Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Put a wreath on it

I totally have Christmas and holiday decorating on the brain. I can't wait to drag everything out of the attic and deck our halls. If our roof wasn't so steep and unclimb-able, I know hubby would have strung up our lights the day after Halloween.

Anyone with me??

In our living room, we have 4 big windows overlooking the backyard. Which I love. I haven't put up any window treatments yet, and actually I'm not sure when I'll get around to it. I love the unblocked view and all the light that floods in.


So what I would love to do is hang 4 pretty wreaths on those windows, like so:




I would really love to have some gorgeous, preserved boxwood wreaths but they are so stinking expensive! And I no longer have access to any real boxwood clippings. Sad face. So I've been trying to come up with another wreath idea I can DIMyself. I like (and have made) a book page/leaf wreath, which I like. But I feel like the greenery of the boxwoods would bring that natural feel I really want...

So if you have any sources for great, CHEAP preserved boxwood wreaths, help a sister out! I've heard Trader Joe's has some around Christmas, but we don't have those around here. :(

Have you started decorating for Christmas yet??

4 comments:

  1. I love hanging wreaths in windows like that! I've done it with simple plain green wreaths the last two years and hung them with red ribbon. So pretty! I would love some boxwood wreaths too, but yikes buying multiple would add up.

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  2. the pic ideas you've shown are neat! simple and pretty!!! we have lots of box wood here in Ks. i'll send U all the clippings U need!!

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  3. Those will be amazing! I saw you are working on some, but last year, they had some great fresh options at Lowes. I also bought myself a faux boxwood wreath for my front door that I love.

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  4. I like your idea of holiday decor--classic, simple greens! Seriously why is preserved boxwood so spendy? I have the one Smith & Hawken wreath from Target & that was almost out of my budget ;-) I'm thinking of going w/ fresh seeded eucalyptus (though they're as intense of a green) & evergreen sprigs from our yard this year for our mantel. They're super cheap at the grocery store.

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