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A Mossy Jingle Bell Wreath & My China Closet



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A honeysuckle vine wreath is covered with moss and silver jingle bells. This wreath took me about 20 minutes to make. Hot glue moss to wreath – wrap with jute and tie on jingle bells. All of my supplies were purchased at a craft store and totaled less than $20.00.

I chose to hang this wreath on my china closet- probably one of my favorite pieces of furniture.

I chose to hang this wreath on my china closet- one of my favorite pieces of furniture. I picked it up at a garage sale for $25.00 – painted it a flat gray and lined the inside and glass doors with burlap. I hoped to take it from 1970’s suburban American to 18th century Swedish – it works for me.

Using large sugar cones, branches, a strand of wicker star lights and a glass globe light from Ikea, I created a winter still life on top.

Using large sugar cones, branches, a strand of wicker star lights and a glass globe light from Ikea, I created a winter still life on top.

A $4.00 bird ornament from Target and a real bird's nest adds to the story to my winter scene.

A $4.00 bird ornament from Target and a real bird’s nest create a the kind of surprise that kids love to discover.

I like to mix real with artificial - the cotton snow is from Target - $3.99 for a fairly large bag.

I like to mix real with artificial – the cotton snow is from Target – $3.99 for a fairly large bag.

I purchased my pinecones at Windy City Garden Center on Greenbay Rd. in Evanston.

I purchased my pine cones at Windy City Garden Center on Green Bay Rd. in Evanston.

An old brass house key and a house number hang from the knob to add interest and sparkle. My younger daughter just turned 5 - so she loves this detail.

An old brass house key and a house number hang from the knob to add interest and sparkle. My younger daughter just turned 5 – so she loves this detail.


Discussion

  1. David  December 9, 2009

    All this stuff is gorgeous – from the wreath right down to the brass key and number 5. Unbelievably good looking and all for a very reasonable price tag. Turning 70’s suburban in to 18th century Swedish – family chic indeed.