Sunday, November 27, 2011

Fresh Christmas Wreath Mini-Makeover

Did anyone else out there snatch up a real live only $5.00 Christmas wreath at Lowes this weekend? I was all about it. We've never had any real greenery, (I have a set of three tiny fake trees we use for our Christmas tree) so I was excited to try it out. 

I'm not sure what I was expecting for $5.00, but when I got to Lowes I found that the wreaths were a little small and bare.  Not exactly jolly.  But I knew I could beef it up with a little creativity, so I got it anyway.

The first thing to go was that sad little bow. I like bows, but it was just too smashed up and wrinkled to save the wreath. I snipped it off and immediately felt a little better. Then I went outside and gathered.

The boxwood hedges around our apartment are a little worse for the wear, but I'm sure they'll recover...

I looked around the house, and I found a bunch of dried white flowers that weren't being used for anything too special.

Then I just stuck the branches in. They just wedge right in there. Easy peasy. I hung it on the inside of our front door with some ribbon from the dollar store, and viola:

A pretty little $5.00 wreath! I'm loving the fresh scent of pine needles it brings into the house. I'm a little worried about it drying out before Christmas, though. Any hints on keeping it fresh? Should I be watering this bad boy?

1 comment:

  1. WOW! You did an awesome job! You are so stinkin' creative!! :)


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