The first time I saw wood slices used as chargers was at the home (actually, yard) of Mr. and Mrs. Garden Party for – you guessed it – a garden party. (See The Amazing Yard of Mr. and Mrs. Garden Party Part 1 and Part 2.)
How I missed my chance to easily have those for free when we had so many trees down from a tornado. We still have trees down in the wooded areas, but they’re pretty rotten and crumbly now. We need only fresh tree trunks for this!
Mom 2 has a very fun and energetic “baby” brother who gave me a cedar tree slice recently, but it was too small to use as a charger. (For those of you who are new here, Mom 2 is our long-time friend of the family and former neighbor. She’s like a mom to me, and I dubbed her “Mom 2” many years ago as her daughter and I formed our young friendship back in the day.)
When I came across two more wood slices last week in a home discount center clearance basket, I scooped them up with a sure plan in mind.
I needed one more stem after only cooking two of the squash. I placed the stems on 2 slices to see how I liked them before dabbing with hot glue.
Painter Artist Mom (PAM) had given me lots of old wooden spools, so they went for a test run, as well.
After taking a few days to make up my mind, I decided to cut the stem from another squash and go the traditional route.
You do have to know, though, that if I come across more wood slices, the spools will be the star attraction. Ha!
I was tempted to ask for your vote on this one day last week. What would have been your vote – stems or spools?