So, I came up with this brilliant ideal (I'm sure a million other bloggers are doing this) to do a craft, DYI project or recipe from Pinterest and share the results with you. Not that I am a connoisseur of tasty food and home decor, but if you trust me just a smidge, I might save you a buck or two or keep you from wanting to pull your hair out by the roots. I will try to stay in my "shabby charm and beach chic" state of mind, however, there are some household DIY tips I am chomping at the bit to share.
|Here are some of the items I purchased to assembly my wreath .... a bag of sheet moss, greening pins and a 12" wreath frame.|
|I laid out my sheet moss and filled it with moistened soil. As you can see, I enclosed the moss by wrapping copper artist wire around the frame and the moss. (FYI...that's not a real dollar bill, it's part of the newspaper)|
|Finished .... now ready for the cuttings.|
|Trying to create a pattern.....|
|It's looking pretty.....|
|Here are a few of my more delicate cuttings.|
|Here are all of the tools I ended up using. You need a sharp knife to cut through the moss.|
After a few days, my wreath is still looking happy and healthy!
Isn't BHG's wreath lovely? Just below the photo is a link to "how to make a succulent wreath". Let me tell you a few things I did differently. BHG instructs to use moss secured with netting. I thought the moss sheets with a bit of soil and wrapped with wire was much easier. Having said that, this is my first succulent wreath I have made. I will let you know how it holds up. Do check out this link, there is lots of information I did not mention. So, Pinterest pin "How to Make a Succulent Wreath", gets two thumbs up .... so far.
Thumbs down....this next project was a sheer disappointment for me. I love sea glass so when I saw a pin on Pinterest claiming I could create the illusion of sea glass, I was excited!
Off to make some liliko'i jelly. No, this isn't a Pinterest project, just something I am craving.
|Liliko'i (passion fruit)|
|Lilko'i Jelly .... yum!|