New Wreath and First Frost

Christmas Wreath 2012

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.

First Frost

First Frost

I love how serene and calm the backyard is, especially very early in the morning.

Frost on Weed

Frost on Weed

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!

Christmas Wreath 2012

Christmas Wreath 2012

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.

Materials for Wreath

Materials for Wreath

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.

String Ornaments Together

String Ornaments Together

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.

Christmas Wreath 2012

Christmas Wreath 2012

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