I love decorating and making our home more cozy, welcoming, and nice to live in! However, as I see from perusing different home decorating magazines, it's often incredibly pricey. And really, a lot of times, the pictures and ideas I see in those magazines are not at all practical for our home, don't fit into my decorating style at all! I love finding ideas that look great, but don't cost a million bucks!
I put this wreath together for under $7! Under $6, actually, if you count that I already had the ivy garland I had from our wedding. :) I saw a basket of these beautiful grape vine wreaths for just a few dollars at Michael's, and on a whim, I bought it. I usually try not to buy things on whims, but I figured that $3.99 was a fairly cheap whim, so it was okay. :P I brought it home, not exactly sure how I would "dress it up" but knowing definitely that I loved it! After a few days, I remembered that I still have all the ivy garlands from our wedding, which were currently sitting, unused in a box. I pulled two out, and wrapped them around the wreath, and voila! I'm not a huge fan of silk flowers and big bows, so I was quite delighted to do something with the wreath that fit my style. I love the way it looks in our hallway, the texture and color of it warm really warms up the wall!
After I hung the wreath, this wall was begging for something, so I finally hung this beautiful plaque up, and it compliments the wreath perfectly! It was a graduation gift to me from some very dear friends, and it's the perfect finish to the hallway. :)