Getting ready for Christmas…..DIY Christmas

Equestrian Wreath that lasts all year long –    Do you have any spare tack laying around or ask friends for any old straps, leathers, etc…..  You can turn them quickly into great things!

 

First start out with a regular wire wreath frame and some florist wire.

 

Then select straps- all sorts of straps- stirrup leathers, martingale neck straps, reins, breastplates, etc….  whatever you can find that easily wrap around the frame.

Next- Get to wrapping!  You may need to add the florist wire wrapping around as well so that it secures the leather as you go around the frame.

Keep going till you’ve covered the entire frame!

Beautiful!


 

For Christmas-


  You can add greens and berries easily- just tuck them into the strap rounds.  Im in Australia and evergreens dry out pretty quickly so I used gum tree leaves and painted the gum nuts red for that festive look.

Merry Christmas-

Funny observations in Australia from an American

OK confession time- Here is my American, Pony Club brain, making a totally wrong assumption for something that I saw the other day. … Get ready to laugh a bit-

If anyone is familiar with the United States Pony Club & probably Pony Clubs in general around the World, the encouragement to label everything with your last name has been embedded into you.  Am I Right?

Well, the other day I used a wheelbarrow from a stable in Australia.  The person’s wheelbarrow I borrowed, was not named Sherlock, but I just assumed somehow, they acquired the wheelbarrow from someone  named Sherlock! This person who I borrowed the wheelbarrow had worked on the race track and in my American brain, I just figured someone’s stuff got taken or mixed up.

I mean what would you think if you saw this wheelbarrow?  (Australians are excluded from this question.)

 

WRONG!  Here’s your laugh for the day- no one’s last name is Sherlock who has a black wheelbarrow!  It’s a national company who’s wheelbarrows all look like this!  You can go to the local hardware store, in Australia, and there are at least 1/2 a dozen of them waiting for you to take them home with you!  :)

Have a great day and I hope I was able to make you laugh!

 

What’s Trending-

Here’s a few tips to keep your eye out for to stay stylish and trendy:


 

One piece of clothing that I encourage everyone to pick up- is an Off the Shoulder piece.  There are many options in all budgets.  Try something new and different to wear and be stylish at the same time- you never know you might like the look!

Look in your closet, your moms closet, thrift shops, and in stores for any 60′s/ early 70′s items.

 

Layers for the cooler months are trending-

 

For your Hair- Lucky for most of us- we are well rehearsed in braiding and a messy braid is very trendy- So do a good tight braid before you ride, and by the time you’re done riding and you’ve changed into a non horsey outfit- you won’t have to do anything with your hair!  It will be windswept, styles by sweat under the helmet, and dried by the sun!

 

Here are some ideas to share and save:


 

 

 

Off the Shoulder
Summer off the shoulder
off the shoulder
cooler weather

 

Don’t forget green in the house and stables

Green is great to use in the house and around the farm as well!


 

Don’t be afraid to paint a room green for a change.  Here are some examples why:


 

Or try green wallpaper!


 

Play with mirrors and prints in the bathroom!


 

Does the stables need a new coat of paint? Why not green?


 

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