Wednesday, March 6, 2013
"Can you believe it?"
I tell you I make my own self laugh on a daily basis due to my unbelievable Cluelessness. Home Alone this week and needing supplies, I headed to Michaels coupon in hand. I have been wanting all spring to make some type of small hanging ornament to feature in a centerpiece for my Easter table.
Checking out my most favorite $1.00 bins just before leaving, I saw these packages of what I thought were tacky silk flowers for .50 cents. I thought I could pull them apart and make them do. When I opened the first package and lifted out a rose, it fell apart in my hand. "Oh My Goodness! They are paper!" So I thought.
Things were looking up. Each box of roses came with matching ribbon. "How lucky!" Egg picks also found for $1.89 matched perfectly as well. A bag of paper Easter grass had exactly the same colors as the flowers. "It's as though Michaels planned this all out for me!"
I ironed the ribbon and began making little ornaments from the largest petals of the rose. I dabbed a bit of hot glue between the petals to add stability. One stem of the egg pick is hot glued inside one petal, top of pick bent over. I hot glued the medium sized petals to the tops of the hanging branches. (Wire form, Home Goods $8.00). "Oh My Gosh! This is turning out so wonderfully!"
I took one strand of each color of paper grass and balled them in the palm of my hand then tucked inside each ornament. Tiny chicks found at Party City for .89 cents were nestled comfortably. I began to notice the most lovely smell in my craft room......
"OH MY GOSH!!!" My tree nearly completed, I decided to read the packaging label of the roses. BATH CONFETTI!!!! "OH MY GOSH! This can NEVER get wet! It could dissolve before my very eyes!"
Clueless I tell you, Clueless. But isn't this absolutely the sweetest centerpiece ever? I am thrilled with my $!.50 ornaments! "Can you believe it?"