Friday, September 10, 2010

a hill o' beans

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.


lani said...

ooh, kristal, love it! very cute!

Donovan Doins said...

Love this wreath, thanks for sharing.

Liz said...

Doesn't your mantel look cute! Nice job!

Becky said...

So glad to see that you are back to your crafting! Love the ideas and OH SO CUTE!