Thank you so much for all of the kind words yesterday regarding my Home Depot Holiday Challenge Reveal! It was so great to finally be able to show you what I have been working on!
Our journey to holiday happiness began when I came home from an event in NYC to five large boxes in my entryway.
And it was September.
Have you ever decorated your house for Christmas in September? I will tell you, it’s a little weird at first, but the kids have LOVED it, and with a little help from scented candles and from the “Nutcracker”, “Santa Baby”, and “Vince Guaraldi Trio” Pandora stations, I was able to get in the Christmas spirit, too. Plus I was like a kid at Christmas looking through the boxes and oohing and aahing! I put the decorations up thinking I would take them down, but there was no way after all the time and energy I spent getting it all beautiful and photograph ready! I think the kids would have been really sad, too.
I have lots to say about the transformation of our new space, but I thought I would start today with the hanging wreath tutorial. I got several comments and emails and questions about it, and it is so super easy, and pretty! Best of all, I hung it without putting any holes in the ceiling of our new room. So read on!
First, I started with these two wreaths.
I will tell you, I originally started this tutorial late at night, and I used double stick tape to attach the ribbon. (I think I was more experimenting with how this would look at first and then just forgot how I attached it???) Anyway, chalk it up to fatigue or hallucinating, but I would not advise this unless you want to hear a very loud crash in the middle of the night. (hey, at least it wasn’t a bathroom like that one time)
Time-out for a PSA.
I purchased three-inch wide, red satin ribbon (the kind that is satin on both sides), and spaced three four-foot long ribbon lengths equi-distance apart. (you could do more ribbon around the wreath if desired)
But I would definitely use hot glue to attach the ribbon, my friends. You want to put a line of hot glue where your ribbon will attach to the wreath frame, and a strip where the ribbon will adhere to the other side of the ribbon.
Then press together (gently, the glue will be hot!) to make sure everything is secure.
After you have glued your ribbon to the wreath, bring your ribbon lengths together and tie a knot, making sure the knot is right in the center so your wreath will be level.
Place your ribbon in the center of the wreath and get the other wreath ready to be placed on top.
Place your second wreath on top of the wreath with the ribbon with the pretty, non-frame side up. It will look like this.
Pull your ribbon through, and you are ready to hang!
Now since this is a brand new space (we have recently added a room to our really old home), there was no way I was going to put any holes in the walls or ceiling! I’m just not mentally ready, ha. I considered various 3m hook options, and I found these cord bundlers while perusing Home Depot.
Now, for some reason, my package did not have a weight limit on it like the one above, so I figured they would work since extension cords can be heavy, right? Therefore, I surmised these babies could hold my wreaths, and it has been a couple of months now, and they are going strong!
I followed the directions and placed the it right on the ceiling. I also tied a pretty bow with the red ribbon as you can see here so the knot from the three ribbon lengths would be covered.
My favorite set of ornaments I got from Home Depot were these red and gold ones. They are such good quality, and the designs are really pretty.
To be honest, I was a little concerned about how the cord bundler would look on the ceiling since you can see a bit of it. I needn’t have worried, no one is looking at where it is attached on the ceiling! In fact, I had to point it out to everyone who has seen the decorated space.
Tutorial coming up next week on the chalkboard prints (I made them in Microsoft Word!) plus more details on the rest of the space! Have a great weekend!