Thursday, December 16, 2010

Winter Wreath

It's the week before Christmas.  Let's be real, it's pathetic that I haven't had a Christmas wreath on my door in the four years that I have been married, but it's even more pathetic that I finally decided to make one now the week before Christmas.  So instead of doing a typical Christmas wreath, I decided to make it a "winter" wreath so that I could keep it up through January. 

Here are the Supplies:
1. Wreath form.  You can use any kind and size you want.
2. Ornaments.  I went with two different sizes and stuck with silver and blue to make it like ice-ish. (ice=winter...right?)
3. Tinsel Garland
4. Jingle Bells.  I got ones that were smaller than the smallest ornaments
5. Silver bead garland
6. Hot glue.  Lots and lots of hot glue.

Start by wrapping the tinsel around the wreath form.

Then start adding your ornaments  There really is no specific formula to putting them on.  Just eye it.




 All the ornaments are on.
 Then drape the bead garland around the ornaments. Attach with glue.
Last I added the bells and hung it on my door.

 I am really happy with the end result and won't feel bad if I leave it up through January....and maybe February....March?  Who knows.  It's been known to happen :)
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30 comments:

skeeterlela said...

oh my gosh--you make everything look so easy. I know for a fact it isn't!! I love it---it is so pretty and I'm sure you'll enjoy all through the winter months.

Rebekah said...

This is so cute...I'm totally filing it away for next year!

Mari said...

So cute! I love it. And I saw you got a shout out on ucreate. So awesome!

The Stells! said...

I think I will have to make this at the end of the christmas season when everything goes on sale! So dang cute! You are WAY talented!

Annie Sue said...

This is SUPER DUPER cute!! Love it!

Sarah@AlpinePoppy said...

You are so talented!! I especially love the sparkly beautiful part ;)

Scott and Jillian said...

That wreath is way cute! And don't feel bad...I just made & put up a wreath today, too. ;)

collette said...

Love love LOVE it!

And seriously... don't judge me when you come over today and I STILL don't have a wreath on my door. It's just not happening this year. :)

Janet - AKA: Latte Lady said...

Ooooh pretty!

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Janine said...

That is so beautiful! I love it. I found your blog on a bloghop and am now following. I am so inspired by your creativity. I seriously have never made a wreathe ... but it actually now looks quite simple. Thank you for your lovely post!

Jennifer B said...

Um, your wreath is by far the prettiest wreath I've ever seen! New follower from SuperMom's Friday follow.

Dacia said...

Such a cute, cute blog! I'm your newest follower :) Thanks for the blog visit & comment. Love your wreath, it's beautiful!

Michelle (www.thereallifemom.blogspot.com) said...

Oh so pretty! I LOVE the blue and silver...totally winterizes it :) I made an ornament wreath myself but I am thinking I need to add some beads and jingle bells! Thanks for sharing...it's beautiful!

kristin said...

Oh I LOVE This!
I hate taking down my christmas stuff because everything seems so BARE between that and valentines, I never know what to decorate with.. I was thinking about changing the red on my wreath now with silver and adding some silver and blue accents to it and just keeping it up and changing the colors on it.

Im just lazy though LOL

Summer said...

This is absolutely beautiful! I love the colors you picked too.

Shauna {SK Studios} said...

saw you on tatertots and jello- how beautiful! i love that you used some of the beaded garland in there too, it's a great great touch!! :D

Jenn said...

I absolutely LOVE your wreath. And you could definitely leave that up after Christmas!

Jessica said...

It is absolutely STUNNING!!! I love it!!

Jessica
http://craftily-ever-after.blogspot.com

BlackEyedDog said...

wow...honestly this is the best wreath I've ever seen. So gorgeous!
Beautifully done.

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Jaimee said...

Beautiful! I made my first ornament wreath earlier this month. I love how there are so many takes on this project : ) Your color theme is lovely! I'm going to have to take mine down after Christmas and replace it with a wintery one to get through Jan and Feb ; )

Carmie of the Single Nester said...

Love it! Love the colors. I used the same colors to decorate this Christmas.

Jana said...

What a cute and fun idea! I just made an ornament wreath myself. Come link up on Tuesday!

Come enter for a free paper bead necklace from Heart Strings for Orphans!

http://gigglesglitzandglam.blogspot.com/2010/12/gifts-that-give-back-heart-strings.html

Frenchy said...

Ok i LOVE this !

Pudel-design said...

LOVE it!
Looks so pretty on that grey door!
Just gorgeous!
Lovely greetings...

Rachel and Jeremy said...

I Love Your Wreath... so adorable!

I am curious though, how did you go about attaching your ornaments to the wreath? I wasn't sure if you hot glued them or if you used wire or something. If you could answer that for me, I might have to get a wreath made for myself. ;) Thanks!

Charlotte said...

Beautiful!

DANA said...

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the Lola Letters said...

Gorgeous! Those are my favorite colors to use in Christmas decorating! Too fun.

Small Holdings Farm said...

Wonderful colors...soft color pallete...just love it! sherron

Stop by my blog by Jan 3 for a great candle give-a-way

Aimee said...

LOVE this! I featured you here.