It started with this photo on Pinterest.
(image from Pinterest)
I have a feeling lots of stories are going to begin like that.
I loved the simplicity of the mantle and knew I had to find a easy, cheap way to copy it.
Of course, if the budget here at the ‘house allowed, red silk carnations would be perfect for creating these wreaths.
The budget did not allow, so I went with crumpled balls of red crepe paper.
Trial, error, and glue gun burns marked the first wreath.
I was not feeling the Christmas cheer.
By the next one, I’d gotten my mojo and a different, low-temp glue gun and even sang along to a few carols.
For each wreath you need:
a Styrofoam wreath form
a roll of red crepe paper
Critical first step: wrap each wreath form in crepe paper. Do not skip to the wadded-up paper stage. Your fingerprints will thank you.
At this point, I was on a roll, so I totally forgot pictures. Bad blogger.
Now, cut the crepe paper into 2-3 inch pieces and scrunch them up. You need a blue-million of these, so just keep scrunching!
Start gluing, and gluing, and gluing—until you have a nice fluffy wreath.
(Excuse the weird lighting; it’s gloomy and rainy today.)
The green ornaments were Dollar-Tree discoveries from last year, and the white pottery pieces are thrifty finds.
Another Pinteresting project checked off!
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