Christmas decorating is one of my favorite things to do. Especially when I can take an old decoration and give it a second and fabulous life! This year’s decorations are all about using what I have. I’m especially fond of wreaths! So I’ll be using lots and lots in my Christmas decor this year! Making a pretty, lush wreath is easy! I’ll show you how…
Here is the wreath I used from last year. Not in bad shape, but not the style I’m looking for.
This year’s Christmas decor is more traditional and less farmhouse. So I took my pine wreath and started adding!
- I like to gather up my supplies. I always start with things I might use. I really don’t know until I start working with a wreath exactly what elements I’ll use. So I gather a “collection”.
- I have tons of old greens on picks and cut up garland. I just keep reusing it year after year. (Here’s a little tip: I buy 6 new good quality greens every year and mix them with the old. I also throw away my oldest and worst looking greens. I love good faux! I used to use all fresh, but I can’t stand when the begin to drop!)
- Because this wreath will be used indoors on the mantle I don’t have to glue the greens into the wreath. This will save both the greens and the wreath for future use. I intertwine the greens into the pine wreath.
As you can see, the wreath is so much fuller and has many different kinds of green woven into the original pine.
The next thing I did was make a loopy bow and attach it to the wreath with a thin wire. You might like to see my post on MAKING A CHRISTMAS BOW. I got this ribbon at Costco.
Then I took long stems of frosted red berries and laced them through the greens into position.
Before I put the rest of the decorations on the wreath I hung it on the window on the mantle.
To hang the wreath, I took a length of ribbon and looped it through the metal rim in the back of the wreath and stapled the ribbon to itself securely! This made a nice ribbon to hang the wreath from.
Once the wreath was hung I fluffed the bow and repositioned the berries and tucked snowy pinecone and stars into the wreath. This year’s decor has lots of stars!
EASY PEASY! A new wreath from an old one!
With a totally different look!
Because I didn’t glue anything together I’ll be able to take this wreath apart and use all the part again!
If you want to see the rest of the mantle, come back on Thursday!
Now get busy! Get out an old wreath and some greens and see what you can come up with! I bet it will be spectacular!
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