Christmas has been pretty low-key around these parts. I mean, I’m sure Evelyn is singing Jingle Bells at the top of her fetal lungs, but we have been so busy and wrapped up with getting ready. This project was so fast, so easy, and most importantly FREE.
I walked around my back yard and gathered an armful of sticks, like a crafting pioneer woman. Except those poor ladies didn’t have hot glue. How terribly unfortunate for them. Nor did they have Netflix. 2 of the things I needed for this short little craft.
My good buddy Reggie suggested that I watch a documentary called Children Underground. Sounded great. Here’s the description:
“…a profoundly intimate and heart-wrenching drama about homeless children struggling for survival on the streets and in the subways of Bucharest, Romania”
A very eye-opening film, however, might I suggest not watching something that will make you cry whilst hot-gluing. Because you will forget you have hot glue on your fingers… and you will wipe your eyes. And then you will cry more, because HOT DANG, it burns. But as suggested by Reggie: follow it up with this on Netflix to feel better.
Back to the wreath. It was easy. I drew out a snowflake on a piece of paper and laid out the sticks accordingly. Some of them I broke or bent to make the shape. Then I hot glued it, and wrapped the middle with some twine to hold it together extra good.
When I finished gluing the stick snowflake wreath together, I actually thought it looked REALLY dumb. Kinda like an elementary school Christmas craft. It was uneven and just kind of janky looking. It didn’t look AS bad when I hung it from the light to take pictures, but on the front door I was like “K, this CANNOT stay. GET OUT!” But newsflash: It stayed. And it has grown on me. And when people come over, they like it. So I guess it doesn’t suck as much as I thought.
I think one of the things throwing me off about the door, is that the wreath is right over the window. I dunno, it just is “off.”
My very un-festive and small front porch. One of these times I’ll paint the door, and put up a garland on the railing. But not this time. We’re just lucky to have a snowflake on the door this year.
I finished it just in time to match the weather.
And since I’m so behind on blogging, I’m going to dump all our other Christmas photos into this post. I don’t go crazy with holiday decor. We put up a Christmas tree, a garland, and stockings. But it’s enough to feel our home with Christmas cheer and warmth.