So, a funny thing happened today when I went thrift shopping on my lunch break.
I find all kinds of odd things at thrift stores, to be sure (post to come later on what bizarro things I found today), but this was in a category all its own.
A bag of Foxworthys (or is it “Foxworthies”?).
Some of you may have seen my Instagram picture (follow me on Instagram here):
A whole bag of Jeff Foxworthy dolls (and one Larry the Cable Guy, who I thought was Burt Reynolds), for only $3.99! Seriously, what a bargain.
I thought about it. I wondered. I left it on the display and found other goodies. I came back and the bag of Foxworthies was still there! Imagine! In Georgia, no less.
I texted the photos to my friend Cynthia (have you read her blog, Flotsam of the Mind? If not, go, after reading this, and read it, please. You’ll love it), who immediately sent me a challenge:
She threw down the gauntlet and I accepted the challenge. I immediately pictured what I was going to make. It turned out just how I envisioned, too. I present to you:
The “You Might Be a Redneck” Wreath!
It goes great with our Alabama football sign, don’t ya think?
Perfect for fall decorating!
I know you all are wondering how I made such a GORGEOUS wreath, right?? Well, I’m going to tell you.
Now, “you might be a redneck if” you bought a whole bag of Foxworthies plus one Larry the Cable Guy, and then emptied them out on your counter, much to the shock and dismay of your children (or “kin,” if you are a redneck).
There were eight Jeffs and one Larry. I still think he looks like Burt Reynolds. Anyway…
“You might be a redneck if” you then found a wreath form in the closet and began wrapping it in a red bandanna (both the form and the bandanna came from the Dollar Store, FYI).
And “you might be a redneck if” you secured the bandanna around the wreath form with a staple gun. Wrap the bandanna all the way around the wreath form. It only took one bandanna, but it was a bit thin at the end. Two would work better.
And if you then glued the Jeff Foxworthies to the wreath, using Fabri-Tac fabric glue, you, yourself, “might be a redneck.”
I glued their hands together, so that it looks like a giant show of redneck solidarity (or they could be singing “Give Peace a Chance.” Either way).
I then took part of an old belt from this project and looped it around the form to make a strap to hang the wreath.
Challenge complete. How’d I do?
I’m not really a redneck, though, right?? Right?!?!?
Thanks for stopping by!