This year was the first Christmas that we have spent in our house. We didn’t have much in the way of decorations, and we particularly wanted a beautiful wreath for our front door. I saw so many lovely ones around the shops, but with the price tags in the vicinity of $50 and up, I thought I could do a bit better by making my own. As luck would have it, by the time I got around to it, many Christmas decorations were already on sale (yes, this was still 2 weeks before Christmas!). In fact, this would be a great project to make now in preparation for next year, what with all the lonely decorations still hanging around in stores with their little 50% off stickers! I put this one together for around $20.
I got all the bits and pieces I needed for my wreath from Spotlight – the wreath itself was about $9, the packs of glitter bows and pinecones were $2 each (and I bought far more than I needed!), and the poinsettia candle holder that I deconstructed was about $5. I used some home made gold pinecones left over from my tree too.
I fixed the decorations on to the wreath with a little bit of thin wire, and voila! It added some festive cheer to our home in no time. :)