Our new house isn’t done, but that doesn’t mean I can do totally impractical things like add wreaths to all the windows.
Once I got them in the windows, I told Ryan that dreams really do come true. Because I’ve always wanted to put wreaths in the windows. And now I’ve done it. Dream big, friends.
I really really really REALLY wanted to be in this house by Christmas. And while we may be in by NEXT Christmas, we’ll be spending another holiday season in the barn.
And, it’s okay. Really it is.
But decorating the porch and front door helped my impatience. There’s something perfectly festive about a red door, lights and garland.
The porch may not be done, but I know that everything great takes time and patience. Patience isn’t something that comes naturally.
To put the wreaths in the window, I just looped outdoor satin ribbon around the top and tied the two ends into a knot. So when I close the top half of the windows, the knot keeps it from falling out.
It’s been about two weeks and they are holding up beautifully.
The bows, however, are another story. I just put them on for a third time because they were getting destroyed by the wind. I think I found a good technique this time to help them keep their shape. (If they hold up, I’ll share how I made them.)
The lights on the wreaths are battery operated – they stay on for 6 hours between 4 and 10 p.m., and then they turn off until the next evening. It’s a perfect option when you don’t want to run cords. (I bought mine at Home Depot – they are the same wreaths as the trio of wreaths for our holiday project.)
You can see the lights from the street, which is fun! We haven’t put our lights on the barn yet (and maybe won’t this year), but at least the new house (or “big house” as Henry calls it), looks ready for Christmas.
By next year, we’ll be decking all these halls! Until then, I’ll just enjoy the glow of the window wreaths.
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