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!

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  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!
    Smiles,
    Carolynn

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  3. Marie

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

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    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.

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  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 :)

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  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. http://designeddecor.com/talkin-about-thursday-2/
    DeDe@DesignedDecor

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  6. Deirdre

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

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  7. Katherines Corner

    love it! Thank you for sharing at the hop xo

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  8. Diana Rambles

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

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  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 http://www.creativecraftsthursday.blogspot.com each and every week and check out what other creative divas are up to.

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