Winter Wreath

It is cold here.  The sun is finally shining after 4 days of gray skies with snow floating in the air.  It didn’t stick too much, but it did make a mess of a clean car.  We aren’t used to that kind of weather here.  I don’t know what to do with it.  I do know when the sun doesn’t shine for more than 2 days I get depressed.  I’m better today as the sun streams into my kitchen.  So I decided to make a wreath for the front door.  Maddie gets worried when my house isn’t decorated.

I was inspired yesterday by the late afternoon sunshine and went bargain hunting.  I found silver tinsel at Target for .35 each.  I bought 3 just in case I might need them.  Then at Michael’s I found snowflakes for 25 cents for 2 of them.  I had wreath forms at home so I was set.

I simply anchored the end of the tinsel with a pipe cleaner and wrapped and wrapped around the straw wreath form.  It took almost two packages for this one.  Then I added my snowflakes with white ribbon and hung it.  Done.  I call this one “Ice and Snow.”  It may be cold outside, but my red front door is always warm and inviting.  (I think everybody thought I lost my mind when I painted this.  It is such a nice background to almost everything I put on it.  Or I don’t put it on there!)  If it’s good enough for Elizabeth Arden, it’s good enough for me!!

With what I had on hand: wreath forms, and pipe cleaners this cost me a little over $1.25 to make.  I love projects that take very little time and very little money.  See what you have around your house to make a wreath for a bright spot in the long winter.  And visit the Dollar Store often.

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Comments (11)

  1. Anita

    I love your Ice & Snow wreath and the red door too! I hope to paint my front door in a pretty color next summer. Way to go on finding the sale supplies!

  2. Carolynn @ Chenille Cottage

    What a pretty wreath. It looks especially festive hanging on your shiny red door.
    Thanks for sharing how you made it!

  3. Marie

    That’s so pretty!! What a fab idea for a spark of something exciting during the Winter season of blah!

    1. The Contessa

      We all need a bright spot after Christmas and before the garden blooms. Thanks for dropping by my kitchen. Come back often.

  4. Debbie

    Very pretty! I made a couple ‘winter’ wreaths to hang because it was depressing taking down the Christmas decorations. I love yours!
    Saw you sharing at Tilly’s Nest
    Debbie :)

  5. DeDe

    I love the winter wreath, espically the snowflakes! I just started a new blog hop and would love for you to come over and link up your post or any social media.

  6. Deirdre

    I love anything sparkly! That is perfect this time of year. Thank you for sharing on Photo Friday! Have a great weekend :)

  7. Katherines Corner

    love it! Thank you for sharing at the hop xo

  8. Diana Rambles

    From summer squash to winter week! You are having quite a seasonal week at your blog! LOL!

  9. T'onna
  10. Jennifer

    It’s a new Linky Party to create more buzz for your blog and connect with others! If you haven’t joined Creative Crafts Thursday yet, please share your projects at each and every week and check out what other creative divas are up to.


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