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Jazzing up a Plain Christmas Wreath

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I am so very guilty of neglecting the garage side of our home for the holidays. I usually slap up whatever wreath I have that I don't want to use anywhere else! This year my daughter and I plan to add some lights in the shrubs when she gets home this week from college for Christmas break. In the meantime, I decided to put forth a little more effort over here.

I'll admit, I was inspired to do so when my friend Amber from Follow the Yellow Brick Home asked my to participate in the Christmas Porches and Holiday Door Decor blog hop! If you are joining from Amber's blog, welcome! I am so happy to have you!

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This is the before! It's not bad at all, just boring and the box is slightly faded. It has seen better days. 

You can easily makeover a wreath by tucking in floral picks from the craft store that are very affordable!

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I started by adding multiples of these to add another element of greenery and fullness to the wreath.

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See….it's visibly fuller already!

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This was left over from a live arrangement from last year. I didn't discard it when the other had died. So glad i saved it. Isn't this ribbon gorgeous!

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Then I added the little metal sign ornament. Ornaments are great on wreaths! One larger one can make a great impact. 

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Then I tucked in red berry picks. The only thing new that I purchased for this wreath was the sign ornament and the berries.

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I did make the sign last week so I'll have the details for it on the blog soon.

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I added a little fresh holly and a ribbon to the lantern. Notice the lizard! I swear we have a heard of lizards living here. They are all over the porches as well. Sadly Bentley has caught a few. Three of these guys were present on photograph day. I'm just too busy to try to edit them out so I'll let you play find the lizard in all of these photos! Ha, ha! When I cleaned the lantern, there was actually one in the lantern staring at me. I go him on my Swiffer and placed him on the brick wall. He came back with 2 more. They were on their way back to the lantern.

It's just too comical!

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It's so much more welcoming now!

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I'm looking forward to adding some lights in the shrubs this week! I'll be sure to share some night time shots soon!

Up next is Decor to Adore. Laura's home is just so beautiful and welcoming. I know you'll be inspired by her outdoor decor.

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19 Comments

  1. Christy, your wreath turned out beautiful! I love all the special holiday touches that you added to your garage porch area. I’m sorry that I am so late commenting. My youngest has been very sick with the flu this week. It has been so much fun being on this hop with you. Merry Christmas!!!

  2. Your house is beautiful decked out on the outside for the holidays! I love the greenery with the red bows! So sorry I’m late to visit, this week has been super busy! Angelina @ Petite Haus

  3. Oh my goodness your home is so stunning! I love the gate with the wreath! Your jazzed up wreath is wonderful too. I have come to the conclusion that just about any wreath can be made beautiful with a little TLC. I love your Joy sign too!

    I have to say I really enjoyed spotting the lizards! I love that you didn’t edit them out.

    So happy to have you hopping with us friend! Merry Christmas!

  4. Isn’t it amazing how adding extra décor can change a wreath so much? I love the added greenery and that is my favorite ribbon! Your home is beautiful!
    hugs,
    Jann

  5. The wreath is full of Christmas cheer. It is a lovely way to welcome people to your home. The lizards made me giggle. It seems they like your lantern decor too. It’s probably nice and warm there when the light is on. The bow on your gate a is such a sweet touch too. It’s a pleasure being on the tour with you. Hugs P.S. pinned

  6. This Is such a cute and creative idea to spruce up a plain wreath! Love how it turned out!!! So cute!!!
    ~Emily @ LeCultivateur.com

  7. This does not even look like the same wreath Christy! I love the way you mixed in the greenery but also added the berries picks as well. The plaid ribbon and the ornament definitely add a very festive and cheery feel. I love it! Hugs, CoCo

  8. Christy,
    You did a nice job sprucing up the garage door wreath. It is amazing how just a few changes can make a wreath look so much fresher. Your JOY sign is perfect for the space next to the door. Your landscaping makes me miss landscaping in my home state of Alabama. After a lifetime living in north Texas I am resigned to making the best of the plants that grow here, but I still miss landscaping like yours.

    Merry Christmas,

    Judith

  9. Christy, your home is so beautiful! The red bows really make everything pop and look so festive! I’m sure it’s all beautiful at night too. Enjoy your college girl home! Looking forward to that myself;)

  10. Christy, I just adore what you did with your wreath! I have a couple of plain wreaths that I’m going to spruce up using your tips. So happy to be hopping with you!

  11. NO, NOT THE LIZARDS! I cringe at those little things. I actually mentioned that in my post because I too saw a huge one – bleh! I can see why they like the jazzed up lantern and wreath! They both look great! Eew, I’m getting the heebie jeebies!

  12. We have lizards too. The dog loves to chase them but she is rarely successful. Your porch is just lovely. Your home is gorgeous. I love the lantern with the sprig of holly.

  13. What an inviting entrance you created by your garage. It looks so pretty! I had to laugh when I saw those lizards on your wall. We see one from time to time but you do indeed seem to have a herd of lizards at your house. If I ever travel to South Carolina, I’m inviting myself to your house to see it in person. Every time I read one of your posts I admire your home. I am looking forward to seeing more of your Christmas decor this holiday season.

  14. Christy, your home is so beautiful!!! I love the way you transformed a simple wreath by adding your own touches. What a fun and creative idea! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

  15. Christy, you really transformed your wreath into something lovely! Beautiful entry! Excited to be joining the tour with you! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

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