Monday, January 14, 2013

Snowy Winter Wreath

I love the subtle elegance of white and silvery snow decor. When I took down my Christmas wreath I knew I wanted to do something pretty like this. And with out unseasonably warm Oregon winter this year, maybe it will be a good omen and draw some sparkly snowflakes our way.

Today I'm joining 35 other craft bloggers in celebrating everyone's favorite precipitation - Snow!! Be sure to check out the linky at the bottom of my post to get inspired by others' snowy posts going live today. (if you're an e-mail or RSS reader you may need to click through to my post to see the links).

Materials Needed:
  • Grapevine wreath
  • Grey spray paint
  • Silver and/or clear glitter
  • Snowflakes (mine came in a 6 pack from my local Dollar Store)
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Felt scraps (optional)
  • White organza ribbon for hanging

Step 1: Paint the Wreath
I brought my wreath outside in a large box to paint it without getting paint everywhere. Just remember that spray paint usually sets best between 65 - 90 degrees (check your can of paint for brand-specifics) so unless you live somewhere pretty warm, you'll need to bring it inside to dry once you're done painting it.

Step 2: Add sparkles
While the paint is still wet, dust the wreath with glitter. I used a combination of fine silver and fine clear/white glitter. Let your wreath dry (probably inside. I put the whole box in the bathroom with the fan on to air it out).

Step 3: Add Snowflakes
Arrange the snowflakes around the wreath and attach them with hot glue.

Step 4: Add felt pads (optional)
I like to add felt pads to the back of grapevine wreaths as I find the sticks have a tendency to scratch my door. Just use your hot glue to attach some felt pads on high or particularly scratchy spots.

Step 5: Hang
While I like the look of organza ribbon for hanging, I know that it will be hard to support the weight of the wreath with the ribbon alone. I use a metal wreath hanger (covered in a piece of grosgrain ribbon in the picture) but loop the organza ribbon through the wreath to look pretty. I just attach the ribbon the backside of the door with a dot of hot glue that can peel off later.

Remember how I said 35 others are celebrating snow, too? Be sure to check out the other posts by following the link party below. It will populate throughout the day, so be sure to pin it and come back to check on it (if you're reading this via e-mail or reader, you may need to click through to my post to see it).

1 comment:

  1. I love this! I have been looking for a winter wreath-thanks.


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