To kick-off December I’m starting with wreaths and keeping them green. Maybe I’ll dress them up as we get closer to Christmas, but for now I’m loving the entrances to Connecticut Country House simply adorned. Just because they’re simple, doesn’t mean they need to be skimpy. I personally prefer big fat wreaths!
Last week was busy enough prepping for Thanksgiving, so I couldn’t resist an effective shortcut when it came to getting wreaths up at my 2 main entrances. On my way into the store to pick-up my turkey, I also picked up a couple of 22-inch unadorned Balsam wreaths at the whopping cost of 7.99 each.
When I got home, with clippers in hand, I pruned one of my boxwood shrubs (one that needed pruning), and snipped a nice big bouquet of sprigs at least 8-inches in length. As the wreaths are held tightly together with wire, I simply tucked boxwood cuttings into the wired base.
My skimpy 7.99 wreaths quickly evolved into lush, pricier-looking wreaths.
Now I need to go back and get some more!