Twas’ the weekend after Christmas…
The Inspired Domesticity house is buzzing with post-holiday joy right about now. A house full of family. Kiddos with new toys. And me, wondering where this December went. I never did get a chance to post about all the projects I completed for holiday decor. One that I thought I’d show ya is the winter wreath I made for our front door. Most of the year I have our twine wrapped “T” with felt flowers hung on the front door. For Christmas I like to switch it out for something more festive. You may remember (but probably not because it was ages ago) the post that I did about pine decorated wreath. Click on the photo to see the original post.
Somewhere with our two moves this little gem got lost, and I decided it was time for something new anyway. There are many talented handmade goods artisans where we live in Colorado, so I thought about purchasing a wreath from them. I looked at the ones that were posted on the local Facebook pages and decided I would take a gander at Joann’s to see if A. I could make it cheaper and B. if it was worth my time and effort to do so.
Guess what? It was cheaper to make. I’ll take you through the supplies I used and the felt flower tutorials I found to help me.
Red River Vine 18″ Grapevine wreath- Joann’s for $5.49 (but I’m sure it was on sale at the time, or I had a coupon)
Eco-felt sheets- Joann’s for about 50 cents a sheet
FloraCraft Wired Burlap Ribbon- Joann’s for about $5.00.
Hot glue gun and glue sticks.
Turns out I’m going slightly rustic with this one. I love the simplicity of it and how it could really be used well into winter- not just Christmas.
The biggest step was making the felt flowers. I used Pinterest to find some really good tutorials on making them. Here they are. Click on the photo to go to the pin.
I cut out felt flowers in the color scheme I had for this holiday season and decided to keep it relatively simple with just a few flowers. I placed them offset, or between 6 o’clock and 9 o’clock on the wreath. They were adhered with a bit of hot glue, enough to secure them to the nooks and crannies of the grapevine.
I had an extra bit of gold glitter holly left in my crafting box from the first wreath I made years ago, so I added it for a little flair. To hang, I cut a length of wired burlap ribbon, wrapped it under the top of the wreath, tied a knot and hot glued the ends.
There you have it. What a great tutorial huh? (Rolls eyes because she really thinks it’s lame, but loves her wreath)