In the interest of full disclosure, I’m not a huge fan of red. Having said that, I decided to do something completely different this year and do a red and white Christmas porch. Just feeling the need to shake things up and all.
The first project I tackled this season was this easy wreath that I made out of white and red ribbon that I bought at the Dollar Store a few weeks ago. I already had the foam wreath form and snowflake ornaments on hand.
I started by giving the wreath form a light spray of white primer because when I started wrapping the ribbon, the green showed through. Once it was dry, I just started wrapping the ribbon around the wreath, using a little hot glue here and there to keep it in place.
All wrapped and ready for some decorating.
I decided to keep it simple by adding a bow to the bottom of the wreath. I’d like to say this was easy but for some reason bows are my nemesis. I struggled, not only to make a bow that didn’t look drunker than Cooter Brown at the state fair, but also to attach it to the wreath. Ugh.
In the end, I wound up using a combination of hot glue, floral wire, a staple, and some florist pins. Not even kidding. It didn’t help at all that the boys were in high spirits and were either tearing the place apart or falling down everywhere. One of them even refused to get dressed that day…Not worth fighting about.
|“Hey, let’s party with the throw pillows, Mom loves that.”|
I used one of the little snowflake ornaments to cover up the mess I made with the bow, attaching it with some hot glue.
All done and ready to go outside.