Monday, December 1

Holiday Crafting-- I Made A Wreath

Christmas Craftin
Somehow December has happened, and before the weekend I had NO Christmas decorations up.  I know lots of people wait until after Thanksgiving, so that statement doesn't seem that extreme, but in our house rule is THERE ARE NO RULES after October 31st.  (Yes, I used to try and put up my tree before Halloween.)  I've cooled off on the super early decorating in my later years, but I still like to have everything up before Thanksgiving and I just hadn't gotten to it yet.  This weekend was all about decorating the house and Christmas crafting.  I don't typically get to make much time for it, but the few crafts I do during November/December are some of my most enjoyed moments.

Some of our friends offered us this huge tub of plastic ornaments this summer and in typical Katie fashion, I said "why not"?  Just because they didn't have an immediate purpose didn't mean that I couldn't use them in the future.  This is also the exact reason our basement is overrun by THINGS.  Lots and lots of them.  Long story short:  I used the ornaments.

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Here's a visual of how I put it together if you are interested.  I didn't have an existing wreath to glue the balls directly onto, so I cut a piece of cardboard into a wreath shape and filled in the gaps with silver tinsel limbs.  Super easy!  Oh, and I listened to the whole Sufjan Stevens Christmas album this day because that was necessary.

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Bring on all the holiday type things because I am ready! Oh, and HAPPY DECEMBER!  xo.


  1. That is super pretty!!! Thanks for sharing!

    Love from bella Italia!


  2. Yes, can not believe it's December 1st. Totally scratching my head! ;) And your wreath?! Absolutely adorable + I love the colours!! xo

  3. Ohmygosh YES! I need to do this. I saw one at Target that was $25 or something crazy and I thought "I can totally make my own for way cheaper!". Thanks for the inspiration. :)

  4. So cute! And SO easy, I'm going to make one of these this year!!

  5. Such great colors! I love bright and happy holiday decor.

  6. This is so beautiful! I love the colours. I also listen to the entire Sufjan Stevens Christmas album whilst crafting. It's a must!

  7. i love those colors so much!
    thanks for sharing your tutorial! i set a link and hope you agree.

    best wishes, doro von Hand zu Hand

  8. The wreath looks great, you are very talented.

    Anca @ ancaslifestyle | UK

  9. Oh, that Sufjan Stevens' album is just the best... I listen to it all year round! ;) I may try doing this, it looks really colorful and unique.

  10. Super cute! My sister would love something like this.


  11. Great idea, Katie! This is super cute and easy to do.

    Kisty | The Style Mermaid

  12. This is extremely adorable! Love! I definitely want to try this out.

  13. Great Reef, Nice Colors, Way To Reuse Into New, Awsome Idea