Decorating on a college student budget brings an interesting challenge. It causes me to see small objects and knick knacks in a different light. Rather than just looking at something as it is, I find myself asking, “How could I use this? How many different ways?”
One of my favorite embellishments has been this grapevine wreath. These are popular right now, so it’s hardly an original idea, but the number of ways to use it is limited only by the imagination, and presents endless opportunities for creativity. I enjoy changing out the ‘toppings’ woven into the vines to mark the changes in the seasons of the year.
To mark the weeks of Lent, I have a left most of the wreath bare. The stark wood reminds me of both the wood of the cross and the woven crown of thorns. The purple flowers show the traditional color of Lent, and the wrought iron cross is formed by two nails.