Friday, November 27, 2009


Ok , this is just crazy, Do you all feel like Christmas snuck up on us too fast?? I just dont know what the deal is this year. Time is flying, I know I keep saying that, but its true. How many of you got up early to fight the crowds? Not Me, I just couldnt get up, and I really didnt want to get out in the middle of all the people that wanted to share their Cold, flu etc. There isnt anything out there that I cant wait until it calms down to get. The same deals will be there next week. So instead I decided to pull out all my Christmas stuff.  Wow , it amazes me every year how much STUFF we accumalate year after year. 
   This year Im going to share a pretty easy craft, that is a great way to display a bunch of those old ornaments, either from being passed down, or part of that large accumalation over the years, that wont fit on your CHRISTMAS TREE. Yes, I sad CHRISTMAS Tree, not a holiday tree, where did that come from anyway. If Im offending anyone by talking about CHRISTMAS or  a CHRISTMAS TREE,, TOO BAD!! Im offended that it is being called a holiday tree. That said, Here is something fun for your charished CHRISTMAS ornaments.

 First, get your ornaments together that you want to use, then you have to hot melt glue the tops on, make sure you put a gob of glue in the topper so the little loopy wire doesnt slip out once its attached to your wreath, get some floral wire, wire clippers, some ribbon, and a faux pine branch wreath. Then wrap your ribbon around your wreath, make a big bow, you can buy the bows already made too. Then use your floral wire, run it through the top of the ornament, and attach it to your wreath, You can put on as many as you want, The more the merrier, Its an easy Heirloom, And Im sure you will get many compliments.  I decided to make one, when I was in one of the local craft stores and saw how much one of those mass produced UGLY wreaths cost. HANDMADE is always better, The wreath was very reasonable, and I had most of the other supplies. You can even use new ornaments, or start collecting them from Thrift stores, garage Sales and the huge after Christmas sales . Great gifts for your family and friends too. But mostly A wonderful way to display your Unused Ornaments. Another great display is to get a large jar, and put your ornament in that,Add a string of lights that are battery operated and you have a beautiful Center piece. Alot of you probably have some clear glass flower vases laying around, fill them with your bulbs,,and place them throughout the house,,so pretty. So many ideas , so many uses. OH I can just go on and on, I just Love A HANDMADE CHRISTMAS. If Your not the crafty type, I will be selling them on Ebay in a couple days, but they will be with all new ornaments, If you dont want to wait, just send me a message and I can set up a special auction for you.

(didnt have anything pink today, but I hope you enjoy it anyway)


The Quintessential Magpie said...

Very cute wreath with all the cute ornaments! You tie a good bow, too! :-)

Happy Pink Saturday...


Sheila :-)

Ginger said...

Very cute wreath!! Merry CHRISTMAS!!!


Claudia said...

Lovely wreath you created! Thanks for sharing it with us. Happy Pink Saturday!

someplace in thyme said...

Hi Cyn, great tutorial and pretty wreath. I like the idea and it's a great way to use the ornies you don't hang on the tree, Happy Pink Saturday, Char

Anonymous said...

Hi Cinnamon,
Did I see your ad in Romantic Homes magazine? or one of those good ones?

Happy Pink Saturday~enjoy your weekend.

Cinnamonstitch said...

Yes Mary, I was in the holiday issue of Romantic Homes, in the Lollishops Ad..

Mollye said...

I'm with you sister on Christmas and not HOLIDAY! At the mall where my hubby works they have to refer to the holidays as Merry Giving! What a load of crap and I do mean C-R-A-P-O-L-A! Happy Pink Saturday, Mollye

Cinnamonstitch said...

Mollye, that is ridiculous!! Why would he have to say that? Who are we offending by saying Merry Christmas? Why arent they afraid of offending us? I just dont get it. I love everyone, Never want to offend anyone, but now its getting out of control.

Mary said...

Your wreath is lovely and the tutorial is great. I hope you are having a wonderful Pink Saturday.

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

What a fun post!

I love your bold approach -- because like you i wont be politically correct just BECAUSE.

I am me- and will say it like i see it.

I have just signed up to FOLLOW you and would love if you have a minute stop by and say hi and perhaps Follow me too :)

TTFN~~ Claudia ♥ ♥

Deborah said...

You are right. Christmas did snuck up on me but it has been doing that for the last ten years or so. I like the wreath idea and especially since the ornaments are being wired on and can ultimately be removed. Great idea.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful..still making my Happy Pink Saturday rounds!