So I am not usually a wreath kinda person. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I appreciate them, I just couldn’t ever get a vision in my head of what I would want a wreath of my own to look like until I saw this at a blog called Dittle Dattle.
Maybe it was that fact that it was already an ‘R’ and there was no visualizing even needed. Or maybe it was those little holly berries peaking around the corner of it cause I DO love holly berries. Either way, I decided to make one for myself.
I invited a bunch of lady friends over for an afternoon of kid-free-crafting, aka a Crafternoon. (You can use it, go on, you know you want to). It ended up being a intimate little group of 3 and we chatted over our craft projects and at the end of a couple hours, I ended up with this!
Ok, I love it. I really do. I think there may be another Christmas tradition in the making with this one.
I basically followed word for word the instructions found in Dittle Dattle’s tutorial above, except for I didn’t spray paint the letter first, mostly because I forgot. I had Hubby cut an R out of a scrap of wood in his shop with a stencil I printed off the computer. I cut a bunch of cedar clippings from our tree in the back yard, picked up some pine cones from the front yard, bought two sprigs of fake holly berries and a pack of green floral wire and voila!
The perfect Christmas wreath for the Robinson Home Sweet Home.
Also, as a shout out to my gal pal Sal…she sent me those sweet silver hooks you see on the glass holding the wreath, in the mail as a surprise gift. Not only have these hooks saved our marriage (inside joke, no worries here really), but they have served to warm our front ‘sterp’ and welcome all holiday visitors. Thanks Sal! You’re amazing!