Every year, I try to think of creative ideas for decorating with wreaths and bows for Christmas. Usually, I start with buying a fresh wreath for my front door. Even though I love welcoming guests with real greens, I don’t love cleaning up the needles on the front porch and the foyer.
Each year I end up spending about $30.00 or $40.00 on the wreath. Over the years, that expense can add up…so this year, I went artificial!
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Recently, I found this 30 inch one at Home Depot and now I will have it for years to come! Since I had the ribbon already, I made the bow and I figure I can change it each year for a new look. (This exact wreath is now discontinued but I found a similar wreath and even a pretty pre-lit wreath.)
Don’t ask me for a bow tutorial though! Usually, I kind of just wing it and basically they come out different every time! The ribbon I used is 2 1/2 inches and has a wire edge if that helps any. If you want a pre-made bow, I like this bow and and this pretty bow.
Anyway, like I said the wreath is 30″ so it fits perfectly on my door. And honestly, you really can’t tell it’s artificial unless you sniff it…and I don’t have any wreath sniffing friends so I think I am okay!
We did buy a “real” Christmas tree today though. I would never convince my husband to go artificial with that!
First thing this morning, we headed out to buy the tree. At that point, the snow had just started and now it’s been snowing all day. Needless to say, it’s been a great day to decorate the tree!
Anyway, back to the wreaths and bows…
The other day, I showed you my kitchen window. I bought a bunch of these plain wreaths on sale at Michael’s for like $3.99 each!
Also, you might have noticed a couple of the wreaths hanging on the french doors in my living room in a recent post.
Here’s a closer shot…
First, I thought about hanging three down the doors but you really don’t see them once the room has been rearranged for the Christmas tree!
(Excuse the bad lighting and photography.)
This one is on my laundry room door…
To decorate the wreath, I just wrapped around some black and white ribbon to match the room.
And I recently hung this one on the dining room mirror…
For the dining room wreath, I used the same ribbon as the front door wreath.
Did you have any creative ideas for decorating wreaths?
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