Welcome to Throwback Thursday!
Last night Topher and I attended a meeting at the unnamed child’s high school, all about financial aid, grants, and scholarships since the unnamed child will be starting college courses this summer. To say this was a dry meeting is the understatement of the year, and I didn’t understand half of it.
My big takeaway: I can’t believe she’s old enough to be starting college courses! If we ever had any doubt it has been confirmed that we are officially old.
Topher and I are running around today, picking out carpet for the basement. I had no idea how freaking expensive it is! It is desperately needed, and I can’t wait until we get one selected.
We are also hosting our yearly holiday party at our house on Friday night, so we will be cleaning like crazy people of the next two days.
While putting up my Christmas decor, I realized I didn’t have a Christmas wreath. I did have my Pumpkin Topiary, and I needed something to match that.
I wanted to do an ornament wreath last year, but I didn’t have the time … and wasn’t sure quite how to do it. So I decided to go ahead and wing it this year.
I want to start off by saying you need a lot of ornaments. Dollar tree is your friend; otherwise, you will be spending a fortune on ornaments. They did have tubes of ornaments, each containing 12.
I used around 15 of these guys.
Here is what you need:
- 15 tubes of ornaments, I got two different sizes
- One tube of tiny ornaments
- A wreath form
- A roll of ribbon
- One pipe cleaner the same color as your ribbon, and
- A hot glue gun with a lot of glue sticks
First start out by laying your first row of ornaments. I staggered them having one on each side.
If you are using different sizes, use the larger ones here.
After you have covered the entire wreath, then start filling in the gaps with the smaller ornaments. You will also want to do a row on the inside and outside of the wreath.
Once the whole wreath is covered, look for any gaps and fill those in with your tiny-sized ornaments.
Then take your ribbon and cut off a 10-12 inch piece. Tie a loop around the top of your wreath and tie it in a knot. Then make a bow and attach it to your loop with your pipe cleaner.
It’s not a hard project to make, but it does take a bit of time.
It would be a perfect gift for someone for Christmas!