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Fancy Frugal Life: Stacked Poinsettia Tree Shelf & Christmas Wreath Chandelier

Monday, November 26, 2012

Stacked Poinsettia Tree Shelf & Christmas Wreath Chandelier

Hi friends! I hope you all had a beautiful Thanksgiving holiday. We sure did. It was quiet with just us four and I did all the cooking which was great, but lots of work :) And then the next day we went into full on Christmas decorating mode and haven't stopped! 
I think it's a little more exciting to decorate when you're in a different house. It's our first Christmas in our new city and the kids are so excited for the holidays....

I did a little black Friday shopping at Lowe's (at a reasonable hour) and came home with fresh garland, fresh wreaths, and ten .99 cent poinsettias. 

The first project we came up with and completed was this great Poinsettia shelf tree that my talented hubby built from scrap wood in the garage. We brainstormed on a way to display these festive plants and ended up with cutting a simple triangle from plywood and then screwed pieces of 2x4's for shelves. (And by we I really mean he!) Last, I primed and painted it with my favorite color spray paint from Krylon called Catalina Mist.
I love how it turned out very much. It's around 4 feet tall and perfect for those small one gallon size flowers.

The next project we did was this cute fresh wreath chandelier for our entryway.

I was inspired by this photo via marthastewart.com. Visit there for the nice tutorial.
For stairwell or entry

The toughest part of this project is making sure it looks somewhat level. And it was kind of a pain because even though you can make your ribbon cuts the same, tying it so it will hang straight is though. 
Also, your wreath not be the same width all the way around (like mine), so it could appear not to be level...Ugh I messed with it forever and then gave up :)..
But I still love how it came out!

 The garland was super heavy so my hubby installed plant hangers above the door to hang it.

A few holiday arrangements I put together....

It seriously smells so good right now! 
Those $5 Lowe's wreaths look pretty great, right?

And there's my fresh Christmas entryway...
Thanks so much for stopping by. I'm still working on the inside and can't wait to show you along the way :) 

I had a fun Thanksgiving break with the kids. We took them to see the cute movie Wreck it Ralph and loved it! Also there was this fake ice skating rink that was kinda fun. It was like a slippery coated plastic. My kids had a blast.
Photo: Fake ice skating :) its like a coated plastic.
There was also lots of cuddling by the fire :) 
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At November 28, 2012 at 5:39 AM , Blogger Maria said...

How pretty! I love both the shelf and the chandelier! Very clever way to make the shelf!

At November 28, 2012 at 9:34 AM , Blogger Dixie n Dottie said...

Wow! Everything looks great! So festive! Would love if you'd join our Countdown to Christmas link party! Hope to see you there! Have a great week! :)

At November 28, 2012 at 10:19 AM , Blogger Adorned From Above said...

Great Decorations. I would love to have you share this with this weeks Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop. The link to the party is
I hope to see you there. Now following and would love to have you follow back.
Have a great week.
Debi @ Adorned From Above

At November 30, 2012 at 5:28 PM , Blogger Mrs. Handyverger said...

Very pretty! I can just imagine how wonderful it smells. I particularly like your wreath chandelier. :)

At December 1, 2012 at 6:48 PM , Blogger Annesphamily said...

You are very clever and creative! Such a unique style here! I really like your decorating ideas you shared! Have a terrific weekend.

At December 6, 2012 at 9:35 AM , Blogger the cape on the corner said...

how neat is that pointsettia tree shelf! amazing!


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