Saturday, October 15, 2011
I made a Wreath!
My mom was over on Friday cutting some patterns and just hanging out. The baby was asleep, Alex was in the backyard playing with some friends, and I had nothing to do with my hands. I started going through a box of fall decorations that was nearby, (those still haven't been put up yet!), and I found the wood base for a wreath. I have never made one before, but I decided to give it a shot.
I didn't technically have anything to put on it, but once I started digging in the boxes of fall decorations, it quickly became apparent that I had all I needed. I found several bouquets of fake flowers that I knew I would never actually display, and I had some garlands of fall colored silk leaves that I actually do use, but I knew they could spare a few clippings here and there. I just cut them all off and started stringing them through open spots in the wreath base.
The whole thing was actually a lot of fun. I finished in about an hour. I didn't have enough to cover the whole base, but it still seemed nice to me. I made a bow for it just to give it a little something. My mom said that it should have been much bigger but I like my little bow. It's cute. You have to look for it, sort of nestled in at the top, hiding under a leaf. :D
Anyway, I am kind of proud of my wreath that happened just because I was bored and happened to see the base laying in a box. I think it turned out well, and now it's hanging on my front door.