That's me....Mrs. Smith and Mr. Smith there working away on our "Present Wreath". Got the idea from Martha Stewart's Living magazine this month. Of course I had to add my own twist, since we are doing the "Shabby, Parisian White Christmas theme" this year I decided to wrap gift in brown paper bags, newspaper and copies of vintage music. Add in some twine, burlap, and ribbon-our new wreath. I bought the pinecone wreath frame at a thrift store in town for $3 with my vision already in my mind. Mr. Smith so kindly offered to wire the packages to the frame for me(he does a much better job). Mr. Smith came up with the idea to hang the wreath during construction off a coat hanger from our ceiling fan. My supplies consisted of the pinecone wreath, the boxes I covered were from around the house, grocery bags, twine, burlap(scraps from my pile), newspaper, cardstock, tape, extra ribbon and wire. Total cost around $10. We did hang it inside our house because I wasn't sure how the humidity would affect the paper and tape. That's okay since I will enjoy looking at it whenever I walk by.
Oh and as I was looking at the pictures, please over look the boxes and laundry. I promise they are cleaned up now. What can I say it was Sunday night and we were doing laundry and decorating-who has a clean house when you are doing that?