Last week I featured a great tutorial for a sunny lemon wreath, made by Ordy and Joon. It was the perfect addition to our normally drab front porch. My friend Lindsay came over so we could try our hands at wreath-making together.
Armed with a glue gun, coffee, and determination we tackled this project. We're both very happy with the end result but I must tell you, it took a lot longer than expected! Several burned fingers and about 2.5 hours later, we were finished.
My index finger still hurts.
We started with 14" foam wreath forms and covered them in ribbon. That part was relatively easy. The hard part came when we tried to glue the lemons on the ribbon. The lemons (especially the big ones) didn't stay on very well. The minute we let go, the glue gave out and the lemons went rolling off the wreath form. Crap! After a while we figured out that really piling on the glue worked better and they needed to be held in place for a while. Lindsay was patient enough to hold them in place. I was not and wasted a lot of tape.
We continued putting the lemons on in two uneven rows and then filled in with leaves. Lindsay had the great idea of cutting the leaves into different shapes so they would fit in between the lemons on the inside.
While we were making these wreaths it started hailing outside. Did the sun really last just half a day? Its a good thing we have our bright yellow wreaths to add a little color to the dreary outdoors.
Even with the great tutorial, we felt like we didn’t have a clue what we were doing (I always feel like that with new projects). But both wreaths turned out great!
The Before and After:
Thank you Ordy and Joon for the inspiration! And thank you Lindsay for joining me!
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