I'm not quite ready to share all our Christmas decorations yet - and the dark, rainy days lately are not cooperating for a nice photo shoot - so I thought I'd share this quick and easy little decoration I came up with using glittered wreath ornaments from the Dollar Store. Because, really? Who would guess looking at the photo above that the elegant greenery-wreath chair decorations were inspired by a trip to the Dollar Store? I know, it's this kind of stuff that I just can't help but share with you all (by the way - thanks so much for reading so I have an outlet for things like this!!).
In fact, it's one of those things that's actually maybe too easy. I always think, "should I even bother posting this? Is everyone gonna just be, like, duh?" But then I think, I like to see stuff like this - so maybe you all do, too. Not everything has to be complicated or over-the-top, right? So here we are - wanna know how you can have this look for $2 (the wreaths come 2 to a package - see, it gets even better!), plus some greenery, twine, and green floral wire?
Okay, here's how to make Christmas wreath chair decorations:
- Buy as many glittered wreaths at the Dollar Store (whatever color you like) as you have chairs for. Do NOT stop by the candy aisle and grab bags of Chocolate Candy Cane Cups, since they will already be sold out (and if you are lucky enough for them not to be, DO buy them - they are shockingly good for a buck candy).
- Clip nicely shaped, flat, sprigs (fronds? branches?) from an evergreen of choice. The arborvitae I used seem to stay greener longer than our firs, laurel and pine, I've found. Sprigs of boxwood would also look nice.
- Find some jute twine or ribbon - whatever look you're going for - and cut in equal lengths to be able to tie in a bow around your greenery and wreath. I cut my jute between 8-9"- because that's all I had left. This is what holds the wreath and greenery together.
- Cut a small piece of floral wire and wrap it around the top of the greenery (behind the wreath), making a loop for hanging.
- Use a flat-head thumbtack to hang from the back of each chair: put through loop of wire and tack in place.
Do I think it's worth $2 and about 10 minutes of my time? Oh, yeah - this is the kinda stuff I LOVE. 🙂
Are you using any Dollar Store items to decorate with?