Last week was my Fall Break for school. It was a new experience to have a whole week off instead of a couple of days. Handsome Husband and I went away for the weekend and I made it (barely) one day without having a project.
As I stated in this post I broke my painting promise to myself. I also spent some time on Pinterest...oh, Pinterest, you saucy minx! You sucked me in!
I have seen this picture floating around on Pinterest and thought, I can totally do this.
It came with basic instructions: foam wreath, wrap ribbon around it, glue pearls to it, hang, voila! That didn't seem so difficult, so the craft commenced.
Here's what I THOUGHT I needed...
What I ACTUALLY needed was:
4 rolls of 1 1/2" wired white ribbon
**A bajillion strands of white craft pearls from Michaels ranging from small to large to give it some depth
A hot glue gun and glue sticks (I used around 25 or so!)
A styrofoam wreath
(All supplies USED are from Michaels)
**(I wiped out the store near me and had to go to Hobby Lobby to make sure that I had enough...Hobby Lobby was wwwwaaaaayyyyyy more expensive and I'm happy to say that I didn't have to touch any of the strands from there so I can return them all) DEFINITELY go to Michaels. Better prices and you need a bunch! I completely underestimated how many pearls I would need and it turned out to be a lot more that what I thought.
1. Wrap the ribbon around the wreath securing every-so-often with glue.
2. Once you have wrapped the ribbon around the wreath start gluing the pearls on. I started with some of the big ones and then filled in around them.
More gluing...as you can see, I thought I would only need one roll of ribbon (face palm!) but I couldn't wait until the next day to begin gluing the pearls on!
3. Wrap any extra ribbon around the wreath a few times to make it hang-able. I wrapped mine a few times and secured with glue. I think it would look great with some silver ribbon, too!
In our doorway.
I loved this project because it was pretty mindless (although, make sure that you have a good grip on the pearls because if they get away from you they burn, little buggers! I have the blisters to prove it!) and allowed me to get caught up on my shows and watch some movies while on break.
Handsome Husband actually noticed it!
I hope to make some more wreaths this season...I'll post them as soon as they're done!
Did you do any crafting this weekend??