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December 4, 2011

Bringing in the Holiday Spirit

I found an awesome holiday wreath here at The Southern Summer. I thought she did such a great job with hers that I would try to make one too.

I was lucky enough to score a wreath form for .99 cents at Goodwill. I also picked up some red yarn from Wal Mart.

Super simple steps here, if I can do it, so can you! I started by wrapping the wreath tightly with yarn.

It took quite awhile, I  had Harry, Ron and Hermione on ABCFamily’s 25 days of Christmas to keep me company.

I finally managed to wrap the whole wreath one time over. It looked a bit shabby.

There were gaps in the back, not good enough for me, and I'm not even close to a perfectionist. 

So, I wrapped it again (By this time we were almost done with The Chamber of Secrets).

With a much better result after the second layer of yarn, I continued. I had some snowflake ornaments (actually I have hundreds) left over from our wedding, so I grabbed a few of those and a few fuzzy red accent balls I also had from the wedding. I believe I got those from JoAnn Fabric in the floral department for pennies. I love reusing things I already have laying around! Makes me feel super crafty, which is ridiculous. I also purchased two large silver bells from the Dollar Tree the other day (score!) and a red and silver wire edged ribbon I also grabbed from there.  I used the ribbon to hang both the wreath and the bells and glued on the accents.

Here it is hanging on the door, 

Not sure if I love the bells? Is it too much? They would be super easy to remove. The verdict is still out, we’ll see. Other than that dilemma, I love the wreath. I think it turned out even better than I expected and it was very easy. I think that I will easily be able to change it up for next year too.

My first Christmas craft of the year has made me pretty happy. I can’t wait to move on to the next one. So, what do you think? Bells or no bells? Been working on any crafts of your own lately? I’d love to hear about them!

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MaryS said...

Love your wreath!

Jennifer @ Just A Girl said...

I want! I am adding that to my Christmas decoration to make list!

Lindsay said...

I love this! It is super cute! Thanks for sharing!