Okay, so I am sooo happy with how these turned out:(sorry that these are kind of blurry - the camera didn't focus well because had to take them without the flash so the lights would show up)
I initially came across this tutorial
& did the flowers on vines for my Thanksgiving centerpiece. I ended up liking the flowers so much I decided to make a big Christmas wreath with just them out of a bunch of colored card stock that I already had. After a trip to Target my plans changed a bit, though: I was able to find these wreaths at Target &
these super cute mini glitter ornaments:
all for only $2.50 each & decided to make 2 wreaths just featuring the flowers. I wanted more sparkle, so I tested how some glitter (I already had) stuck on with spray adhesive would work. The glitter I first tried out didn't have a lot of glimmer so it ended up looking more like snow. After looking at the test flowers for a while, I found that I actually liked the snow effect & went with the duller glitter.
Here's a detail view where you can see that & the flowers better:
I also found these sets of mini lights:
at Big Lots for only $1.40(!) to give them a little more punch.
The flowers & ornaments were attached with a hot glue gun. These are the first Christmas decorations I've managed to get up so far - or that I even have: it's my first Christmas at my own home with my hubby. Altogether it only cost me about $10 for new materials. I may fiddle with the lights a bit more so they don't stick out in places to much, & I need to paint the wire that goes between the 2 white, but for now I'm very pleased with them. What do you think - any comments/suggestions?
Edit: Awe crud - this probably should've been posted in the holiday & occasions forum, which I somehow seemed to overlook...