Friday, November 27, 2015

Thanksgiving Wishes and a Wreath to Make ~



Happy Day after Thanksgiving!
I've been working on
our holiday decorations
over here!
;)



I hope you all had a lovely Thanksgiving day
celebrating with family and friends.
We started the day cooking
biscuits and gravy
in our little oven and stove in our trailer,
then Hubby cooked chicken sausage, some hamburger
for future tacos, and our turkey breast
out on the grill.

Everything turned out wonderfully!
We ate our turkey with candied yams (my favorite!), 
cranberry sauce, 
our daughter's wonderful mashed potatoes, 
and some mixed vegetables.



While walking around with Yoda yesterday, I saw...
Campers deep-frying their turkeys
and
many families bicycling around,
others were watching football games
or movies
on televisions set outside
their trailers.
During the evening, 
it seemed everyone had a blazing campfire to keep warm!
Thanksgiving was a cool one
this year!


It's really fun seeing how everyone camps!
At nighttime, 
families turn on their twinkle lights and party lights.
Some strings are multi-colored,
others are just orange, or red, or blue.
Some change colors.
Everyone is happy to be outside in the fresh air
enjoying just getting away from the 
hustle and bustle
and
coming out to get back to Nature!



Today I thought I'd share
a fun craft with you!


Holiday Head Wreaths
  1. Collect a bunch of pepper berries or any faux or real berries you may have in your yard or craft supplies.  (These I collected right outside our front door courtesy the local trees!)
  2. Take an old, wire coat hanger, unwind the hanger using a pair of pliers/wire cutters.
  3. Bend this wire into the shape of the head you want to decorate.  Either pre-measure your doll's head/child's head (definitely!), or just bend your wire and keep checking the wire frame you are creating against your intended "wearer."  I wrapped my wreaths only once for the big angel (should have done twice ~ was hard to glue only to one wire...), and twice around for our tall lady statue (will share her later).
  4. Using hot glue, glue on berries and their stems to the frame layering berries to cover all the way around the wire edging.  At first, I had a thin layer of berries, but then decided to make a thick wreath by adding berries to the "tops" and "bottoms" of each wreath.
  5. Place your wreath on your wearer and Enjoy!!!




Our little trailer
;)



These wreaths 
could easily translate over to large wreaths, too.
I thought about making 
a large wreath out of these luscious berries
(maybe finding the mostly light pink and white berries!!! Ooooh!)
to hang for the rest of winter.




Shabby pink and faded ~ perfection!




But...
For now, I created a Christmas Wreath
for over the front door
and
I will share that one with you soon!





Wishing you a 
Happy Holiday Season!
Barb
:)




Sharing with 
Feathered Nest Friday ~ French Country Cottage
and
Creative Ways Link Party #87 ~ Posed Perfection
http://www.posedperfection.com/2015/12/creative-ways-link-party-87-and-features.html








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