Monday, December 1

Holiday Crafting-- I Made A Wreath

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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.



16 comments:

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

    Love from bella Italia!

    http://lasagnolove.blogspot.it/2014/12/hello-december-thoughts-on-chronic.html

    Bambi

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

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  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. :)

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

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

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  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!

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  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

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

    Anca @ ancaslifestyle | UK

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  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.

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

    <3
    Emory
    helloscarlettblog.com

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  11. this is so cute!

    xx nikki
    www.dream-in-neon.com

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

    Kisty | The Style Mermaid

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

    http://www.geekyjessy.blogspot.com

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

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