Tuesday, November 20, 2007

The Wreath and the Pile of Sadness

I have been wanting to make a wreath for a few months now, and last night my dreams finally came true! I had been planning on making a regular green wreath, but then decided that making one out of Christmas ornaments might be more exciting and maybe cheaper.

So, yesterday I headed to the Hobby Lobby to return my green wreath and buy all my stuff for my new endeavor. I was trying to do something similar to this wreath from Pier 1:

I wanted mine to be silver and blue to match our living room. So, after hours of work yesterday, here is what I ended up with:

It's not quite as bright and glitzy as it looks in the picture, but it is pretty sparkly. It cost me about $40 to make and I could have bought the Pier 1 wreath for $50 or $60... It's always more fun to have your own creation, though.

Anyhow, this morning I decided to move it from my pantry door to the front door (but facing inside) so that I could open and close the pantry. As I closed the front door, the plastic wreath hook broke and my wreath fell to what I thought was it's death. I was devastated. I immediately thought of all that money down the drain and all that time I had wasted. I managed to pick Lucas up to keep him from stepping in broken ornaments, and I left my pile of sadness on the floor so I could feed Lucas breakfast and trap him in his high chair. Then I called Ben and told him what had happened and I didn't even cry.

It turns out only a few of the tiny ornaments broke and about 4 big ones fell off, so I was able to fix it. I am going to return that stupid wreath hook to Hobby Lobby. After all, it almost crushed my dreams and my wreath.

So that's that. I don't think I'll go into wreath making business. It's too hard and it can be emotionally devastating. But, for you... I'll make you one for $100 - cash.

1 comment:

Dani said...

Well aren't you just a domestic little diva! So cute! Man, I was almost in tears too when you said it fell to the ground! Thank goodness you were able to save it!