Hello friends! Yesterday I shared the most popular posts from Mulch and Paint for 2020. Today, I wanted to highlight some my favorites from this year.
If you are a frequent visitor, you’ll see a trend here at Mulch and Paint…I loooove holidays! I realized when I was working on my most popular lists that more than half of the posts for 2020 were for a holiday. I don’t know if this is good or bad, right or wrong. It’s just what I like.
I also make and sell wreaths at a local store. Although I have not posted any wreath DIYs, I do frequently share my creations.
Based on those two hints, you won’t be surprised by the two “favorite” lists I have made for you today!
My Favorite Wreaths of 2020
#10 Lemon Wreath
At the beginning of 2020 the lemon wreath was my best seller at the shop. Spring was around the corner and life seemed, well, normal.
If you know me, you know that I love orange. I also like to combine blue and orange together. Actually, I am reworking my foyer by combining blue and orange. I made a wreath similar to this for my son and daughter in law’s front door. I got a lot of great comments and feedback so I made more to sell.
#8 UGA Wreath
I live twenty miles from The University of Georgia. People literally bleed red and black around here. I made this Georgia wreath using a metal insert inside of a grapevine wreath. The football’s field is surrounded by boxwoods so I used boxwood greenery and bows around the edges of the wreath. I also sold several Clemson, Alabama and Auburn wreaths similar to this one.
The gnome wreath was a special request from my sister in law. I do not usually make mesh wreaths but worked with a burlap base on a mesh wreath form to make this fall gnome wreath. I filled in the wreath with bows, pumpkins, flowers, berries and raffia. A Christmas gnome that I converted to a fall gnome sits at the bottom.
I love the light green colors on this wreath as well as the fluid movement of the ferns. Instead of a large bow, I went with an understated green stripe and threw in deep wine colored mums for a pop of color.
Yes, another blue and orange creation. I use a lot of greenery as fillers but hydrangeas are probably my second favorite filler. Hydrangeas are in style year-round.
This wreath was a quick and easy creation for my daugther in law. I bought a box full of Halloween decorations at a yard sale and this bony guy was inside. I zip tied him to an oval grapevine wreath and held his arm out like he was waving to passers by… The weird moss-like greenery made me think of something you’d see in a swamp. Oversized red roses top off the wreath and give it some style, if skeleton wreaths needed more style.
I love, love, love this wreath! A mix of greenery along with seed pods, pinecones, red berries and purple flowers. Sounds so wrong but looks so right!
#2 USA Wreath
This is the wreath I made for my front door for July 4th. I like to bring it out for other holidays like Veterans Day, Flag Day and Memorial Day. Any day is a good day to show support and respect for our country. In 2020, I kept out my patriotic decor a lot more than usual.
As you can see, in 2020 I used round metal signs for a lot of my wreaths. I like filling in the center with more color. I scored this pineapple insert in early 2020 and made me a wreath for my front door. I got so many requests for this wreath but my supplier ran out of the metal inserts very early in the Spring and never got any more. Lesson learned…when you see something really good, buy multiples. For now, I still have my wreath and will be using it again after the Christmas decor goes down. I just love pineapples!
My Favorite Christmas Trees of 2020
This pencil tree stays up in my kitchen all year. At Christmas, it’s decorated with gingerbread men, marshmallows, cooking utensils and other food ornaments. Tucked into a corner of the kitchen, you can still smell the faint odors of homemade cinnamon ornaments (made years ago) as you pass by.
This is the first year I decorated the sunroom tree in a woodland/nature theme. 75% of the decorations came from yard sales or thrift stores. Higher-end ribbon and red balls take it up a notch.
With my crayon-orange wall behind it, a colorful tree like this still stands out! Blocks of rainbow colors flow up the tree with white at the top. This is such a happy tree!
Mary and I have worked for many years planning and making the ornaments for the Harry Potter Tree. Once I bought a flocked tree and we decorated it, everything just came together. Using mainly white, black and maroon red (based on the Gryffindor House colors) this tree stands in my upstairs loft from September to January. A simple sign sits on the bookshelf…Swish and Flick.
Me in a tree!
Lastly, what is my favorite post of 2020?
Converting a large rectangle frame into what might be the world’s largest refrigerator magnet! This was a fun project that I wasn’t sure I could pull off. I enlisted my parents to help attach the chicken wire and craziness ensued. There was so much going on that the photos on the post didn’t capture. I say that my mom is Ethel and I’m Lucy…I am always thinking up off-the-wall ideas and she jumps on board without asking questions. We had so much fun and laughed so much. Who knew chicken wire and a staple gun could provide such entertainment! Good memories….
I totally love my refrigerator frame and how it turned out!
That’s all for 2020 and I am looking forward to what 2021 has in store! New ideas are coming soon and I hope you’ll join me in this new year!
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