Saturday, July 25, 2015

Christmas in July Blog Hop - Day 2: Ornament Wreath

Welcome to Day 2 (of 2) of the Christmas in July Blog Hop!! 

Get ready for some great ideas that you can start creating now for Christmas. Along the way today, you'll find card and gift ideas, a scrapbook layout page or two and even a couple great decorating ideas.  We hope this hop gets you in the holiday spirit a little early this year. 

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Now on with the hop! You should have arrived here from Robin's blog. But if you haven't and would like to start at the beginning please click here
This wreath was something on my crafty to do list since last Christmas. I put aside a package of red plastic ornaments from Walmart and a flexible garland with a 12 inch wreath form. As I was preparing for this hop, I took a trip to Hobby Lobby to see what they had on sale that could accent my wreath. They had the Merry Christmas signs and extra garland. Then it was off to the races!

I used a glue gun on the low setting to attach the garland to the wreath. Then I applied the ornaments in the center. I glued them to the wreath and to each other. Then I did the same around the outer edge and filled in with  medium sized and small ornaments. Finally I added the bow and the Merry Christmas. The last step was to fill in all the holes with garland cut into 2 inch pieces and to glue down a long piece across the back of the wreath so that none of the wreath form shows.

I love how it turned out but I will NOT be making another one any time soon! LOL. Thanks for hopping by!
Your next stop is Aisha's blog!


Here is today's hop line-up in case you get lost along the way.

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  1. Very festive and again...very sparkly!!

  2. Amazing wreath. Those ornaments are such a nice deep red. Fabulous work.

  3. Love it !! You did a great job!!

  4. Great job!
    Thanks for hopping with me.

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  6. I love it! Yes I can certainly see the love pouring out of that wreath! Now start making more because I'm sure you will get lots of orders!

  7. Wow, just beautiful, La-Vie! That deep red is a real eye catcher!

  8. I have watched your work and I just love your ideas. This one is so beautiful!!

  9. Your wreath is Beautiful and has got me wanting to decorate for Christmas. Thank you for sharing with us.

  10. It is beautiful and sounds like it can be done on a budget, which is always a true joy to me. lol.

  11. Beautiful festive wreath. TFS! :-)

  12. sparkle! shimmer! glimmer! gleam! love it! looks like it would be tedious to make - but worth the effort for sure!

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  14. Beautiful wreath :) The color is perfect with the green of the wreath :)

  15. Wow... your wreath is beautiful. Nice hopping with you today!

  16. I want to learn how to make a wreath, they are so pretty! I would probably have one for every holiday or event I could think of, lol! Great Job!!

  17. I love all the red sparkly balls! Great job!

  18. your Christmas decor is great! I love Xmas time and all the decorating.

  19. Love your wreath! Enjoyed being in the hop with you!

    ~Ashley A. Walker

  20. Gorgeous wreath! I'm a follower of your blog and on pinterest.

  21. Absolutely gorgeous wreath!! Enjoyed being in this hop with you :0)


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