This window setup was meant to be temporary. But one day my son stopped in his tracks, pointed and exclaimed, “I LOVE THAT!” Well, my boy doesn’t generally give a HOOT about any staging I do, so this stunned me. And made me leave it.
But I wanted a touch of Christmas attached. So here is my revised bedroom window, tweaked for Christmas. Make a square evergreen wreath on a picture frame and you’ll have this look instantly too!
I was inspired by Shanty 2 Chic’s own version of a rectangle wreath made from garland. Check it out, it’s beautiful!
How to make a square evergreen wreath
You will need:
an empty picture frame
1. Start off with a frame of choice. Black was just a bonus, so the wood didn’t peek through.
2. Collect evergreen branches of your choice.
3. Lay the evergreen branches against the frame, with additional branches covering the front, then the sides so the frame totally disappears.
4. Wrap string tightly around the evergreen branches and frame as you work around the entire frame.
5. Trim evergreen branches with scissors to suit. Work the branches a little as well to cover the string.
Using green or transparent string would have had it disappearing moreso.
You may need to tweak a few branches and do a little more trimming once hung. But… it worked!
Brown string was used to attach the spray to the top of the frame. (I got smarter as I went along…)
The bedroom window before…
And after! Naturally, you can choose to dress up the evergreen frame wreath any way you wish. But with all the frames in the window and twig garland going on, simple made it just enough. She’s so cute!
And the frame isn’t half bad either…
See you tomorrow for Day 2!