For those that know me, the idea of me making Christmas decorations seems a little foreign. I have been accused of being a Grinch (though I’m not sure why simply not decorating for Christmas makes my heart two sizes too small!)
Though maybe my spartan Christmas ways are disappearing – I couldn’t help feeling that my door was a little naked this year. Perfect for a project on 52 lasers!
I had a more traditional idea for a wreath – a ring of engraved holly leaves and berries with dangling ornaments – but instead decided go modern with the chevron design. I couldn’t cast off my “hate owning things that I can only use once a year” sensibility so quickly; the chevrons can hang for all seasons. Monograms are tricky in this household (I kept my maiden name) but I decided to go with the more traditional “M” for Ryan’s last name in the center. Once it was finished, it tugged at my heart strings – it reminded me of the milled aluminum screen door at my great-grandmother’s house, the one with the “P” set into it for “Putzier.” I wonder if anyone has a picture of that.
I ran out of time to paint it for this post, but it would be fun to give it a once over with a good color. Or maybe dress it up with a bit of ribbon that you could change seasonally. The nice things about wood is that it always seems to go with everything!