I love all the ornament wreaths I’m seeing in blogland. So a few weeks ago I headed to the dollar tree, picked up five tubes of ornaments and a roll of ribbon. I undid a wire hanger and got to stringing. And then I realized I didn’t have enough ornaments to fill the one hanger I was using, and that even if I did, the wreath wouldn’t be as big as I’d like for the front door. So it sat, unfinished, on my living room floor, the coffee table, the dining table, and a barstool, for a week.
Then Nolan (tired of having to keep moving it) asked if I was ever going to do anything with it.
I let some ideas for how to finish it stew for another day or so. And then I finally finished it.
I took another hanger and used it to complete the circle to the size I wanted. Then wrapped the rest of the empty space with some cheap garland we had sitting around (it was a long piece, so wrapping it over and over again took it to the thickness I hoped for). I finished it off with the ribbon I’d bought with the ornaments. I’m actually glad I ran out of ornaments because I love the way it is like a Christmas tree in wreath form.
And I really love the way it looks (although it’s hard to tell here) with my beautiful white Christmas lights! The ornaments sparkle. I’m so thankful for a husband who doesn’t mind my crazy obsession with perfectly hung lights (I can’t stand it when they’re crooked). He also took the time to hang our garland this year (something I was too lazy, and pregnant, to care about last year).