Clock Wreath & Free Printables

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Tick… Tock… tick…tock…

The Countdown to Christmas is ticking down. Only 5 Fridays before the day is upon us.

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It’s time… time to think about all things Christmas.  The decorating, the food, the music. The most wonderful time of the year is here.

If you are looking for decorating inspiration – you can follow the countdown with 5 bloggers and me.

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When I was trying to decide how to decorate my dining room this year – I knew I wanted to use a green, black, and white color scheme. I also wanted to keep it simple and not use a tree in the corner like I did last year. I have a white folding screen in the corner year round, but the space needed something festive.

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I found that something in the way of my collection of white clock faces with Roman numerals and a Grand Fir clear lit wreath from Tree Classics.

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The wreath comes pre-lit with clear white lights.  So many Christmas lights are LED now, but I don’t like the cool blue white the emit. I go for the clear white ones even if it means I have to plug the lights in. The light adds a warm glow to the room.

My siblings and their families all come to my house on Christmas day.  When the sun goes down and we sit down to dinner, having a lit wreath will add that magically festive Christmas feeling to the room without having to decorate an entire tree.

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I thought I would place one of my larger clock faces in the center of the wreath, but it was too small.  It is times like this that I love my computer, photo editing software, and printer.

I scanned both a white clock face and an antique white one into my computer. I found an image of black clock hands and added them to the clock faces and printed them on white card stock to the width of 8-1/2″ x 11″.

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I cut them out and placed each in the center of the wreath to see what color I liked better. I liked both, but the white looked a bit more crisp so I went with it to create this clock wreath.

The wreath still needed something so I went to my Christmas decor bins to see what I could find.  I found a bag of fake snow and sprinkled it all over the wreath. I think I may add more.  I bought the flakes at the crafts store.  A big bag costs about $3.00.

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I hung the Tree Classics wreath with florist wire attached to a thumb tack on the top of the folding screen. The green ribbon is looped around the wreath and held into place with a second tack.

Making the bow is pretty easy when you use one long piece of wire-edged ribbon. I can post how I make bows like this if anyone would like to know how. I found this ribbon at Michaels. I used it to hang our Christmas Stockings in my foyer.

One more space decorated.

I am hosting my family for Thanksgiving, too.  Since we only use the room to dine in for Thanksgiving and Christmas having the wreath in place will add a little holiday magic to the room early. I don’t think anyone will complain.
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Click here to download:  White faced clock with Roman numeralsClock-face-antique-white Click here to download: Antique White clock face with black Roman numerals

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To see what the other bloggers taking part in Countdown to Christmas have created this week, click the links below.

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