If you read my blog or remember I have been wanting a really kitschy vintage wreath for some time now. Last year at Christmas I saw one for sale but it was just too pricey so I passed it up but since then that wreath has been nagging at me. I hoped to find a vintage stuffed wreath this year but I gave up and decided to make my own.
I've been picking up little bits here and there, mostly from etsy. Some came from Barbara at Oodles. I get a lot of inspiration from Barbara and her vintage treasures. I love her blog. Over the weekend I finally finished my kitschy Christmas treasure wreath. Step back and admire above.
If I say so myself, my wreath is way better than the wreath I saw for sale that I've been pining for. I absolutely love my wreath. It reminds me of all the cheap Japanese treasures seen everywhere in the 60s and 70s at Christmastime. Seriously this is all stuff that would have been sold for pennies on the dollar at Miracle Mart when I was a kid. But today it is now vintage wonderfulness.
I used a 12" foam wreath and wrapped it with tinsel garland. I miss overly tinseled trees from my childhood and the tinsel on the wreath serves as the prefect base.
I glued on some of my biggest pieces with E6000 and then built the wreath around the bigger treasures adding things here and there until I filled the wreath to capacity. Sweet kitschiness. I think it is perfect. Instead of hanging it outside my front door I hung it inside my front door so I could admire it.
One more look at my vintage Christmas ball collection. Also somewhat kitschy and over the top my 3 tiered display rack is full of colored glittery balls.
P.S. Love our Eagles. Unbelievable win yesterday.