Friday, November 27, 2009

A Pretty New Wreath

Welcome to our friends from Melissa's holiday decorating carnival!





I've had this grapevine wreath for years now- I love it!  In every season I can fill it full of new stuff, and it hardly costs a thing to change my look.

I've always loved berry wreaths, but they're so expensive!  I pruned these berries off some tall bushes growing along the west fence in my yard- I'm not sure what they are.  Magic Bamboo?  Witch Hazel?  Whatever they were...they're wreath material now, baby!  They're fairly boring bushes, and tall, most of the year so I had meant to tear them out over the summer.  I'm glad I didn't- I think I'll leave them there just for the free wreath every year!  I clipped berries and red-leafed branches last year and put them, dry, in a vase- the color stayed true when they dried.  I'm hoping this wreath will last until the new year.

For construction, I just stick stuff in- no wire, no tape.  Easy peasy, rice and cheesy!

Oh look- here's my Spring wreath!






Have you started decorating for the Christmas/Holiday/Winter season?  Ernie and Wonder Daddy put up the lights today, and I'm so excited to pull out our favorite indoor decorations and watch the kids' faces light up!

6 comments:

Aunt LoLo said...

Beautiful!!

Simone said...

So pretty :) I use a heart-shaped wreath like that. Very handy for Valentine's day. Guess I should update my decorative scheme this weekend.

Ruth MacC said...

Your berry wreath is beautiful!

Su said...

Gorgeous! Got to love a multi-purpose wreath...

Teresa said...

I just put up the tree yesterday- love how you re-use your wreath- and it looks lovely.

Alexandra said...

I really like the berry wreath! I made a quick Advent wreath today, but it isn't picture worthy. I just needed something quick and easy with my daughter's little hands getting into everything...no long candles this year.