We’re keeping things simple again this Christmas so we can really enjoy the season and not get caught up in all the hustle and bustle. I’m not a big fan of either hustling or bustling, so it’s quick and easy projects all the way.
I don’t know about you but I’d much rather be watching a classic Christmas movie or listening to great Christmas music rather than getting caught up in a bunch of Christmas crazy.
So that means quick and easy projects again this year. Yay! I’m loving keeping things simple.
We decorated our Christmas memory tree on the weekend, which is a tree of mostly figural ornaments that we’ve collected over the years during our travels near and far… as well as some family Christmas treasures.
It’s so much fun to go through the boxes and remember the story behind each one.
When I came upon a particular treasure I decided that I wanted to do something different with it this year, rather than put it on the tree.
I recently found this fabulous scarf at a thrift store for $1, and the wreath was in my stash. I pick up these wreaths whenever I see them, usually for 50 cents to $1.
When I saw this scarf the doodad thingies really reminded me of colourful Christmas mini-lights, and I knew it had to become a repurposed scarf Christmas wreath.
This isn’t the first time I’ve repurposed a scarf into a wreath. A couple of years ago I used another fabulous $1 thrift store scarf for my Faux Pumpkinseed Fall Wreath, and my Christmas Wreath Made of Scarves.
This scarf was a little stretchy so it was quite easy to cover the wreath form by simply wrapping it.
When I was done I secured the ends with a few safety pins. Easy peasy!
This Santa is one of my favourite Christmas treasures from my childhood. He shows a little age and his beard is thinning, but I love him anyway. He brings back so many wonderful memories.
I’m sure he’s from the 50s, or maybe even earlier.
When I was a little girl in the mid 1960s my mother found him at a Salvation Army thrift store, and every year it was up to me to find him his special spot on the tree.
This year I decided to give him a special spot on this wreath so that I can really see and enjoy him.
To me this scarf looks lit up in all its fabulous mini-light glory… minus the actual mini-lights. lol.
My Santa is truly the star of this show, which is exactly what I wanted. This wreath now hangs on the bedroom door and every time I see him he makes me smile.
So check out the scarves at the thrift store the next time you’re there. It’s so easy to make a fabulous wreath, which doesn’t take a lot of time or money.
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Thanks so much for reading, and until next time…
keep on keepin’ on!