Wednesday, November 28, 2012

My Christmas Wreath

So since I haven't blogged in, well forever, it's time for a new post.

And why not make it Christmasy? son is getting to that age where he wants to decorate for every holiday.

I am the type of person that well....does not.

I loathe decorating.

Well today he told was the day.  He needed to decorate. 


I went to the store, and bought Christmas lights.  And then realized, this was all I had for Christmas decoration besides tree stuff.  We're not planning on putting up the tree for a while, so I decided, why not make a wreath?

I don't care for wreaths, but I knew my son would love it.

But the question was, how to afford this? 

My max budget was about $30, and yes I stayed on budget for this.

I live in a small town, with only handful of stores in my area.

We first hit the Goodwill.  We found a faux tree looking wreath, plain, some tinsels in a bag, a large jingle bell, an angel ornament, some glass and plastic ornaments.  Everything I thought would look good on it.

We came home and laid out our find, which we got for $20 plus tax.

I then took the tinsel out the bag and wrapped it around the wreath.  To cover the ugly faux tree.

It was then I went searching for the hot glue gun and the hot glue sticks.  And I found ribbon from when I used to make my daughter's bows.  so I wrapped that around it.

I started gluing on my ornaments, and well, run out of glue.

This sent me on the hunt for more ornaments, so I went to the dollar store and picked up some more unbreakable ornaments and some more jingle bells, then I went next door to the Walgreens to pick up a wreath hanger for cheap before going to another store to get the hot glue(I know could of saved lots of trips here but it was worth it.

I then just got to work, gluing everything on.  Trying to maneuver them and glue them on in a way where it would look full but not to full.  To cover most of the tinsel but not really.

And in the end, it actually came out really good.  I'm sure my son will love it when he gets up in the morning and sees it.