That’s a Beastie Boys reference, for anyone keeping track:
And I totally meant “crafty” in the sense of “DIY-ing random stuff because I can’t focus” and not the “adept in the use of of subtlety and cunning” sense.
The FMILs gave me a gift card to Joann for my birthday, so I decided to make use of that and start the pomanders I’d planned for the flower girls. I also got some half-baked idea to make a few to mark reserved pews during the ceremony. Here’s what I picked up:
I’ll be cutting the 4″ balls in half to make the pew markers. The punch comes into play for those, too– I’ll go over the details in another post. Someone remind me, pleaseandthanks.
I went to the Dollar Tree next door in search of tissue paper for the pew markers, but found these babies instead:
I started to methodically make a whole through the middle of the ball to thread the ribbon through, using the gold satin for this project. By methodically, I mean I started with a 4″ screwdriver, realized it wouldn’t make it all the way through (math was never my strong suit, friends), then wound up just shoving the stems through until I made a big enough hole. I threaded the ribbon through and tied a knot at the bottom so that it looked like this:
Then I cut all the blooms off the carnation bushes with a pair of wire cutters/needlenose pliers, leaving a bit of stem on there– maybe like an inch or so? Estimation was never really my thing, either. I stuck all the flowers in so that they covered most of the surface of the ball underneath, and voila!
For 15 minutes and 10-ish bucks (once finished), I’m pretty pleased! What do you think? And hey pictures! Thought you might like to see what I see