The wreath was one of my first Pinterest projects from last year. I made one for myself, as well as for my mom, MIL, and SIL. They are super easy and CHEAP which are the 2 most important things when you decide to do a project. All you need is a grapevine wreath, ribbon, ornaments, and Christmas foliage (Poinsettias, peppermint sprigs, holly, etc). I got my wreath from Joann's with a coupon so it only cost about $4 and all the ribbon and accessories I got at Wal-Mart. I decided to go with plastic ornaments so the wreath could be stored easily and I don't have to worry about the ornaments breaking. To decorate the wreath, I tied pieces of ribbon and ornaments to the grapevine. THAT'S IT. So easy! Overall, it's just a bunch of knots with ornaments, sprigs and poinsettias smashed in there.
|My Mom's wreath. She does red and blue with cardinals for her Christmas decor.|
The stockings are new this year. After contemplating making my own since pretty stockings at a specialty store or online apparently are worth the price of gold, I decided I didn't have time and bought these white ones at Wal-Mart for $7 each. Now we need stocking holders....another price of gold item...of course the ones I like are $30 each or something crazy like that, times 4...I don't think so. I am not spending $120 on stocking holders! So, I bought the new clear tab hooks by 3M. I used one on the window to hang my wreath and I used 4 on the mantle to hang the stockings. Of course, this left things looking a little plain and the white stockings needed something. I used the left over ribbon from my wreath with a mixture of left over plastic ornaments and real ornaments from our tree and I tied them together and hung them from the "stocking holder". The finished product ended up being very nice and I am really happy with it AND most importantly, I didn't have to spend a fortune to get it.
The letter I purchased at Hobby Lobby and spray painted it red. It is sitting on the mantle with a cluster of ornaments and ribbon. Very simple but it adds a little something.
A furniture update: I have been working on a dresser but I had the cold that would never end last week and I am behind on it. I am hoping to have it finished this weekend and will post pics soon. Also, I have a huge announcement! I will be posting it tomorrow so check back tomorrow evening to see what it is!