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Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy New Year!

I'll get to my 2012 plans on of these days, but for now, I'm taking advantage of after-Christmas sales!

My biggest steal - several sets of LED lights for about $4 per box! Awesome.

I looked around the clearance Christmas decor, but I couldn't find any small pine wreaths. My plan is to have small lit wreaths hanging in our living room windows, but other people must have grabbed them all up. So, I took matters into my own hands and decided to make my own. And with these clearance sales, supplies were dirt cheap!

Grab some garland - make sure it's wired! Shape it to the size wreath you want and cut with wire cutters. (I wanted mine thicker so I doubled up).
As I doubled up, I twisted the rounds together to make sure they wouldn't separate. Twist the ends together to form the circle.Adorn with ribbon, picks, bows, etc and voila! A handmade wreath.

So next year, I'll have pre-made wreaths ready to go right up in my windows! (And it's always a nice surprise to open my storage boxes and find a decoration I had totally forgotten about!)

1 comment:

  1. Way to go! I'm envious of you, having them ready to go for next year! I got in on the sales, but all my goodies are still waiting to be used. And with too many projects right now, it will probably be next Christmas before they are! Good going, girl!