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Back to being productive! A wreath DIY!

Happy belated Thanksgiving! Great news, everyone! This blogger survived the holiday without severely overeating! Oh, fine, this is a lie. I did overeat alright. But Jessica's sweet potatoes are too good to say no to. And, to ease my conscious (and bloated belly), I already went for a run and did an hour of yoga as soon as I landed. So there, I have been relatively good :).

Failed diets aside, we are finally getting back into a groove here... I present to you, the second Christmas-themed DIY in two weeks! Also known as, Christmas wreath 2.0

I guess you might think that yellow does not exactly scream Christmas but, hey, these craspedia billy balls could definitely pass for tiny christmas ornaments, so there, there's method to the madness :). Besides, they are so darn playful! And they work so nicely with all the other textures of the wreath, don't you think?

So... what will you need to make one of these for your home? Technically, a mere trip to the grocery store. Case in point, I got inspired to make this wreath while I was at my local Whole Foods to stock my rather empty fridge today. There, I saw the white wax flower and the craspedia billy balls (aka the yellow adora-balls) and thought that these would look quite fine on my two grapevine wreaths I bought three weeks ago and did nothing with. And this is how projects are born... :). 

After acquiring all materials, the only thing you'd be left to do is put in some elbow grease to cut each stem and insert it into the wreath.  And by elbow grease, I am severely overstating. Because this entire project took me a mere 20 minutes to do. Talk about good bang for your time-investment-buck!

Happy Sunday and good luck going back to work on Monday!!

PS: I cannot completely overlook Thanksgiving so here's a laundry list of some of the things I am rather thankful for but rarely have the chance to share:

  • I got to see my nephew sing the Star Wars theme song this weekend 
  • My nephew actually likes me :) Like, a lot :) (he is only 2 after all, love is hard to earn at that age!)
  • I get to see my family in less than a month and maybe go skiing (fingers crossed, snow-pending!)
  • And everyone is (relatively) healthy and (very) happy. 

 Yup, life is good. And it doesn't take all that much to be this happy :). This will be a great Monday indeed. 


Posted on November 29, 2015 and filed under Design + DIY.