Remember how I said I enjoy the creative process of Christmas decorating? Well, really ‘the creative process’ is just a fancy word for ‘fly by the seat of my pants’. I usually have a broad vision, but rarely a well thought-out plan, before I start my Christmas decorating. In case you were under any illusions that I have some kind of magic formula when it comes to pulling it all together, I present to you Exhibit A…
This is what my step looked on Saturday afternoon. Yup, when it comes to seasonal decorating, this is how I roll ;-).
And, do you see that plain Jane, oh-so-artificial, wreath on the step? Well, it’s been kicking around for about 13 years. (That’s like a lot of my wreaths. I’ve learned to never throw away a good wreath form!) But, it’s about as artificial as it gets. This wreath was born years before fake (or “ever-lasting” 😉 ) greenery began to mimic the look of the real stuff.
It’s gone through many updates over the years. Whenever I get tired of it, or it begins to feel outdated, I just take off the embellishments and start all over again. I’ve learned the hard way not to glue gun anything to this wreath – wiring or tying on the embellishments makes it so much easier to disassemble!
This year, I knew I wanted to have a big, full traditional Christmas wreath with the look of real greenery; which is a far cry from this old wreath. But I pulled it out of storage anyway, wondering if I could somehow revive it. After the dust settled (oh, how I wish I had one of those cool time-lapse videos to insert here, but I’m just not that technical!), here’s where I ended up:
Want to know how I did it? It was super easy. I used a method very similar to READ MORE