Thursday, November 29, 2012

In Which I Decide About My Wreath

When I got the notice about ordering a wreath from my local boy scout, I was torn.  On the one hand, I don't agree with the BSA's policy on a certain issue.  On the other hand, I like my local scout and his troop uses the wreath money for camps.

I decided to support locality and ordered the wreath.

But how to decorate it?  Because as you recall, I just can't bring myself to hang up a plain wreath.

In 2008, the discarded Star Wars toys called me.


In 2009, the previous boy scout forgot to call me, so I had no wreath.  I think I bought a wreath elsewhere the next year, the year of my "recession" decorating.



Last year I got a new boy scout!  He's a sweet, kind boy.  I've known him since first grade.  His sister is in Ernest's grade.  I went a little more traditional.


But this year....what to do?  Well, there is another pile of discarded toys beckoning me.  I've also experimented with some paper creations.  You'll just have to wait until the Holiday Homes tour to see what I come up with.  


8 comments:

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Go shiny!

Cassi Renee said...

I have avoided this whole dilemma by buying a wreath made of bells. Mid-size brass bells, not the little silver jingle bell things. I like it, and I don't have to keep paying too much $ at the local grocery store for a few boughs of pine. (We seem to be missing the boyscout thing out here in the boonies.)

Lala said...

I totally thought the starwars toys were little angels... I can't wait til Monday when I get my new spectacles....

Gary's third pottery blog said...

OH! I had forgotten those awesome little paper heart baskets!!!!!

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

I loved last year's wreath, but I am excitedly looking at the Star Wars theme and wishing I'd thought of it! Awesome. Just awesome!
I am now excited for the sight of your wreath at the HHT this year. :)

And this reminds me that I need to do something with the nearly-bare wreath we purchased from a community children's choir fundraiser. Hmmmm....

Susan said...

Looking forward to this year's inspiration!!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I love the traditional version--you know I love the Scandinavian paper hearts.

shrink on the couch said...

Don't forget to update!