That being said, I figure I should stay ahead of the game by doing some decorating for the season in case it can act as a preudo-rain/weather dance to keep the snow away until December first. Wouldn’t that be nice?
Yeah, I am a fool, I know. Why even think like that in this state where winter lasts six months?
Anyway, what I am trying to say is that I made a wreath! I’m sure you guessed that by my rambling, right? I hope you are proud, Mom, because I am now taking after you with your crafty wreath-making skills (she used to make lots of wreaths and other floral arrangements and sell them at craft fairs and stores).
I am sad to admit that this wreath is not a completely original idea. I thought it was, but after doing a little google-searching, I found out that I am not a genius in the wreath world. I wanted something Halloween and fall-inspired, but I didn’t want it to be overly muted oranges since I love bright colors and I didn’t want it to be too serious. I thought I would make a wreath out of some sort of candy since Halloween is prime candy time. After a little thinking, I decided candy corn would be perfect! Man, did I feel proud as I bought a couple bags of the sweet striped treat, until, that is, I saw that Woman’s Day had already created such a wreath. Bummer!
So, I did what any other wreath-idea-stealing-crafter would do: I put my own spin on it!
The Woman’s Day version tells you to cover your styrofoam wreath with black tape. Well, I am not a big fan of black and wanted the wreath to be light and bright, so I just glued the candy corn directly to the already white and bright styrofoam wreath. Talk about a rebellious wreath-idea-thief!
Then I added some leaves and a fake black bird and I was done, you know because I had to make it my own.
For the sake of keeping it real, I will admit that leaving the wreath to sit around our home while I decided where to hang it was not a good idea. We may or may not have candy corn sugar-glued to a file cabinet . . . And I may or may not have no good place to hang this little cutie, but I suppose it still counts as decorating even if it is leaning up against a wall in our living room floor, sugar-gluing itself to the carpet. How’s that for keeping it real?
What fall decorating have you been working on?
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