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Finally I finished my lima bean wreath. I was a little too ambitious and bought the largest straw wreath form (18 inches) and thought I could do it all in two hours. WRONG.
So, if you want to make this yourself you will need:
- wreath form
- glue gun
- lots of glue (40 to 60 sticks)
- Large lima beans (2 bags)
- Spray paint (color of your choice)
Once you have set up your work space, you simply start gluing the beans on...
the key is to try and line them up as close to each other
as possible so you don't see through to the wreath form.
This isn't always possible so you have to be flexible,
it is kind of like piecing a puzzle together.
( Also, I started out slathering the thing with glue
and quickly realized it was much more
b. visually pleasing
to place small dots of glue where you
are placing your bean. )
I might have spent a total of 8 hours making mine over the course of a week, but if you get into a rhythm (and buy a smaller form!) it won't take that long. Once finished I spray painted mine a soft white to cover up and glue that was showing as well as the straw wreath form that was peaking through.
You can choose any color,
I was limited because we have an UGLY faded blue door.
(Why couldn't it be a pretty shade of blue? sigh.)
Tie a ribbon around and hang it! I am going to use mine year round....
I am thinking pink spray paint for valentines day, green for saint patrick's day...