Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Winter Wreath

First, thank you SO much for all your super-sweet comments after my last post -- it was such a nice welcome back! :)

So waaaaay back before Christmas even, I made a winter wreath for our front door.  And although I wish I didn't have to have a winter wreath up in January in February, we do live in Minnesota, and it is definitely still winter here.  Brrrrr!  Not to mention, we've had more snow this year than I've ever experienced in my whole life -- so yes, the winter wreath will be staying up for a few more months. 

This wreath is SO fun, and SO easy (and cheap) -- you know, my favorite things!

First, I found this wreath at Goodwill for only $.99.  I liked the twisted viney branches for my base -- and just took off the "Christmasy" decorations on the front.  I decided to paint it white for a bit of winter elegance. 

I gave it a few coats of white spray paint  -- oh yes, this was definitely painted quite some time ago -- with our below zero temperatures there is just no spray painting right now :(  

The next thing I did was spray paint some big pine cones. First I primed them so the paint would stay on through the cooold, coooold, months.  I chose a metallic blue for these pinecones -- another fun wintery color. :)

Soooo shimmery!  I love it -- the color just screams winter, right!?!

Next I glued three pine cones onto the front of the wreath with some trusty Gorilla Glue.

Finally, I found a pretty brown ribbon in my stash and tied it onto the front to hang it on the door:

I hung it on the door -- and viola!

I was pleasantly surprised at how easy and cute this wreath was!  I think it turned out pretty glammy from where it started, don't you think?

And the absolute BEST part was that I only spent $.99 on the actual wreath!  (Although I did splurge on the blue paint which was $3.29 -- still okay though, right!?!)

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