It’s fair to say I love a door wreath.
Christmas is a special time of the year for doors too, not just people and I try making one every year, it’s rare that I see one I really love, a few years ago I bought a giant live/gree one from Daylesford which was just divine… and I still pine for it…
Anyway, this year we’re going sparkly, not garish/kitsch (that was two years ago, I scratched that itch), but subtle and understated.
What I did was this:
- I bought a brass wreath (which will be re-used in different ways, watch this space) from Nkuku.
Then take a string of little lights and wrap it around the spokes of the stars. It’s fiddly, and the lights will get tangled. Breath and remember that Christmas is not a time for anger.
These ones from Marks and Spencers are really lovely and small, which was what I was after. They’re supposed to last a long time… we’ll see (but you can replace the batteries).
I liked the effect, but it wasn’t enough… so I grabbed this box of super cute tiny Christmas baubles from Paperchase, and attached them all around the star.
It took a while, I didn’t use any read or gold… they just didn’t speak to me yesterday.
Here’s the door in the daytime:
And here’s the door at night (actually early morning, photo taken when I said goodbye to the boys who were heading off before dawn to a hockey tournament… ah the joy of a driving son!)
(Now what do I do with the remaining …. 2034857537574 tiny coloured baubles?)