Monthly Archives: November 2013

Deck the Halls

…or in this case, the front door.

As much as I have a passion for waiting to get in the Christmas spirit until after Thanksgiving, I may have made an exception for a “wreath” on our door. (It’s really more wintery than Christmas-y, though, so I think I’m alright) The truth is, completing any projects around here–and then blogging about them–is hard enough as it is these days, so I had to move when the Spirit hit me!

Here’s a simple idea that doesn’t cost much (my specialty!) or take much time:
DSCN0808I wish I could say I came up with this concept on my own. But, I didn’t. Pinterest.

All I did was collect some pine cones. Ahem…a year ago…okay…my mom collected them. Hey, I said it’s hard to do more than keep my kids alive!

Then, I found some ribbon at Hobby Lobby for 1/2 off (which is pretty much every other week).

DSCN0811Next, I cut the ribbon in about 12-18 inch strips and tied one end to the knot on the end of my pine cone.

DSCN0803I used a little hot glue to secure the knot to the pine cone.

DSCN0804I repeated those steps about 8 times or so, and then tied all the ribbon ends together. I hung it on the front door using one of those handy-dandy Command Hooks.

DSCN0806And, voila!

DSCN0809Now, the burning question is Should it hang higher (as seen above) or lower?

DSCN0814I realize that most of you don’t notice the difference and no one probably cares, but I need opinions, people!

Anyway, I like it. It only took about 15 minutes to make (that is, once I finally got all the supplies) and I think it adds some cheer during this gloomy time of year (yes, I am aware that I rhymed, Jonathan). 🙂

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