Well, hello everyone! Long time no see. For reals. It’s been forever. But jumping back here on the blog just in time for the holidays. Since the last post, I’ve had a baby, the kids have started at school, and I’m finally getting some breathing time to jump back on the bandwagon. #winning
I’m excited to share with you a super cheap and simple way to dress up your windows for Christmas. I have a thing for colonial homes, and I’m so grateful to own one! And one of my favorite things about colonials is the way you can wreath every single window for Christmas. Here’s some Colonial Christmas pin-spiration for you…
So beautifully simple. But add up the cost of wreaths times the number of windows you have and… sheesh. Money blown. I’m excited to see the Dollar Tree step up its game in recent years. And I was excited to see these medium faux wreaths there.
Add some sparkly bows (that also came from there– in a 2 pack no less!) and I spent a mere $8. Big spender. I know.
The hardest part was removing the screens from the windows (which I had been wanting to do anyways… aren’t screens so 90s? Does anyone even use screens anymore?) It’s not like the screens would stop anything from going out or coming in since most of them were broken anyways, but I digress. Screen removal. Check.
Then I measured and cut jute string to hang them.
Luckily, most of the windows already had a nail (probably for the very reason of hanging something). But the ones that didn’t, I put a white finishing nail in the top.
Our windows probably need replacing, but I just LOOOOOVE our old fashioned wooden paned windows. Do they even make them anymore?!
Then, I tied the jute string around the wreath in a knot so it wouldn’t slip around.
Tie up the ends and hang around the nail and close the window. And there ya go.
The whole process took me less than 30 minutes, and it was totally worth it! I loved how it turned out. And no one will ever know that I bought $1 wreaths 😉
So for $8, I was able to supply all my windows and my door with a simple holiday wreath! *excited face* Now to add some Christmas lights and garland around the door and electric candles in the windows and our house will be decked out for Christmas! Now to turn on some Nat King Cole.