I had a sad looking blank spot on my wall that was just screaming for a little holiday cheer. I decided that I would have to use what was on hand since all the holiday money I had budgeted for the week went towards the Gingerbread House. So, I went to the closet to rumage for something suitable. I found some old shelf paper that was a green and blue plaid pattern. I cut a few strips and went to work peeling and sticking it onto the floral ring I had. I was not pleased with the outcome. For one thing, the pattern just was not going to seem festive without some embellishment, and coming up with the embellishment would be a challenge in itself. But even more disappointing was the way the paper kept puckering. This was not going to work, so I went back to my closet for more inspiration.
I was going through my fabric bag and found the feather boa my friend bought for a Halloween costume this year. It was the right color and would be super easy to attach to the ring. I had my winner! I simply wrapped the boa around the ring and tucked the ends to keep it in place. The great thing about this is that I will be able to easily remove the boa when the wreath comes down, and it will survive to craft another day! I wound some thick green ribbon around the top and secured it with a straight pin. I had to use a thumb tack to hang it on the wall, but the ribbon does a perfect job of hiding that. It was lacking a little oomph, so I went to my bow box, found the most glitzy of the bunch, and stuck it on the top with double sided tape.
I will admit that this wreath is not for everyone. It is pretty dramatic; some might even say over the top. But it was so easy to make and it makes me smile when I walk by it. Who could have known that what adorned the devil from Halloween would be spreading cheer at Christmas!