Simple Craft Failure: Or what not to do with recycled plastic bag flowers

I had a really great plan for today’s blog post. It was going to build on last weeks tutorial for recycled plastic bag flowers (which I still think are awesome and if you haven’t tried them yet then you should). There was clearly a little too much hubris in my excitement, though. The plan was to shape the flowers onto a wreath form and create a nice all-weather wreath for my front door. It seems like a great idea, right? You might even want to try it? Well, let me warn you — it doesn’t work (see below).

 

 

Wreath Failure

Don't try this at home, folks...

 

When woven together the flowers become those plastic pom poms we used to make in high school for the homecoming float. Not to knock the homecoming float pom pom tradition, but there are just certain looks from my youth I am not willing to recreate on my front door. Actually… come to think of it, there are a lot of looks from my youth I am not willing to recreate on my front door.

Anyways I have been reminded once again that not everything works out quite the way we intend. I have been trying to take more risks with creative endeavors lately, so I will chalk this up to part of my creative process.

While I don’t have a delightful wreath to enjoy, I have been enjoying these delightful flowers that Mr. Silly Simple came home with late last week. He may have thought I was crazy, but I just had to put a bloom in the bathroom; it seems to me like the ultimate in luxury.

real flower

Have you ever had a craft project not work out quite the way you had intended?

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