Do you decorate a wreath for the Holiday’s? I do love the simplicity of the simple red bow on a wreath.
But I really love to buy a plain wreath every year and decorate it myself. Below is an artificial wreath that I like to decorate every year:
The BIG trick in using an artificial wreath is to be sure to spread out the branches! It is all compacted and squished when you first bring home. Remember to always take the time to spread out the branches so that it will look more realistic.
There are a few ways you can secure ornaments to your wreath. I think the easiest way to attach items is to tie a floral stick to the ornament:
And then it is very easy to poke the ornaments into the wreath.
You can also use a glue gun to secure the balls:
Floral wire (shown above) is another option. Cut a small piece of wire and string through top of ornament and then tie secure to the wreath branch:
For the bow on your wreath, you can make one yourself or you can buy a bow already made for only a couple dollars. Just have fun with it! Decorate as little or as much as you like:
With an artificial wreath, you can take off the bow and all your ornaments and save as well as your wreath. And make a new masterpiece next year!
Here is another easy project:
Gather a few different varieties of branches together. For this project, I used four varieties of branches. First, secure the bunch tightly together at the stems. You can use wire or I tied a heavy rubber band to secure:
Next, I hung my created swag on a wreath hanger:
I then tied a big red bow around the back of the swag and wreath holder:
Ta Da!! Pretty easy and it looks great. I bet you would have to pay $20.00 for a swag this pretty! Ok, one more little project I worked on today:
My little Charlie Brown Christmas tree. Look at the stand someone actually made. So of course I have to decorate in the true CB fashion:
The Peanuts gang would be so proud:
This tree fits in very well with the rest of our old-fashioned Christmas decorated home:
We still love the big colored lights and the homemade decorations on the tree:
How do you decorate your home for Christmas? Bright and colored? Or clean and white? Do you decorate your own wreath?
Now don’t get too excited, but these are photos only from my New Hampshire home. I will show you my Rhode Island Christmas decorating pictures soon!
If you need help decorating your home for Christmas, contact me today.
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