I made this DIY winter wreath just in time for my Christmas decorating, but it’s one of those wreaths that isn’t too Christmas-ish and so it can work as a winter decoration as well. I have it hanging right now on the inside of my front door. Since the door has a glass window, it’s nice to have a wreath on the inside when you have one on the outside. This way you don’t see the ugly backside of the wreath through the window.
Since moving to this house, I’ve had an issue finding wreaths that are large enough on for our door. When you look at pictures online, it can be difficult to really comprehend scale. But the door is 10 feet tall, it’s just plain big. And most standard size wreaths don’t cut it. If I am lucky enough to find a wreath that is 48 inches, it’s usually very expensive. So that’s why this wreath was almost a thrifty miracle. I picked up the wreath at my neighbor’s garage sale for $2! That’s right I said $2. It had a huge red bow on it at the time, and it’s actually one of those wreaths that people put on the outside of their house at Christmas time. You know the huge ones you see hanging from people’s rooftops? That’s the size I actually need for my door.
So after scoring the wreath and doing a happy dance on my way home, I took off the huge red bow and set about trying to make it not look like it belonged on the outside of my house.
I wrapped organza all over the wreath, trying to make it look fluffy and free, not tightly wrapped or super neat. I like the more natural look.
I also added some dollar store snowflakes that were 6 for $1 and left over from my Dollar Store snowflake garland project.
I used the organza rolls that I’ve used for multiple Christmas crafts this year like the Dollar Store ruffle stockings, and the Christmas tree skirt extension. I made ruffles with hot glue, and then rolled the ruffles into roses (again using hot glue). I did this with both my silver and my white organza. I tried to vary the sizes so it was more visually interesting.
Then I hot glued the roses on the wreath putting some in clusters and some randomly spaced throughout the wreath.
That’s it! The whole thing took me about 15 minutes, and was only around $4 to make! And I finally have a winter wreath!
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