Sunday, November 27, 2011

Ornament Wreath to Kick Off Christmas



I can honestly say that I am thankful Thanksgiving is over {isn't that super horrible of me?!}. More than anything, I think that Thanksgiving is one of the most special holidays and I can't stand how every year it gets "skipped over" or forgotten in the wake of upcoming Big Bad Christmas. Unfortunately this year, I had to work on Thanksgiving...it just comes with the nature of being a nurse, and over the years I've learned to just kind of dull my senses to holidays and weekends in terms of having to work those days.



My husband has a very strict "no Christmas crap until after Thanksgiving" policy enforced in our house and I couldn't agree more. While this year we have a rumbunctious, loud, into-every-drawer-and-cabinet toddler during the holidays, it makes me extremely hesitant to even want to decorate for Christmast {do we really need a tree this year?}. But I knew I had to at least put a wreath up on the front door, safely out of my little man's grubby, peanut butter-smeared fingers.




Throughout the year, we have our orchid wreath up on the front door to welcome guests. I made these by hot gluing the orchid flowers that I pulled off of stems from Michaels. Super easy and it makes me so tingly happy because the flowers are so bright and purtyful!



I am a new Pinterest addict and I recently saw pictures of ornament wreaths that people have made, such as these...
So so fun! Definitely a huge upgrade from our fake wreath with pine cones and gold {um, what the heck was I thinking buying that?!}.

You know what's even better about the ornament wreath? It is seriously so simple to make. You just bend a wire coat hanger into a circle, undo the hook ends, and slip any ornaments you want on to the wire. That. Is. It. Yes please!


So I asked my hubbs if I could make this and he said yes. I hit up Big Lots and bought way too many ornaments because I had no idea how many to get! A couple websites that I read said they used 80 and even over 100! Sheesh...


I can't tell you exactly how many I used for this wreath, but I bought exactly 199 silver, green, and blue ornaments...and from the looks of it, I could make at least one more wreath {which I'm going to do for my sweet friend, Kayla!}.


I really liked adding the "acorn"-shaped green ornament to break up the monotony of all round ornaments {not sure if you can see it in the picture}. I hadn't seen anyone do that yet.



I had a tough time deciding what colors to use. I didn't want to do the traditional red and green, I really can't stand a whole lot of gold, but I knew I wanted to have at least silver in there. You don't see a whole lot of silver, green, and blue color schemes for Christmas so I thought I would try that. Plus I knew it was a color scheme that the hubbs wouldn't think of as an eyesore.



Merry Christmas! If you want a picture tutorial to make your own ornament wreath, click here.



1 comment:

  1. Hello sir, I got you by Google search.

    I think it is very useful and information able details about website on lepetitesweetcupcakes.blogspot.com.Now a days it is a remarkable site for all the people.This site help us many way.I always love this site.I would like to thank you for the initiatives you have created content. You can adhere to me by my best All laser engraved wood business cards are custom made per each order. We will get your information and laser engrave everything – even your logo – onto the business card. And that is not all, we have a vast assortment of Wooden business cards types to choose from to truly suit your business.

    Thanks For Only You Create That cute Article.

    ReplyDelete