Good morning everyone,
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. It was a little cold around here, so I stayed in, cozy in my pyjamas all Sunday. I took time to start decorating the house for Christmas. Have you started decorating yet?
I love this time of the year because I can have as many wreaths that I want around our home without anyone calling me the ‘crazy wreath lady’. So when a group of my fellow bloggers (14) put a wreath hop together, I dusted off my old wreaths, jumped at the chance to participate and started decorating my own. Make sure to go and see their wreaths, so much inspiration, I know you will love them. You can find a link to their posts at the bottom of this post. If you love Twitter or Facebook, you can follow them with #wreathop
I love traditional wreaths and bought an oversize one last year for our living room but this year when it came to create my own, I wanted to try something different by framing it. As for the color scheme, this was not a difficult decision to make, I went with the colors of my living room: white, blue and gold.
I chose this small white wreath that I got a year ago from the dollar store. You might have also seen her in one of my Easter posts. This year, I’m all about recycling craft materials and shopping within my home:
You might also recognize this gold frame from my living room wall gallery, I took it down to frame the white wreath. Next week I will show what I used to replace this frame with:
These wooden letters are from one of my projects last year that I recycled for this project. You can still see the glue from last year’s project:
Look at these ribbons, aren’t they beautiful?
Two spools of ribbon of my choice were provided by our sponsor May Arts for this project. Please make sure to check out their gorgeous Christmas collection of ribbons and more, you might find one you like. For my Christmas wreath, I chose a gold ribbon and a blue one with a gold edge. It was nice to work with these ribbons:
I wanted to find a way to add the word ‘JOY‘ without hiding the wreath but matching it by using the ribbons. I took my hot glue gun out and glued the ribbon to the wooden letters:
I nailed a metallic hook to the back of each letter so I could attach a gold metal wire and hang them from the frame:
with the ribbon I had left, I wrapped it around the small white wreath:
I also made a little bow out of it at the bottom of the wreath and attached tiny gold and blue gift ornaments next to it. I love how the ribbons adorned the white wreath:
the final touch, was to wrap this beautiful gold garland around the frame and add a small gold ornament from the dollar store:
I love how this gold garland wrapped the frame, it’s full of glitter and made a terrible mess in the process but I think it was well worth it. Who doesn’t love glitter at this time of the year?
To get even more Wonderful Holiday Wreath inspiration, check out these 14 incredible wreaths created by my fellow bloggers (from left to right, they are) and leave a comment, everyone loves one of those:
Jo-Anna from A Pretty Life In The Suburbs
Thalita from The Learner Observer
Angie from Echoes of Laughter
Virginia from Fynes Designs
Tara from Suburble
Shauna from Satori Design for Living
Kelly from A Swell Place to Dwell
Stephanie from Garden Therapy
Becky from Sketchy Styles
Christine from The DIY Dreamer
Alex from Northstory
Shannon from AKA Design
Gemma from The Sweetest Digs
Brooke from Brooklyn Berry Designs
Thanks again for stopping by!
Linking this week to these fun parties!