I love perusing the internet for project ideas, and inspiration. And as I’ve mentioned before, Pinterest has been a great place for me to find new ideas. So when I spotted this wreath I got so excited!! Isn’t it just lovely?
I knew I had a bunch of paper cups left over from a party I had had this past December, and I thought this would be a perfect use for them! Well somewhere between this bright idea and the lovely finished product in these photos, reality set in. I don’t know if my cups are larger (I think they are) or if I did something else wrong (like not be super exact with the overlap, some cups stick out a bit more than others) but my wreath is huge, and floppy, and kind of egg shaped. I haven’t had a chance to photograph it, because I just made it last night, but it makes me sort of sad because I was so excited about this project at first and it went so horribly wrong. My cups weren’t pure white, they were a pale cream, but that was the least of their problems.
I’ll try to take photos and post them, but for now I’m leaving this as a Project Fail and not counting it as one of my 30x30x3 projects because I it just doesn’t feel right. I’m hoping to find more cups, maybe this time in a more appropriate size, and try it again, so maybe you’ll see this project pop up again in a few weeks.
For now I leave you with these beautiful photos of their successful wreath, and I’ll be back tomorrow with my newest light project, and big project number 20!
*UPDATE: So I just read the instructions more carefully and she used 4 oz Espresso cups. Well that would make a huge difference, wouldn’t it! Ok, so now I really need to try this again just to make up for my stupid mistake. Maybe this time I’ll mark the exact overlap first, before I start, so I know my circle will be even… Now I just have to figure out where one purchases 4 oz paper Espresso cups. Suggestions?