December 13, 2010

dare to...decorate

Well...this post was supposed to go up yesterday, but the hubs and I participated in Christmas celebration Part une of trois. We saw his family this past weekend, will see part of my family this coming weekend, and the rest of my family on Christmas. I know I know. But, you see, last year, we tried to make everyone happy and see EVERYONE during the roughly 24 hours of Christmas celebration. THAT. DID. NOT. WORK. So we're doing it differently this year. And next year, we'll switch off and it will be fantastic.

But, on to the craft of the week.

The challenge for this week's Dare to DIY was to craft a new Christmas decoration. Luckily for me, I was reading the most recent Martha Stewart Living, and she gave me a fabulous idea.

And voila! It's a Christmas Card wreath thingy!

This thing is super easy. Acquire a embroidery hoop. This one is a 16", I think. I got it at Michaels for a few bucks.

Glue (with wood glue) clothes pins on the hoop facing alternating directions.

In my case, I wrapped some ribbon I had on hand around the entire thing after I attached the clothes pins. I didn't use glue at all for the ribbon. Just wrapped it around and tied it at the top.

Used some pretty sparkly ribbon to tie the bow at the top and there you go.

Then, I just had to wait for Christmas cards!


  1. so inspired! great project! love it!

    visiting from newlywoodwards.

  2. I have the same exact craft project in the works! All I'm waiting on is the glue since I forgot to pick some up when I bought the other materials. So simple and so cute! Yours turned out great.

  3. I adore this! And, I totally wanna try it. Love that you used an embroidery hoop. Great way to see all the cards.

    Thanks for linking. I love this project.

  4. What a great project! I love how yours turned out :).