I am sharing with you today my not so traditional Christmas Wreath.
 
 
 
I started this project  with a wreath that I found at my local Thrift Store for $1.00
and me singing I’ll be home for Christmas…
 
 
 
 
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The first thing I did was to remove all of the 4th of July happiness that it was on the wreath.
This is how it looked after the cleanup.
 
 
 
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At the Dollar Store I found these gold eucalyptus branches.
All I did was  gather a bunch of them together and tied them with some wire.
 
 
 
I put the eucalyptus aside…
{ the smell took me back to the early 90′ when it seemed like every home had eucalyptus garlands or wreaths… Do you remember that? }
…and I began making a small nest with the paper.
{ You can find this paper at the Dollar Store as well. It comes in a small bag }
With the help of some more wire I gathered the paper together until it looked like a nest.
Then I used Glitter Bast Spray  by  Krylon to give it a bit of sparkle.
 
 
Take a look!
 
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The third element of the wreath was the small word JOY.
I used the same scrapbook embellishments  that I used for my Fabric Leftovers Wreath.
I bought them years ago but you can find similar letters at your local Michaels or any craft store in the scrapbooking area.
I tied the letter with some strings that came out from some burlap I had around and I hung them from a branch…
 

 

Having all of the elements of the wreath all I had left was to put it together.
So I did!
I really like the simple natural look of it…
 
 
 
Don’t you love the little bird?
 I do!
It was an ornament that I found at Michaels… I brought home a bunch of them with me to hang on my tree…
 So cute! 
 

 

I love Christmas!
Hopefully sometime this week I’m ready to give you a tour of my living room…
Stay tuned!
 
 
 

 

 

Desiree
Hi there! After years of working in interior design, I fueled my passion for DIY into my own little corner dedicated to creativity. I am grateful that blogging has given me the opportunity to do what I love and share my passion for transforming, creating and reinventing with our readers.
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23 Responses to My Christmas Wreath…

  1. Mavis Jones says:

    Love the wreath! Seeing as I’ve already ordered my yearly evergreen wreath for this year, will have to go on next year’s to do list.

  2. Mary says:

    After seeing the Halloween village, I’m thinking I could adapt the Christmas wreath to make a spooky Halloween version. Oh how you’ve inspired me!!!

  3. NancyC says:

    That’s a beautiful wreath–love it!

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