• Wreath Updo

    Posted on November 30, 2012 by HeatherMcDougall in The Abbey Blog.

    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!

    Linking Up To:

    Craftberry Bush

    Beyond The Picket Fence

    Just Us Four Blog

    Redoux Interiors

    Boogieboard Cottage

    DIY Showoff

    Is So Very Cheri

    Alderberry Hill

    Crafty Texas Girls

10 Responsesso far.

  1. Thistle says:

    Your wreath is wonderful! Thank you so much for the shout out!

    Have a blessed and wonderful day!
    karianne

  2. This is an awesome project! I hope you will consider linking it up to the Pinworthy Projects Party over at my blog, Just Us Four.

  3. What a great updo! It turned out beautifully! Love those ornaments you used. :)

  4. Monsterscircus says:

    Wonderful wreath of yours! Really love it, thank for sharing :-)

  5. T'onna says:

    Great redo! The wreath turned out so cute!!!

    T’onna
    Submarine Sunday Link Party

  6. minervasgardenathena@gmail.com says:

    Gorgeous wreath! Love the bright red accents and ribbon that you added to it.

  7. Shenita says:

    Your wreath is so pretty! You did a beautiful job. Visiting from Cedar Hill Ranch.

  8. Dixie n Dottie says:

    This is gorgeous! Would love if you’d join our Countdown to Christmas link party! Hope to see you there! Have a great week! :)
    http://dixie-n-dottie.blogspot.com/2012_12_04_archive.html

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