Wednesday, November 11, 2009


My hands are shaking as I type this. Another run in with a crazy neighbor? Nooooo. I have windows open in my house and it's quite cold outside. Thus, it is quite cold inside. Thus, shaky fingers. The windows are open because I have been busy. You see, when it's too cold to spray paint outside, I simply bring the outdoors in by opening many windows and then I spray paint in my basement.

I think I should've titled this post How To Brain Damage Your Children And Repaint Furniture In One Easy Step. We are all very happy around here right now. I keep telling the children to breathe deep.

Kidding, kidding. Kind of.

Anyway! Yesterday I mentioned that I finished a quick project and that it made me want to squee. Don't kill me, but it involves Christmas.

Now, I love Thanksgiving. In fact, it may just be my favorite holiday, but I love to decorate and make decorations for Christmas. I also love quick, easy, and cheap. In fact, quick, easy, and cheap could be my middle name. That is if it didn't make me sound like a trollop. So let's say I love a project that is quick, easy, and inexpensive. Oh, and it has to look good when it's done. Believe me, I've done my share of quick, easy, and inexpensive projects that are destined for the rubbish heap. (Hey, just for fun, let's see how many more times I can write quick, easy, and cheap, or inexpensive in this post! Sounds like fun, eh? Yeah, I didn't think so either.) So when I saw this project floating around the blogosphere, I figured that I could handle it. It doesn't involve power tools, paint, or a Donald Trump size bank account. Really, all you need is a wire hanger, (NO MORE WIRE HANGERS!! name that movie!) el cheapo Christmas ornaments, and some ribbon. I spent no more than $15 dollars on mine and with the exception of the smaller balls, I got everything I needed at the dollar store.

Are you ready? Okay, drumroll..... (you should be patting your legs with your hands right now...).......

Voila! A Christmas ornament wreath.

I have to say, I love it. Squeeeeeeee!!

It looks pretty on my door.

It looks pretty on my wall.

It looks pretty on my built ins.

Did I say I love it? Yes? Well I love it so much that I have to say it again. I love it!

And it was easy peasy. You just bend the hanger, untwist it, and string the ornaments on the hanger. Then you retwist the hanger and add a ribbon. It took me less than an hour. The only reason it took that long was because some of the balls came off of their hooks and I had to hot glue them back on. But you should be impressed because it's one of the few times that I've used my glue gun and haven't burned my fingers. I am soooo talented, y'all.

Anyway, I'm thinking that I might just need to make another using different colors this time. How about you? If you were to make one, what colors would you use?

I'll just leave you with this warning: be prepared to have glitter in places that you didn't know glitter could go. You're welcome for that fabulous mental image!

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