Thursday, December 15, 2011

Christmas Wreath Alternative

Last week, the weather gods gifted us with extremely high winds depositing a few free Christmas decorating goodies, literally, on my doorstep. Something free or on the cheap always gets my blood flowing and since we don't have a Christmas wreath for our front door, I knew just what I wanted to make.

Christmas Wreath Alternative

I think the cool kids are calling it, "Door Swag"?

Here's how it all went down.


1.  Tied bow to evergreen bough. (This was a go with the wind type of project.  I wasn't sure how it was all going to turn out so yes, the picture is a bit out of order.)


 2.  Looped the ribbon for the door hanger through the loop of the bow.


 3.  I came across a set of fake cranberries at the grocery store and added them for a pop of color.  The wired stems made these easy to insert and arrange.


I liked what I had but thought it was missing something,


4.  So I made three, white stars.  I have a ton of leftover quilt batting that I'm determined to find small projects for.  It turned out to be perfect for adorning my swag.  I cut two for each star, quickly sewed them together with the machine and then gave each a quick blanket stitch with embroidery thread.


Not bad for a project that is made entirely of free or laying around the craft pile things, right?  Now if only I could figure out a way to install an outside outlet so we could have some twinkly lights outside, I'd finally feel like our Christmas decorations were complete.

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2 comments:

  1. That looks beautiful! Thanks for the idea :)

    Stopping by from Pin me.

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  2. Gorgeous! Love the addition of the stars! Thanks for linking up at my Pin Me Linky Party.

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