Monday, November 29, 2010

How to Personalize a Basic Christmas Wreath

The wreath we bought at Costco looks pretty good already, with the pine cones and berries, but I wanted to gussy it up a little.

So, I took some upholstery webbing, which I already had on hand, and stenciled the letters "Merry Christmas" with a magic marker pen to make a banner.

Using a hole punch, I made a hole on either end of the banner and slipped jute ribbon through, tying it around the wreath. Twine or a more decorative ribbon would also look good.

I should have made the banner a little longer, so plan for that when you begin stenciling your letters.
This idea would also look great on any kind of front door wreath with the words "welcome" or "home sweet home" too.

And there you have it! From basic to beautiful in about 15 minutes!

Here's the white poinsettias I also bought at Costco. Don't you think they look great in the pine cone urns?
Many of you are wondering where I bought them. I found them at Wisteria, and unfortunately they are no longer available. Even though they are made of pine cones, they live in the entry year 'round.

"It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas" around here!

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Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Delores, I am going to have to steal this idea. I already have the webbing and that looks great.

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Beautiful~I also love the hydrangea wreath you have with the webbing. So pretty!

Lou Cinda

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Delores,

That is truly a great banner from the upholstery webbing and in the correct colors too! Great stenciling.

The white poinsettia is also lovely in your pine-cone pot.

Enjoy your decorating!

Mariette's Back to Basics

savvycityfarmer said...

basically b.e.a.u.t.i.f.u.l.

like y.o.u.

Julio Muao said...

A fabulous embellishment to the wreath Delores! I agree the wreath is already beautiful but your touch enhanced its beauty and made it your own. Love that pine cone pot too. I hope you're enjoying the holiday season.

Julio & family

Simone @ Doberman's by the Sea said...

Wonderful idea. I have to remember the stenciling part!

Kathysue said...

Delores this looks wonderful. Love the texture it adds to the wreath. You Deloresized it!!!You have such a wonderful touch, everything you do always makes me feel so warm and cozy, Now that is what I call talent!! I have got to go to Costco. I have not gotten my white poinsettia's yet, Thanks for the heads-up!! Kathysue

The Little Red Shop said...

It looks great! What a fun idea!

: )

Julie M.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

What a "great" idea. Wish I had seen this post earlier today, I would have picked up some webbing while in the city. Definetly going on the to do list.. hugs ~lynne~

Dawn said...

Oh i LOVE LOVE LOVE this wreath idea...I am a little tired of bows, and want a more high/low look and this does it...thanks for sharing!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Delores, I am headed to Costco tomorrow to buy my wreath and I was wondering how to dress it up a little. I love this idea!
Happy Holidays

Olive said...

That is so darling yet elegant on the door. I am happy that Costco is building a store 5 minutes from our vacation house. I have never been to a Costco...sad I know.

Marigene said...

Simply beautiful!

Marlis said...

Beautiful wreath. I love the idea. Upholstery webbing. Who would have thought. I love that wreath.

NanaDiana said...

Delores- What a great idea...the banner looks wonderful on you wreath and really adds a lot..and I love those pine cone urns. Very cool! Hugs- Diana

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Very Pretty!!!
I should have been more creative in my decorations this year. Thanks for sharing your ideas.
Have a great week.

Paige Thomas King said...

Everytime I see someone using upholstery webbing for something creative like that I think, "why haven't I got some of that stuff yet?" thanks for the reminder! that wreath looks totally custom!
love it!

Kathy Walker said...

Great idea! I hesitated to pick up a wreath today because I knew me and knew it would be the ultimate challenge to figure out what to do with it! Thank you!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

I love the banner!! It makes the wreath unique and so special!!

Anonymous said...

Simple is always best!
Beautiful decorations for Christmas.
Regards and kisses, Zondra Art

Allison said...

Beautiful wreath, Delores. Simple and elegant!

Blooming Rose Musings said...

Your wreath is beautiful. Very creative and very elegant. Your door looks so welcoming and lovely.
I love the pinecone urns. It's certainly beginning to look like Christmas at your house! Gorgeous.

Acanthus and Acorn said...

This is fantastic! Just love it. I want a banner now!!!

Con encanto - Ana said...

Hi Delors!! Christmas is coming and your wreath and the white poinsettia are beautiful.
Thanks for follow my blog.
Kisses, from Spain. Ana

Susan Freeman said...

Just beautiful ~ understated and elegant!

Susan and Bentley

Katy Noelle said...

Hi, Delores!!! Sorry I've been a bit absent. I didn't see the busyness coming. =O I've been missing you all terribly.

Now, you would think with the dustings of snow, etc. that we've gotten that I would be right in the Christmas mods but, alas, no. I need you in sunny California to help. This wreath is so pretty and gently festive - pretty inspiring. =]

Well, I'm off to have a good ol' scroll through your posts. I hope I can catch all the way up. I've hated missing things and missing the views from your lovely home.

Ciao! Katy xo

On Crooked Creek said...

Your wreath is darling! Those poinsettas are the color I had last year. As soon as our Lowe's has them in stock, I'll pick up two for the living room. Thank you for sharing your wreath with us!

Vanessa said...

Hi Delores! I'm cracking up because I just bought that same wreath at Costco yesterday! I also picked up some huge poinsettias too. I love the idea of sprucing it up a bit with a lovely greeting and might just have to try my hand at it! :-)

Jane said...

I love the personal touch you added to the wreath...very creative and looks fabulous. By the way, your door and entryway is beautiful! What a joy it must be to decorate for the different seasons.

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

Fabulous idea!!!!!!!!! I love how you made the banner! And I ADORE the pinecone urns!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Gorgeous, and the poinsettias are perfect in them! XO, Pinky

French-Kissed said...

What a simple yet elegant way to put your own personal touch on the basic wreath. Great job on the lettering, too. And those pine cone charming I can see why they stay put all year long.


A Toile Tale said...

Delores -
I am seeing that upholstery webbing so many places lately. I know I have some from, guess what....upholstery work!!! It's been a while, but I bet I can dig some up. I have a very basic fresh wreath from Home Depot that is crying out for some sophistocation. I was planning on adding some antique ice skates, but just maybe it will be webbing. Thanks for the inspiration. I'm mulling!!
Linda @ A Toile Tale

It's a Wannabe Decorator's Life said...

I love it! I have some jute webbing and I am going to try that! Thanks for the idea!

Mona Thompson said...

Delores, I love your beautiful wreath and am glad to find your blog. Congratulations on winning the necklace from our giveaway that Sherry sponsored for us. I will be sending it out tomorrow. Merry Christmas! Mona

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

What a clever idea, and it looks great! Thanks for sharing this idea Delores. I hope I'm going to get time to try it out! laurie

Sarah said...

Clever idea. I may just have to do the same if you don't mind. Love it! ~ sarah

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