Tuesday, November 25, 2014

#Naptime Pursuits: Holiday Wreath

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As the holiday's quickly approach, I already feel like a chicken with my head cut off. Could this be remnants of pregnancy brain and the additional hormones? I feel like I am forgetting things all the time, or not able to focus on what I want to get done. Maybe it's just that now I am so focused on Baby Girl that everything else goes by the wayside.

In preparation for the holidays, I am trying to get as much done during nap times as possible. This includes cleaning, decorating, baking, wrapping gifts, making gifts, and then there is the every-day stuff, like laundry. But first, we are hosting Thanksgiving so there is that holiday to prepare for. This includes a basic cleaning, baking desserts and side dish, cleaning off the counters, and cleaning the China. Up until this week, I have been working on preparing for Christmas since that takes more time and effort and preparing for Thanksgiving can't really be done until the week of- with the exception of food shopping.

So far, I have all of the gifts wrapped that I already have, and we just started making gifts. I need to finish shopping/figuring out what to make/get for people, but I try to not go out during nap times so that we can establish a nap time- sort of. I wonder when I will go shopping for Hubby? I may have to go out during nap time to get that done.

This is an easy project that can be completed across multiple nap times if needed. I confess, I began working on it one night after Baby Girl had already gone to bed. Then, I ran out of ribbon so I had to go back and get some more last night so that I could finish it. I haven't decided if this is going to be a gift or for us to hang on the door. I have wanted a new holiday wreath for awhile, and this was so easy. I basically tied an end to the wreath form, and pulled ribbon through in a loop, varying angles, slots and sizes to achieve the desired appearance (maybe a DIY in the future!).


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    1. Thanks! I have more ribbon- different pattern- to make a second one!

  2. Looks complex but very pretty. how long did it take to complete?

    1. It really wasn't hard! It took a total of about 1.5 hours once I got a game plan. It's just a matter of pushing the ribbon through the wire form and twisting it and then securing it with floral wire or some other small gauge wire.

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    1. Thanks! I think I might keep this one! There is a special place in my heart for all thing "Cardinal"

  4. What a wonderful holiday wreath! Can't wait to check out the link up next week!


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