I know that there are a few people out there just itching to add some red accents to my aqua kitchen. Any time it’s suggested that I add a pop of red I demur, but when I started brainstorming ideas for Canadian Tire, I decided I’d use this opportunity to add a little bit of red, just for fun – just for you!
My grandma is a serious crafter (I just helped her with a craft show on the weekend and there’s only about a hundred more this season). She makes many different things, including beautiful wreaths. In a strange coincidence, she gifted me one before my partnership with Canadian Tire commenced, and it’s made entirely from supplies purchased at Canadian Tire last year. It features prominently in a post later this week – I’ll be sure to point it out. She makes her wreaths from scratch: buying a metal frame and attaching each sprig of greenery with wire. Here’s the back of another one she made:
It’s time consuming and labor intensive, so when I saw that the CANVAS line included beautiful, modern greenery wreaths – calling out for a little personalization – I decided that I had to have one for the kitchen. I added a few sprigs of cranberry (for that pop of red!) to the square laurel wreath. I thought it made a festive place-holder for that spot next to the window that sorely needs some art. This is the cheater version of making a quick and easy holiday wreath – seriously, it takes minutes!
I turned one long CANVAS sprig into three smaller ones by simply removing the floral tape, but that’s pretty much the only prep work. I just attached my sprigs with hot glue, lifting up some of the faux foliage and affixing the sprigs directly to the wreath base so the leaves hide the glue. We all know hot glue isn’t always permanent, so it’s simple enough to remove these sprigs and re-use the square laurel wreath with completely different accent colours next year!
The tea towel, made in Finland, is something I put out during the holidays, along with the little felted wool joulupkkis I’ve had forever (you can spot them in this really old blog post). My Mom bought them for us at a local shop, but I just recently saw the same kind (made in Sweden) at Winner’s. I moved the red Iittala bird from the credenza and then cheated by snagging the little Arabia strawberry pot from the Etsy shop. It was hard finding red accents around the house but I did it!! There is RED in my aqua kitchen.
If you’re looking for ways to add some red (or red and aqua) holiday decor to your home, here are a few fun ideas: