Do you ever buy something that you're not sure how you're going to use it, but you know you'll use it sometime down the road. I'm not the only one right? When I saw the beads, I thought of Easter colors, which I'm not to crazy about because they remind me of baby shower colors. I love Easter though and my kids love to decorate so I thought I should buy them. SHOULD. So, I did.
The flowers were an accident. I saw some nice fall color swags that I thought I'd buy and save for...yes, you guessed it... fall! Then this guy came just about running down the aisle and looking through the box of fake flowers like there was a diamond hidden somewhere in there. Am I missing something here I thought? Really, who gets excited about plastic flowers. I waited patiently for him to leave pretending to look at some other thing on the shelf, then looked through the box again when he was done. Apparently, he found what he wanted, nothing diamond like, but whatever floats your boat Mr. More flower power to you! I didn't find the diamond either, but I did find these pink roses. They were in good shape and just needed to be cleaned up. We all know how ridiculously expensive these babies can be so at $2.50 they were a steel. What would I use these things for? Who knows? I certainly didn't, but I was hoping inspiration would come. Here's how it came.
Then I simply cut the bunch of roses into singles and stuck them through the wreath. I don't have wire cutters for plastics flowers but just an fyi- if you try to cut them with regular scissors, it won't work. You have to make a cut with the scissors then twist the flower stem until the wire stem breaks off. After, I put the stems in the wreath; if anything stuck out to far I tucked it in or glued it down.
Please don't look at my ugly, dry fingers. Don't do it. Just resist. I know I desperately need some lotion and maybe a manicure, but you see I have this condition known as kids, and as long as they're around, priorities don't include hand treatments. I will however put on some lotion more often.
After the beads were in place and the flowers were rooted in the wreath, I simply wrapped ribbon around the wreath and hung it.