This post is sponsored by Treetopia. Thanks for supporting the brands that keep the crafts coming. All ideas and opinions are my own.
October is breast cancer awareness month and while I have been lucky not to have any scares in my immediate family, I have a few friends that have. I always felt like breast cancer was something only older women got, but I have had friends in their late 20’s and early 30’s diagnosed. Which goes to show that it is never to early to get those mammograms and to check your self for lumps. This month I partnered with Treetopia to share how to make a DIY mod breast cancer awareness wreath to help spread the message about self exams and raising money for the cause.
Treetopia gave me a pretty pink wreath and let me go to town decorating it any way I liked. At first I wanted to fill it with pom pom boobs, but after making a few, felt maybe it didn’t send the right message. So instead I used my Cricut Maker to cut pink card stock to read “Check yo’ Self”. Then I tucked the cardstock onto the wreath using the brances to wrap around portions of the paper to hold it in place.
Once the words were on, I added a few felt balls and some black paper cut into triangles. I love the 80’s vibe it gives off and the cheeky saying that is remeniscent of the “check yo self before you wreck yourself” mantra. Pretty simple and so much more my style than some of the ribbon clad breast cancer awareness wreaths that are out there. Plus it helps drive home the whole self exams being imporant aspect. But if you are cheeky and love a little taboo. You can totally include a few boob pom poms in your wreath.
Now that you are inspired to raise more awareness about early detection and self examination. Be sure to check out my fellow Treetopia brand ambassador, Jennifer Perkins and her Put the Boo in Boobies wreath too.