Christmas started here because of this red vintage 4. My new found friend Annie from Most Lovely Things (who I met via Instagram and realized we lived close to each other) gave it to me the other day when I had lunch at her home, she is extremely thoughtful. She has the same vintage sign in her kitchen. The other side is a 5, I will switch it when we add our little addition in May!
I love the red with my black and white tile. What other color says Christmas like the color red? I have several red Christmas accessories and dishes, I am happy I have a spot to put them.
I decided on adding a few small flocked trees through our tiny Cape. This one I just got from King Christmas, it is so full and flocked perfectly. It is 3 feet tall with a cute burlap base. I put it inside this metal bucket from Ikea, to give it some height. I added the red garland and the white bell garland. A tree is not complete without christmas lights, I am obsessed with THESE battery operated lights form Martha Stewarts collection.
I made this candy Christmas wreath close to 4 years ago. I almost threw it away thinking it would go bad or worse some sort of critter would find it. I am glad I didn’t because neither has happened…yet. It looks like the day I made it. I wrapped it in a plastic bag and stuck it in my storage bins and I guess that did the trick.
All you need is-
Red and white mint candies (approx. 120 for a large wreath)
Box of red hots
White craft wreath
Hot glue gun
The part that takes the longest was unwrapping all the candy mints. Once that is done start hot glueing the mints onto the wreath. After the mints are on I went back and filled in between the mints with the red hots. I made this with a friend, we saw the idea in a magazine years ago. It was such a fun project to do with someone else. Sadly her wreath fell and shattered everywhere a few weeks after she made it, tragic! Learn from her mistake and make sure to secure it really well when you hang it and don’t drop it! I actually have kept this up for Valentines and changed the C to a vintage valentines postcard.