In my goal to post here daily, I must come clean . . . I’m pooped. There are a lot of great things about being self-employed – one being a very flexible schedule. One of the downfalls – a very flexible schedule. You work always – seven days a week, all hours of the day & night.
Don’t get me wrong – I’m extremely grateful to be working. I’m just tired from working over the weekend – painting more stage sets and this year’s gates. Plus the sites are miles away from each other. Anyway, I digress . . .
I did these decorations last year for a condominium clubhouse community (hired by the HOA). Again, I gave the options of either classic red or burgundy or tones to match the colors of the clubhouse – which they chose. Their floor is acid-washed rust and they picked up those tones throughout the room.
The fireplace is home to a 48” lit wreath – huge! but it works in this large room.
close up of wreath . . . cream poinsettieas, bronze magnolias, eucaplytus, even feathers. Gold-tipped twigs, and a wonderful glittered windowpane ribbon.
Here’s the fireplace with the lights on . . . It just glows.
Then I put wreaths on every door. Same colors, different materials, but it all blends. For the front door wreaths I cut strips of silky striped fabric, besides Christmas ribbon.
These wreaths went on each office door.
This one just lays on the counter in the cafe area.
These hang on the doors going out to the pool area. More rust magnolias, the delish glitter mesh ribbon and, again, strips of bronze satin fabric.
There are multiple columns in the entranceway. I didn’t want to just wrap them in garland so I did these little swags with hanging glitter strips. No ribbon, ornaments or froo-froo – just pine, twigs and hanging glitter. These are 12 feet up, by the way.
Then, finally, the tree! I used a 7-1/2 footer, elevated it on a big box draped with fabric. It’s impossible to tell from these pics, but there are yards and yards of fabric tucked inside the tree, four kinds of ribbon, poinsettias, twigs and ornaments.
For the topper I just used tons of copper feathers.
This year I’ll take step by step pictures of how I do wreaths & trees. It’s really simple, I promise! And tomorrow I’ll add more pictures and add some how-to’s.