I haven’t done a hit or miss lately, so I thought I would kick things off with this Hit or Miss Valentine’s Day Wreath.
I don’t usually decorate very much for Valentine’s Day. If my husband and I will be home that day, I make a special meal complete with a romantic tablescape. You can find my special Valentine’s Day menus, complete with recipes here, here and here.
A few days ago I was in Hobby Lobby and saw some little pom poms and I decided I would make a Be My Valentine Wreath for the front door. I’ve seen wreaths made from poms lots of times, but I’ve never made one.
I also saw the cutest little sign that said “kisses – 25 cents.” I grabbed it and then quickly put it back (do you ever do that?) on the shelf because I had a sudden, twisted thought cross my mind of the UPS or FedEx man seeing that sign and greeting me with a great big kiss. Back on the shelf it went.
I did grab a little Valentine heart and some ribbon. As soon as I returned home I plugged in the hot glue gun and went to work. I didn’t even burn myself this time. It’s a miracle!
I bought red, white and pink poms. I didn’t want just red and white because it would look like I forgot to take my Christmas wreath down. I didn’t want pink and white because it would look like a baby girl announcement wreath and I didn’t want to cause a 10 car pileup in front of my house. So I decided to combine the three colors.
I noticed that the red poms were not as large as the white or pink so I created a pattern. Before long, that pattern was all mixed up and had gone off the deep end.
Was it a hit or miss?
When I first began hot gluing the poms onto the styrofoam wreath, I thought it was going to be a hot mess.
I have mixed feelings about the finished project. Everyone that has seen it said they liked it. I’m not 100% pleased with it, but that could just be that perfection thing I have to deal with trying to rear it’s ugly head.
Looking back I wish I had used a different placement pattern or maybe used all pink or all white. My daughter wants me to make her one and I think I’m going to use all pink on hers. I’ll let you know how it goes.
What do you think? Should I go all white or all pink on the next one?