The second week of advent is the light of plants and so Craig wielded his mighty axe to a tree we found up the mountain behind our house and there it lies, subdued, on our porch since then. Meanwhile, we really needed to get that spring time welcome sign down already and get a little festive with the materials at hand. Out on the front deck we have ample foilage...
... and inside we have a really cute two year old holding a circular device I created with wire wrapped in tissue paper and then secured with a bulky yarn (and metallic pink thread thrown in for good measure). This was leftover from the autumn-themed mobile I hung up above the kitchen table for the kids' birthday week. Worked perfect as a wreath base.
I asked Edie to dive into the roving box and fish out all the colours that match the ones on their toy rainbow. Luckily, I had on hand a little bit of every colour. Two ounces of each were all I needed. Bummer though the only green we had was the exact same colour as the tree. We then made balls from the roving and if you ever want me to do mini tutorial on a quick and easy way to do this (it involves throwing the lightly needle felted balls into a hot washing machine) just give me a jingle bell.
And then I secured the boughs to the the base with more wire and sewed the balls to the wire to try to cover them up some. Edie was really helpful at this part. She's got a great needle threading eye (and finger?) after working on her doll all this last year. As you can see, Edie was straining a little bit to hold up the wreath for the camera muttering "too. heavy. Mama." I told her this was the Phys Ed part of homeschool.
So, pretty easy peasy! Next up on our Christmas to do list; put up the tree and our halls will be completely decked with boughs, though no holly.