Christmas has arrived around here and most certainly at our house! I decided to change it up a bit this year with my front step pots.
Here was what I started with after removing the mums and pansies. I wanted to incorporate the ornamental cabbage that I had in the pots this fall. I've really loved pics I've seen in magazines of holiday decor with the ornamental cabbages and kales.
I wanted to add some red berries, greenery, pinecones and a bit of metallic. I used these sticks that I had leftover from pruning down a plant a few years ago....
Oh, and how could you forget lights?!? I saw these great lighted twigs at Target....but I'm on a brief hiatus of buying Christmas decor. So....I decided to make my own. I had two sets of these lights on hand.
The twigs got a coat of silver spray paint. I used white thread to wind around the twigs and attach them. I used three twigs for each strand of 35 lights.
Add in some pinecones and faux greenery.
I like the texture of the cabbages. I am hoping they last through the new year!
This is our Christmas wreath. I made it several years ago, using red berries and some thin grapevines twigs I got at the craft store. However, it wasn't bright enough....our old house had a front porch with a large overhang and you couldn't see the wreath. So, I decided to spray paint a papier mache letter from the craft store a metallic color and attach it to the wreath. I love the way it pops and the personalization of the wreath.
It was a pretty easy and cheap way to update a tired wreath! If you want to try it, but don't have an initial that lends itself to being tied by a ribbon, you could cut through the papier mache with an exacto knife and tie the ribbon through the letter.
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.....: )
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