If at first you don’t succeed, try it one more time. If the second time you don’t succeed, then pitch it and make something else!
That is my new motto.
I consider myself a crafty, creative person. So WHY oh WHY can’t I make those book wreaths that everybody and their second cousin in blogland has successfully made? I’ve tried the book wreath project and failed miserably.
Just look at that pitiful wonky thing. 😦
Here’s another one from Miss Mustard Seed…gorge!
And here is mine…it’s giNORmous and the middle looks terrible and before you go thinking I’m crazy, this photo was taken after I pulled some off for my “other” project. Which is actually the reason for this whole rambling post!
There was no way I was letting all those pretty vintage sheet music cones go to waste. I remembered seeing these at Miss Mustard Seed’s:
Which got me thinking…how can I salvage these? So I pulled off some of the cones and put them in bunches of fives and tied them off with some twine. And put them in a pretty bowl that I just picked up today at HomeSense.
I have to say I love it. It works. It was a failed project which was actually more like a happy accident. At least that’s what I’m telling myself. 🙂
So forevermore I will remain wreathless. I will just accept the fact that there is something in the wiring in my brain that prohibits me from grasping this project. Probably the same wiring that keeps me from being good at math…or cooking…or having any sense of direction whatsoever.
But that whole can ‘o worms is going to have to wait and be opened another day! 🙂
Here’s to happy accidents!