Way back in October, Rick & the boys went on a little camping/hunting expedition.
That left me to my own devices.
Emily came over for the weekend and we decided to try our hand at making Ornament Wreaths.
I know you've seen these all over the Internet the last few years. There are lots of handy tutorials (Cherie's Tutorial) & some very lovely wreaths that have been crafted.
These are a little different though. I hope you enjoy!
First of all, you start out with a wire hanger.
You untwist the top where the hook is...blah,blah,blah (I'm getting to the good part)
Then you shape the wire into a roundish shape & begin stringing the ornaments on.
This is after, of course, you have hot glued all the tops to the ornaments so they don't pop off.
Part way through, you notice your daughter's wreath is looking pretty good.
Your wreath, however, is looking pretty...ummm...interesting.
Just forge on! It will be fine. It will look so pretty when it's done.
There's nothing glitter and a bow can't fix.
(These are the things you repeat to yourself in your head)
If the ornaments need to be repositioned a bit, very carefully move them around.
No matter how carefully you do this, you will still hear this lovely sound:
"Snap! Plop! Wobble-Wobble-Wobble!"
(That's the sound of the ornaments popping off, and then rolling across the floor)
The little cap thingies stayed firmly attached to the ornaments...hot glue kinda does that, but the hole where the hook/wire goes kept snapping open.
Once you have the ornaments all on the wire, and you have it looking like you want it (whatever),
twist the two ends of the wire together. This will be somewhat difficult. More ornaments will pop off.
Do not curse!
Just laugh. Laughing is good.
There will be glitter and broken ornaments strung everywhere.
Your daughter's wreath will look much better than yours.
The more you try to fix yours, the more you
Daughter will laugh too.
See...good mother/daughter bonding moment.
I'm all about creating memories.
Add a pretty red and gold ribbon, then hang it on the door so you can admire your beautiful handiwork:
I know, right?
I have found a couple of things that make it look better.