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Today I’m teaming up with Home Depot and a bunch of other bloggers for a Home Depot DIY Workshop Virtual Party; we’re all showing off our takes on this Christmas wreath trio and telling you how you can learn to make your own at a (real, non-virtual) workshop at Home Depot. All of Home Depot’s locations offer workshops for DIYers of all ages and skill levels where you can learn how to build things, make home repairs, and operate tools. There are Do-It-Yourself (DIY), Do-It-Herself (DIH), and Kids’ workshops. Learn more and sign up for workshops on Home Depot’s workshop website.
So historically I’m not so good with wreaths. In fact, I can remember but a single Christmas in my adult life when I managed to make and hang a wreath. And it wasn’t a very good wreath. So when I got the chance to participate in this wreath making extravaganza, I thought, “PERFECT! I’ll HAVE to make a wreath this year! In fact, I think I’ll make THREE wreaths, because….go big or go home, right?!” Really, the project was called “Christmas Wreath Trio” so the three wreath part wasn’t really my own overzealous innovation like I just tried to make it sound. I’m not the first person in the neighborhood to hang up a wreath this year, but no one else has three wreaths. It’s a lot of wreath.
I’m feeling drawn to a lot of very traditional red and green this year, so I went with those colors and a sort of vintage Santa theme for the wreaths. The vintage Santa idea actually came from a roll of ribbon (I think it was Martha Stewart) with Santas on it at Home Depot, but then I found the ornaments I wanted to use, and I went with a different ribbon because I was afraid that might be TOO much vintage Santa. I’m not sure if that’s even a real thing–too much vintage Santa–but I figured better safe than sorry. Anyway, the Santa ornaments (also from Home Depot) are adorable:
I thought this would be a great opportunity for me to learn to tie a fancy Christmas bow. I read like half a dozen different tutorials, and got glitter all over my dining room, and still didn’t have a usable bow. Then I found a tutorial for a very easy looking bow on Martha Stewart’s website, and I thought that was perfect, because I was using Martha Stewart ribbon. Also because it looked like it was as easy as tying your shoes.
Then I tried it.
And then I thought, “I have no idea how I ever learned to tie my shoes, because I cannot even begin to make this bow happen.”
And then I made Dave make bows for me.
Okay, so ready to make your own?
And make sure to check out the other versions of the Christmas wreath trio: