January 1, 2012

Sparkle Winter Wreath



When the Christmas wreath comes down, I'm always sad to have a naked front door.  This year I decided to make a winter wreath that matches my love for the season.
I've seen the tutorials and the supplies online, but I decided to try a less expensive version.

 Mesh roll $12.99 World Market
Wire wreath base $2.99 Michaels
Floral wire .99 Michaels
 The wreath frame had 9 sections so I cut two 8" pieces of floral wire per section (18 pieces total). Working around the wreath (as shown in the video tutorial link above), I twisted the wire around the mesh, bunching about 12 inches of mesh as I went.
To make it fuller, I went around the frame twice, once attaching the mesh to the outermost ring, and then attaching it to the innermost ring on the the metal frame.
 To give it a little winter wonder, I added some blue glitter snowflakes leftover from another craft.  I checked out the competition, and similar wreaths are selling for $69 online.
I'll take the $17 version, thankyouverymuch!  :)

I realized after I took this picture what a mild winter we've had so far since my fern is still alive on the front porch.  Maybe my wreath will entice Jack Frost to make an appearance.

Happy winter !!!
I'm linking up with Home Stories A2Z's Tutorials and Tips Party and At the Picket Fence and Fingerprints on the Fridge and Overflowing and Common Ground and Finding Fabulous

12 comments:

Karen said...

Beautiful!

Linda said...

So pretty!! We have had a mild winter too... so far....
Happy New Year!

Kellie said...

That is so pretty! You are so talented my friend. :) I must admit I am not liking this mild winter so hopefully your wreath will help Jack Frost. :)

Bugs and Sunshine said...

I'm so impressed! It looks beautiful!! How was your Christmas?!

Bugs and Sunshine said...

I'm so impressed! It looks beautiful!! How was your Christmas?!

Mom said...

How pretty!!!
I'm loving the warm winter, but I think I'd better get ready to bundle up... If you cover your fern tonight (just toss a sheet or blanket over it), it'll probably be fine.

Tabitha said...

What a cute idea...love your blog! I found you on home stories a to z and I am your newest follower. Please stop by simplyhomecents.blogspot.com sometime and say Hi.

Tabitha said...

What a cute idea...love your blog! I found you on home stories a to z and I am your newest follower. Please stop by simplyhomecents.blogspot.com sometime and say Hi.

Anonymous said...

How cute! This might just inspire me to get the pumpkin off my front door! :) Erin

Amanda said...

I love this! Actually saw it when you first posted and bought myself a wire wreath form today! I'm going to try it with burlap. Not sure if it will have as good of shape as your mesh, but I have a mental picture of what I want...so off to give it a try:) Bought a "B", too, to paint and put on there...not sure how I will attach it, tho. I'll send you a pic if it turns out!!
Amanda

Amanda said...

Just left a long comment that went into space! Was saying that I love your wreath and bought the wire form to make my own today!! Trying burlap. Will let you know if it turns out! Amanda

Aimee - ItsOverflowing.com said...

I LOVE it so much! We've had such a mild winter, too! Crossing my fingers we get at least one little snow storm this winter!!! I'm SUPER excited to be your newest follower and hope you'll return the "love" on your next visit!!! Thanks so much for linking up at Overflowing with Creativity! Can't wait to see what you link up this week!!!

XO, Aimee

PS In the right sidebar, I have a giveway going on if you'd like to sign up!!!