That moment when all the Christmas decorations are down…
… and you look around and think your house looks so empty.
I know that in some ways, it feels good.
My Christmas decor is shall we say – overload.
So the bare spaces are calming and feel good.
For about a day.
This year, I have a few more Winter Decor projects
planned than I would normally do. I kept out some of the
pinecones when I was packing up, along with anything
“snow” or “snowflake” related.
I love how this Winter Wreath turned out, and especially
how easy it all came together.
To a crafter, the ability to create something using items
you already have makes the project even more rewarding.
But, the need to make a trip to Hobby Lobby is ok, too.
I already had two of the items I needed…
A metal wreath form – and a small roll of quilt batting.
The other items I gathered from Hobby Lobby were…
(2) Iced Greenery picks (90% off),
(1) Roll of Burlap and White Polka Dot Ribbon(40% off),
1/2 Yard of the fuzziest white fabric you’ve ever seen. $12.99/yard
*( I used my 40% off coupon)
Did I say this was the fuzziest fabric I have ever seen?
You’ll also need some floral wire and/or white pipe cleaners.
Start by cutting both the quilt batting and fuzzy fabric into
approximate 5″ strips. You don’t have to measure, just
eye it. If the last strip comes out slightly smaller or wider,
that’s okay – don’t sweat it.
Next, tuck an end of one of the batting strips into the wire frame
to secure it.
Now let me digress a bit here.
I am using this particular wire frame, not because it is necessary
for this project, but because I already had it and knew it would work.
You could use a pool noodle cut to size, a straw wreath, etc.
Continue wrapping the wreath with the batting until you
get a puffy wreath form.
Now it’s time to start adding the “Winter.”
Wrap the strips of frizzy fabric around the wreath form,
until it is completed covered. Tuck loose ends inside
other strips, as needed.
To better secure the fuzzy fabric strips, I used wire.
You would think the green floral wire would show, but I clipped it
close to the twisted end and fluffed the fabric, and
it just faded into the fuzz. But you could use white pipe
cleaners also if you have them on hand.
Now for the pretty…
I chose a French-wired Burlap ribbon with white polka-dots.
I thought the polka dots looked like snow.
Next, I added some snow-dusted greenery…
Clusters of iced pinecones…
Some sparkly, iced greenery…
– and some white-painted antlers.
A ribbon hanger was all that was needed.
I love it.
I think it just sings out Winter.
Lots of pretty elements that look like they are covered with fresh snow.
How much or little you want to add is a personal thing.
Honestly, I am kinda in love with just the wreath with no bow
or anything, and you *may* see another plain one appear
in my home next week. *hint, hint
There’s one more thing…
you can’t keep your hands off of it.
It’s so fuzzy and just feels so good.
My cat claimed the extra fuzzy fabric as HERS.
I love the instant pop of Winter it adds to our front door.
Next week, I am going to share some “Winter Trees” which
I will be using in a little vignette in my foyer.
The best part about this snowy, DIY Winter Wreath –
it won’t melt.
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