in my pre-blogging days, i was not really a wreath person.
i mean, i liked them but i never really had the desire to make one.
then i saw a bunch of posts like "1,000,001 cool wreaths to make" and "make a wreath or you are not an official blogger" and then the one "did you make a wreath already?"
so you know how it is
when blogs are a big part of your life.
the stuff slowly creeps into your brain, paralyzing it til there is nothing left to do but succumb to the voices in your head that keep telling you to "make it!...make it!"
and so i gave in, as usual, and made
my first ever homemade wreath.
why lookie there, are those caramel apples?
why yes, and chocolate ones too actually.
here's how i made it.
i gathered these materials from walmart and michael's.
and then i got to work on my mandatory blogging wreath.
put that aside a second so we can take another look at those really cute fake apples and get them ready.
so now that your arm muscles are strengthened,
let's make use of them and paint!
yes i totally used real sprinkles.
you can carefully modge podge it
or cover it with sealant spray.
i left mine alone.
i am taking the chance for the bugs to attack but so far, so good, as i have the wreath hanging inside my porch door and it's been there for 2 weeks and still looks fine.
ok where were we? oh yeah,
i stuck the apples in a styrofoam block til dry then laid them on a paper plate, pretending they were real and all mine cuz when will there ever be a chance to have an entire plate of caramel apples?
so it only makes perfect sense.
after i had my share of fake mini caramel apples,
i continued til finish.
i scored the glitter fall leaf confetti at walmart
for 97 cents.
and there you have it!
it's now officially fall at my house.
and the start of october also means
a TON of halloween posts!
so yeah, since i work M-F, i spent the entire weekend making an obnoxious amount of halloween tricks and treats that i hope you come back to enjoy.
of course that means i am not sleeping but who needs sleep when i can craft all day and night on the weekends?
i mean, not that i make any sense to anyone cuz i am walking around like a complete zombie, but i figure, might as well get in the halloween spirit right?
aaaaaand to those of you who asked where i got my "scary brain" that thinks up crazy ideas, the truth is
that in 30 days (which will be halloween)
i will officially be
HALF A CENTURY OLD!
oh. em. gee. willikers.
i'm freakin' bloody old.
i am definitely staying up all night just so i won't miss the last days in my 40's.
the zombie apocalypse has begun.
have a fun-filled day and see ya soon!