Okay-so if you have been reading here for ANY length of time, you have gathered that I am not in the slightest bit "crafty". I wouldn't even say that I am craft-challenged; I would say that I am downright craft handicapped. Not only do I hate all the "supplies" that crafting seems to require, but I have yet to ever turn out anything that I would be willing to show anyone. Until today. Today, I am pleased as punch to report that my crafting skills have just taken one giant leap forward!
Thanks to The Nester. I have been following Nester's blog almost since the beginning. I LOVE her soft blue and green and white house filled with birds and plates. I could never actually DO that in my house, mind you, but I certainly admire hers from afar.
So, when I saw her beautiful white fur wreath two years ago, I filed it away for future crafting reference, and this year, I decided to pull it out and give it a try. Mind you, it didn't take long to find since my "crafting reference file" is pretty much empty (as in that was the ONLY thing in it). But anyway.......
A few weeks ago, I used a mega coupon I had for Joanne's and got all the necessary supplies. Then last night, as the guys watched football and Sydney finished homework, I decided I better get that wreath made before Christmas had passed me by. And, a mere 30 minutes later, voila, I had my very own white fur wreath. And, if I do say myself, it looks pretty darn good.
If you want your very own white fur wreath, the Nester's tutorial is excellent! It had to be--even I could follow it! And, like Nester, I added some hairspray. But I think my wreath looks more like that blonde "Guy" from the Food Network than Ty Pennington!
And, now that I have had one "wreathing" success, I have added a few more wreaths to my aforementioned pretty-much-non-existent crafting file. Check these out!
I love this one, and I'm pretty sure it would be doable. Since I'm an expert now.......ahem!
And I LO-OO-OO-VE this one too!
And, I am pretty certain this is the ONLY thing on earth that tinsel is good for!
And I TOTALLY think I can handle this peppermint candy wreath next year (now that I know how to use my glue gun!)! Be still my heart!