Crud I Found in My Craft Room Challenge: Pine Cone and Burlap Christmas Wreaths

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I keep meaning to post these wreaths, but I keep running out of time. I am never as prepared for the holidays as I would like to be. I’m not even going to have time to finish my 12-step program to kick my “Christmas Overkill” addiction. I will have to leave the rest of the steps for next year.

So the fourth step is:
Step 4: Cute does not always mean complicated. Sometimes the best decorations are the simplest.

And for the final step:
Step 5: Accept that it would be stupid to stress yourself out about finishing a holiday addiction recovery program that is intended to keep you from stressing out over the holidays.

Anyway, back to step 4. One of my favorite things I have done this year are my burlap wreaths. They make me smile. They cost me nothing to make and took just a few minutes. I used the basic burlap wreaths I made back in October as a base.

Like my fall wreaths, I leaned on Mother Nature to do all the work. After school one day my kids and I went to collect some pine cones and small pine twigs. We have a ton of pine trees that line the streets where we live and there are always a ton of pine cones around. The kids had a blast.

Once I got home, I used some floral wire and stick pins to attach the pine cones and needles. It was still kind of boring, so I robbed my Christmas tree of a few ornaments. So very, very easy. And I don’t have to feel bad about blowing my budget at Hobby Lobby!

Plus I love that the wreaths are more than a decoration, they are a memory. Every time I look at them I think about my kids and I running around underneath the pine trees.

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