Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Festive flair - part 1

The Mr. and I kept very busy this weekend, mostly with a lot of fun stuff, but also adding some holiday flair to our house! Part one is the swag I made for our door - check in tomorrow for Part 2, the tree!

This year, I decided I didn't want to reuse the grapevine wreath I made last year, but I did want to keep the organic feel. I bought a big bundle of mixed evergreen and cedar branches:
On a whim, I bought a collection of gold ornaments from Ikea a couple of weeks ago (figuring I would be able to use them somewhere!):
I laid everything out, and played around with a number of different combinations:
(the intention was to do this outside...and while it was sunny it wasn't as cozy as the kitchen floor...)

Add some ornaments and a wreath hanger, and voila:


In terms of cost, the massive bunch of greens I found at Superstore for $7.99, and the ornaments were $3.99 at Ikea. The wreath hanger and ribbon I had on hand. Total cost for this project - approximately $12 (and I have enough greenery left to do a festive planter for the porch!).





17 comments:

lgrecreated said...

Great job! Looks amazing, and super festive.

modern jane said...

Love it! I really like anything that includes fresh greenery:)

Linds said...

So pretty! I love the different take on a regular wreath!

Amelia @ House Pretty said...

Wow, you did a great job! Looks great and I bet it smells amazing :)

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Anne-Marie @ 10 Rooms said...

SO pretty!

Amy@BR said...

This is gorgeous! So classy and I bet it smells great. :)

Nette @ This Dusty House said...

The prettiest Christmas decorations are SO simple. I love it! Perhaps I'll find time to come up with a version of my own.

Carol@TheDesignPages said...

I love that!! I also love coming home to the smell of fresh greens on the door, mmmm.

Shannon said...

That looks beautiful. And I bet it smells wonderful.

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Kerry said...

Looks fantastic Heather - and for only $12!? I'm a huge fan!!! :)

Calmly Chaotic said...

very cute! i'm so pumped for the ikea grand opening here tomorrow (although, no, we (as in the three of us) will not be braving the store tomorrow... next week maybe)!

Alena: Oh, It's Just Perfect! said...

That is so beautiful!! Wow. Great job!!

Chic Coles said...

Your wreath swag came out so well. Thanks for sharing.

Lindsay [rookie's nest] said...

Oooh I LOVEEVEEEE it!!! It's such a nice change from a wreath!! And almost looks easier to make! This is sooo great, wish I thought to do this before we got a wreath! Next year :)

Carissa @ the Fabulous Design File said...

OK... that is fantastic! I want one!

Mrs. Chic said...

So pretty! I may have to try, if we don't use our wreath from last year.

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