Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Just ONE

Let me make this declaration.  I am a FIRM believer that you do not decorate for one holiday before another has taken place.  Firm.  Believer.  Thanksgiving and Christmas are two very different feelings to me, and I don’t need decor mixing ‘em up.  However…

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I couldn’t resist a jump up on just one.  So I’ve seen others taking part in this project, but Eddie Ross’s was my dream wreath.  The colors were perfect, and that bow sang to me.  He used about 80 ornaments.  I did not. 

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I hit up the dollar store and bought these tubes of ornaments for, well, $1.00.  The pink ones I picked up for 1/2 off at Michaels.  I had to have the pink.  Oddly enough, I actually had to buy a package of wire hangers at the dollar store.  I didn’t have a single one!  Wire hangers and I don’t really get along.

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Like Eddie says, unwrap the wire and form a circle out of the hanger.  Then, just thread the ornaments on in assorted colors.  I hot-glued the hook to half of them like he told me to.  The other half, I didn’t.  I regret that decision.

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Of course, the only problem now is that I didn’t buy enough ornaments for two of them.  Inside the den is where I keep the kids’ white tree, and I thought this would be a cute entrance.  Looks like I’m back to the dollar store for more!

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Until then, let’s just pretend.

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Okay.  That’s it.  Back to Thanksgiving.  No more talk of this stuff. 

86 comments:

Anna said...

so pretty! love the color ornaments you used

Christine said...

I love this wreath I really am going to have to copy!!

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

It looks fabulous. I'm waiting to make mine until next week. I think Thanksgiving needs to hurry up and get here already, don't you? :)

pk said...

It's so pretty! I really love the colors you chose and it's OK that you didn't wait until after Thanksgiving. :-)

pk @ Room Remix

myrepurposedlife.blogspot.com said...

I had my hand on some ornaments at my local Peddler's Mall today, and decided NOT to buy them. I didn't think it was enough ornaments to make this kind of wreath. They were true vintage ornaments. I am regretting that decision right now.
Can you tell me how many ornaments you used?
It turned out fantastic! I don't look forward to gluing on all the ringy things, but I guess I'll learn from your mistakes and do that step. :)
great job! thanks for sharing!
gail

simplymodernmom.com said...

I love it, it is so cute. I'll have to add this one to my list of wreaths to try.

Jaime said...

Absolutely adorable! I love it. I, too, would like to know roughly how many ornaments you need.

slip4 said...

I too loved Eddie's wreath. I bought those same Dollar Store ornaments, except I used all the different silver ones instead of colors. This has been the hardest project I have ever done! I didn't hot glue the tops on them ahead of time because they seemed to be pretty sturdy. Then after I get a lot of them on the hanger, they start falling off and I have to hot glue them as I go. I actually had to start over and make it a second time. It is getting there, but I still am not totally satisfied. Yours is lovely!

Sherri S said...

I so know about decorating for holidays. As a child we put our tree up AFTER Thanksgiving dinner. So I have this hang up about starting before. Although I have my new pine cone tree in my living room! I am dying to put up my tree this year...because I have this idea. IF it works out like the vision in my head. LOL LOVE the wreath! It's so shiny. ;-)

Lyn said...

Really cute wreath!! I'm pretty sure I'm going to have to make one...or 2 ;)

Jessica said...

Love it! I'm going to attempt to make one. Gotta go plastic though because of the lil' ones!

Julie Avery said...

so simple...so cute! love it! thanks for sharing :D

That's what she said said...

Pretty! I was in Target the other day & the new thing must be ornament garland. I am going to save a little & make my own. Same idea just in a garland type arrangement.
Thanks for this idea too.

Anonymous said...

Sorry this has nothing to do with the wreath, although I do love it. Can you show us a picture of the table at the top of the stairs, what is the art you have on it?

Sarah said...

LOVE IT! I'm so making this!

Jessica said...

How adorable! I love it!!!

Debbie said...

Okay I am a traditionalist about Christmas colors...so I was not impressed with the color selection at the dollar store.

But that is so cute.... but...maybe I have enough ornaments already that I would only have to get a few...guess it's off to the dollar store I go tomorrow!

Thanks I think I will totally copy this....just different colors.

Susan Crabtree said...

so super cute-may have to try this!

~Mommy+Me~ said...

Love this! Very cute, think I might have to try it. Dollar Tree here I come! :)

Girly Stuff said...

It turned out very cute!

I made one to but it needs tweeking. Thank you about the hot glue tip!

Sharon said...

Beautiful ... love the colours.

Elizabeth (blue clear sky) said...

Love the colours! So pretty!

As for the two holiday decorating, not a problem for me (I'm Canadian) and our Thanksgiving is the second Monday of October, October 12th this year. Goodbye Halloween, hello Christmas ;) Well, actually I like a little break of no seasonal decorating for a bit first.

Michelle said...

I saw this on Eddie Ross's website also and made mine a few weeks ago (I just couldn't wait!). I used about 60 ornaments, I'd say. I got mine at Ikea...they have a great bulk box of ornaments in red and silver. Yours is so pretty!

B Lines said...

Ooh, I love it! And never really thought about making anything like it until now. I will have to search the collectibles and antique stores in the area for great ornaments. Thanks for sharing with us.

Katie Jones said...

Wow- I love it! I've always wanted to make an ornament wreath but had no clue how to create a base ... and it was a wire hanger the whole time!?!? Can't wait to try this idea!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I never heard a thing! ; ) I also saved Eddie Ross' post on this to try. I had purchased some of those ornament sleeves from the dollar store and I'll need to get more and a few other sizes, too. Can't wait to try this!

Becky R. said...

I made one of these too with dollar store ornaments and ended up regretting not gluing the ends on first too...you're not alone! It looks beautiful, by the way!

Carmen said...

I cannot wait to make mine. I posted about this wreath idea a couple weeks ago. Yours is FABULOUS!!! Love it!

Astrid said...

Gorgeous! I'm buying ornaments to make one or two wreaths as well. I didn't realize they used so many ornaments to make one. Better get more!

How did you hang the wreath to the door? I mean- how did you hang what looks like ribbon from the top of your door? Or is it a door hanger?

Melissa Stover said...

love. love. love! i can do that.

Gina Sisco said...

Your wreath turned out fabulous. I started making one the other day to quickly find out I didnt have enough ornaments!! I have half a wreath. Maybe next year I will finish the other half!

veronking2003 said...

I am also a firm believer in not mixing holiday decor...but I'm so glad you posted this. AMAZING. I'm definitely making one! =]

2sisters said...

Love it!!! We are taking a girls trip the first week in December, and were planning to make these wreaths (I had already bought the same ornaments, lol, but I got bright pink ones at Hobby Lobby and KMart instead of the pastel ones). I'm glad you showed how to make it though, because I wasn't sure. Thanks!!!

Rocio @ CasaHaus said...

So cute!!!! I'm looking forward to doing a wreath, but I have so many favorites! I'm adding this one too!

Sunny Tuesday said...

I love this idea! Seriously considering stopping off at the dollar store tomorrow!

Karen said...

I made that wreath this week, but I tell you that glitter is evil. I had it everywhere and know I was walking around with glitter on my face after several showers=)

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

Seriously - so fantastic. I love the pink, imagine that!

Mike and Wendy said...

I've just took a break from working on mine. I was getting frustrated because the part of the ornament that you thread onto the hanger kept breaking. Did you have that problem with your Dollar Store ornaments? LMK if you have the time.
Wendy huffalupagus@aol.com

RNSANE said...

Really pretty with the variety of colors and different patterns.

GroverFamily said...

im making one too!

Kim - The TomKat Studio said...

GORGEOUS! Seems sooo easy, who knew?! I'm trying it...for sure.

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Gorgeous...gorgeous...gorgeous. What a girl!

Robin said...

That is just AMAZING!!! Love it to pieces!
My mom always had our entire house decorated for Christmas by Thanksgiving Day ... so I do that too. (She loved relaxing and enjoying the house during the weeks following Thanksgiving without thinking of the decorating.) So this is perfect for what I'm doing right now!
Robin
All Things Heart and Home

tinahead81 said...

i looove this...and the dollar tree!! i made one too! and its still hanging on my door...sorry thanksgiving! i still have to glue a few balls back on :o/, but i'm so in love with the wreath! love the colors you chose!

Danielle and Clint said...

I LOVE Christmas and Thanksgiving. Because they are so close together, like Halloween and Thanksgiving, I tend to mix in a few "fall/winter" like decorations to ease into the new holiday and season. Love the wreath and the colors!

Kathryn-nannygoat said...

We did these on nannygoat too. Love that the dollar store has such great looking ornaments for...well, a DOLLAR! Yours turned out pretty.

Richella said...

Yes, indeed, back to the Dollar Store for more! This looks absolutely beautiful. I'm going to have to go looking for the instructions for this one. Thanks for sharing this.

Jamie said...

So nice! I've had this project on my mind since I first saw it. You convinced me to stop thinking about it and just do it!
I am so with you on not decorating for Christmas until Thanksgiving is over! My brain just can't handle the confusion!

Janna said...

This is so cute! I think I'll make one for myself.

Jboo said...

Wow -- yours turned out so beautiful! I made one, but had a little trouble with spaces between some ornaments -- any tips for me?

Janet

Misty said...

very cute. I'm thinking this would be a great project with the kids. It would be fun for the porch. I am with you on the holiday decorating, but finding it hard now that the saturday after thanksgiving is now the big football game day(used to be before). That was my all day decorating blitz. And I have one piece out now that I just bought...more wintery than christmas, but it's awesome.

eddieross said...

it looks AMAZING!!!!!!!
GREAT JOB!!!
Eddie

Shannon said...

Oh wow! I have to have one! Will head to the dollar store after I drop off my son at preschool, the hubs will not be happy... too bad! LOL!

Nina Patricia @ The Adventures of Nina Patricia said...

So Gorgeous, I think I will make one for my sister

the undomesticated wife said...

I remember seeing that on Eddie's blog. You're turned out cute!

I know what you mean with everyone decorating so early for c-mas...I want to scream "give thanksgiving a chance!!!" ;)

WestSacHoney said...

Adorable I just made one too on Monday!

Lynda @ SportsMadGirl said...

I too went to the Dollar Tree to get the supplies for this project (including the wire hanger - haven't used one of those in years).

Yours turned out so pretty! Here's hoping mine looks half as good :)

B.E.A said...

LOVE it! I can't wait to see what else you whip up for Christmas decor. After Thanksgiving, of course! :)

Teresa said...

Lovely Chris!
I'm with you...Thanksgiving and Christmas are totally different...it really gets on my nerves when the valentine candy gets put on the shelves the day after Christmas!!!!
XXOOXX

designs-made-easy said...

This is a great idea! - i'm going to do one for my door! and yes i will wait till after thanksgiving to put it up... i can't celebrate thanksgiving with christmas decorations around :)

Jamie said...

Waaaay cute! And I love the fun colors!

Sanna said...

I love your wreath! I will visit Eddie Ross´s website immediately for further instructions.

Thank you for the tip and inspiration! Hope I will have the time soon to make one myself.

Rob Buckley Family said...

Love this idea. I am going to copy. I too visit Eddie Ross's website for further instructions. Looks like we need about 80 ornaments.

Sara said...

I wanted to do this last year and really hope I will this year! So cute!

Jennifer said...

OMG! That is the cutest! Love it! I am going to have to run to the Dollar Tree now!

Kristen said...

Too fun - that will look great with your kids tree! Back to bed for me - I'm praying I make it for the midnight showing tonight. (Ok, praying is being a bit dramatic!) But I will be the girl in the back in her pj's and trying not to cough up a lung. I might pass out when I seen Jacob's muscles though. Be grateful you live far away, you know I'd be dragging your butt along with me.

Katy said...

Grand! The colors together look so nice.

Anonymous said...

Ooh! I love it!

I happen to pass the Dollar Store on my way home from work.
Hmmm.....

-ella

Love Being a Nonny said...

I made this last year after Christmas. I got the balls real cheap...like .50 for two dozen!!! Love it, don't you?

Katie Liz said...

This wreath is on my life of things to do for Christmas for sure! How many ordainments did it take you???

Country Dreaming said...

Love the wreath, love the colors and I agree with you--let's not mix the holidays!
I get confused enough, I don't need to mix holidays!

Melinda

Jessica said...

It looks so great! I just went and bought ornaments today to try and do one myself. Now I'm afraid I didn't buy enough! About how many did you use?

Kim said...

I am so excited that I have found your blog !!! I absolutely LOVE the ornament wreath ! I've been wanting one for the past couple of years but didn't want to buy one at full price (they never have any after Christmas on clearance). I can't wait to MAKE one now !!! Adorable !

Melanie said...

This is great! I bought a bunch of balls a couple of years ago to do the project but never got around to doing it. You did a great job.

Jen @ Sunshine4Teachers said...

Love this! I have doors just like this that I'd like to do wreaths for...BUT one of them doesn't open. Are yours like this? If so, how did you get that one to look like the ribbon was hung from the inside of the door? Inquiring minds want to know :)

Jen @ Sunshine4Teachers said...

Especially loved the different colors.

Peppermint Twists Saves Money said...

I made this!
I loved how yours looked so I decided to make my own. Check it out: http://pepperminttwists.blogspot.com/2009/11/christmas-ball-wreath.html
Thanks for the idea!

Tia Cox said...

Love the idea! I made one for my mom today. Thanks!

Janis@White Alder[Home] said...

Just wanted to let you know I linked to to this wonderful wreath on my Link Love list today.
Hope you stop by to check it out.

Thanks
Janis

design_aholic said...

OK, I tried the hangar, but call me blond, I couldn't get the ornaments to lay flat!

So, I made an all red version, over a 10" foam wreath.

Thanks for the tutorial, and the great pictures- check mine out if you get a chance:

http://design-aholic.blogspot.com/2009/11/finally-wreath.html

I posted a photo of yours :)

-Amy

Sharon -- The OKI Stampqueen said...

Beautiful! I saw gorgeous ornaments today at the $ store and wondered what I could do. How many did you use total? Thanks & Blessings, Sharon

Laurie said...

I love this! I just made one in black, red and silver, it really is so easy to do!

christi said...

so cute! i tried this same wreath over the weekend and the balls were way to heavy for the hanger and it wouldn't keep a circle shape. maybe i'll try it again because it really is adorable!

Mama Taylo said...

Love this idea. I have made 6 so far! A gift for all my friends. Thanks for the tutorial.

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Jen said...

Ok, so I know I'm coming to this party a bit late, but I have a quick question: how did you attach the pink ribbon so cleanly to the ornament wreath? Did you hot glue it to the back, or is it threaded through the ornaments and around the wire? I appreciate your help, I'm making this wreath as a gift for my mother and just know she'll love it!

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