Oh, my friends in blogland, it’s been a cra-a-a-zy couple of days here at Minerva’s Garden. First of all, I got it into my head that I wanted to corral the mess of cords sticking out from my computer and all the hardware and peripherals. In the process of doing this, my computer stopped working. Jasmine the cat went to take a gander at my computer, and this is how she looked when she brought me the news:
What a serious expression! Let’s just say–she didn’t bring me back good news.
I gave Jasmine a hug and thanked her for her help, and then the fun began. Down to the computer store went my computer. They were able to clone my hard drive, but they told us that the motherboard had met its demise on my computer, just dumb luck that it happened when it did, and it would cost more to repair it than replace it. They gave me a loaner computer, which we ended up buying. So now I am back in business on the computer end of things!
At the same time this was going on, I received my DSLR camera–the first one I’ve ever owned. Since then I’ve been working out my own mental kinks with it, just trying to learn how to get it all to work. All day today was spent on trying to get pictures, which I did manage to take a couple of days ago, off the camera and onto the new computer, to no avail. Finally, one memory card reader later, I had new pictures on my computer, and am ready to roll once again!
So here I am with my first post with new camera and computer–a quick and easy little wreath for you for Valentine’s Day! Debbie at Debbiedoo’s was my inspiration, because she is hosting a Dollar Tree Valentine’s project party, so thank you, Debbie! This is a Dollar Tree project, and almost all of the supplies, except the glue gun, came from there.
Here’s what I used:
- 9″ foam form
- 9 silk rose bunches–they all had around 4-5 flowers per bunch
- pink tissue paper
- rose ribbon (I actually got this at Dollar Tree last year, and never got around to using it until now)
- wreath hanger
Super simple: first I covered the green foam form with tissue paper, and used tape to hold it together on the back side to finish it all off a little and hide the green color.
Then I pulled the roses off the stems . . .
At first, I tried to just stick the little bit of stem left on the flowers directly through the tissue and into the foam, but they didn’t stay. I was feeling way too lazy to go down to the garage and look for a wire cutter, replace all the blooms onto the stems and cut them to length. Instead, I got out my trusty glue gun, and just glued them into place. So easy, and they are securely in place now. I also decided that it would be smart to glue the wide ribbon that I was going to use to hang the wreath from the wreath hanger in place now, before I covered the form in roses.
After about 20 minutes of concentrated gluing, I had a Valentine’s Day Wreath!
Although it feels a little early, at least for me, to start decorating for Valentine’s Day, I just had to put it up on the door to see what it looked like.
A nice, romantic little wreath that will spice up our door very soon, and I only spent $1 for the foam form and $9 for the flowers–all the rest I already had on hand.
Are you decorating for Valentine’s Day? I’d love to hear from you in the comments, so stop by for a visit!
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