Saturday, December 11, 2010

My [Adapted] Ornament Wreath

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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.
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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).
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8 comments:

  1. This is lovely. I like seeing some greenery with your ornaments. Merry Christmas!

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  2. Thanks for the blog visit. So glad I could help inspire you :) Can't wait to see what you come up with! Your porch is beautifully decorated. Thanks for sharing your wreath. It's lovely.

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  3. Girl! I LOVE the a-semetry of that! Its WAY Cool! Its funny how sometimes an "Oh No" turns into an "Oh Yes"!!! That wreath ROCKS! Gonna have to try one myself!

    xoxokara

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  4. i love the wreath! so so pretty! and the lights, too! ^^)

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  5. I can hardly wait to see it in person!

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  7. Super cute!! I especially love the pic with your Christmas lights!! :)

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  8. OH it looks GREAT Jill!!! Then with all the lights on, it looks magical to walk up to your front door!

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