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Sunday, November 13, 2011

Christmas ideas

I had a special order for a couple of Christmas Wreaths this week, well it was kind of a do over. I kind of wish I had taken a before picture so you could see the difference. ( pretty much imagine the wreaths looking nothing like they do now.)  They both were lighted wreaths and half of the lights were not lighting, (the frustration every year with Christmas lights.) So I pulled off everything that was on the wreaths and pretty much started over.  I put on new lights and I did use the red berries that were in the wreath but gave them a fresh look by spray painting them a cranberry red.  They look brand new when you do this!

I added some silver and black ribbon, some pewter bells. icicle picks with bells, a horn and some green hydrangeas.

You can see the white lights in the wreath but it looks really great when it is dark.

This other wreath is really large about 4 1/2 feet across it is also lit and it looks great under under the eaves of a gable on the house it belongs too.  Since it isn't going on my house I didn't get up on a ladder to show you how it looks so great, so you just get the back deck view.

I also dismantled this one and started over.  Because it gets a lot of weather I used berries, pine cones and a red eucalyptus that is silk.

I think you could probably put this one up right now and it would look great clear until after Christmas.

Here is a view of the Christmas one on the front door.

and here is a closer view of the big one.

Love these big pine cones that I got by Lake Tahoe.
 I know it is a little early for Christmas but if you are going to make your decorations it's better to start early!


Anonymous said...

Oh, my! What gorgeous wreaths! You've given me some hope that I may can rework my old Christmas wreaths! Both of your wreaths are so pretty!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

marissa | Rae Gun Ramblings said...

They turned out great I'd love for you to add this to my link party over at

Unknown said...

They turned out great!

Share Knowledges said...

You are genius in wreath making. Well, that is one of my favorite. I want to make one, before this Christmas. Making various style and colour of wreath is my Christmas passion.
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AllieMakes! said...

Very nice! I love the silver spray with the bow!!
Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie this week! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!

Unknown said...

These are beautiful! Love how different and elegant they both are!
Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party.. can't wait to see what you share next!


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