It is the most wonderful time of the year, with all of us getting ready for the holidays. I've already got my Christmas tree up and have even made a few decorations. But we cannot neglect the front door, now can we? And so today I am here to show you how to make a rustic Christmas wreath.
I am also joining some very special friends for a Christmas blog hop, so be sure to check them out at the end of this post.
Last year I had made wreaths with frames. And the year before I was a bit indecisive so I made two wreaths. This year I wanted to try my hand at a rustic wreath but with items that are not normally used in a wreath.
What I used:
The how to:
I started off by gluing the pine cones onto the wreath. I used regular glue. Nothing fancy.
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I was puttering around the garage one day and came upon these traditional clothespins. They looked so cute and quaint I just had do have them. To this dad, my dad does not know that I have borrowed them.
I inserted the traditional wood clothes pins around the wreath. Pretty much to divide the circle into 6 pieces, like a pizza pie. This is not something I would normally do but I was feeling adventurous. And I also placed the twine covered balls around the wreath.
The faux berry sprig was next. Aren't those berries beautiful? They look good enough to eat.
And the icing on the cake. I had dug up some old necklaces with stone and wooden beads. I would not be wearing them anytime soon since they were broken. So you know me, I wanted to re-use them somewhere and this wreath just seemed like the proper place.
Those earthy colors were perfect for the look I was after.
And finally I added these two bells in the center of the wreath. I'll show you what they originally looked like in another post. I even added two clothes pins on the inside.
There it was my perfect wreath! Full of rustic, earthy goodness.
I hung it up on the front door of the house and snapped some photos in the morning light.
And then I tried to close the door with the storm door on the outside.... and guess what?
Those beautiful bells were too big to allow the door to close...
And so I had to replace my gorgeous bells with this "Merry Christmas" sign that I confiscated from another decoration. A little glitter never hurt anyone! ;)
At least now, my door closes!
As for the bells, oh those lovely bells, I'll be showing you where I placed them next week.
Either way with the bells or with the silver lettering I still have a rustic Christmas wreath that is proudly hanging on my front door. Which do you like better?
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