After declaring my goal of not exhausting myself this holiday season, and doing very simple Christmas decor in my house as much as possible, I looked around to see what would require only minor tweaking to make it look festive for Christmas, and I spotted the boxwood wreaths that I hung over some of my favorite old platters.
They’ve been there since spring, when I participated in a Design Ingenuity event, and I knew it would be really easy to make them look Christmasy (yes, spell-check – I know that isn’t a word).
I removed the sheer white ribbon that came on the wreaths, and swapped it out for red gingham ribbon.
It’s the same ribbon I used on my Farmhouse Christmas Ornament, and I’ll be using it a lot on other projects for Christmas this year as well.
I just wrapped the ribbon around the wreath, added a bow with hot glue, and taped the ribbon on the back of each platter. Later on, I can easily swap this ribbon out for a different one.
Now the wreaths have a simple country Christmas look.
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When we lived in New Mexico, many years ago, I had an apple theme in my kitchen, which included a lot of red, but I haven’t really used the color much in our Illinois home, until recently.
I did one project with red paint, and suddenly I was in love with red all over again, and have been going nuts with it ever since. With Christmas coming up, and Valentine’s Day not far behind it, all those red projects I did will see me through several months of holiday decorating.
I I even found the perfect gingham shirt – it’s casual, cute and affordable. I added it to my wish list – just in case my family wants gift ideas! 🙂
If you missed any of my RED projects, click on the links below to see them all!
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