December 9, 2014
The sweet little wreaths looked like this in the beginning... not very sweet, kinda scrawny and ugly.
But for $1... I can definitely do something with this little number! So, I bought 7 of them. :)
Last year, when I was putting all of Christmas away, I decided that I was going to weed out some things and change it up a bit for the next year. I wanted to simplify and have a "less is more" mentality. I really don't like practically "re-decorating" my house for Christmas. I'd rather add hints of Christmas to my home. So, that's what I tried to do this year. Now, the mantel will always be redone, but I like to do that.
But once you get started....I'll admit, it's kinda hard to stop.... :)
Back to the little wreaths.... Scrawny and ugly. I have the solution! At the dollar tree they have this green garland. It's kinda plain, nothing fancy and it doesn't have any wire to it. I already had a ton of it so, I didn't need to purchase any. I just opened up the branches and wove the pine around and around. You can see the progression here.
Trying to stay simple. I only added a glittery silver bow and hung them up.
I really really like the way it all turned out. Now, nevermind the "boob" lights everywhere... Ugh! Those have really got to go! Hmm.... and I'm picturing white spindles and a dark handrail, and new lights, and... Okay, back on track, Lori!
Look how pretty it is at night!!
I was struggling with the camera... my sweet daughter took over for me. Wasn't that a great shot? Thanks, baby girl!!
I had an extra wreath and was going to use it on the mantel, but then I thought of something else for the mantel. So, I hung it in my kitchen window.
And at night... so pretty and sparkly!
It's amazing what you can do with a couple of things from the Dollar Tree.
Oh! I can't wait to show you the rest! Stay tuned!
I have been blogging for about 4 years and I enjoy sharing all the things that go on here at The Stonybrook House. From building to decorating, crafting and cooking, and so much more. I enjoy gardening and a healthy lifestyle. Most importantly I love The Lord Jesus my Savior and my wonderful hubby of 28 years!
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