I can’t believe that I made it through another week! I am so excited too because I loved my fall project- I thought it was such a fun and new way to use wood shims! What do you think??
True story, I was actually going to do a different craft for Fall Decor week, but then I was driving to pickup Scott and came up with this shim wreath idea and had to jump off the freeway to stop by the hardware store and pick up a few packs!
Well, 8 packs, I wanted to be sure I would have enough. I only need about 4 of them.
Then when I got home, I was looking to see if there had been an idea in this style and didn’t find anything- even better!!
First I gathered the shims and some hot glue, I played around with my idea first to make sure it would work and to see if I would have enough shims. Once things checked out I moved on to gluing things together!
I found that I needed to figure out a consistent placement for the shims so I put the first two together (I did not bother gluing them) and then glued the 3rd shim at an angle with the point in the middle of the shim under it. It is hard to explain which is why pictures are amazing! Once that was placed, I just glued the 4th one right next to it. If you keep the placement of the inside shim consistent as you go, the arch just forms itself.
I just kept going and it went together really quick, as I got to the end, that is were it got a bit tricky, but not too bad. Once you find that you are meeting where you started, it is time to start wedging the pieces underneath to maintain the pattern. You kind of have to force things in and use more glue, but in the end, the tension helps hold it all together. As I do with all wreaths, this awkward start and end point is where I put the ribbon because it helps cover this part and it becomes almost invisible.
It is simple and different all at the same time, and I think that is what I like best about it!
Make sure you go over to So You Think You’re Crafty again this week to vote on your favorite projects using Scraps!!!
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