The holidays are coming upon us. My favorite past memories always seem to fall into the last 3 months of the year. Once it hits November I get a little antsy to start decorating for Christmas…….. ok a LOT antsy. And once I get all of my Fall and Halloween decorations down it is game over. Christmas decorations usually start appearing very shortly after the pumpkins and other spooky decorations are put away in bins.
I’ve always wanted one of those big, fancy Christmas wreaths you see in home decor stores, the ones with price tags of $100 + dollars. I always stop and admire them in the Christmas aisles but can never bring myself to put one in my cart. Being a stay at home mom isn’t really raking in the dough, instead I get paid in crumbs, dirty diapers and messes. But that’s ok, I wouldn’t trade those messes or dirty diapers for a hefty salary any day of the week……. well most days of the week……..maybe unless it’s been “one of those weeks”. All you Moms out there know what I’m talking about.
I decided to attempt sprucing up a plain-jane wreath I had bought a few years ago for a couple dollars at a thrift store.
It’s actually not that bad just plain, I added the string of jingle bells last year.
I had some discounted ribbon on hand that I used to intertwine throughout my wreath.
I started with one roll of ribbon at a time and intertwined it around the whole wreath.
At this point all of my ribbon was intertwined the way I wanted it so I added in some Christmas picks that I had used a few Christmas’s ago.
I added some fabric candy canes I had made last Christmas and a cute little sign I picked up at Hobby Lobby for a couple dollars.
And the finished product! I finally have a big, beautiful Christmas wreath for my front door!
For my first attempt at sprucing up a wreath…… I have to say I am pretty proud of myself.
I really adore these vintage fabric candy canes I made last year for Christmas. They fit in perfectly for this wreath.
This project, wreath and all, was less than $20. My stay at home mom salary likes the sounds of that rather than a $100 or more.
Can’t wait to show you all how this looks on my front door when it gets a little closer to the Christmas season!
Thanks so much for stopping by and hope you all have a great week!