I need to apologize to all of you. I have been so caught up with decorating my house and getting ready for the big party that I haven't posted nearly as much as I had intended to. I came to my senses today and decided to take some pictures of one of my projects.
As some of you may remember, I like to decorate my kitchen with gingerbread men and Christmas Coke. It always looks like a Gingerbread and Coke explosion when I am done decorating each year. I am trying to learn the art of taking away what is too much. This year as I got my Christmas decorations out I took a look at some of them and decided that I was over them. In other words, I had liked them at one time quite a lot; but now they seemed old and tired looking. These two wreaths were part of that. They just looked a little more homespun country than what I cared for at the moment. They were also missing some of their cinnamon sticks. I decided they could be reworked and made to be beautiful to my eyes once again.
The first thing I did was to rip off all the old part that would not work for the updated version. Oh my! That hot glue had really become tough over the years. I decided to leave the greenery. I considered adding a bit more but in the end decided it didn't need anymore greenery. When I was out shopping the sales last week, I found some really cute little Christmas balls that reminded me of Mary Engelbreit and so they came home with me. I decided they were just the thing I needed to update my wreaths. I simply began to hot glue them all over the wreaths.
Didn't this one turn out great? I was very pleased with how both of them turned out. Now they were pleasing to my eyes once again and very Mary Engelbreit like in my opinion.
I hung them once again in their place of honor right over my kitchen sink and I smile every time I see them. I haven't decided yet if I should add polka dot bow or not. What do you think? It could be lime green or red. I could even add one that is silver. Hmmmmm, I am just not certain on that part.
I think I will leave them just the way they are until I decide for certain. Who knows when I might happen upon just the perfect ribbon for them and they look pretty great just like they are for now.
Until Next Time