Whiskey and Wreaths

So, I’ve started making wreaths.

Random, I know.

I see them on Pinterest on these perfect little doorsteps which undoubtedly leads into a perfect little entry way with a perfect little family playing a cordial game of Monopoly where no toddlers are biting anyone’s ankles and no one’s mother is drunk in the kitchen mixing jack and RC cola in her coffee cup. Let’s take a minute to acknowledge that the biggest joke out of that statement is a “cordial game of Monopoly”. Does that ever really happen? Monopoly in my house growing up went a little something like this…

At any given moment things like this would be whispered awkwardly in your ear… by my grandmother…

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The second someone ran out of money…

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Anywhoo, wreaths.

I debated on just ordering one off of Etsy, because there are TONS of adorbs ones. But none really tickled my pickle. So I decided to wing it and head to the craft store, never thought that sentence would come out of my mouth. It’s not even close to the liquor store…

I got the essentials, a wreath frame, but naturally since I knew nothing about wreaths I got one of each available. A foam, a grapevine, and a wire wreath. Then got some burlap, flowers, a hot glue gun (because again, I’ve never even attempted to be this domestic) and a few other random things.

After looking on Pinterest the foam wreath and stabbing my fingers 72 times trying to pin fabric to it I decided this is probably what they made Martha use in prison as punishment.

This thing is the devils craft, do you understand? Just walk away.

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This is your friend. Trust me.

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So after about 3 glasses of Honey Jack daniels this was my end result

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Now, I thought it was okay, but not totally thrilled with it. But after sharing with some friends, I now have about 12 wreaths to make for other peeps! So that means another 17 trips to the craft store because I really had no idea what or how much of anything I needed. Then one more trip to the liquor store, because I know exactly what and how much of that I need. I wish they had punch cards…

I’ve gotten MUCH better and figured out some little hacks to making the wreaths look fuller, and take a little less time. Here’s one from yesterday I made for someone..

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AND I’ve started this one, but ran out of burlap.. .because again, I have no idea what I’m doing…

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It’s a punkin’!!!

I’ll be opening an Etsy store soon, so all you lovelies¬†will be able to purchase custom wreaths soon! I can also throw up a tutorial to help y’all make some of these bad boys yo’ self if ya’ll want.

I think I’ll spend more Saturday’s with whiskey and wreaths.

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