Posted by Rebecca, December 7th, 2010
Another item on my Christmas to-do list was to make some crafts, including a wreath. So last night, I gathered my supplies.
Yes, I am crafting on my kitchen countertops. Take one guess why that is. Mhmm, because of Macky. For some reason he doesn’t acknowledge anything we do on the countertops. The last thing I needed was a glitter covered cat!
I had no plan of attack. Actually I did, I wanted to make a full-out ornament wreath. But then I saw this woodsy wreath at Michael’s and I bought it. I wanted some of it to show through, but I wasn’t sure how to approach it. So I attached some floral wire to some ornaments and started adding them in bunches…
(Please ignore my reflection… I am wearing a giant shirt that is even too big for Mike)
I remembered I had some silver ribbon upstairs that I got to decorate our staircase. I grabbed that and wrapped it around the wreath. I wanted to make the ornaments into a sort of wrap around pattern and I figured I could follow the lines of the ribbon to do so.
After I attached the ornaments with wire, I hot glued them to one another to give the tight cluster effect.
Then I just continued to make clusters around the pattern of the ribbon, wiring and gluing!
Then I added a silver bow off to the side to finish it off.
And tada! All finished!! I hung it inside until we decorate the outside of the house this weekend.
For good measure, I took some pictures in the partial daylight this morning.
The dining room gets the most light in the morning, so I brought the wreath in there for a few shots.
I usually prefer cleaner, simpler wreaths, but I decided to step outside of my comfort zone. I was unsure at first, but now I like my little creation. The different sizes of ornaments have a bubble-like effect and the wooden wreath still shows to add a rustic element. As I said earlier, this will be going on our front door which is covered by our porch. To feed my need for a simple wreath, I am planning on making one for the inside too!