Drunk The Halls

by Matt on December 8, 2012

My phone kept beepin’ n blippin’ last week as my episode with Paula Deen was on holiday repeat. I am officially a RERUN (and all I need is Shurl and Dee, bonus points if you get it). Repeating isn’t so bad, and if it was good once then it should be good twice, as they say. SHALIMAR! Good lord I need more coffee. Where was I going? Oh yes. This. This post from 2006 is an oldie-but-goodie and since I still have a growing collection of corks it might be time for Wreath Number 2, the 2012 edition. I’m gonna get on that. Cheers!

I am married to the craftiest man on earth. He can prepare anything in the kitchen, decorate as if his life depended on it, coordinate classically (even covered in tattoos, I might add), walk in 6-inch acrylic heels (I cannot) and paint a face like nobody’s business. There’s really not much he can’t do, so when he mentioned an idea he saw for holiday wreaths using wine corks I knew I was in for a special treat. Tacky? Yes. Ingenious? Absolutely. Luckily for him I drink wine on a daily basis so there’s no shortage of corks here! Next I hope he builds a greenhouse for me in the backyard with all the bottles I’ve emptied enjoyed–or at least a pretty little scaled down Taj Mahal that extends from our backyard in LA County to the bottom tip of the Baja Peninsula.

All you need are:
a wino husband
lots of corks (he used 151)
a gluegun
toothpicks
wreath frame, found in craft stores

Put on some Jimmy Smith or Vince Guaraldi, skewer corks with toothpicks and dab the end with glue and insert into wreath frame. Stand back, admire, and realize that you are now out of corks and must immediately replenish your supply.