My friend Melissa left me some things when she was getting ready to move to California a few weeks ago.
Like this amazing wreath:
Normally when I have things like these lying around, I completely forget about them, but not this time.
I bought a bag of pom-poms at the craft store:
Because who doesn’t love a pom pom?
Pom-poms take me back to a simpler time.
They were HUGE in the late ’70s and early ’80s.
Who remembers pom socks??
So I wanted to pay homage to old school poms and create a cool wreath with them.
Without looking like it was something I created in art class circa 1978.
I took the following tools:
Glue gun and glue sticks.
I needed a new glue gun since my old one was over 10 years old.
They are only $2.99 at Hobby Lobby, which then made me wonder why it took me 10 years to get a new one.
Then I spent an hour during nap time on a snowstorm Thursday afternoon doing this:
Gluing the pom-poms to my wreath and let me tell you it was very therapeutic.
In the background, the likes of Dan Fogelberg and Neil Diamond were playing softly thanks to the soft rock channel on our cable TV. The snow was gently falling outside, and I was gluing my cares away.
I don’t know how to knit or sew, but after this relaxing crafting afternoon; I am seriously considering taking a class. Because I need something like this instead of sitting in front of the DVR during my rare moments of free time deciding whether I should watch Teen Mom 2 or Tori and Dean.
When I was done, it looked something like this:
I loved it but felt like it was missing something.
I took some ribbon I had laying around and cut them into different lengths.
And here is the final product:
What can you make with stuff you have just lying around?