12 Days of Christmas: ROYGBIV Holiday Wreath

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Welcome to Day 8 of my 12 Days of Christmas series. I am excited to finally share my Christmas wreath with you all. Last year, I went the more traditional route with my ornament filled wreath. This year, I decided to opt for a more modern look to match most of the decor inside my living room. I was inspired by this festive rainbow wreath I found on Pinterest and was determined to make one of my own.

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I scored these adorable boxes of ornaments at JoAnn’s for about $2 each. Each little pack contains 24 ornaments, 8 frosted, 8 glittery and 8 shiny ones. I figured that was an excellent deal! I forgot to pick up red ones and wasn’t able to find any when I went back, so I decided to make it work with these fun colors.

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I also picked up a 20 inch wreath at WalMart for $2.50. That means this project only cost me around $10.50 to create! Talk about ballin’ on a budget! Not including hot glue gun and glue sticks, which I already had.

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I started by fluffing out the branches on the wreath to create a wider base for the ornaments to sit on. I’m not sure if that was holiday time’s intention for the wreath but it worked a lot better for me this way.

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Next, I dumped out all 96 ornaments onto the wreath to figure out an arrangement. What I figured out was that 96 ornaments on a 20-in. wreath were not going to fit. I took 6 ornaments from each gift and decided to set those aside and use them to adorn my gift tags. Double whammy.

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Pick out a good movie while working on this project. It probably would’ve taken me about 30 minutes to glue all of these on, simply eye balling placement, but it actually took about an hour and a half thanks to Leonardo Decaprio in Titanic. Worth it.

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Finally, I added a neutral burlap bow I bought sometime last year to finish it all off.

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And voila!

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I am loving this rainbow-ish wreath. I think the burlap ties it all together and makes all the colors less overwhelming. I can definitely see my future self using this wreath again next year.

How about you, what’s hanging on your front door?

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12 Days of Christmas: Holiday Pinspiration

For Day 2 of my 12 Days of Christmas series, I wanted to share the images that have been inspiring me as I am thinking of decorating my space for the holidays. These have all been found on Pinterest, of course, and I can’t wait to give some of these a try! What is inspiring you for the holidays?

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The first is this tiny wreath with a huge impact. I love the big green glitter ornaments paired with the frosted gold ones, it gives it a really nice traditional look. The sprigs of holly are also a really nice touch adding some depth around the ribbons. The tiny wreath form is hardly visible through all the decorations, and I am digging it.

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This is probably the project I am most excited to try. The different sized bottle brush trees are so cute inside that beautiful apothecary jar. Seems so simple to achieve but will surely add some huge cuteness factor to my mantel. I am also on the hunt for those adorable vintage deer, anyone know where I can find them?

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I open at the close. Any Harry Potter fan would appreciate this golden snitch replica, and I am no exception. I don’t think I want a whole bunch of snitches on my tree but I wouldn’t mind one floating around. The glittery wings are what captivated me and I am so thankful for the excellent tutorial provided that I am planning to follow soon.

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It would not be a proper pinspiration post (say proper pinspiration post 3x fast) if I did not include a manicure. Because I have been loving the matte nail trend, I feel this is one look I can easily achieve while still feeling festive. The glossy tips add a nice touch atop the velvety emerald green and red. I may just rock this for my best friends holiday party!

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Aren’t these the cutest little reindeer you have ever seen! And it seems so easy to achieve. I am a horrible baker so I plan to buy the sugar cookies and assembling them at home for my family.

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Well, I hardly doubt this needs any explanation. Glitter is definitely my chosen medium for all things crafty all year round, but I love adding some extra sparkle to my home during the holidays and I cannot wait to continue sharing what I have been working on with y’all soon!