Oh Christmas Lights

December 6, 2011

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I think I mentioned last week that we hung up our Christmas lights, didn't I? In any case we got to work early this year and were able to put them up when it was warm outside instead of snowing like last year!

Speaking of last year, remember our dilemma? 
We used LED lights for the first time and boy, were they bright! Even though we were fans of LED lights in general, they just didn't look good on our house. They were too bright and cool compared to the warm lights inside our house and on our Christmas tree. 

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So last year I picked up some new traditional lights at an after Christmas sale. I plan to get more this year so that we can do the second story too. I think it looks so much better, don't you?

In other news I also made a new wreath for our front door!

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An "R" of course!

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It was really easy to make. I picked up a large "R" from Joann's (50% off!) and then just used some old garland I had lying around. 

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I wrapped the garland around the "R" and used the wire already in the garland to secure it.

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Then I fluffed the branches out to cover the entire "R".

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I added some sparkly pine cones and some red berries to the top...then secured it on our door with some burlap. The whole project cost me only $7.

Did you put up your Christmas lights?

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25 Responses to “Oh Christmas Lights”

  1. Oh I love the idea of making the initial into a wreath. The house looks great!

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  2. LOVE the lights, looks great! And that 'R' wreath is adorbs!

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  3. Omgosh, I LOOOOOOVE your "R" wreath!!!! You are queen of wreaths. Also, I like the traditional lights better than LED. The house looks GREAT!!!!

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  4. Your house looks so pretty! I love the lights on the house and the tree. The monogrammed wreath is too cute!

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  5. Your house is so cute! The "R" wrenth idea is awesome!! Looks good.

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  6. Great job on the lights and the wreath! I'm sure it helps that it wasn't snowing!!!

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  7. Your house looks so pretty!! I definitely like the traditional lights over the LED. And look at you miss suzie homemaker with the wreath!! I saw those letters and debating on making some Christmas gifts with them. Super cute idea! :)

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  8. Of course I love the R! :) And the lights look great! We had the same issue with LED lights, but luckily we found yellow LED options, so they're more like traditional lights.

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  9. love love love the "r" wreath! it looks amazing! and yay for gorgeous christmas lights :)

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  10. I love the R wreath. The lights look great :)

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  11. Um, SO cute! The house AND the R wreath!

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  12. I agree...the yellow lights look a lot better! Your house is so cute! And the wreath is adorable! Love that!

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  13. I'm inspired to make a big C for our front door now!

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  14. Love the R and I agree, the regular lights look best with your house. We must get cracking on our outside decos! We are looking grinch like!!

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  15. Your lights look so pretty. I LOVE that monogram wreath!

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  16. Love your new lights they do look warmer against your home!
    An super cute wreath, so homely.

    Abigail x

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  17. The house looks so festive!

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  18. I'm telling you Julie you can make some big bucks selling your crafty wreaths you make!!!! :) Gorgeous as always!!

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  19. Your wreath is gorgeous! Well done! :)

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  20. Very cute, I am loving your decorations! We went LED and our house is the brightest on the street, but I'm over it, they're staying. It's like a night light for the people across the street with kids. lol

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  21. Awww... Beautiful!...

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  22. We are also fans of the idea of led lights but I agree that traditional look so much better! Everything looks so fantastic! I love your wreath!

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  23. I am impressed! That looks awesome!

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  24. Super cute wreath! Your outside lights look great!

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  25. Your outside lights look awesome! And you are so creative, I LOVE that wreath!!

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