Monday, November 24, 2014

12 Days of Christmas, Day 6, Ladder Decor

This is the last week to vote for my pallet potting bench.  Please take a few seconds to vote right now, thank you!!


12 Days of Christmas Day 6 Ladder decor http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/11/12-days-of-christmas-day-6-ladder-decor.html
On the sixth day of Christmas
Beyond The Picket Fence gave to me
A ladder with berries and greenery.
12 Days of Christmas Day 6 Ladder decor http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/11/12-days-of-christmas-day-6-ladder-decor.html
This simple decor item started with a three rung "ladder" I made from 1x3's.  I left the wood as is, including leaving a few white paint splatters.  
12 Days of Christmas Day 6 Ladder decor http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/11/12-days-of-christmas-day-6-ladder-decor.html
I am not a floral arranging expert at all, but using some twigs and a green pine garland and red berries I "fluffed up" the ladder.  Thrift stores are full of old Christmas decor right now--hit them on half price days to find cheap decor to repurpose like I did with the greenery and the berry wreath.  
12 Days of Christmas Day 6 Ladder decor http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/11/12-days-of-christmas-day-6-ladder-decor.html
I wrapped floral wire around the twigs, berries and greens, working on one twig section at a time.  I ended up with 4 sections that I wired together and then wired to the ladder.
12 Days of Christmas Day 6 Ladder decor http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/11/12-days-of-christmas-day-6-ladder-decor.html
I added a bow and some twine for a simple decor item that looks great on the fireplace or on a front door.  
12 Days of Christmas Day 6 Ladder decor http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/11/12-days-of-christmas-day-6-ladder-decor.html


5 comments:

  1. Very cute. I like the simplicity of it. Voted!

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  2. Great idea with the ladder. We have tons of evergreen branches in the yard from yesterdays 60 miles per hour winds. I voted too.

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