Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Front Door Wreath

I’ve been using the same Christmas wreath on my front door for the last several years.  I still like it, but I was ready for a change.  My inspiration was this Wild Berry wreath from Better Homes and Gardens.

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I already had a twiggy wreath that has served me well in many capacities for the last 9 years.  Most recently, it has been my spring wreath.  I like the wildness of it, but for the Christmas wreath, I wanted to tame it a little.   Plus the branches stick out so much they grab at people’s hair and poke at their eyes when it’s hanging on the front door.  So I gave it a trim.

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I bought some berry things at Michaels (pretty much everything Christmas is 1/2 off), and then cut them into individual picks with wire cutters.  Don’t be boxed in by what you see on the surface; always be thinking “how can I make this work for what I need?”.

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After this I didn’t take any photos.  Bad blogger.  But I just tucked the picks in around the wreath and hot glued.  I also added silver ornaments.

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I like it.  I’ve never hot-glued anything to it before, I’ve always been able to easily change it out for the next idea or season.  I hope I’m not going to be sorry about that later.  But for now, it’s good.
More Thrifty Gifty coming up this week, and the PB, RH, BD Knock-Off Party is this Friday!
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14 comments:

Richella said...

It looks great, Holly--very festive! And I like it better with the haircut. You may have bits of hot glue left on it, but you can always glue other embellishments right over the top!

April Westerhold said...

Very cute!

The Cannary's, est. 1984 said...

I like the fact that it was a. cheap, and b. could last until February! Nice job. (: Plus, You can very carefully peel hot glue off if you didn't use a whole lot of it, and glue something else right on top and no one would be the wiser...

melissa * 320 Sycamore said...

love it, Holly! hot glue has never let me down :)

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

It looks fabulous with your door!

Carmen @ Life with Sprinkles on Top said...

Love it! I even like your version better. It looks so pretty on your front door.

FrouFrouBritches said...

Super cute. I love that style of wreath. So pretty. Love the ornaments you added too. Very cute, but not too over the top. Love it!

becky said...

beautiful! Can you come do my front door too?! :)

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

Oooh, this is really niiiice! You've done a antastic job. I wanted to make one like this a couple of years ago but all the berried branches I saw were really expensive so I ended up just buying one!!!

Sarahx

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

I like it! That in and of itself is a great Thrifty Gifty. That's one thing my mom actually likes...wreaths! :)

Mandi @ Finding Home said...

I love how you totally changed up the look of your wreath to make it festive. Looks great! And I'm sure everyone will appreciate not getting poked by the branches anymore. :)

Country Dreaming said...

Very cute. You can always get another wreath to use for changing, they are inexpensive most of the time.


Melinda

Krista@thegatheringplacedesign said...

Very cute! I love revamping my decor...great job:) It looks perfect on your door!

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

Hi lovely,

I've feautured your gorgeous berry wreath today over at mine.

Sarahxx