Every year, we take a trip to Bohman’s Christmas Tree Farm in Greensburg, Indiana for my parent’s Christmas tree.
While we’re there, my lovely mother gets my sister and I a wreath made out of Frasier Fir clippings. I try to decorate it as soon as I get home, otherwise I worry it will be doomed to be a bare, sad wreath all season long. Last year I chose cinnamon pinecones (the smell!) and this year I decided to go a little more sparkly.
I try to keep decorating a wreath as simple as possible. I use really anything holiday-related I can tie on with a string (pinecones, ornaments, bells, bows, candy canes), add some sort of hanging mechanism and then I’m done!
I use green garden twine (this from Home Depot) but green yarn, green string-anything would work well too! It needs to be green so it will blend in with your wreath.
This year, I went the ornament route. These specific ornaments are the 26-pack shatterless (fancy word for plastic) ornaments from Walmart. I think they were $8. I tied all of them on with the garden twine, added the ribbon and called it a day.
If you look closely, you can see the garden twine in the shots below. It’s easy enough to push them out of view or cut them off the excess completely.
As far as the rest of the holiday house decorating, hanging one last wreath is the final item on our to-do list. Every year we try to add something to our decorations arsenal (it’s a slow process… we started with nothing!) and this year we’re trying battery operated fairy lights. So far, so good!
Here’s what the front porch looks like. Wreath, poinsettias and some garland. Done!
How are your holiday decorations coming? Go crazy? Skip them all together? Some years I feel very Grinch-y and other years I want to cover every inch of the place in string lights.