I have two amazing facts to share with you today.
Are you ready?
You might want to sit down for this.
Number 1 amazing fact: You can make this wreath for under $10 in about an hour.
Number 2 amazing fact: Poldark’s hair looked even more amazing last night than in the first season.
It’s a wonderful day in the neighborhood.
Won’t you be my neighbor?
Can we pause for a moment before we discuss the wreath and talk about last night?
Did you watch it?
Poldark Season Two officially premiered on PBS. I don’t want to give away the episode in case you taped it and you’re watching it later today, but suffice it to say….
….it was worth the wait.
Here’s a few non-spoiler highlights. Poldark stood on a cliff in Cornwall looking pensive and chiseled and ruminative as the wind blew his hair in the best way possible. Poldark’s wife overcomes great obstacles and rides a horse and tears drip from her incredibly blue eyes. Poldark gives an impassioned speech that will move your heart and make you rewind it just so you don’t miss a word.
I think it’s going to be even better than the first season. You won’t want to miss it.
Back to our regularly scheduled wreath tutorial.
The idea for this wreath started with a wreath I made for the front door last fall. I created it from these wood slice branches I bought at a local store here. I simply twisted the branches full of wood slices into a circle. It was an easy project and I wanted to show you how I made it.
Except they don’t make those wood slice branches anywhere. I couldn’t find them.
I was in agony and wood slice despair, losing all hope of producing a wood slice tutorial. But you know what they say.
It’s always darkest before the dawn.
Because Saturday at Hobby Lobby I found these.
Yes. Please don’t adjust your screen. It says $3.99.
And there were about 40 wreath slices in this bag.
I literally let out a yelp in the wood slice aisle of the store.
Then I went to the grapevine aisle and bought one of these.
It was $7.99 (but you can use a 40% coupon).
Or better yet, you can find these at yard sales everywhere. They usually come with butterflies, daisies and a tiny straw hat. Just remove the spring accoutrements and proceed with the project.
I brought everything home, opened the bag and simply stared at all this $3.99 goodness.
Then I selected about 35 slices and laid them out on the table.
Next, I cut 35 pieces of small gauge wire about 6 inches long.
I added a drop of hot glue on the back and let it sit for about 10 seconds until it started to harden.
Then I inserted the wire into the glue and let it completely dry and harden.
Repeat this step for the other 34 wood slices.
I then took a wood slice, wound the wire around several of the individual branches and tucked the end of the wire out of sight in the back of the wood slice.
Repeat this step with the other slices.
You’ll want to stagger the slices at different lengths and with different sizes.
I love how the project turned out.
Maybe I should stop by Cornwall….
….and see if Poldark approves. 🙂