One of the charity projects I’ve done for a few years now is making wreaths for a local Meals on Wheels group for their annual silent auction. When a friend asked if I wanted all her wreath making stuff to make them this year, I said sure!
She brought over a huge tub – four feet long, two feet wide and three feet deep, overflowing with flowers and elements for making wreaths special like gold and silver balls and curlycues.
I had a straw wreath base, and I wrapped it in red tulle to keep the straw contained.
I tied a bow with gold wire edge ribbon. See the post Winter Wreath for the step by step on how to do that.
I added a bunch of poinsettias in a deep pink color.
Quick and easy, and it was done. Before I made another, I decided to check with the charity to see where to take them. I was a bit astounded at the response. They have turned over the wreath auction to a committee who placed some ridiculous restrictions on the submissions, like there has to be $75 worth of materials used, or gift cards attached. To make it worse, you had to register in advance, show up within a window of just a few hours on a certain day to turn it in. Well, I guess they really didn’t want a nice variety of price points. How disappointing!! So, this one went to Safelight for their lobby. I donated most of the rest of the materials to the humane society thrift store as my enthusiasm for making them went out the window and I didn’t want to store that huge tub for another year.
But, if you’d like to see more ideas for your own wreaths, my post Festival of Wreaths last year had a nice variety of wreaths for every budget. I made this one for donation in red, white and silver in 2018.
You might like this post with two Christmas Wreaths, one for my MIL with pine cones and Christmas ornaments…
and then I had to make one for me. This one is on the veranda this year, too.
Do you have a pretty Christmas wreath?
Need a holiday laugh? If you haven’t seen this Saturday Night Live parody of a Macy’s commercial, it is absolutely hilarious, and (spew alert!!) don’t take a sip of anything or it will be all over your computer screen, LOL!!! SNL Macy’s Parody
Fat Quarter Shop continues with their 12 Days of Flash Sale specials. Yesterday, and up to 9 am Eastern time today is 40% Off Gifts and Accessories! These have been so good that I’ve ordered twice already, LOL!! Who knows what today will be? I’m planning to do a quilt along next year with Lori Holt’s Vintage Christmas Book, available at Fat Quarter Shop 10% off. Get your copy as a gift to yourself this Christmas! There are also some used copies available for less on Amazon – Vintage Christmas Book at Amazon.