Autumn Bouquet Fail

By Heather, Dollar Store Crafts


Last Fall, I made an Autumn Wreath using found materials. I thought I could make an Autumn bouquet with found materials that would be a cute accent on my fence.

I used a paper bag and put some gathered yard clippings in it. I envisioned a rustic-looking bouquet in a paper bag and fastened with a bow. That didn’t exactly work, so I decided to try to go Martha Weddings on the bouquet and try a decorative yarn lacing effect. The resulting “cornucopia” shape is pretty unsightly.


I just tossed this one into the trash can after I snapped photos of it. Not all your craft ideas are winners, and it’s important to realize that! Twelve inches of laced-up paper bag just isn’t gonna be very cute no matter what you do with it. And that’s not a bush behind the bouquet in the photo – that’s part of the bouquet! A pruned branch from a bush in my yard!

Please, insert your snarky comment here.

4 Responses to Autumn Bouquet Fail

  1. Wow – what a great idea for a blog! It takes some guts to put the failures out there so no snarky comment from me. And its funny, you see your bouquet as a fail, I don’t. It may not have been what your vision is – but I see it as a workable base… a little more green, perhaps a wooden plank gate door to put it on…

  2. DotatDabbled says:

    aaahhhg! hideous!

    hehe, I totally see what you mean. But I’ve certainly seen ones not done as well that were claimed as successes :)

  3. Carol says:

    God bless you for doing this blog. I’m a poor crafter, and I’m sure all of my efforts could end up here, but I enjoy it and it teaches me not to be a perfectionist.

  4. jakuline says:

    i love it. awesome

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