I might need help to overcome my wreath addiction! I am compelled to explore wreaths as art…LOL….there is a picture in my mind of sophisticated folks who need them for decorating. While they sip champagne they murmur “Why didn’t I think of that idea? A wreath as a piece of art?” LOL.
A recent trip to Manzanita was soooo inspiring. I found STUFF there and one of my treasures was a greeting card with a famous Emerson poem written on the front of it. Immediately I saw this wreath in my imagination!
I used one of my Dollar Tree wreath forms and some old copper wire I got at a garage sale this summer. The green bean box was the perfect weight of cardboard and the smooth side of the cardboard gladly accepted the black chalkboard paint. I cut the cardboard into 1 x 4 inch pieces, punched holes in each end and twisted the wire underneath each piece of cardboard.
After a good coat of black chalkboard paint, I cut a little strip of the poem and attached it with hot glue going around the circle and left one strip open so I could print out the word “Success!”. I punched a hole in the little strip that says “Emerson” and hung it on the side with silver thread.
I like the message of the poem. My art usually sell as gifts and I think this wreath would be appropriate for many different occasions after all who doesn’t like SUCCESS? And my wreath looks dressed for success!