This fall, we were up at the park and we saw all of these cute prickly balls hanging from the trees and all over the ground. I had no idea what they were called, but I thought they might be fabulous in a wreath. So…we gathered.
after a short time googling prickly tree balls, I found out they are from sweet gum trees and are called sweet gum fruit. AND Martha already thought of making them into a wreath.
Martha, Martha, Martha.
Just when you think you have a great idea, you find out she thought of it years ago. *sigh*
We’re not going to let that stop us! We’ve got an hour~let’s go.
Grab an old wreath, (or make a cheap one!)
Oh, we are so good…still have 15 minutes to spare!
Run it out to the garage and give it a quick dusting of white spray paint. While it’s drying, fold a piece of fabric over (wrong side out), run a strip of hot glue, let dry, then run it through a flat iron for a quick ribbon. Psssh, who needs irons?
and there we go!
We made it for under $10, under 1 Hour. Yesssss.
Also on the table:
this was a little scene we created with some trees from the dollar store, epsom salt, mini pinecones from our tree outside, and a moose from the plastic animals downstairs. How long do you bet before a snarling lion, a hungry wolf, and some lego guys join the moose from downstairs??
sweet gum fruit: free!
grapevine wreath: free, leftover from another project
fabric “ribbon”: from my fabric scraps, free
trees from dollar tree: $4 (2 in each pack)
epsom salt: $1 at the dollar store
Everything else was from previous years.
I’m joining Kate’s craft party today! Tons of crafty, holiday inspiration over there~