12.06.2012

Christmas Wreath Upcycle and Re-Do


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
Debbie
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1 comment:

Karrlin Bain said...

How cheerful and festive to read this awesome wreath re-do post. Thanks for giving me some Christmas cheer! : )