Saturday, March 14, 2009

Twig Wreath

(otherwise known as "how to postpone writing thank-you notes"). While I have lots I NEED to do, the spring weather earlier this week made me want to freshen up things around the house. So last weekend, I decided I needed a new spring wreath for my door. Instead of going out and purchasing all kinds of new flowers, etc., I decided to try using some things that I already have on hand. I started by picking up sticks/twigs from the back yard. I broke them off into lengths of about 10" long. Here are some of the sticks after breaking them into similar sizes.And here is Emmi carrying off yet another stick to her secret stash in the grass.I gathered together bunches of sticks and bound them at each end with twine. I need 8 of these bundles.Then I began laying them out in an octagon shape and tied them together tightly with twine.I found a few odds and ends in my craft closet made a little trip to Michael's to purchase a few more things, and ended up with this:Of course, the last couple of days have been cold and rainy, so it really has felt like winter all over again, but I know spring flowers are on their way.
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JJB said...

fun fun. i still have my christmas/mardi gras wreath up.

i probably should go take that down right now!!

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