Hey friends! Last week we were out of town. If you follow my instagram (here), then you saw the palm tree pictures. We were in Palm Springs with family for Thanksgiving. We stayed at this mid century modern ranch with a pool. It was so cool! I actually brought back some cool ideas for decor (in my head, that is), but they will have to wait until after Christmas. For this month, there is plenty to talk about! One little blog note – I now have a newsletter! Yippee. You can sign up (here), or on the sidebar too. I am just getting the hang of the technical side of the newsletter but feel free to sign up anytime! I don’t plan on emailing more than 1 time per week (if I even email that often!) We will see how it goes. Everything with a blog is very trial and error. Thanks for hanging in there with me guys. Getting back to the post – our grocery stores around here are filled with fresh christmas trees, wreaths and swag just waiting to be picked up. I wish I could take them all! The christmas wreaths are pretty and smell great, but they could use a little zhushing. Actually, I have an old christmas wreath which I’ve used for the last few years. It’s okaaaay, not very exciting and a bit dated in my opinion. This year I wanted something different. A little more organic and green. I’m shying away from red this year a bit and going with more greens and blues. So, this post is about styling up those store bought christmas wreaths (or those old wreaths if you have them!)
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So here is the wreath in question. I don’t mind a lot of it, but I wanted to take off the red flowers and add a bit more organic greens from the yard. This first thing to do with those wreaths is to take off what you don’t want and fluff them up.
These greens from our rhododendron tree should do the trick. They have glossy leaves and little buds which add some character.
I used green floral wire and wire cutters to pin the branches to my wreath.
You basically just loop the wire through on top of the stem and twist it shut in the back.
Ta-da! Easy peasy. I definitely like this but it needs a little something extra.
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These bells should work! And they sound like Christmas. They are actually gift toppers. I used jute string to tie them to the wreath.
Here’s how it looks on our front door. I used a clear wreath hanger from Amazon. They work well and you get two in a pack!
So easy and fresh looking! Just the difference I was looking for. And I didn’t have to buy an expensive new wreath.
What do you guys think? You can also ask your local christmas tree shops and grocery stores for their tree scraps. They add a nice touch to your christmas wreaths as well and free is always the best. Stay tuned for more holiday posts coming your way.
Thanks for reading!