I hope this post finds you deep in the middle of Christmas shopping and decorating!
Today I have some pictures of our back hallway decorated for the holidays . This year is our first Christmas to have the door painted a dark black color (Mopboard Black by Benjamin Moore) so I wanted to do something different with the wreathe I usually hang on it. If you missed the post on our “Back Hallway Makeover” you can read about it here.
So I knew I wanted something light and fresh to contrast with the door but didn’t want to spend one penny! Well I broke that rule (shocker) but I did come pretty close to spending next to nothing. I saw this lovely wreathe on Pinterest and thought, “I can totally make this for CHEAP!”…
|Found on thegirlinspired.com via Pinterest. direct link here.
*Sidenote- she has some AMAZING DIY wreathes on this page
Original post from Xenia Nova
I already had 2 paper grocery bags full of pinecones from previous years so I got those down from the attic, and some red cardinal ornaments that I had saved from my teaching days. (my last school’s mascot was a cardinal, how lucky is that!?!) So I already had those 2 materials in my arsenal. Now I just needed a base to attached them to. I pulled some decorations off of an old birch wreathe (originally purchased from Hobby Lobby for $4.99) and used that as my base so I didn’t have to purchase another one. Sidenote-If I didn’t have this extra wreathe laying around, I would have cut my own wreathe-form out of a cardboard box and used that as a base.
First, I laid the wreathe down flat and placed my pinecones around the circle exactly how I wanted them.
Then, I hot glued each one into place. After hot gluing, I took some fishing wire that I found in my husbands stash in the garage and wrapped it around each pine cone with 1 very long continuous string until all of the pinecones were held into place. Then, I tied it off with a knot in the back of the wreathe.
Last, I used the same $3 can of fake snow leftover from the fireplace mantle and sprayed 3 quick, light sprays over the pinecones to make them look like they had a touch of snow on them! After letting the snow dry completely, (it took a lot longer than I expected) I secured the cardinals to the pinecones. *Sidetone-these cardinals are sold at Dollar Tree 2/$1 around the holidays. They come with a wire attachment at the feet.
wall of hooks tutorial
door color-Mopboard Black Benjamin Moore
wall color-Revere Pewter Benjamin Moore
trim-Moderate White Sherwin Williams
|plaid shopping bag-Target (free with purchase of a lot of groceries)
frames-Dollar Tree painted with Revere Pewter by Benjamin Moore
jacket- Nordstrom (years ago!)