Happy Friday friends!
I realized yesterday that we’re only a week away from Christmas!
Every year, I start planning and decorating for Christmas in the Fall and think that I’ll be ahead of the game. Do you do this, too? In September, I’m thinking that I have it all under control. Now, we’re the week before Christmas and I don’t have a single present under the tree, I just mailed my Christmas cards and I have not gotten to the list of new recipes I wanted to try. And this is in a year where most of our usual gatherings and events are cancelled….so I should have had more time to get these things done…right?
Well, just like every year before this, Christmas will come on December 25th no matter if we have it all done or not.
I also thought with all of this presumed “extra” time I was going to have that I would make more wreaths for the shop. That didn’t happen, either.
The goal with my wreaths/florals this year was to keep them more of a Winter theme and not so Christmas-y. These wreaths can be used now and kept up throughout the Winter.
The next wreath I want to share is a magnolia, pinecone and red hydrangea wreath. I’m finding that with florals, flowers you once thought you could only use during one season can be used any time. No more Spring/Summer hydrangeas…use them year-round! These red ones just pop along with a few sprinkled red berries against an evergreen background.
Here’s another experiment of mine. Bamboo leaves, white hydrangea and succulents. This wreath could be used at any time through the year.
Below are two basic wreaths with evergreen and accents of red.
I do love all of the Christmas wreaths I see on Pinterest, but I am very frugal and like to create decor that can be used for more than a month or two…plus, it’s less to store if an item can do double duty. Sorry, I’m basically practical and cheap.
I want to revisit the first wreath I shared. Remember how I said you can use and mix florals that may not be associated with Christmas? Well, the same rule (or anti-rule) goes for colors, too! I mixed a faded purple accent in with my Winter wreath. I also chose roses in this faded purple hue to use throughout.
I usually stick to wreaths, but I tried making a centerpiece this year. Again, this can be used throughout Christmas until Spring. I chose only greenery and white-toned florals to keep it simple and not too busy.
I hope that you have a wonderful Friday and that you have “it” all together more than I do!
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