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So I picked some up, and off I went to JoAnns to pick up a few other cheap things to put on our wreath, and Voila! Might be a little early to be planning for St. Patrick's Day, but I figure it'll be here before we know it.
The hardest part of making it was cutting through the wreath.. I tried a couple of different ways which failed and settled on the hedge clippers.
**Note to self: Next time, buy one of those smooth foam wreaths that you can cut through with a sharp knife. This will also help protect your knuckles from all of the scrapes they will get from sliding the socks in place and it will all go much smoother.**
I also might leave out the black socks if I did it again.. but, there was no way I was taking them all off to get the black ones out. They kept snagging on the wreath..
Socks, wreath, package of foam shamrock shapes, grosgrain ribbon, and a couple of wire door hangers with some bells on them.
It maybe took all of an hour to make. Oh, and I am SOOO NOT good at making those cool swanky bows that some people are really good at. Maybe the grosgrain ribbon wasn't the best choice. I just happen to love grosgrain ribbon for some reason. I should really learn to make bows. But it doesn't look too bad.
I found this website, Irish Blessings, Sayings, and other stuff @ BrownieLocks.com, where I found this:
Bless you and yours,
As well as the cottage you live in.
May the roof overhead be well thatched,
And those inside be well matched.
so happy to see your wreath at last. I was so intrigued to see those socks turned into a wreath! You did a terrific job and I like the addition of the shamrocks and bells. Hope the little guy likes it! Also love your idea of trapping a leprechaun. He is going to love that.
Cath @ Bits 'n Bobs
Cute wreath! I love the glittery shamrocks and the hanging bells!
Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party
What a cute idea! I happen to love Valentine's Day (my maiden name is Valentine) so I am going to see if I've already missed all the $1 V-Day socks. If so, I'll skip to St. Patrick's Day instead! (Or just do both!) Do you know how many socks you used?
My girls set a trap last year... it was a big empty coffee can and they filled it with leaves. They didn't catch anything, but I like the plans you "may or may not have" and may have to borrow that idea :-).
not that your wreath isn't utterly fantastic, but that toilet paper roll at the end was by far my favorite part of this post! my cat turns toilet paper rolls into fake snow, sprinkled all throughout the house. But smiley faces? Brilliant.
and super cute wreath. have fun on st pats!
LOVE the wreath, and the toilet paper is just a total bonus. I would like to thank every preschool and Kindergarten teacher ever for creating yet another thing I have to lie to my children about and sneak around secretly to pull off and in many cases mess up my house over. You have a much better attitude than I do, girl. Here we turned the toilet water green and called it a day. Thankfully a few weeks ago they all pulled me aside to tell me they know the Easter Bunny and the Leprechauns are me. Two down, one to go. :)
Kelli, it's such a cute little wreath! I'm sure your little man likes it. Thank you for sharing this at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse