Check out what I just spotted on Zinio:
It seems like Martha and I are both into rustic Christmas wreaths this season. Levelz?
I loooooooove Christmas! It’s the really most wonderful time of the year! It’s my favorite holiday because it’s all about family and getting cozy at home.
You have no idea how early I started my Christmas shopping for friends, loved ones and for “Maison Epperson”. Let’s just say, the minute I spotted Christmas decorations for sale in the malls, I was like a mad woman shopping! It wasn’t a pretty sight. Haha!
Shopping for the holidays can put a dent on the family budget. This year, I’m extra careful when shopping for Christmas decorations as our home is slowly building clutter again. I tell you, it’s a neverending battle.
The challenge: It’s important that whatever Christmas knick-knacks I buy should be easy to store or better yet, I could use them the whole year round.
The solution: Easy “D.I.Y.” and dual purpose decorations
My Christmas wreath idea is so easy, you don’t have to do it yourself! I know it’s an oxymoron but bare with me…
What you need:
• White or natural-colored ready-made branches (I bought mine in SM)
• Wire cutter/heavy-duty scissors
• Nylon string and hook for hanging
• A florist (you can do this on your own but I took advantage of the free floral arrangement services of SM)
My kind of “D.I.Y.” = Free floral arrangement
My “D.I.Y.” Christmas wreath has been in storage for months since I had them made
I finally busted it out today! Yay!
Simple and easy to do Christmas wreath
Thank you Tom for hanging the Christmas wreath. What will I do without you?
It’s important to secure the wreath at the bottom but tie the branches loose so that it’s easy to straighten the branches out.
Double duty: The branches can double as decorative twigs for your vase after the holidays.
Welcome to Maison Epperson! Santa will be happy!
Did you know? In ancient Rome, people used decorative wreaths as a sign of victory. Some believe that this is where the hanging of wreaths on doors came from.
In the Middle Ages, it was adopted by those of Christian faith as representation of the start of Christmas.
The circular shape of the wreath represented everlasting life.
Shoppingero/shoppingera, have you started decorating your space for Christmas?