Hi Everyone, I want you to meet TaMara. TaMara is my first guest poster on Feature Friday and here’s TaMara to tell you a little about herself.
Hey y’all, I’m TaMara! I’m 30-something with a BA in Communication, who somehow ended up a happy little homemaker. I’m a Texas girl, born and raised. I’m married to Reiko and we have one fur baby, our kitty Jellybean. After years of friends and family telling me I should start my own business to share my craftiness, I started Implausibly Beautiful. I share crafts, home decor, recipes, garden ideas, and beauty tips! I’m nowhere near perfect. I love to cook and create, but I hate to clean. I tell it like it is, I’m a dreamer, a little clumsy, and unbelievably impatient. I DIY on a dime and I’m a thrift store/yard sale junkie.
I made a Halloween wreath using decor mesh yesterday and I L.O.V.E. the way it came out. That was my first time using decor mesh and I like how it makes a big, beautiful wreath! I lucked out and scored these huge rolls of this black/silver combo and purple at Sam’s for…wait for it…$5/roll! That’s a great price considering you can get rolls half this big at HL for $7.
I started with the black first, making big loops. You can make your loops as big or small as you want. The bigger the loop, the fuller the wreath. Then I cut the purple into rolls, thinking that I would go with a combination of loops and curly rolls, but I didn’t like the way it looked. So, I ended up folding the end of each loop in to make something that looked like a four petal flower. At this point I didn’t know where I wanted to go with the wreath. I had some orange mesh, that I paid to much for at HL, but I thought it would be to much. So I decided to just add in my witch sign and I really liked the way it looked.
I can get excited and want to add all the things (Did you get that reference?) like the cute Halloween ornaments I have or the lime green ribbon that I thought would really pop against the black or the skeleton and spider decorations I have…but the wreath didn’t need it. The mesh is such a statement piece on it’s own. Except that it needed more glitter, because you can never EVER have too much glitter! Plus, I wanted some more orange to make sure the whole thing was cohesive! So I attached some of my glittery Halloween sayings and it all came together.
|This is exactly how I felt when I first discovered Pinterest many moons ago. You know you did to!
I love this, it makes me laugh every. single. time.
Ok, I have to tell you guys, this project wasn’t all sprinkles and rainbows. I kinda didn’t have the proper wreath form. This is technically the right form, but when using decor mesh you usually choose the forms that have pipe cleaners attached. I didn’t know this when I snatched up this form from HL for $2.99. Oh, well I know now. So to overcome and adapt, because y’all know I wasn’t going back to HL to exchange it for the right form, I used embroidery floss to attach my decor mesh. It worked just fine, it was just more time consuming and all the tying was rough on my hands. At least it wasn’t a fiasco like this project!
So what do you think? Too much? Not enough? Just right?
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