My Kind of Wreath
July in Texas is hot. It's not much fun to work outside, so we do a lot more inside stuff that time of year. This past summer I found a picture of a terracotta pot covered wreath and decided to make one.
The picture didn't really come with any instructions, but that's never deterred me from a craft project, so I jumped right in. The first I rummaged around in the shed and found all the tiny pots we had. We had a lot. Then I wired them onto a wreath frame. I wish I could say I had some awesome technique, but I kind of made it up as I went. I used a lot of wire.
Next I had to cover up all the ugly wire that I had everywhere, so Spanish Moss and a lot of hot glue were employed. Hot glue fixes may crafting issues. Once again, I sort of squirted a lot of hot glue, pressed moss into it, and burned my fingers a lot.
At this point I went to hang up the wreath and realized that my plan to hang it on our gate wasn't going to work. It weighs a lot. So a new plan was created to hang it on the fence that hides the pool equipment. Then it sat....and sat...and sat.
Until a this May. I finally put soil in all of those little pots and the put some rooted cuttings of a really tough succulent we have. Finally I topped it off with a little sphagnum moss to help keep the soil in the little pots.
So finally, 10 months after I started, the wreath is finished. Can't wait to see how the plants do this summer. there isn't a lot of soil in those little pots, so I'm not sure if it will be a garden win or a fail.