“…Hours are like diamonds, don’t let them waste
Time waits for no one, no favours has he
Time waits for no one, and he won’t wait for me…”
If I had started in August as planned, I am fairly positive my search for supplies would have been easier, but time did not wait for me. It was surprisingly hard to find apples in the craft store, if you can believe it. They are full to bursting with Halloween goodies and Christmas is slowly encroaching, claiming its territory week by week, but autumn… autumn is lost in a pile of glittery, orange, fabric leaves and rock hard berries on twigs.
Ah, I digress…
Here is what I used:
- yarn – I planned to use white but could find it, so I went with tan
- wreath form – this is a 12″ Styrofoam wreath form; a hard one, not the soft flaky one
- plastic apple(s) – mine came on a bouquet of wires and fabric leaves
- wire cutters
- spray adhesive (optional, but an easy way to start the yarn smoothly)
- hot glue gun and sticks
I hope you will forgive the state of my pictures. As my luck would have it, the batteries in my camera died before taking the first shot, so I used my phone instead. First World Problems, am I right?
Wrap once, wrap twice, wrap with ribbon. Glue on any accouterments and make it your own beautiful creation. All this project takes is an iron grip and a little time. Tick tock goes the clock – the whole thing took me just a few hours from conception to fruition.
All while being subjected to the movie Coneheads… damn those insurance commercials who put the idea in The Big Guy‘s head. I felt like my teenage boy, loudly proclaiming UGGGGGH, while said son laid on the floor and laughed like a loon. It is where the stupid came in.
As school has started here (thank the gods), I may turn this into a teacher gift for the only child who has one teacher instead of five or six. *sobs silently*
Now, with what little time I have left, I send you off on a journey of back to school discoveries!
Melissa has the Apps to Use and Apps to Lose for the school year:
A DIY Back to School Homework Table (perfect for procrastinating until dinner) from Joy:
Get comfy with a Cozy Cover for nap mats by Stacy:
Here are some Favorite Sites for Teaching Online, from Lydia, an online teacher.
Looking for a snack? Karen created Kit Kat Brownie Bars for that perfect sugar high after school:
As for alliteration, Rabia has a Personalized Pencil Pouch perfect for preparation (and fun!):
Denying they are back to school? Here is a visual time capsule of Summer Memories from Eileen.
It’s been a great summer – see you next year! (Just kidding – see you on Friday)