My front door was in desperate need of an Autumn spruce up. But my pocket book put the nix on purchasing a new Autumn wreath. So what's a gal with Frugal OCD* to do?
*Obsessively Consumed with Decorating.
Enter this old Christmas wreath, which was looking a little worse for the wear. Some of the berries had lost their red coating and were left as just little white styrofoam balls. Some of the "branches" were loose and threatening to drop off. But I looked at the wreath, and I saw possibilities...Autumn possibilities.
I searched through my stash of Autumn decor and found a bag of fake fall leaves that I purchased at the Dollar store last year. I grabbed my trusty glue gun and went to work.
I pulled off the berries that were now nothing but white styrofoam. I secured the loose branches. And then I just added in the fake leaves. I started with the largest leaves, gluing them into the largest empty spots on the wreath (making sure that they were all tilted the same direction.) After that, I added in the medium size leaves and finished it up with the smallest leaves. And that's all I did. But I was pleasantly surprised.
Now my sad Christmas wreath has a new lease on life, as an Autumn beauty. And my front door is thanking me!
Quick Update on the Hubby and my Dad: It was a trying day for me emotionally. My dad, it turns out, also broke a disk in his back, and when I went to see him at the hospital, they were in the process of trying to get a brace on his back. He was in terrible pain. It's just so hard to see my father...my brave daddy...the one who is supposed to be big and strong...so vunerable.
And John, was just really out of it. He was doing better physically. His PTs were able to help him walk today, and he was actually sitting in a chair when I arrived at the hospital. Both very good things, but he was drained...and it reminded me a little too much of the first day he was there. I probably could have handled it better had I not just come from seeing my dad. But both men are healing and that is all I can ask right now. Thank you again for your continuing messages of love and support!
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