"Blossom by blossom the spring begins."
~Algernon Charles Swinburne
I first spotted this idea in a crafting magazine. It was cute enough, but the suggested iridescent Easter grass and mega-gigantic pastel bow proved just a little too "Easter-y" for me. However, the more I studied the idea, the more I found myself liking it.
I had to be careful, though. Many moons ago, when I first became a teacher, I promised myself that I wouldn't, under any circumstances, submit to the typical overly-festive teacher stereotype. Never would I show up on the first day of school sporting a wooden school bus necklace. I swore that I'd never wear earrings that hinted at the upcoming holiday or season.
And then there was this wreath...the wreath just seemed to push the ticky-tacky, festive limit.
Gulp. I couldn't help myself. I had to make it. Really. I swear.
But the good thing is this: where there's a will, there's a way.
Thankfully, I visualized the original wreath with some
slight major changes. Goodbye bright, primary Easter eggs~ Hello pastel hues. Adios clingy, shiny Easter grass~ Hola natural-looking Spanish moss. See-ya later enormous puffy pastel bow with ten zillion loops and puffs~ hi-ya simple burlap knot.
Overall this was insanely simple. Plus- huge perk- I managed to use the glue-gun without acquiring a medley of third degree burns. Success on so many levels, right?