If you follow me in Instagram, you will know that 2 weeks ago we had painters in the house. As they were painting different rooms around the house, we had to move furniture, boxes and general stuff from room to room. I wanted to take this opportunity to clean and de-clutter the rooms so everything is taking that bit longer to go back to normal and most of the Christmas decorations are not up yet.
When it comes to decorating, I am of the opinion that less is more and Mr B tends to agree with me, but when it comes to Christmas, he thinks that more is definitely more. As he likes going over the top with the decorations, my job is to try to do more in a subtle way (tone it down, basically).
We don’t have many decorations up yet. We have the tree and the sitting room decorated, some decorations around the kitchen and outside, a little tree in the play room and the Christmas cards in the stairs (you can see them here). Obviously this is not enough, or so I have been told. We still had a big bag of baubles that hadn’t been used and Mr B kept looking at it with poppy eyes, so I decided to use them before he took matters into his own hands and we would end up with baubles hanging from every handle, light and frame.
I wanted to make a wreath to group all the baubles into one single decoration that would have the necessary impact to satisfy Mr B’s need for more, and my sense of less. This wreath is easy and quick to make and it adds colour and fun to any space so it’s definitely my kind of project.
Get a wire hanger and try to make it as round as possible. I used a football.
Once the hanger is round enough, use some pliers to undo the top of the hanger and to try to make it as straight as possible. Don’t worry if it’s not straight, it really doesn’t matter as it will be covered with baubles.
Decide what colours you want to use and, after removing the string from the baubles, start feeding them into the wire. I would suggest to feeding them from both sides so you have more control as to what it looks like.
Once all the baubles are in, use the pliers to hook the two ends again. As the baubles will make the wreath quite wide, make a loop with the top of the hanger and turn it on it’s side so you can hang the wreath from it and it will be out of sight.
To hide any bits of hanger visible at the top of the wreath, I used a bow and some decorative wire.
I am very, very happy with the result.
I think it is a good compromise in the decorative front.
What do you think?