Y’all know that song, right? My grammar isn’t really that bad in case you don’t.
So, do you ever think you have a great craft project idea but then completely fail in the execution?
Back when I was on my wreath-making kick I tried to jazz up an old hydrangea wreath that’s been sitting in a box in my garage ever since we moved. The wreath used to hang on my staircase at the old house.
I haven’t gotten it out of the box yet since I’m not using much burgundy in the new house. Plus, the weight of the blooms has flattened out the bottom of the wreath, so it’s gotten all wonky and weird looking. I thought it would be perfect to use at Christmas, though. I had grand plans to attach the cotton bolls that I gathered in October, along with some reindeer moss and a few glass ornaments. As I was making the wreath I was patting myself on the back for all my creativity.
I was all “Red hydrangea wreath? Good. Snowy white cotton bolls? Good. Green reindeer moss and greenery? Gooooooood. Lookat me being all Martha Stewartish. This project is gonna turn out AWESOME. Reindeer moss? What a great pun for my Christmas wreath.”
But then I stepped back from my creation and took in the whole picture….
And I absolutely hated it! It looks like a kindergartener’s Santa Claus project with cotton balls and Elmer’s glue.
My husband said it looked like a soggy Fruit Loop that’s been sitting out and growing mold. He also made a few other comments that probably aren’t appropriate here on the old blog.
So… the wreath has been banished back to the garage for now.
I had good intentions, really I did.
But yeah. No.
LOL I just posted about an epic sewing fail I had a few weeks ago. The best intentions sometimes can fall flat…or squished, like a soggy fruit loop, which cracks me the hell up. At least we tried! Effort counts for something 🙂
Dawn Braun says
hahaha…loved your post, your soggy wreath made me smile! 🙂 At least you tried, right?! Merry Christmas!
LOL! And now it’s documented for all of eternity. I love it. 🙂
it really is beautiful in a sad, distorted way! I was so into the wreath thingy this year that I was sure I would put Martha out of business. Yeah, well. um no…no reason for her to be concerned!
I am LOVD says
Oh, it’s not that bad. If it just didn’t look like it was crushing down on itself, I bet it would look great! Love the ambition, though!
SheilaG @ Plum Doodles says
Husbands always know just the wrong thing to say, don’t they? 😉 I just tried a project using crayon and watercolor- fail! Maybe I need to go back to kindergarten- no, wait, I didn’t go to kindergarten, maybe that’s the problem… Anyway, thanks for the chuckle and have a great Christmas!!!
Needed that laugh this morning! How funny! love it!