My older sister is the queen of finding treasure stranded in oblivion. So I couldn't help but think of her today as I was walking Thing 1 to school and found this on the road.
It's a hard plastic ring. I have no idea what it belongs to, seriously. But, as there were no mangled cars or bodies lying next to it, I picked it up and put it in the stroller. Yeah, I know, there's something kind of wrong with me....
When I got home, I went out and picked up all the pine cones I could find on the ground. It hasn't rained in a while so I got lucky and managed to gather a grocery bag full of them.
...Wait, it gets worse.
Digging through the storage, I came across a piece of pipe insulation Mr. Devlin had bought while making "homemade nerf" swords.
I wrapped the insulation around the mystery ring.
Trimmed the edges. Sealed the end with some tape.
I pulled out my handy-dandy tool kit (it's blue....thanks Mom and Dad!) and some florist wire I had from doing some wedding cakes.