Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Golden Christmas wreath

So this project has been done for a while now. My excuse for not posting it sooner besides being out of town for Thanksgiving is this, we moved our computer down stairs and the sd card with the pictures on it was, well, upstairs. So yes just laziness with a bit of forgetfulness. But it is here now and that is what counts right?

But before I go any further I have to correct a typo that was brought to my attention by my well meaning (smarty pants) little sister. In an earlier post I showed you my magnetic (ingenious) job chart. Well apparently I spelled vacuum wrong. So to all of you who noticed I am sorry I have seen the errors of my ways and I promise to watch my spelling more carefully in the future.

Now that that is out of the way we can get on to bigger and cuter things. Like this adorable wreath which now hangs on my not so adorable front door.

So the idea behind this wreath was to keep it cheap and it was. All of the supplies were purchased at the dollar store. Sorry I don't have a picture of all the supplies pre-assembly. But here is the list:

1 wreath
5 tubes of gold ornaments (15/tube)
1 roll of ribbon
1 cute ornament (I cut mine in half)

So for around 8 bucks I got a pretty cute little wreath. Here is the basic assembly.
Start by hot gluing the ornaments to your wreath staggering the ornaments to cover the wreath as much as possible. In retrospect I think it would look more finished if I had painted the wreath gold before I started gluing on ornaments...but hindsight is 20/20, and because the color of my wreath was pretty light it isn't too big of a deal.

Once your wreath is covered with ornaments it is time to dress it up a bit. I played with the ribbon A LOT to get it how I liked it. So use your imagination and do what you like best. Here is what finally worked for me:

I used a knife to push the ribbon in between the ornaments all the way around the wreath.

And here it is no my not so cute door...I told you! Anyway the wreath helps a bit. There you have it a quick easy cheap and sparkly wreath.


Crystal said...

Very cute. I saw your wreath drivign down the street. Great Job!

Spaces for Faces said...

I like the addition of the ribbon! Very pretty!

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