovely day to be part of. #KCACOLS
It is so much fun and such a creative way to get to know other people! We already have our next evening booked!
Crafts + wine = amazing! Your wreath is so pretty and it sounds like such a fun night. Thanks for linking up to #HappyDaysLinky x
Thank you! It was a super fun evening!
Nice crafting! Was the door pic sideways from too much wine? I hope so…
Haha… It wasn’t meant to be ?.. It showed up normal in my posts.. Oh dear. I will have to go look. Thanks for the heads up
What a lovely way to brighten up a door X #bigpinklink
Thank you!! x
Sounds like you had fun. Craft and wine and snacks, why not? Great way to bond and make new friends. The wreath look lovely. I didn’t realise that Americans and wreaths to celebrate the seasons. Thanks for sharing with #bigpinklink
That sunflower looks fab! And I like the idea of decorating the house according to the seasons. Sounds like you had a fab evening too! x #KCACOLS
We did. Thank you!!
I would love to do something like this. What a wonderful way to spend time together and learn from one another. #bigpinklink
I love craft parties! My sister mum and I do this every so often :) the sunflower is beautiful #KCACOLS
Oh my goodness I love it!!! That is one thing I do love about the USA, they do know how to celebrate just about everything! Thanks for sharing in #HappyDaysLinky xx
2 of my favourite things all tied up together – crafting and wine – perfect!! looks like great fun! Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday
You really do celebrate everything in America don’t you! I love how you get together to do crafty things like this, you had me at wine ;) #kcacols
Glad you’re finding your feelers little bumble bee
Thank you Mama Smurf.. ?