I have a faux ivy and berry wreath that I bring out every year. For the last several years, it has not been granted the coveted front door position. Instead, it has been placed by the back door, high up on a ledge where it is rarely noticed.
This year, because I am hoping to spend my decorating dollars elsewhere, I decided to use my faded wreath on the front door instead of buying fresh greens. The problem is, when I pull into my driveway and see it, it makes me a little bit sad and a little bit depressed. It does not evoke the bright holiday spirit that I wish it would.
It looks dull, right?
So, using some new silver and red ribbon that I picked up at Lowe’s for $5 and some shatterproof ornaments that I already had, I gave my wreath the sparkle and holiday cheer that it needed.
Because the wreath has a fairly significant hole in the middle, I decided it needed something to fill that void. I want to pick up a wooden monogram at Southern Proper Monograms, which I discovered through Thistlewood Farm’s tour of their Christmas decor. Unfortunately, since I am working with a budget of next to nothing, I opted for a small chalkboard stocking from the dollar store. Now the kids can help count down to the big day!
All in all, I enjoyed working with items that I had, with the addition of a few small purchases. The wreath matches the rest of my house’s Christmas colors of silver and red and it welcomes guests with a bright and cheerful hello. Not bad for about $6 and a half an hour!
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