Hi How's it going? Here's a quick wreath idea to put together for Summer, or if you are like us down here in the southern hemisphere, to mourn the loss of Summer. I am feeling it keenly as the mornings and evenings turn cooler. After our rigorous afternoon at the beach, I was feeling all outdoorsy and weekendy, so I organised a BBQ for dinner last night. I was foofing around and before I knew it, it was dark. Mr Beach House was cooking by torch light and I was resetting the table inside.
Actually, we really are lucky down here, our Winters are really only about 2 months long and are not harsh at all, but it is generally freezing, because the houses are not at all equipped for it. Open plan, no curtains, heaps of glass to let the light in and floor boards are great for Summer, when the doors are flung open to the let outside in, but not at all conducive to retaining the heat mid winter. We all huddle around the fire place and I bet you can guess which is my seat on a crisp night. I usually have a little hot body wanting to share with me too.
Anyway right now we are looking down the barrel of all that and it doesn't make me very happy, so I am mucking around with some projects which will prolong Summer thoughts for as long as possible. I found this idea on pinterest It's colourful, simple and very affordable. I think it would be lovely on the front door, to greet guests at a Summer party as well.
All you need is a foam wreath, a bag full of cocktail umbrellas and a little girl to 'help', who gets very excited when I get any kind of craft out. I have probably said it before, but this kind of craft is messless, so it's my favourite.
So all you have to do is push the umbrellas in until all the foam is covered and attach a colourful ribbon for hanging. So simple and all recyclable
It seems that I naturally go for colour in my decorating. If you look at the shots of my home in the side bar, there is lots of it. I love neutrals too, but colour in decorating adds so much interest and is such a great way to change a room on a budget.
So cheerio ladies and happy days to you all!!!!!!
Today I am partying here