Last Christmas...yes I said Christmas 2011 I had a bowl full of holiday nuts leftover. You know the kind I mean, you get them every year from someone who really doesn't know you but feels they need to give you something. I just couldn't throw them away so a wreath was born, of course this particular wreath lent itself to fall so its been sitting around just waiting to show its "stuff" until now.
I started as I said with a bowl of nuts, two Dollar Tree wreaths and a bolt of burlap ribbon that has finished edging.
I glued the two wreaths together to make a more substantial depth to the wreath. I didn't take a picture of this because really....who couldn't figure this part out.
Next I took a bolt of finished edge burlap ribbon that I picked up at the floral wholesalers some time back.
I wrapped the ribbon around the wreath and secured it with stick pins. Since I might want to use the ribbon again sometime I decided not to glue it permanently to the wreath.
After that I started gluing the nuts on starting at the outside and working in. It dawned on me as I was writing all this that what was the point of pinning the back so the ribbon could be reused when I GLUED the nuts on the front. Maybe tomorrow will be a better day for me in the logic department.
This was my favorite part in all the gluing, I found a walnut that was so perfectly broken in half that I put it front and center on the wreath.
I used two floral pins as the wreath holder and secured them in the foam wreath with more hot glue.