She’s Crafty: Horticultural Holiday Wreath

Bad to the phloem!Check out this holiday wreath I made. You have to admit, it’s at least good for a chuckle.

I have seen wreaths made out of hoses before, I’m not claiming to have made it up, but they always look a little thin to me. Like they only used 8 feet or something?  I used 25′ of hose dressed in Dirt Couture’s Hose Clothes. Wrapping the hose tightly, or what I thought was tightly at the time, I simply zip tied it in 4 places to hold it in place.

Then I sat and made these pompons for an entire Sunday afternoon. I think it could use WAY more pompons, but I couldn’t teach the dog how to make them.

If I had a team of interns to help me, I would have made the wreath a little smaller and tighter… and made more pompons. And certainly used different gloves- because I spray painted these pink and the paint isn’t really cooperating.

But overall, I like it- probably because anything leopard print totally rocks.

Tell me what you think!

Because what says "Christmas" more than a leopard and pink combo?

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About Amanda Thomsen

Big, loud and fun- Amanda Thomsen landscapes by day and blogs at night. Her blog, Kiss My Aster, on Horticulture magazine's website has alienated/enraptured dozens. She co-authors a blog called Plants That Suck that is about plants that suck. And she is the less popular half of the podcasting team, Good Enough Gardening, which makes her feel like the "Roy" of of Siegfried and Roy, but without the mauling. She lives in Chicago and does not EVER put ketchup on hot dogs.

11 thoughts on “She’s Crafty: Horticultural Holiday Wreath

  1. Now that is a hose worthy of gifting! It would be so wonderful to leave it as a gift on a friends doorstep or hose rack/reel with a note as a surprise. I think its good for any time of year giving! Totally cute!

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