like i said yesterday, i believe the wreath on a door is like the invitation to a party: it gives the visitor a taste of what to expect inside!
this was my first attempt at a wreath. blah.
i bought a styrofoam wreath and wrapped strips of fabric left over from my moose pillow, hot gluing the ends down on the back side. then i borrowed some of the all white pom poms the kids have been making and tied them onto the wreath. i really wanted something glitzy so i added little bits of tinsel and sparkly acorns.
i knew something was wrong about it, but i just couldn’t figure out what it was. so i put it out to my friends on instagram and Facebook. well… turns out i have many opinionated friends – 137 of them to be exact! i got so much input and great ideas! most common critiques: fatten the wreath, add green, no acorns, spread out the pom poms, ditch the tinsel.
so i did just that! i took an old plain pine wreath i already had, spread all the branches until the wire form was exposed beneath it, and smashed the plaid wreath on top of it. i used thick black wire to attach the styrofoam wreath to the pine one, using long pieces of the wire twisted tight in the back. i tried to “hide” the black wire where the black plaid parts were. another option would’ve been to use fishing line to be more hidden.
now that the wreath was thicker, the pom poms made more sense, so i just spread them out a bit, and added a sparkly snowflake in the mix.
to add a woodsy element, i tucked a branch under the plaid wreath. and because i’m loving gold and glitter spray paint, i added a little sparkle to the tips of all the branches!
and here it is! isn’t she pretty?