Hello friends! How is your weekend going?
We've been looking out the window at a mixture of snow, sun, hail and rain the past few days.
Yesterday I decided I'd had enough of being house bound, so I bundled up the kids in the stroller and off we went for a walk. I should mention it had been beautiful and sunny all morning. In my hurry to get out the door after nap time, I didn't bother to make sure it was still sunny (I know...that should have been rather obvious). About ten minutes away from the house it started to snow a little bit...then turn into an all out thunder/hail storm. Yay.
In spite of it, the kids seemed to enjoy it all from under the safety of the stroller "roof" and it was definitely good to get some fresh air!
Hail, snow or sun...this week I decided it was high time to get cracking on a spring wreath.
In my last post on decoupaged eggs, I mentioned that I have held onto last year's Pier 1 flyer all year since I knew it would provide some great inspiration this year!
When I saw this wreath/topiary...I knew I had to try it for myself!
I loved the idea of the topiary, but in the end I decided to keep it
simply as a wreath to hang on the front door.
It took a few weeks to gather up all my supplies since the Dollar Stores in town didn't have anything that caught my eye...and because what I already had on hand...I couldn't find!!!! (Something to do with someone being a little disorganized and scatter brained, but we won't say who that is.)
I used a grapevine wreath I already had on hand, some twiggy/eggy sprays from Dollarama, a bit of Indian moss, a spray of springy flowers from Jysk and some speckled eggs I picked up last year from Homesense.
Putting a wreath together always puts me into a sweat.
I don't know why, but I'm guessing it's the commitment of it all.
Once ya glue it down, you're kinda stuck with it. I know, I'm weird.
But because of my weirdness and commitment issues, I usually lay everything out on top of the wreath first before any hot gluing begins. Anyone else do this?
After a bit of experimenting and using my Pier 1 inspiration picture, I came up with a look I was happy with and finally went ahead and glued it all down. Once I can see that it's coming together, my breathing slows down and I can relax and enjoy the process!
I used a big, fluffy burlap bow instead of flowers, but I like the whimsical touch it adds...all cozied up next to the little mossy nest!
Have you made a wreath for the season?
I'd love to hear what you did!
To see the other great parties I'm linking up to, click HERE!