I haven’t posted any Meadow Mondays in a while, but mostly because there’s not much changing out there right now. We did have the first frost of the season several weeks ago, and I snapped a few pictures.
I love how serene and calm the backyard is, especially very early in the morning.
I also started on Christmas decorations a couple of weeks ago. I just now got around to uploading some pictures so I could show you my first project of the season– a new wreath!
I wanted something new this year, and since I had bought a huge tub of silver and gold ornaments from Home Goods for other decorating purposes, I put some to use here. I bought the ribbon at 70% off at Michael’s, and I already had the grapevine wreath and spray.
This is a super easy project to do, and there are tons of excellent tutorials on making wreaths out there. For my wreath, I used the materials above and some florists wire (and wire cutters).
First, string a group of ornaments together, and secure tightly with wire. I bunched up all my ornaments first so that I could position them on the wreath where I wanted them before securing them.
I attached the spray to the wreath for with some wire, and then added the grouped ornaments. I made a bow with the ribbon, attached it and styled it. I love wired ribbon because you make it go pretty much where you want it.
I am contemplating adding some more ornaments, but probably not.
I am looking forward to having my family visit this Christmas! It gives me more incentive to make the house look festive. :)
Linking up to Centsational Girl and the Christmas Crafts Party