First off, I’ll start with my version of what everyone seems to have going on this year. Ta da! Ornament wreath!
I must confess that I have decorating commitment issues, and therefore couldn’t figure out what to do with this baby once it was finished. There is no light on our front door so you couldn’t really see the wreath, and I liked it too much to not let it shine. So I found this old picture on sale at a thrift store ($5), punched out the ugly picture, and hung my wreath in the cool old frame. I did NOTHING to the frame itself, It was already distressed and ready to go, so I was pretty pleased.
Last year we had all bare white walls, so I took the red approach, as in, decorating with red bows, poinsettias and berries. But this year since our main room is green, red stuff everywhere almost seems a bit too obvious (Look, a Christmas Room! Green walls and red stuff!!), and I’m just not into it. I don’t want to get rid of everything but I don’t really have a lot that I like either, so I’ve been modifying things, temporarily, into decor that I do like.
Here are a few of the easys. Twine, berries and flowers around my candles. I don’t have to buy Christmas candles, and they can go back to being the candles from my wedding once the season is over.
Tree slipcovers. I bought these fun glittery trees from the dollar store, but just can’t seem to find a place for them as is. So I wrapped them in a scrap of burlap, and only hot glued the very edges so I that I can reuse the burlap as well. A little ornament on top and I’m done.
I sat down with him and my glue gun for one minute and decided that it was not worth a whole naptime to glue that baby back together. I was unwilling to surrender one of my foam cones either, so I simply spray painted both brown, threaded the twine onto the cone, and stuck berries into the gaps in the foam by their stems instead of gluing them. Since this tree was sturdier than the others, I took advantage and hung one of my favorite ornaments from it as well. Also, yes, I spray painted the ornament hook brown as well. Don’t judge me.
I’m linking to a Soft Place to Land, Today’s Creative Blog, Show and Tell, Thrifty Thursday, Transformation Thursday, Somewhat Simple, Creative Cats, DIY Showoff, Metamorphasis Monday and Make it for Monday.
And a teaser for next week, also repurposed.