I figure I could do one of two things with those phone books.
- Complain about them – which isn’t very productive and not really worth the energy.
- Find a way to use them - beyond the obvious because that's why Al Gore invented Internet - so we could use it to look up telephone numbers :)
*Enter the Condo Blues Whammy*
I opened the wreath storage bag and found this.
Once upon a time this was all in one piece.
Looks like I lost of the Stash Bust Challenge even before I started. *Sad face*
I decided to try to piece the form back together. If I got something workable I’d move on from there. If not, I’d ditch it and hop on down to the store and buy a new wreath form.
Can this wreath be saved?
I snapped the tops off of some plastic forks that have been wallowing in the utility closet so long they are practically family heirlooms. I used them as supports to hot glue the form back together.
I used by very good friend Modge Podge to attach the paper strips to the wreath form and let it dry over night. The Modge Podge will also protect the paper from the elements. The Modge Podge is leftover from my books as wallpaper bathroom remodel. Is it just me or is this post playing out like an episode of Horders? Yipe!
Modge Podge rules!
I painted an empty toilet paper tube orange as an homage to How about orange… and let it dry overnight too.
Orange you going to say it's pretty?
The next morning, I smashed the toilet paper roll tube flat and cut it with scissors.
I eyeballed the cuts 'cuz I'm a rebel.
I hot glued the leaf shaped rings to the wreath form and added some scrap ribbon to the back as a hanger upper thingie.
The finished wreath!