Monday, December 8, 2008

Trash to Treasure: A Christmas Wreath Rescued From the Attic

Have you ever put something away at Christmas because you were tired of it, only to discover it years later? I bought this wreath several years ago at an after Christmas sale for 75% off. I used it for a couple of years, then just got tired of it.
My pictures are out of order(don't understand why), but this is what it looks like at night.

This is the wreath after I had already stripped it of most of the decorations. It had some red apples, berries, and some birdhouses with red doves on them, all over the wreath. It also had this hideous wide red velvet ribbon weaved through it. I had already removed it by the time I took this picture.

A couple of the birdhouses that I took off the wreath. Cute, but not on this wreath.

Here is the final product. You can click on the pictures to enlarge. It doesn't show much of the detail in this picture. It's really beautiful though. I love the traditional red at Christmas. I don't know if I'll ever change my colors, regardless of trends that come and go. Red will always be a traditional Christmas color to me.

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Have a great day!


Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

It turned out so pretty! I really bet it looks great at night!

I love your picture in the header...please email it to me!


Bo said...

Wow...what a is so pretty in the night photo too. Your header is precious! ;-) Bo

The Quintessential Magpie said...

What an amazing makeover! Great find and great job! What else is in that attic??? ;-)

Thanks for sharing!



jeanne said...

Kelli, You have transformed that wreath to gorgeous. I too love the red. Your photo of the boys is priceless.

Christmas hugs...Jeanne

Dawn said...

Wow, that's very pretty. I see you share your mother's love for decorating :)

I also have to say that I LOVE your new header!

take care,

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Good Morning Kelli, Your wreath is fabulous! I love red too! I'm having a time with my pics, also! When I post them, they seem to lose their clarity and detail.

Your banner picture is too cute! Precious boys! :) ~Rhonda

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The Graves' House said...

that turned out great! love all the red - it really pops on the door.

shopannies said...

love the wreath but the little ones twinkling eyes really says christmas is near

Ami said...

Love the flowers you have used in your Christmas decoration.

Kristens Creations said...

Thanks for registering for the Christmas frame. Your wreath turned out really pretty!! Kristen