So, for all of my DIY enthusiasm, I'm really not the crafty sort. While lots of ladies in the blogosphere are showing off their pretty amazing looking crafts, I'm generally banking on readymade decorative objects to spruce up our place.
In fact, I think most of my crafty attempts to date have been -- truly -- laughable.
So don't laugh at my latest attempt, please. Pretty please.
I caught the Christmas bug a little late this year. (Oh yeah, and we both caught the actual flu bug, hence the long delay between posts.) But Mark was away with his family last weekend, and I decided to surprise him with some Christmas decorations, including a DIY wreath and a Christmas tree, which we already agreed we wouldn't put up this year because it would take up space that we need for kitchen renovation staging. But I wanted to surprise my wonderful husband, so plans changed.
Here's my $6.99 wreath from Michael's, marked down 70% to $2.09, pre-embellishment.
Our dining table-turned-wrapping-station-and-crafting-room served as the staging location.
Figuring out the configuration for my $5 worth of clearance Christmas decorations, plus a full-price purple silk Dahlia. I do love the purple and metallic color scheme. Both Christmasy and non-traditional.
A little time with floral wire later, and voila!
Please don't laugh. I know it's not totally DIY, but i kinda dig it. And yeah, the faux grapes are kinda cheesy. So what. ;-)
In a slightly more ambitious (and as yet unrealized vision), I was inspired by these feather wreaths at Michael's, but I was not inspired by the price.
I bought the makings for a few bucks, but haven't yet tackled that project. Maybe tomorrow. Or the day after that. Or next year. Or never.
And then for the slightly laughable tree...
It's itty bitty, but it's full of love. Yeah, Mark laughed at it when he first saw it... not the reaction I was going for. So if you're laughing, please keep it to yourself.
Merry Christmas, everybody!
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