Christmas Button Wreath

 I received craft materials to create my Christmas Button Wreath from Oriental Trading Company,  and I am delighted to be working in partnership with Oriental Trading Company to bring you today’s tutorial!  

Christmas is never complete in my house without a wreath, at least in my book.  When I told Mellow Man that the package that arrived on my doorstep from Oriental Trading company contained the materials to create a Christmas Button Wreath, he rolled his eyes.  However, I know that fellow crafters out there share my belief that one can never have too many wreaths at Christmas time.  We’ve used Oriental Trading Company at a number of school parties, and even for Vacation Bible School in the past, but I didn’t realize that they had such an awesome selection of crafting supplies.  When I found a giant bag of Christmas Buttons in the store, I knew that I needed to make a Christmas Button Wreath.

Do you love wreaths like I do? Using ribbon, beads and buttons from Oriental Trading Company I created this lovely Christmas Button Wreath that is a wonderful holiday decoration. Sponsored by Oriental Trading Company

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Bok Tower Gardens at Christmas

I don’t normally write about other homes, but I do talk about travel with my family. I am also focusing this Christmas on finding ways to enjoy time with my family, and searching for an inner peace and contentment away from the frenzy and excess that can be Christmas. We just returned from a week long trip to Florida with our family, and each day we did something with the boys. One of those activities was a visit to Bok Tower Gardens in Wales City, which is about an hour East of Orlando. They decorate Pinewood Estate, the home at Bok Tower Gardens for Christmas. I love touring historic homes, and I love Christmas decorations. For me, this is one of the nicest Christmas homes that I have seen in a long time. It really inspired me to come home and decorate for the holidays, which is well under the way right now.

My Mom Made That: Bok Tower Gardens at Christmas
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