Saturday, March 13, 2010

A Service Easter Wreath

Well, every year our church does a little service auction. People donate cakes, baked goods, services and yes, crafts, for others to bid on during a silent auction. This year the proceeds will go to our youth programs. I had no intention of donating anything (not because I am a Scrooge, but because I just don't think my abilities are quite up to par) until someone found me, declared me a crafty person, and persuaded me to donate a wreath. How hard could it be, you know? Making a wreath? Well, I found out it was plenty hard. I stressed about what to buy, how to make it, what to create. I mean, it wasn't going to be for me, right? What would others like??? I had no idea!

I happened to have a whicker wreath form already handy, and I happened to have a canvas drop cloth nearby. I cut up some strips of drop cloth and began by just wrapping the wreath. Then, I used some of my favorite ribbon ($1 store, baby!) to simply tie them around the wreath form. After that, I spent a long, long while using my No Fray (i.e. clear nail polish) to secure every end of all the ribbons.

When that was done, I had no idea what to do. None. It didn't look completely done to, I wrapped some twine around it....ok, sure....then I decided since it was an Easter wreath, I should do something blatantly Easter-y.

I took some of my kids plastic Easter eggs, and modge podged some of this shiny, blue tissue paper over them. After they dried, I cut out some number circles, distressed them (my favorite thing in the world to do), and used the twine to attach them to the wreath.

Better, right? No? Well, I gave it a shot. The auction is tonight. I'm just crossing my fingers SOMEONE bids on it....!

Funky Junk's Saturday Nite Special

1 comment:

  1. Meg,

    Don't be so hard on yourself!! It's darling and I LOVE LOVE LOVE the way the eggs turned out!!



I would love to hear from you!