I'm not much of a traditionalist when it comes to holiday decor. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that decorations are pretty boring compared to all the sparkly Christmas fanfare. Not that I'm a fan of Rudolph or Santa, but I do love the idea of a decorated tree, handmade stockings, and shimmering lights.
The problem is that I feel completely out of my element every December when the roll around. We kept things pretty simple when I was growing up. A few menorahs. Some plastic dreidels. End of the story. Now that I have kids and am part of a mixed faith family, I am trying to take things up a notch. I'm striving for something festive, with hints of and Hanukkah, reworked in a creative, contemporary fashion. A tall order, I know.
First thing on my agenda: wreaths. I've always admired them but never had one. I would really really like to make one this year, if time permits, and I'm thinking of something a little whimsical - made out of paper or buttons or even gum drops. Here are a few inspiring examples that I'm just loving:
1. Faux bois wreath from Knock Knocking
2. Button wreath Shopping Sherpa's pool
3. Faux feather wreath from Kitschy Digitals
4. Felt wreath from Allium Design's etsy shop
5. Paper wreath from Rag & Bone
5. Paper wreath from Haru's etsy shop