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Saturday, December 5, 2009

Cheap "New" wreath

In keeping with my new theme for Christmas decorations this year, I had to remake my wreath, so off came all the Purple flowers and ribbons, And on with the Red, Gold, and Green Santa theme! First up, I made a new bow. I had this ribbon from several years back, and so, it being the right colors, ON WITH IT!
I had thought about making one of those wreaths out of ornaments like I have seen on EVERY blog this season, then I thought, NO! (I have seen it on every blog, that makes my rebellious spirit rise up and scream!)
Now, I have been on a quest to find the right Santa stuff for my tree, and at the Dollar Store, I found these reindeer and more, on sale for $.88 each. With three of them on this wreath, so far I have about $5.00 because I found the red and gold ornaments at the thrift store.
I took some of your advice from the ornament wreath, and hot glued the tops onto the balls, that way they won't fall apart if nudged by one of my man sized offspring...

First, I laid everything out finding my balance. I purposely offset everything. I am usually the one who does symmetrical designs, so this went off the charts of normal for me...






Once I had everything where I wanted it, I just wired it on using my brand new spool of florist wire. I bought it the night before, but had to go hunting for it. I found it, pliers, and strange wire creations in Brystan's room...


Almost done...




Ta Dah! Me likey!!!
Cannyn noticed it when he walked in the door.
Man I love that kid, he always looks around to see what I have done next, then makes sure to stroke my ego before heading to his next thing.
I am linking this baby up too!
Linked to Funky Junk Interiors SNS, click on the button on the sidebar.

Tricia taught me how to link words with blog pages. so, Here goes.
Linked to Between Naps on the Porch




13 comments:

  1. How great to have such a sweet son! He's going to make some woman feel really special :) Great job!

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  2. I love it.. You sure do have a talent there. Not gaugy or tacky... I love your choice of items on there too.
    Its snowing here in Virginia and I am taking pictures to post. haven't done any decorations since I'm by my self . will as I can .

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  3. Hi Karyn ... the wreath is beautiful!!! Great, great job. Can I borrow your reindeer, love him! Thanks for stopping by ... as far as crochet patterns, took me years to read them then all of a sudden I realized I was reading too much ... read like two words and do what it says, then next two words, found that worked for me. By the way, love the little guy noticing your wonderful work.

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  4. I likey, too! It is so cute how you stuffed the ornaments into the sleigh.
    @cheapchichome.blogspot.com

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  5. Very Nice!

    My three international students are going back to their respective countries for the Christmas break so I'm having a hard time getting "into the spirit."

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  6. Way to go girl! I swear I am the LAST one in blogland to not have touched a wreath this year yet. I love the Christmas ball idea.

    Thanks for linking up!

    FJ Donna

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  7. Glad to hear from you. I didn't think anything of it! Honest. I just felt bad I couldn't recall your blog name so I could add you and it in my post. I'm such a space cadet. I hope you don't mind but I'm deleting your comment. Not sure if you wanted others to read it.

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  8. Wow, I am really impressed with your flair for design! I too love the wreaths with the baubles but you have given yours a really personal and elegant touch. I'd pick yours any-day!
    Best wishes, Natasha.

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  9. Your wreath came out lovely...happy decorating

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  10. Very pretty! I love how you made this your own!

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