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Friday, November 29, 2013

Christmas Wreath Tutorial

We had such a nice Thanksgiving yesterday. It is such a great day to reflect on God's many blessings and cherish those we love. And I did not, I repeat, DID NOT go out shopping on that day. We have so many few sacred things left that have not been commercialized that I'm not about to give up any portion of that day to save a few bucks. I didn't even go out on this black friday. Too crazy for me! I am loving on line shopping though, p.j.'s, tea in hand, ahhhhhhh!

I digress. Today is about finishing up the Christmas decor and lounging with my kiddos. 

First off, finish the wreath for the front door.

There is no excuse to not make your own wreath this year. It is so easy!

SO easy! And I'm going to show you how.

Because I'm all about saving money, I recycled last years wreath. First I took all of the ornaments and lights off. {If you look close enough you can even see a few cobwebs!} You can buy these plain wreaths cheap enough especially if you print out a 40% off coupon from Hobby Lobby.

I liked this wreath but it needed some sprucing up, and I wanted a change anyways.

For this years wreath I was inspired by some ornaments I found at Target. I also picked up this champagne colored tinsel garland.

{I included those dollar store little bulbs because I thought I would include a few but once it came together I decided I preferred it without.}

After fluffing up my base wreath, I cut my tinsel garland into 4 inch pieces.

These little guys were hot glued on with a dab of glue on one end and spaced throughout the wreath. Then I clipped on my ornaments.

{They have clips on the back which make them super easy to attach}

Once I got this far I realized that the bulbs would be too much and it needed a rustic touch. Pine cones were perfect and these were easy to hot glue on as well.

Command hooks work really well for most wreaths and are easy to use. Now I just need to clear out the Thanksgiving items yet on the porch and get out the Christmas stuff! Cant wait!

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