The Split Pea Wreath

I know that the spacing toward the end of this post is wonky. WordPress must be making changes or I’m using an antiquated theme. It’s probably a combination of both, so please bear with me. Even after I fix my spacing, it reverts back when I save the changes. Argh.

You know I’m crushing on green right now as evidenced here and here.

So when I saw someone had made a wreath out of green split peas, I had to make one for myself.

I gathered up some supplies:

  • two bags of split green peas
  • a foam wreath from the dollar store
  • glue, glue and more glue
  • a container to hold the split peas
  • some newspaper to catch the runaway split peas
The method is easy. Dump peas into the container. Working in small sections, spread the glue on the wreath form. Let dry. Reglue the ones that have fallen off. Repeat, repeat, repeat until all sides are covered.
I would love to say that this was an easy project. Actually, it was pretty easy, but it did take some time. If I had to do it again, I would either use a hot glue gun or actual craft glue, not the plain old Elmer’s school glue so that the peas would adhere more firmly. That would also make the project go by more quickly.
Needless to say, I’m pleased with the result. I had some spare burlap that I cut into a long strip and frayed on the ends. The only problem was how to hang it. Finally, I resorted to this…
Worked like a charm. And no one will see the back of it.
So here is what it looks like in its new home:
Just a little more lovely green color to usher in the fall.
For more wreath inspiration, check out the Nester’s “You made a wreath out of what?!” party.
Published in: on September 28, 2011 at 5:30 am  Leave a Comment  

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