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Sunday, November 28, 2010
Rustic Christmas Wreath
It's getting chilly outside. Time for Christmas decorations! This year I thought I'd try my hand at making a wreath for the front door. Completely inspired by my Autumn Wreath.
I picked up a few things from Hobby Lobby the other day. They were having all of their Christmas stuff 50% off so I had to get some. Since this was only my second wreath, I wasn't sure what I was doing.
I wanted it to have a chilly, rustic feel. I tried to keep the color pallette simple. There were SO many colors and elements to choose from. I almost got overwhelmed. But I just focused on my vision. I sat there in the aisle of Hobby Lobby with my wreath and was practically designing it right there. I placed the hollies and pine cones right on top. Added the icicles. I kept playing around with various things until I thought it looked complete.
I took out my handy little glue gun and fired it up. I added each element a few at a time. Once it looked good I'd adhere it right in place. After a few glue gun burns and kid interruptions I completed it fairly quickly.
I put it up outside on my door. It looks a little sparse to me but I'm thinking that's what the rustic feel is all about?? I don't know. It's not perfect, but I like it.