I got the Christmas light fixture idea from Cottage Christmas magazine (pg 51).
My mom and I went to Michaels for the supplies. Here's a breakdown of the supplies and price: wreath $12.99, ribbon $4.99 (on sale), berries (0.99),butterflies (4.99).
Not bad for the price, and that's without the 40% or 50% off coupon that I should have cut out of the newspaper.
Here's how we pulled it off. First, we lightly decorated the wreath. Next, we measured how long we wanted the wreath to drop from the ceiling. Lastly, with ladders, muscles, and guts, we hung the wreath with the measured ribbon and accomplished our mission. My mom was the fearless one who stood on the tallest ladder to tie the wreath to the chains. I was the muscle that held the wreath up. Once we got the wreath up, we added some more berries to the wreath where needed, and then stepped back and reveled in our accomplishment. We were like "Oh yeah! You don't want none of this!" And gave each other knuckles. I know it's just a wreath, but please, let us enjoy our moment =)
Lastly, Thanksgiving is just about here and I have much to be thankful for. At the top of my Thankful list are family, friends, freedom, and Dentist art. This next week I will be spending a lot of time with family and friends, so if you don't hear from me for the next week, please have a safe and thankful Thanksgiving.