This post in a long time coming, I mean 2011 is when I had the idea, and bought the wreath forms. I picked up a straw wreath form at Hobby Lobby (along with a few project supplies) and was ready to get to work. Well my cat at the time, Sir Henry took a cat nap- apparently the wreath makes a great bed. Needless to say by the time he got up from his nap,I had moved onto other things. The wreaths were put away in my craft closet and forgotten about…..
Fast forward through a move, engagement, wedding, change in career, graduate school, etc – mom and I decided to purge & organize the craft closet. I decided to make a lists of crafts I wanted to complete & to donate the rest (cue my teacher friends all got a box of things for their classroom)
I set wreath on a box, so that we would be able to place corks on the front, and sides (careful not to get on the backside, so the wreath will lay flat on the door) Place hot glue on the end of the cork and place on the wreath. As the wreath begins to fill up, you can also put glue on the sides of the corks for them to stick together. Once the sides are nearly full, I recommend going in and adding some corks on their side or at an angle to add a bit of depth to the wreath. In fact once, I thought I was done, I actually hung the wreath on the door, and then added corks around the edges as needed to fill in the holes, while ensuring the wreath laid flat.
I would say the wreath is 99.9% complete, I need about 15-20 more corks o fill in some areas on the inside of the wreath, and to layer in some corks going opposite directions to give it a bit more depth. So I decided to uncork a bottle of one of my favorite reds while I added some finishing touches..