I think I love decorating the outside of the house for the holidays almost as much as I love decorating the inside. It makes it so inviting and festive when we get home or when we have company visit. I hope that neighbours walking by enjoy it too, just as I enjoy going through the neighbourhood and seeing other’s decorations.
For our front door, I used a wreath I made for the old apartment last year. I made it by adding wire to plastic gold balls from the dollar store and attaching them to a store bought wreath. The big bow was made using cheap wired red ribbon and attached with wire as well.
As soon as we moved into the new place I knew that I wanted to put wreaths on these windows for Christmas.
I ended up getting a great deal on these wreaths during a sale at Michael’s. They were $3.50 each and the ribbons were $1 at a local dollar store. The hooks I hung them up on were a large pack for $1. The whole project cost only $23.50 for 5 wreaths. Not too bad considering that some of the ones in the stores are that much for just one wreath!
I’ve placed fake greens in it for now until I can get to my friend’s property to cut some evergreen. I’ve place dogwood branches in the back for some height, and gold sparkle gourds in the front for some sparkle, but I still need to play around with it more and add some ribbons, rearrange the branches and eventually find a way to mount it to the sill.
Now all we need is a bit more snow to make it look like a white Christmas!