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wreath repurpose }{ foraged decor

Christmas is only 22 days away... yikes! As I gaze around our apartment, I'm still seeing pumpkins and leaves. Today is the day to get busy on the Christmas cheer and turn fall into winter (even if it's been about 65 degrees lately). 

On Sunday afternoon, I went for a walk around my neighborhood and, as usual, was inspired by the changing colors and foliage. As I made my way back down my street, I noticed that some magnolia trees had been trimmed, but that many of the branches hadn't been picked up. So, like a nut job, I began to forage... naturally. I wasn't sure what I was going to do with all those leaves, but I knew it was going to be good. 

When I got home, I looked at the fall wreath hanging on the front door.


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The wreath was a gift from my mother-in-law and I wanted to keep it around, but in our very small apartment, I was worried about how to store it. I decided instead to give it new life for the current season. Enter those foraged magnolia leaves, a little spray adhesive and gold glitter I had in my craft box. Boom, Christmas just arrived! 

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Stay tuned for more easy and resourceful Christmas and holiday crafts that don't require a craft store credit card.