Thursday, December 9, 2010

Getting Festive

I love having a door.  A door to a home.  A home where love abides.  And the kids and I love making that door something unique as the seasons change. 

Now until now, I've tried to be frugal when it comes to purchasing door decor.  I buy out of season and tuck things away.  I use coupons.  But this winter, I decided to whip out the creativity factor and make my own.

You may gasp now.

A trip to Dollar Tree (I love that store!) served up $10 worth of goodies including a wooden weaved wreath.

I picked up five poinsetta floral stems.
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Chi liked this butterfly.
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After plucking each of the fabric flowers off of their plastic stems, we assembled them in a pile and stared at them.  Ya thought they were great for hair accessories.
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His father might not agree...
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This glue stick and I like to stick together.  And sometimes, it's a painful bond.  OUCH!
Anyway, Chi decided she wanted a pattern of light and dark to go around the wreath, so after she arranged the flowers, I affixed them to our wreath.
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We're quite pleased with the results.  It's the only door decoration that looks... well, different than the other 500 or so in the rows and rows of townhouses in this neighborhood.

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