Saturday, December 10, 2011

Long time no post...

Funny... I get irritated when I run across a seemingly good blog only to find the blogger has been absent for long periods of time, or a blog where the blogger comes back after said absence and announces they are back and apologizes for being gone so long. I've even done it myself before on this very blog, but I loathe myself for it. Now here I am after many many months...nay, years. I'm back. I am not going to apologize though. I've been gone because life happens and it cannot be helped. Nevertheless, I am glad to be back. I've been inspired to start crafting and posting again, so here I am.

It's Christmas time in the Pyatt house and I am loving it. I love sparkly things and Christmas decorations fit the bill exactly. Here is a wreath I just finished for the door of my Crafty HQ. It was of course inspired by another new obsession of mine - Pinterest. (Beware, it's worse than Facebook as a time-waster.)

Anyhoo... I pinned this beautiful wreath the other day and I could not wait to recreate it! Michael's had their shatterproof ornaments on sale, so I stocked up. Then I started creating. You know how other people make things look so easy? I mean what could be easier than sliding a bunch of ornaments along a hanger?

CRAFTER BEWARE!!


If you want to recreate this craft, let me say first of all, do not skip the step where you hot glue the metal holders to the ornament before sliding them onto the hanger. I tried that, and of course ornaments began popping off left and right when I went to hang the wreath. I went back to it (days later of course so I had time to cool down) and hot glued all those little suckers on there. I restrung the ornaments and went to hang it again. Now the ornaments pop off from the tiny little wire that loops over the hanger. I'm thinking I need to go back again and hot glue some more. *sigh* A crafter's work is never done...

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