Wednesday, December 9, 2009
This is the wreath that took on a life of its own. Since we recently painted our door black, an evergreen wreath just wasn't going to work. I wanted something shiny and lovely, and handmade. Then, for some insane reason, I thought this Christmas ball wreath would be simple and inexpensive. A jaunt to the Dollar Tree (love this place) scored me a few tubes of ornaments. I wanted a styrofoam wreath, but after seeing the prices a straw base seemed like a good idea. I mean, come on, who wants to spend 10 bucks on a base that no one really gets to see anyway? Got me a big one, no use in making a small wreath as long as I'm going to get such a good deal on ornaments.
Fast forward four days and about 5 more trips to the dollar store. My hand has permanently become claw shaped from holding a hot glue gun for hours on end. But it's all worth it... this is one eye catching wreath! I can't bring myself to add a bow, it might cover some of my hard work. If you spied the bare spot, avert your eyes. The glitter balls don't like sub-freezing weather and slammed doors, so a couple popped right off. Back to the glue gun when my hand regains its flexibility.
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