I love wreaths. Last year, I was on the lookout for the perfect one to grace my door for the holiday season, but I was never able to find one I liked. This year, thanks in part to my Pinterest obsession, I was in search for the perfect tutorial for making my own wreath. I mean, how hard could it really be?
The perfect tutorial was easy to find. As soon as I laid eyes on this candy wreath tutorial from Gwynn Wasson Designs, I was in love. I had to have it. It was the perfect statement for my front door – simple, crisp, clean and colourful. So began a hunt for the starlight peppermint candies, something I was sure I’d seen just about everywhere but had never purchased before. The search ended up being more arduous than expected. Superstore, Safeway, Co-Op, Shopper’s Drug Mart, London Drugs, Bulk Barn – all had nothing that even resembled the starlight mints. I moved my search online, and found them available through an obscure Canadian office supply website, but they ended up being out of stock. Just when I thought all hope was lost, I decided to try the one grocery store I hadn’t looked in before – Sobeys. Sure enough, what did I find? A whole freakin’ rack of them. I loaded up my basket, and was on my way!
I learned a lot while making this wreath, most notably that floral ribbon stains like crazy. I have permanent pink streaks on my kitchen table from handling the floral ribbon, and my fingertips were stained, too. I even left a pink mark on the cat by accident when he came for scritches and I didn’t notice the colour transfer! Oops. It took forever to hot-glue all of the candies onto my wreath, but the effort was well worth it. I love looking at it, and it makes me feel all festive when I see it hanging on my door.
This wreath was one of my projects for the 3M Command and Everything Mom Deck The Halls feature that I was involved in. If you haven’t yet, click on over and have a look at my projects, and lots of other submissions as well! In addition, if you vote for your favourite (mine, I hope!) you will be entered to win!