My Christmas decorations are up, thanks to my very persistent chil'rens. If it wasn't for them, I would put up the snowman shower curtain in the bathroom and call it a day. But they so love the ritual of putting up the Christmas tree, our beloved Nativity scene, and all of the twinkling lights that I can't help but catch the Christmas spirit.
Everything is looking nice and colorful except for one thing: the great big wreath I had hanging on the front door. It was basically a plain wreath with a few acorns scattered on it.
It was not exactly the most colorful, welcoming wreath. It did not scream, jolly Christmas times are being had here.
This wreath needed some love STAT. So, we loaded up in the hooptie and made our way to Home Depot.
|I love how the chil'rens use the cart as a family trolley.|
Decorations. Stay on track, Denise. You are here to fix up that sad little wreath, remember?
If you are like my family, you have a big bin filled with Christmas lights that either don't work or are a tangled mess. Our solution is to just keep buying more, apparently. Heh. After looking through the mind-boggling selection of lights, we choose several strands of mini lights.
But wait--the ornaments! It's important to me that I not just pile on a bunch of random ornaments for the sake of decorating the wreath. I wanted to incorporate a bit of my family and what we like. I snagged one of Martha Stewarts's 71 piece set of shatter-resistant ornaments. I loved it because it had such a variation: glitter balls, snowflakes, Christmas trees, polka-dots and icicle ornaments. And 71 shatter-resistant pieces sounds good to me. I can't even count how many ornaments fall and break because of the chil'rens rough little hands.
This is what the wreath started out like.
|Hi, I'm a dusty old wreath with sad little acorns on it.|
Booo-ring, right? Total snoozefest. Then I started layering some of my favorite ornaments, along with the new Martha Stewart shatter-resistant ornaments.
|My felt pear--so cute!|
|Had to put some Dia de los Muertos flavor up in here. It is hand-painted on clear ornament glass.|
|Love the glitter.|
|Because candy canes and calaveras totally go together. Totally.|
In the end, I really loved the way my wreath turned out.
|Oh, you fancy huh?|
Big thanks to Home Depot for helping my family find some really cool stuff to decorate our home with this Christmas season. Make sure you visit www.homedepot.com/holiday for more Christmas decorating ideas, tips and videos.
But wait. There's more! The Christmas spirit is like, totally never-ending right now. Right? Home Depot has graciously given me one (1) $50 Home Depot gift card to give to one of my readers. Ain't life grand? Here is how to win, friends.
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