Last month's feature series was all about baking macarons and, after so many recipes, I nearly forgot that I also share crafts here on Tried & Twisted. It was my ambition to have a grand craft ready to share with you all today.
But as is often the case here on T&T, expectations don't always work according to plan. Some technical difficulties arose after dropping my camera in batter. Oh, the troubles of a food blogger! My latest craft is now locked in limbo, like jpegs in purgatory.
Wait, don't leave yet! I have a volunteer from the audience. Today's craft comes from Faye, my Momma and crafting sensei. She just finished a new wreath for her front door which is perfect for springtime and surprisingly easy. Let's take a look!
Plywood (1/4 inch thick and about 18 inch diameter)
Wire, thick gauge
Hot glue and hot glue gun
Fake plants or flowers
Terra-cotta pots (12 - 14)
Paint or burlap (optional)
Cut a circle about one inch wide out of plywood to make an 18-inch wide circle.
Paint the plywood a neutral color or cover the plywood with a material like burlap to help it blend into the background. This step is optional. If the wood is pretty enough, you may prefer that it remain visible. In the photo, she used florist tape for this particular wreath which didn't play well with hot glue, so she would not recommend florist tape. Lesson learned!
Loop the wire around the wooden circle and glue secure at spaced intervals. Some loops lay flat and others loop outward for a 3-D effect.
Glue pots into place, arranging them around the loops however you like.
Glue green moss into place between the pots. You can use tacky glue if you're worried about burning your fingers.
Cut little cylinders out of styrofoam. Glue the bottom of the styrofoam inside each pot that is facing upright and that you intend to fill with flowers. Some pots facing downward look better empty and you will not have to fight gravity or risk styrofoam landing on your floor.
Glue moss on top of styrofoam to conceal it. Hot glue or tacky glue are both options. Press succulents into the foam and glue more moss around the plants if you desire.
Hang the wreath by wrapping a ribbon or string through one of the loops at the top of the wreath.
Thanks for stopping by! I promise to free my photos from their entrapment in the memory card cell before my next post.
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