The Kid and I went to the store for one thing: a pool skimmer. We left with more, obviously. If I had enough self-control, I could walk right to the item I need without looking at anything and turn right around and leave. bing bang boom. But nope. Impossible. Whatever. I've accepted it. It's fine. Besides, I wanted to try out The Kid's new grocery cart cover. No point in making a quick trip if I'm going through the trouble of hooking him in, right?
Anyhow, as usual, I end up in the Clearance aisle and like any craft hoarder, I pick up everything going through all the crafty possibilities before I talk myself out of it and move on. Today though, I grabbed a Styrofoam wreath that was flat on one side and already covered with burlap for $3. Sold. But of course, you could grab a plan wreath at the ol' dollar store and cover it with whatever to get a similar product.
When The Kid went down for his nap, I ran to the kitchen, grabbed the coffee filters and threw together a new wreath.
I just kind of scrunched the filters up until they resembled flowers (if you squint your eyes).
Then I secured them to each other in small bunches with twist ties (no time to run to the basement for the glue gun).
Then I secured all the little bunches together as a big bunch.
And used several twist ties to wrap around the wreath and connect the filter flowers to it.
Yay. And all before The Kid woke up. Success.