Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Christmas wreath with countdown

This week hasn't been off to the best start. When it rains it pours but I am determined to not let this get me down! It's the best time of the year and I am going to enjoy every second of it.
Saturday night I made spaghetti and Matthew took a break from studying and came over for dinner and a Christmas movie. Matthew, food and Christmas movie...three of my favorite things :)
After the movie Matthew went back to his apartment to study for the rest of the night and I was feeling crafty so I made a Christmas wreath for our front door, finally!
I have been looking on Pinterest for ideas and sadly I still can't get how to make the cute burlap ones or deco mesh. The last time I tried I about chucked it out the window a few times. I will learn how to make it though, maybe a goal for 2014?
Anyways, I picked up some tulle at Wal-Mart. A roll of red, a roll of white and a roll of green.
They were cheaper there than at Hobby Lobby where I had looked previously so I was pretty happy about that!
I didn't know what I was going to do with the tulle or how I was going to apply it to the wreath but I just started tying it and after doing a few it was turning out pretty cute!!
I just cut pieces long enough to tie, some were longer than others but that's okay I trimmed it after so they were all pretty even.
WARNING: Glitter will get EVERYWHERE. Have vacuum on stand by!!
This is a little time consuming but I was watching a Christmas movie and talking with friends so it didn't seem too long.
I didn't like the way the inside looked so I looked for something to hang in the middle. My roommate suggested hanging a stocking in the middle but I remembered I had bought a little chalkboard Christmas countdown at Target in their famous dollar section and put it in the middle
and it was PERFECT I tell ya!!
I love the way it turned out and fully plan on using it next year! I might even make my mom one for Christmas as well :)
I made this wreath for about $12. I don't know about y'all but I'm not about to spend much more than that for a wreath that gets to hang up for about a month. BOOM.
There are 15 days until Christmas now, these pictures were taken yesterday!
Linking up with Michaela and Cassie today!


  1. I just found a burlap wreath instruction that I am going to try for my after Christmas wreath. I have been intimidated to try. I just wrote about my trials of making our Christmas wreath. Sometimes the best part is seeing what you can come up with when your original plan fails!

  2. This is so cute! I love the glitter! I don't think I'd have the patience to do this though. I hope your week gets better. :)

  3. What a cute idea!! Thanks for linking up with us :)

    XO Samantha

  4. What a cute wreath! It looks easy enough that even I may be able to do it!

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  5. Love the colors and the little chalkboard calendar is brilliant!


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