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Should’a put a wreath on it! Wuh Uh Oh Uh Uh Oh

9 Dec

Ok, I know… a cheesy title for this post but I’m feeling a little cheeky this morning as I watch the first gorgeous snow flurries while listening to Beyoncé’s “Single Ladies/Put a ring on it.”  It is  as much-needed pause from Holiday music I’ve been enjoying a bit too much lately!
I’ve already showed you how to turn a wreath into the perfect centerpiece, now it’s time for part 3 in my Holiday Wreath decorating series, it’s time to add holiday glamour to your front door.  Watch this short video on how to make your own custom wreath!

Another wreath idea, is to use a grapevine base (available at any craft store such as Michael’s).  Grapevine is the perfect base for any wreath as it can be re-used to create  a Fall or Spring wreath given the neutrality of the material and unlike evergreen wreaths, this is the only natural material that won’t fall apart so you can re-use the same wreath year after year.  The wreath shown here was made in under 15 minutes using the following materials:

– 3′ diameter grapevine wreath
– Christmas Ball garland (red colour to match our Christmas tree)
– Winterberry (red berries) garland
– Red Pine cone ornaments & 3 birds borrowed from the Christmas tree decorations

Red ornaments and winter-berry garland plus red pine cones

No hot glue gun needed! (which is great because I always burn myself!) Simply wrap the ball ornament and winterberry garland around the wreath and affix with fishing line, floral wire or strong sewing thread.  Then add some theme ornaments borrowed from your Christmas tree (in my case, red birds and pine cones) and your done! A unique custom wreath that directly ties into your existing Holiday decor theme!  Once the Holiday season is over, simply remove the Christmas elements and you can redecorate the grapevine wreath once Spring/Easter rolls around.

Red birds borrowed from Christmas Tree


Fab Holiday Centrepiece

7 Dec

Are you hosting a holiday party and thinking your decor might need that extra touch of Christmas sparkle?  Or perhaps your overly critical in-laws are coming over and you want your house so full of holiday cheer they can’t help be polite (here’s hoping!).  Either way, I’ve  got the solution. Pick up a plain wreath from your local grocer or big box store, borrow some ornaments from your gorgeous Christmas tree and follow the simple steps in my video to create a center-piece that will make your guests think you’re Martha’s second cousin.  Happy Holidays!

To learn more about making holiday wreaths, watch this video!

Show your spirit with a wreath!

7 Dec

Before the constant barrage of holiday music and commercials gets you saying “Bah, humbug!”,  harness your festive spirit and creativity by decorating your own Holiday Wreath.  In this 3 part Holiday Wreath video series, I give you the low-down on

1. Different Wreath Materials… you mean there isn’t just one type of evergreen?
2. Creating a table Center-piece  (in case you mess up the turkey, you will have something else to focus your guests attention on!)
3.  Adding glamour to your front door (your neighbour’s will be green with envy… not really festive spirit but com’on, we don’t decorate just for the in-laws)

First, let’s explore the different types of base materials that can be used to create your wreath.