My friend Melissa left me some things when she was getting ready to move to California a few weeks ago and she left me this wreath:
I love the option that makes everything look old timey.
It even still had the tag on it!!
Normally when I have things like these laying around, I completely forget about them but not this puppy.
I had big plans for him.
So I got some pom poms at the craft store:
...because I love pom poms.
More than is probably normal.
It takes me back to a simpler time...pom poms were HUGE in the late 70's and early 80's....who remembers pom pom socks??
So I wanted to pay homage to old school poms and create a cool wreath with them.
Without looking like it was something I created in art class circa 1978.
I took the following tools:
Glue gun and glue sticks.
I needed a new glue gun since my old one was over 10 years old.
They are only $2.99 at Hobby Lobby which then made me wonder why it took me 10 years to get a new one.
I am so very cheap.
Then I spent an hour during nap time on a snowstormy Thursday afternoon doing this:
Gluing my pommies to my wreath and let me tell ya it was so very therapeutic.
I was listening to the likes of Dan Fogelberg and Neil Diamond thanks to soft rock on our cable TV, watching the snow gently fall and gluing my cares away.
I don't know how to knit or sew but after this relaxing crafting afternoon, I am seriously considering taking a class because I so need something like this for myself instead of sitting in front of the DVR during my rare moments of free time deciding whether I should watch Teen Mom 2 (I know, I know.....but it is so terribly, awfully addictive) or Tori and Dean ( I know, I know....but it is so terribly, awfully addictive).....
And when I was done, it looked somethin' like this:
I loved it but felt like it was missin' something...so in typical can't leave well enough alone Kari fashion, I embellished it just a smidgen.
I took some ribbon I had laying around and cut them into different lengths.
And here is the final product!!
And here it is in Instagram!!!!
Isn't Instagram the coolest??
It looks so cool, like I am a real photographer or something.
And it makes every picture, even the most boring picture, look so fab!
My living room...cool and all but bitchin when you put it in Instagram!
One of my latest creations?
Yeah, yeah, but in Instagram??
A jar of pom poms?
But in Instagram??
It is so abso amazing that it even makes my oldest daughter's messy room look like ....