When thinking about what kind of Christmas craft I wanted to do, I thought about wreaths. Even though I have a wreath on our front door throughout the year, making a wreath for the holidays seems appropriate. To make one that would be beautiful and cost me nothing, I looked at a music sheet wreath inspired by one of my fave bloggers, Miss Mustard Seed.
I thought this would be a great way to dress up the house a little more for the holidays, especially in our dining room where we have big windows that seem to make the vignette on the console table so small. Hanging it from the middle window would bring more height and attention to that end of the room. It turned out great!
To start the wreath, I put a strip of glue on the cardboard and pressed a cone down. I started with the respective North, South, West, and East positions to make sure the configuration didn’t get lopsided as I filled it in with more cones.
I filled in with more cones until there was a bottom layer that mostly covered the cardboard. Using more cones I created additional layers for more dimension and to fill in over the cardboard and give a nice full look.
Even more, old music sheets bring back family memories for me. We had a family tradition of singing Christmas carols from old music books with extended family. The books were old with worn pages, much like the pages on this wreath.
Although this wreath could be used for everyday decor, the ribbon really dresses it up for the holidays. Maybe I’ll keep it around after with another ribbon. It makes a big statement without being super distracting because of the light, muted color.
What do you think of my wreath? Have any plans for Christmas crafts? I would love to hear about it in a comment!