We finished our Pinterest wreath! Well, lets face it, I finished it. Emma wanted to help, but really all she wanted to do was play with the hot glue gun. And, since most would frown upon that idea, I finished once she went down for her nap. Well, when I say "nap" I mean she is in her room. With the door shut. But, rest assured, there is NO sleeping going on. It should be a fun evening in our house.
So, here is what we ended up with:
I really think this is ending up to be my favorite little spot in our house. Although I still technically have this black dresser for sale, I'm liking it more and more and am positive I'm keeping it. Someone came to look at it last week and I actually breathed a sigh of relief when she said it was a bit too big for her. Anyway, she what I mean:
When I first suggested where I wanted to hang this, my husband thought I was a bit crazy to hang it like that, but I like it. Now that it's there, so does he. Why must he continually question my abilities? HA!
This was SO simple to make. All we did was have a fun afternoon outside last week collecting pine cones. Then, with spray paint I already had, I just sprayed them in about 2 seconds flat. I went to AC Moore and for about $3 I got a plain twig wreath. You know the kind, just looks like a round bunch of sticks. I arranged them how I wanted and got out the hot glue gun and in another 2 seconds flat they were attached. I already had the ribbon also, so this whole project cost around $3.50 or so. I mean, I did use 3 glue sticks!
Oh, my reminder...As I look back at my last post to the 2 pictures that originally inspired me, I realized mine definately looked homemade, whereas the sample pic looks like something you could buy in a high end store. The differences? My pinecones weren't purchased, they were found right outside my back door. And, I had a 3 year old helping me. Both of which makes this wreath more meaningful. Also, to me, this is a hobby and I just don't have the time to perfect my skills! I wish I did and could make a living doing crafts and DIY, but, sigh, I can't.
As a bonus, I had some pine cones left over and made this mini wreath. Emma says it's hers!
Stay tuned, tomorrow I'll be posting my latest furniture project that (once AGAIN) I want to keep!