Hanging a Wreath with Ribbon

It’s CHRISTMAS! My favorite time of year!!! Yes, I’m one of THOSE people:) I DECK out our home from top to bottom, you might even say that the outside of the house looks a bit like the Griswolds . . . ok maybe A LOT like the Griswolds;) we go a little CRAZY with lights!If you know me, you will know I use ribbon EVERYWHERE in my decorating! A great example is my Christmas mantle found HERE! I have my favorite kinds and I use them over and over again!

Whenever I post pictures of wreaths with ribbon on them, the #1 question people ask is how I attach them to the door. So today I am going to share my secret. But before that, I have to share one thing… I have a pet peeve. YIKES! I DON’T like door wreath holders! 
First of all…they scratch the door and door jamb. Also, whenever you try and close the door you either hear metal sliding against the top of the door, or you hear your wreath fall down from the force of the closed door. NO GOOD! 
Last thing is the door hanger is NEVER long enough and your wreath is hung way too high. This is especially true when hung on those AWESOME taller doors I’ve seen on newer homes
The best way to explain my tip is to first show you a picture. 
A visual is always a good thing!

Yep… that’s me nailing the ribbon to the top of the door. Most doors (especially outside doors) are metal on the outside and wood on the inside, soooo it’s perfect for a nail.Now, I know what you’re thinking, “No way am I going to stick a long, thick nail in my door.”

NO worries…I have found the perfect nail… My personal FAVORITE! (Roofing Nails) 
(found HERE) you can pretty much find them at any hardware store.Why do I LOVE these nails? The top of the nail head is VERY wide and VERY flat. The other reason I love to use them is that the nail itself is VERY short. So when I go to pry the nail up, it pops out without any fuss and doesn’t destroy the door in anyway.Side note…DO NOT nail it in 100%… leave a little space below the nail and the ribbon so you can easily pry it up with a screwdriver or hammer

What is left… a Beautiful Front Door Wreath…hung to perfection

Originally posted over at Landeelu

Christmas Blog Round Robin

 I am EXCITED to team up with some AMAZING bloggers today for a 
Christmas Blog Round Robin...
{Home for the Holidays}
Each blogger will share a Christmas post - something fun and festive for the holiday season.
You will see Christmas Crafts, Recipes, Printables or Christmas Decorating ideas. 

It's an EASY and FUN Round Robin.  Just check out my Christmas post below and when you're done click on the link to the next blogger's post.  By the end, you should see 20 darling Christmas ideas and end up right back here FULL CIRCLE

O Come Let us Adore Him Nativity

Do you remember the darling mini banners I added on my Christmas tree? 
The same ones featured  HERE From Just Destiny?
I wanted this year's Christmas Decorations to all flow perfectly together so I took the AMAZING inspiration from Just Destiny and her darling little banners, and then with the help of my cute designer friend Ashleywe came up with this matching banner!
I love how everything is tied together from the tree to the Nativity!
I am excited to share my Nativity for this year!  Here is what I have done in years past HERE
I have always LOVED using a dome for my Nativity.
But this year, I wanted to freshen it up a little so I raised it higher on a white cake stand found at TARGET (LOVE).  After adding a little snow and silver glittery balls it was complete. I placed it front and center on my hutch so it became the #1 focus!

Go check out Ashley's DARLING Esty Shop I tell you... THIS GIRL is PURE talent!  Ashley has helped me with several parties and odds and ends design projects.  She is so great to work with!
Today we want to give all of you a CHRISTMAS GIFT! 
The "O come let us adore him" banner 

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DownEast Holiday Event

Hey all you local Peeps...We are having a Fun Holiday Event over at our Local DownEast & Home! 
I would LOVE to meet all of you!
Come in and Get 30% off ALL CLOTHING and also see all the amazing Home Decor
and sales store wide!!! 
Can't wait to see you all there