Monday, November 28, 2011

Winter Wreaths

This year Jess and I both wanted holiday wreaths to spruce up our homes for the Christmas season.


We saw so many really beautiful ones while out shopping the other day, but they were all so pricey - as much as $60 in some cases!


So we decided to get creative and make our own.


We each picked out trimmings that would complement our home decor.

Jess loves the color red.


I love gold and warm earth tones.



Both Jess and I used these ruby red gems my mom had to give our wreaths a little extra sparkle.

We were quite pleased with the way our holiday projects turned out.

(Jess's wreath)

(Nel's wreath)

Have you been working on any fun Christmas crafts?

~Nel & Jess ~

26 comments:

Kaipiroska said...

And it came out a beautiful christmas ornament.

Cami said...

Gorgeous photos! I bet your house is so darn cute :)

<3-Cami from First Day of My Life

Junk Fairy said...

Looks like Christmas! I love the wreaths.
XO
E

Barbara F. said...

I used to go to a wreathmaking party at a church for many years and made my own fresh pine wreath. Then carpal tunnel forced me to stop going. Yours are beautiful. xo

Ginger Zuck said...

They are both stunning. You all did a great job and isn't is so much fun, rather than buying them. You know I make all mine and of course I sell them, but I love making my own more. Enjoy your creations! I Love Them!!

magie said...

Wow, $60 is expensive! I think the Christmas wreaths you both made look just beautiful! I love all the added touches :) I have a few Christmas crafts I want to tackle..I always have such big plans, but there never does seem enough time :P

Shelia said...

Two most gorgeous wreaths! Y'all did a wonderful job making your wreaths. I don't know why a 'bought' one has to cost so much! :)
Thanks for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Marlene said...

Oh Yes I so agree with you ladies, too much money. Plus there is something so special about when you do it yourselves. I love them, they are gorgeous!!! I think my fav, is hard to pick one....
xxx
Marlene

Cheryl said...

What beautiful wreaths! Well done!
Hugs
Cxxx

Hope Filled Living said...

So pretty! It's fun to make them ourselves! We go to a really cool nursery where they have the greens and tons of decorations and bows and we pick out what we want on our wreaths and they make them for us while we wait. Last year, my wreaths were lavished with tartan plaid...which was fun because we are Scottish.
Hugs,
Mary

Draffin Bears said...

Your wreaths are both very beautiful and so much nicer than the ones you buy, because you have put so much love and care into it.
I have been trying to finish a few small Christmas gifts.

Happy week
Hugs
Carolyn

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Girls,

The wreaths you made are just gorgeous!
Very elegant too!
Good for you...
All the Best,
Christine

Becky~ said...

Hi Jess and Nel.Such pretty wreaths Im a red person as well this time of year,but you know I like the warm tones as well.I have just been trying to get started a little.Big day is probably going to be towards the weekend.

Blessings!

Susie Swanson said...

They both are gorgeous. I bet your house is just as beautiful. I can just see the beautiful reds. I love earth tones too..Susie

georgia~gigi said...

Great wreaths girls :)
That's the way to go.... do it yourself!
Happy Monday!
gi gi

Happy@Home said...

So pretty ~ both of them. I love the addition of the little gems.
No holiday crafting happening here ... just lots of decorating.

Kelly said...

Your wreaths turned out so pretty! I think you both did a great job. I like how you took a plain green wreath and turned into something special to match your decor. I agree with you about how overpriced most wreaths are. That was a wise idea to make your own. Thanks for sharing!

Shirley said...

Nothing say's Welcome as nice as a holiday wreath. These are so beautiful. And making them yourself is such a rewarding Welcome too!

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TARYTERRE said...

I'm crazy about the color RED & GREEN at this time of year. Both of your wreathes are stunning. It is so gratifying to make your own. You will treasure them for years. ENJOY! Take care.

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Irene said...

Wow, you girls did a really good on the wreaths! It's amazing how creativity can save you money. :-)

Anna at the Doll House said...

Hello Sheri, Nel and Jess

Thank you so much for visiting and leaving such sweet comments.

What fun you have had together making such pretty wreaths. They are so beautiful and so different and show how much of our own personality goes into our craft projects.

I am now your newest follower.

Anna

M. said...

Look at you creative people! I love your wreaths. Two girls after my own heart! So looking forward to seeing you this weekend! Love, Mona

Bluebirds and Butterflies said...

So beautiful!!!! Thanks for visiting my blog....missed you ladies, too! Kim

Debbie refresh restyle said...

Love them! Thanks for the visit!
Debbie :)