December 11, 2007

Sarah: Quick Holiday Craft

Yesterday, fueled by adrenaline, caffeine, and one hour of sleep, I found myself feeling restless. Already at the craft store getting ornament supplies, I picked up a styrofoam wreath form.
When I got home, I cut several strips from some green coordinating fabric I had laying around from a previous project.

Then I just ironed the raw edges under and went crazy with the hot glue gun. If you try this project at home, learn from my mistakes: Hot glue will dissolve your styrofoam. While this may be a Fun With Science! moment, it will also make little craters in your wreath. Did I switch to one of the many other adhesives in my apartment at any given moment? No, because I will never give. If you insist upon using hot glue, apply the glue to the fabric, then press the glued fabric to the styrofoam. This dissolves it much less. Oh, and if you're clumsy by nature? You will burn off your fingertips. You always do.

Those dots on the bottom right side of the wreath are a few pushpins I purloined from my bulletin board. The wreath was just a little too plain. I tried to add a simple bow with my red ribbon, but my bow tying skills were not up to the task.

This project cost me about $4.50 and 20 minutes. Totally worth it!

Sorry the pictures are so fuzzy. I'm still sticking it out with only my camera phone. Hint hint, Santa!

Posted by sarah at December 11, 2007 10:06 AM


I envy your craftiness.

Posted by: Mallory on December 11, 2007 11:01 AM

purty. You are one crazy craftess

Posted by: Jeremy on December 11, 2007 12:40 PM

i love the diet coke with lime in the background.

stace- diet coke... for breakfast?
sarah- yeah. the vanilla or cherry kind. mmm. breakfasty...

Posted by: stace on December 11, 2007 03:18 PM

Well I had to include the Diet Coke, as it was as much responsible for the crafting as I was. I'm still sad they discontinued Vanilla Diet Coke. It was so smooth and perfect for the morning.

Posted by: sarah on December 11, 2007 03:37 PM

What a craft whiz you are - bootiful!

Posted by: Desiree on December 11, 2007 03:50 PM

I, too, love the Diet Coke in the background. Especially as it accompanies any project, assignment, cleaning, etc., that I do! I also was excited to hear that you favored Vanilla Diet Coke in the morning as well! I haven't met many people who agreed with me on the VDC issue. There have been many a days that I have had to settle for cherry Diet Coke at 8 am when I have really wanted Vanilla.

Posted by: Meredith on December 11, 2007 09:34 PM
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