We didn’t get the rain, but instead lasted through the windy side of Lee. When I say windy, I mean wwwwiiiiiiiinnnnnddddddy. The last of the fake flowers that had become little more than a hiding place for the occasional lizard fell off the wreath that hung on our door. On a day when I was already feeling rather melancholy, it looked like yet another thing that went wrong for me. So when I saw Amy Bayliss’s post introducing the “You Made a Wreath out of What?” challenge (including a wreath she made of shower curtains–no foolin’!!), I saw it as a sign. How very timely! So I discarded the
eyesore old flowers and thought about how I might use this foundation to create something new.
It occurs to me how attractive this wreath is on its own as I looked at it, but with an off-white door and off-white paint around the front of the house, I’ll take any opportunity to add a spruce of color. I searched through a number of links that were included in the wreath challenge. Here are just a few from some ladies out there who put the “C” in creativity.
When I saw this last link, I knew just what to do with the 159 extra coffee filters I had to buy for a 1-coffee-filter science experiment. So I got started.
This little beauty was the result of folding the filters twice, perhaps with a little balling up to beforehand to give them a more natural, less uniformed appearance. The brown flower in the middle is a lunch bag, traced from the coffee filters and then put through the same test.
The berry/ pinecone accessory above made me think about our recent Apologia Zoology 1 (Flying Creatures of the Fifth Day) studies and what we learned about nest-building materials–string, cloth, leaves, twigs, grass, etc. So, in looking around the house and some unused knicknacks I’d bought over the years, I put this assemblage together. (So proud of myself that I was creative enough to pull out a dinner napkin!).
The girls thought the coffee filters didn’t match this grouping, so my bouquet became a temporary table centerpiece. With their feedback, some dust blown from the creative part of my brain, a few twist ties, and a pair of scissors later, I came up with this beauty:
Doesn’t she just scream, “Welcome!”