Heart Wreath?Sunday, January 29, 2012
The Martha Stewart Living magazine got into my hands this weekend with a pretty tissue paper pom pom heart wreath.
I thinks to myself, "Self...you can do that, no problem."
The name of the game around here lately for decorations is spend zero dollars, use what I have. Martha must think I'm a millionaire because she suggested using 24 3M adhesive hooks on my wall. 24! No thanks, Martha. So I started thinking what I could use to adhere the pom poms too.
I am already well versed in the art of Martha pom poms. After discovering them on Pinterest earlier this summer I made some large and in charge versions for my classroom.
I already had red tissue paper on hand but as I started laying them on my cardboard mat I realized I needed another color. Off to Micheal's I went to purchase some pink tissue paper, which I purchased with a coupon and a 15% teacher discount. Two dollars spent.
I made about 12 pom of various sizes, nothing over six sheets of tissue paper and no larger than 7 inches. Then, using my box cutter I stabbed slits into the cardboard and pushed the wire holding the poms together through, securing the back with a piece of duct tape.
I am making this sound all breezy, like, "oh I just threw together some tissue poms," but it took me about 3 episodes of Law and Order: SVU to get everything cut, folded, and onto the cardboard. I moved things around a couple of times trying to get a semblance of a heart.
What do you think? Does it look like a heart?
I feel like I could be one step away from having "NAILED IT" plastered across my picture.
I feel like I need to round out the left side just a bit more, but I'm fine with it for now. I'm sure Chris will come home and ask what threw up on the door.
In full disclosure, I must show you the back of the cardboard wreath.
Totally didn't think about my stained glass door. Yeah, it's a hot mess but I can live with it.
I've got one more crafty Valentine's idea up my sleeve that I hope to finish up tonight. Again, on the cheap for about $7. Hope to back with that soon, happy Sunday!
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