{ Easy Outdoor Holiday Decorations }

Just like in fashion, layers almost always works.
Here's a way to create an inexpensive (free) Holiday swag for your home.
layer, layer, layer...

this project included
  • a scrap piece of burlap from a coffee bag
  • an old pair of ice skates discarded at a flea market auction
  • zip ties
  • branch clippers
  • cutting from a holly tree and out Christmas tree
  • ribbon

start by attaching the pine cuttings to the holly cuttings with the zip ties.

then "sew" the burlap to the cuttings with a few zip ties.

then, layer...the burlap, cuttings, ice skates, ribbon.

add a zip tie to the back for hanging.


  1. looks awesome! i'd love to find a pair of ice skates- i have some roller skates! ;)

  2. Love you wreath Denise!!!! So beautiful!

  3. I love it! The skates are the best...I need some!!! :) What a clever idea!!!



About Denise

Denise Sabia, interior decorator and author of “The Painted Home” blog, takes everyday items found in flea markets, thrift shops or simply along the roadside and turns them into unique pieces that freshen and warm your home … without breaking your budget. Denise began dabbling in design over 20 years ago and studied at Philadelphia University. Her client base continued to grow as did her portfolio of work, branching out to decorating entire homes. Denise lives in the suburbs of Philadelphia, PA. with her husband, 3 kids, a dog, rabbit, 3 chickens, a gecko, and the oldest living hermit crab known to man.

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