i thought this wreathe was beautiful. the main ingredient...beans?! weird. i know. but isn't it pretty?
i got right to work so i could have my very own! i gathered necessary supplies...glue gun, styrofoam wreath (dollar tree), bag o' lima beans, tutorial found here, and of course, a big diet coke.
would you like to know the mistakes i made so that you, oh wise one, can avoid them? yes, yes you do. o.k. number one, i thought i could just skip the spray painting step....the beans will cover the green, right? um, no. o.k. then comes the beans. i liked the bigger beans i saw at the store and i thought they would cover the wreath quicker. (are we picking up a pattern on how i like to take the easy route?) they did cover the wreathe quicker, but then more of the styrofoam showed through and i wasn't able to make a nice "pattern" like the tutorial because the beans were so big. if i had painted the foam i think it would've been fine. i'm o.k. with a bit of abstractness, but i shoulda painted. and finally, just know your fingers will get a bit toasty. the pushing of the beans into the hot glue can be a bit messy, if not scalding. BUT, for two bucks and a ribbon i had in my stash i got this and if you don't look too closely, it's kinda pretty.