December 11th, 2012

Wreath Renovation.

Confession: I hung a Christmas wreath on my door in 2010 and it was still hanging there until last Sunday.

Not sure whether it was the cobwebs, the dirt…but it finally shamed me into action.

I originally bought it from one of my favourite stores – My Island Home - and it was completely covered in white star fish. Over the past 24 months most of them have dropped off and somehow went missing (like socks in the dryer) – this is what remains…

Guilt would not let me buy a new one – so this weekend I got my Martha on and gave it a makeover. I kept it in theme with a slightly more festive tilt. Here’s how:

Step 1.

Clean the wreath. I used a brush and then washed off the starfish with a mixture of baking soda and water.

Step 2.

I visited another favourite store - Papier d’Amour - on the hunt for some simple pieces that could take the place of the missing crustaceans. I found these gorgeous bells and a hanging NOEL decoration.

CLICK TO BUY: Hanging Noel from Papier d’Amour, $15; Silver Bells from Papier d’Amour (in store only).

Step 3.

The ‘Noel’ was joined together by rings so I took it apart (a pair of scissors did the trick) and tied on the letters individually with some brown string. Then I added the bells and a rogue starfish that I found in the garden.

Step 4.

I wanted to add something fresh and my hydrangeas are in full bloom – so they became the perfect final touch.

For more Christmas wreaths head here. 


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  • Emma

    Hey Paula that reincarnation looks better than the original! Can we please have a Xmas sneak-peak inside your home?! How will you be celebrating?

  • Corina

    LOVE it!

  • Stefanie

    Gorgeous Paula, wanted to get creative and make a wreath after seeing your recent post with such beautiful ones. So much going on at the moment I haven’t even put up the tree! How do you get everything done ? :)


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