I'm jumpin' on the wreath bandwagon. There have been so many marvelous wreaths blogged lately! It's such an easy and fun way to spice up your front door, your mantel or a wall. Here's what I did with some beads. What do you think?
Glue gun with extra glue sticks (lots of em)
Styrofoam wreaths (I did two little ones but you can do any size!)
Beads (I got natural wood beads @ Michaels.)
Pretty Mexican oilcloth to protect your table (totally optional!!)
Start gluing! It's seriously so easy and I did it during naptime.
(By the way, do you see the bite marks on the styrofoam? I totally let Ginger chew it while we walked around Michael's. A mom's gotta do..... )
I didn't bead all the way around--just enough so that when flush against the wall there was no green styrofoam showing. I wanted it to lay nice and flat. BUT, I do think I will go back and bead all the way around because I like it in my window and I don't want any green showing when you are looking in.
Here it is hanging in the window with a red grosgrain ribbon. It's so versatile that you could just change the ribbon for the season. I toyed with spraypainting it because I was originally inspired by this awesome acorn wreath but I do like the color of the beads with my chestnut woodwork. Maybe in the future I will when I tire of it?
And again on my mantel. Another idea for these is to put on a table with a big pillar candle in the middle. Could be another reason not to bead all the way around....crafter's choice!