Now that Thanksgiving is over are you all ready to dive into Christmas decorating?! I sure hope so!!
I've been busy putting up all of our Christmas decor over the last few days and I plan on sharing every last bit of it on the blog! :)
I absolutely ADORE this time of year & the coziness of our home! There is just something about the white twinkling lights of the Christmas tree glistening at night that warms my heart! Don't you agree?!
Today I want to share with you this Simple DIY Christmas Wreath that I made for our front door over the weekend......
What do you think?!
I kinda love the way it turned out!
And the best part about it?!
I had most of the supplies already on hand, so it cost very little to make!!
I started with a simple faux evergreen wreath that I already had on hand....
I also had some old ornaments that were falling apart & some little gold accent piece that were on them. I bought a half of a yard of green plaid fabric from JoAnn Fabrics with a 50% off coupon. I think I paid less than $3.00 for the fabric total.
I just cut enough fabric to wrap the ornaments in and used a little hot glue to adhere the fabric to the ornament. You can see that there is a lot of overlapping on the backside of the ornament....that's no problem!! The side with all the overlapping will be nestled inside the wreath!
I covered 3 of the ornaments using the fabric you see above and then decided that I wanted a little variation in the ornaments, so I went searching in the boys' closet and found this!
It was an old brown & green plaid shirt that Parker wore a few years ago & it coordinated well with the other plaid fabric I had purchased. So I started cutting the shirt & began covering more ornaments....
Once I had all of the old ornaments covered in fabric, I started just placing them inside the wreath....
I also started adding in some other accents that I already had on hand including the pine cones, brown ball ornaments, cream berries, & clear beaded sprays. I added the "D" monogram that I purchased at Hobby Lobby. It was originally $3.99, but I used a 40% off coupon....I don't pay full price for anything! :)
Once I had the ornaments & other accents arranged the way I wanted them, I used a hot glue gun to start attaching them to the wreath....
Then I hung it on my front door....
Here is a closer look at the fabric covered ornaments. I used the gold accent pieces that I had & added them to the ornaments just to give them a little bling! :)
The various brown ornaments you see randomly place throughout the wreath were ones that I already had on hand. I used them every year in our Christmas decor....
Another full view of the wreath on the front door....
I also made a little Christmas sign to display on our porch that coordinates with my new wreath! I will be posting pictures & a tutorial of it very soon!! They look great together!
I can't wait to add some greenery & lights to the front porch next!! Hopefully I will be able to reveal the whole space very soon!!
Do you hang a wreath on your door at Christmas time?!
Do you prefer to make one or just buy one?!
If you have made a wreath for your front door & blogged about it, I would LOVE it if you would leave a link in the comments section of this post!
It doesn't have to be a post from this year either!
You never know.....you might just get featured on this here blog!! :)
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