I believe there is a rule somewhere (in the great big book of Christmas rules) that mandates that there must be a holiday wreath dispensing goodwill and cheer somewhere on the premises. And since I am only an occasional rule breaker, I decided I needed to start working on a wreath for our front door, pronto.
I gathered up a few supplies: evergreen wreath, ornaments, ribbon and a tarnished silver serving tray.
And no, my plan wasn’t to fill the tray with yummy chocolates while I assembled the project, but to actually attach the tray to the wreath as part of the decor.
I found the dusty and quite tarnished silver tray languishing on a thrift store shelf. It was only a few dollars and I purchased it with the sole intent of incorporating it into a charming holiday wreath.
I rubbed the tray with a dry silver jewelry cloth and shined it right up.
I played around for awhile with turquoise ribbon and a few ornaments but was never quite happy with the result.
The colors, to me seemed better suited for a baby’s room. And since my baby is 13 yrs old, that wasn’t going to work. (Too bad the kitty doesn’t have her own room as she’s only 3.)
I ended up changing out the ribbon for a sheer silvery one and exchanged the ornaments for an initial.
I like the sparkly initial better than the ornaments but am still undecided about the ribbon. I’ve tried tucking it behind the tray but am still not thoroughly satisfied with the whole look at this point. I’m loving the silver tray but the ribbon, not so much.
So what about you? Do you have any fantastic ideas for my potentially cheery Christmas wreath? (Now I’m thinking, silver candelabra…)
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