Ever since we have moved to Georgia, for some reason I have been trying to do as many "firsts as I could." I feel like I have been asleep or in a coma for the past 13 years, I don't know why. Maybe because I fear that my memory is going, as I have trouble remembering things that happened last week. Maybe because I really have spent more than a decade of my life accomplishing absolutely nothing. And by nothing, I mean - nothing.
So, this year I got to carve a pumpkin and make a pumpkin pie from scratch, among many other great and not-so-great other "first time" things. I always wanted to make a wreath from scratch, and finally sat down to make one today. It took me almost 2 hours, and it is not finished. I have much more appreciation for real tree wreaths now, because let me tell you - it's not easy. But it was extremely rewarding and even relaxing experience, despite it being a pain int he butt.
This is what it started out as - just a bunch of tree branches that I started trying together with some wire.
I ended up decorating it with some of the fake dry deco branches i got for 50% of at the Hobby Lobby. I also have a bag of pine cones that I'll be spray painting and putting on the wreath with a thinner wire. But for now it looks not bad. It's a bit akward to hold, to be honest, but it's sturdy enough.
Please visit the DIY party on Newly Woodwards to see more Christmasy stuff (that's actually awesome.) =)