A few years ago, I wanted to put a wreath on our front door. All the ones I looked at pre-Christmas were super-expensive and I considered making my own, I checked out the "ingredients" at Lewiscraft and Michaels, but it seemed quite pricey. Then, on Boxing Day, I found a rather bedraggled looking one for about $7. Still not cheap, but to get the supplies and make one myself would've cost way more.
The first year, it was a sorry sight. Many of the ornaments had fallen or been ripped off - you could see the headless stems. I added a few gift ornaments to it and left it at that. Now, I'm always on the lookout for things that can spruce it up, and add to it every year.
Here is this year's pre-Boxing Day wreath:
|Still a sorry sight|
This year, I got 2 candle holders, some tinsel and some bells. I wanted to add some sparkle and thought the bells might jingle. The candle holders were cheap (50 cents) and red, so I got them too.
I started with just one bell per twist tie, but you could barely see the bell in all that green-ness so I ended up attaching two or even all three for greater impact. The bells don't actually jingle at all but do add a bit of colour. And I like the sparkly tinsel, so might add more next year.
Here it is post-Boxing Day, ready for next year:
|See a difference?|
Update: Here is the wreath with the new bow from the Panettone:
|Lovely Bow from Panettone!|
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