Last week, I came home from work to find my husband, Will, waiting for me at the front door. He was grinning ear-to-ear and I could tell he was excited to show me something. That something was a wreath he had made out of scraps of wood left over from a workshop project that would have been otherwise destined for the trash. I just about flipped! I cannot tell you how much I love this thing. Turns out that a couple of days before, we were joking around about Christmas decorations and I suggested that we should make a tree out of wood just like one of my favorite of our holiday designs, Scrap Wood Tree:
His brain got to work (as it usually does) and he came up with the wreath design instead. Well, this just threw my Christmas decorating plans in a tailspin and I decided to make it the centerpiece of our holiday display this year. So this year, my holiday decorating is a bit more on the natural end of things. I added some plants from our succulent collection and a grove of little, white bottle brush trees to the display. Perfect! But it was still missing something…..
The next morning, Heidi came into work with a paper crafting project she had done the night before. Feeding into her holiday crafting frenzy, she made these beautiful, delicate paper blossoms from cone shaped coffee filters (white & unbleached). I immediate snatched them up. Thanks, Heidi!, they’re the perfect finishing detail to my mantle! Aren’t they just gorgeous?