Christmas Waltz Part 2

Well, I did it! Following Rachel Anne’s “1-2-3” suggestion — and reporting back — as promised, I actually got our front-door wreath refurbished and hung up. I won’t give you the blow-by-blow, but I do have photographic proof…

Here is the wreath BEFORE refurbishing, just as it looked when I pulled it from its “lawn & leaf” storage bag. I had made the word “JOY” from a bike freewheel sprocket and wooden letters, and hung it from the spokes with some old gift-wrap ribbon. However, the hot-glue kept popping off. When I got the wreath out the “Y” was tangled in the holly and I found the “J” in the bottom of the bag.

BEFORE. Note the ridiculous lone sprocket hanging limply from its ribbon.

BEFORE. Note the ridiculous lone sprocket hanging limply from its ribbon.

Here is the new, improved wreath. This time I used more greenery, and stapled picture-hanging wire to the back of the “J” and “Y” so I could attach each letter to the spokes.

AFTER. Fluffy, not stuffy.

AFTER. Fluffy, not stuffy.

And finally, the finished product hanging from our front door:

Merry Christmas, Everyone!

Merry Christmas, Everyone!

…and to all a good night.

Thanks for reading,
PS: Of course I am linking up with Rachel Anne again, for some Company Girls Coffee.

About Jan C. Johnson

Welcome! If you like food, reading, laughing over life's little disasters, and maybe thinking about the bigger things of life, you have come to the right place. Besides blogging, I write humorous fiction, though real life tends to leave fictional humor in the shade. But I'm not a total goofball. No, really. I'm also working on a biography project. I live in North Texas with my husband, Brent. We enjoy bicycling, Mexican food, and traveling to visit our kids and grandkids.
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10 Responses to Christmas Waltz Part 2

  1. Anonymous says:

    Hey, you did a great job on that wheel. Very clever idea for a biking family.
    Eric and Heather called today. They are excited about their trip. I’m doing OK.
    Love to all,


  2. LOVE THE WHEEL!!! It looks beautiful AND personal, since it reflects your interests and creative flair! It’s a lovely surprise twist on the traditional wreath…well done!


  3. joyceandnorm says:

    It turned out great!! I love that it is customized to your fam. We haven’t had a wreath yet, although I got a fabric one from Dayspring to review, but would love to make one that is customized to our fam too.


  4. Dionne says:

    Jan…you always crack me up when you visit my page (the floss comment made me guffaw out loud). I adore your creative and so very personal wreath!!! You are so creative and talented! I have missed many of your posts recently (sorry), so I am happy to have read your today! Love, hugs and I wish you a very Merry Christmas!


    • Jan says:

      Thanks, Dionne! I doubt you missed many posts, though… I went about five weeks without posting anything! Love and hugs right back, friend! And a much-blessed Christmas, too.


  5. 2wheelerme says:

    nice personal touch on the bike wreath and a great idea!


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