When pulling together the area over my daughter’s bed I was baffled at what to put there. After a trip to Hobby Lobby I came across a few pieces of art. After getting the art on the wall I felt there was something missing. One day on my weekly trip to Dollar Tree I saw gold thumbtacks and knew I needed to have them and then it hit me to make a wreath.
It took me forever to make the wreath, I worked on it for about a month. Surely it could’ve been finished long before but I didn’t purchase enough boxes, and then it was a minute before I was able to find them in stores again. The moral of the story is purchase at least 7 boxes. I think there are about 2K thumbtacks in total.
You will need:
Gold Thumbtacks (at least 7 boxes. Each box at Dollar Tree has 300 thumbtacks)
When inserting the thumbtacks I found they went in better and stayed better when I stuck them in at an angle
To get the fishscale look as I call it make them overlap a bit.
Once you are finished try to handle it as little as possible as the oil from your hands will cause the gold to tarnish. I actually like the look of it but if you want it to stay gold and shiny keep this in mind.
Hanging it is super easy. I put a nail in the wall and just pushed the wreath onto it. Hello styrofoam.
Oh. Keep a handle on those thumbtacks lest the bottom of your feet become pin cushions.