Monday, November 29, 2010

How to Personalize a Basic Christmas Wreath

The wreath we bought at Costco looks pretty good already, with the pine cones and berries, but I wanted to gussy it up a little.

So, I took some upholstery webbing, which I already had on hand, and stenciled the letters "Merry Christmas" with a magic marker pen to make a banner.

Using a hole punch, I made a hole on either end of the banner and slipped jute ribbon through, tying it around the wreath. Twine or a more decorative ribbon would also look good.

I should have made the banner a little longer, so plan for that when you begin stenciling your letters.
This idea would also look great on any kind of front door wreath with the words "welcome" or "home sweet home" too.

And there you have it! From basic to beautiful in about 15 minutes!

Here's the white poinsettias I also bought at Costco. Don't you think they look great in the pine cone urns?
Many of you are wondering where I bought them. I found them at Wisteria, and unfortunately they are no longer available. Even though they are made of pine cones, they live in the entry year 'round.

"It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas" around here!


Twitter Delicious Facebook Digg Stumbleupon Favorites More