first of all.
the title for this post…the two things have nothing to do with one another.
but, i will be talking about them both.
if you are not familiar with the concept it is something like this:
write the answer to a certain amount of math facts within a certain amount of time.
if you are the son, you try your very best over and over. and, you try to believe that it does not matter what others around you are doing and that no matter what your mom and dad are proud of you.
if you are the mother, you try very hard to be both very encouraging and affirming to you child, while at the same time trying to Not be upset with the system.
it’s a daily thing right now.
both for my son and i.
and little Brent.
not much phases him.
and, then for wreaths.
after the last time i talked/showed my wreath creation, a number of you asked me how i did it.
and, i will be the first to admit that tutorials are not my strength.
but, i’ll also readily admit that writing instructions in an email message with no pictures is even harder.
i made another one this morning and decided to (try) and document the steps in case you feel so led to make one yourself.
~a wreath form
~glue gun and lots of sticks
~an old book to tear apart
i start with a stack of papers and fold them in half and then in half again.
and, then, a ‘scrunching up’ of the page halves. i find that it’s easier to do a whole stack of these at once instead of each piece as you go. if you have a stack done, you can keep adding and adding instead of stopping each time to ‘scrunch them up’.
it’s super complicated, especially this dialogue, i know.
next, you take your glue gun and dab a bit of hot glue on the wreath form and press your paper onto it. it seems to work best if you hold each piece on the wreath form until it starts to dry just a bit…if you try and just push it on and keep going, the pages tend to pop off.
it’s done. you want it nice and full, so use lots of pages and press them close together.
after you’re done, you will want to check for places where the form might be showing thru and add a piece of paper in those spots.
easy as pie.
i had thought it would be so sweet to do one in a heart shape, but when i went to Michael’s i could not find any wreath forms in heart shapes. i’m sure if you checked around online, somewhere you can find a way to make your own forms, and that would be great too. another idea that i think would be very charming is to ‘frost’ the edge of the pages? make them glittery or colored….i don’t know. it would add more time to the making of the simple project, but it could be very nice too.
do let me know if you take the time to make one….
i’d love to see what you come up with too!
first day of February?
where does the time go!?
happy Wednesday to you!