So, I finally threw out the squishy pumpkins on our doorstep. Ick. And now our porch is slightly more Santa-ready. Not that he uses the porch or anything. But if he wanted to, I wouldn’t be completely embarrassed. At least we’re in the right season now.
Remember my homemade frame wreath?
I’ve been wanting to glitz it up for Christmas, well, practically since I made it. I originally had grander plans, but in the interest of time, I decided to simple it down somewhat.
I have to say… So far, my wreath has lasted pretty well. My only complaints are 1. It’s slightly crooked. We need to get some Command Velcro wall-hanging strips to keep the frame level since the burlap side tends to hang lower than the non-burlap side. But, honestly, I haven’t been bothered by it enough to have done it up to this point. And 2. Over time, the burlap began to droop a smidge. I could easily reloop the burlap to make it poofier since it’s simply tied on with twine, but I haven’t gotten around to that either. I’ll do it eventually, though. Actually, these are probably more observations than complaints now that I think about it. Real complaints might prompt me to actually DO something about them.
So, anyways, here it is….
…And now that I’m adding pictures to this post, I’m realizing just how much the burlap has drooped. I’d better get on that soon. Anyhoo, I found the glittery snowflake at Walmart for $3 (It’s the same as my window snowflakes), and simply tied it to the frame with some shiny red ribbon that I had on hand. Then, I added a few ornaments for a little zing. I flanked the door with our white Ikea pots filled with fake poinsettias and added some shimmery curly twigs for interest…
Over by the rocker, I first filled a small ivory and green pot with red ornaments. Super simple and easy.
Then, I realized that the live wreath sent to us by Joey’s sweet grandparents needed to be displayed prominently. I LOVE the annual live wreaths they send us, but unfortunately, we can’t hang them inside (like I really want to) because I’m allergic. That’s right. I’m allergic to live Christmas trees and the like. They give me crazy-intense, sharp sinus headaches which almost feel like migraines. Weird, huh? Anyways, since our frame wreath is already taking up residence on our door, I decided to use the live wreath here….
Who doesn’t like a little Oregon greenery to liven up their doorstep??? I love how the rustic greens really make the glittery red ornaments pop. Thank you bunches, Annie and Poppo!! We love our wreath, as always!! 🙂
We decided to forgo lights this year with everything that’s gone on. Christmas shopping needs to be completed first. And prep for Lucas’s birthday party (..which is tomorrow. Yikes!!). I know. I’m behind. Next year, I’ll be on it, though (Stop. Laughing).
So anyways, how is y’all’s Holiday shopping going? Anybody done?