Monday, March 18, 2013
Spring Craft #3 - FAIL!
It does not work. It looks stupid. I am not Martha Stewart.
And, I have blisters on my fingers from the glue gun adding to my miserable sense of failure.
Somewhere sometime last Spring, I saw a wreath on someone's door made with some of those marshmallow peeps. Now I have always hated those things. Couldn't ever see any reason to eat them or have them around in our Easter candy baskets.
However, when I saw that wreath, I thought to myself that I had finally seen a good, and maybe even cute, use for marshmallow peeps.
Let me tell you, the hardest part of this project was getting the cellophane shrink wrap off of the wreath form. Probably took me longer than the whole rest of the process. Not only that, but my work area was so filthy and littered from wreath debris when I did get it uncovered, that I decided right away to cover up the whole darn thing with ribbon. This may be where I went wrong with the artistry. Now that it's all done, I think I should have wrapped the ribbon at intervals so that the vines in the wreath showed through.
Finally I glued on the bunnies, leaving a space for the hanger ribbon to go around. I did not eat a one. Trust me on that. This wreath required exactly one box of bunnies.
Stay tuned though. We still have two weeks until Easter, and I do have a few more Spring/Easter crafts to show you. And they were successes! Also it will soon be time for the spectacular Spring/Easter mantle reveal.
But for now, I hope the squirrels or birds carry away every single one of those ugly marshmallow bunnies.