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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Winter Wonderland Wreath

Hi, friends!  Welcome to the first annual  Winter Fun Blog Walk.    


Myrna and Joye from The Busy Bees are sharing 8 Warm You Up Meals in Bowls 

Marci from Stone Cottage Adventures is sharing 6 Winter Sewing Projects

Kathy from Life on Lakeshore Drive is sharing a  Winter Wonderland Wreath

I needed a wreath for my front door, after taking down my Christmas wreath.  I decided to give new life to an old wreath that I have.  It had been used on the stairs to my deck, and  it was badly faded by the sun.  
alt="Winter Wonderland Wreath"

             Here is what the wreath looked like before I removed all the decorations. 
alt="Wreath makeover using Snow flocking"

I bought a can of Snow at Hobby Lobby and gave it 2 coats of "snow".   It does say on the can that this is not to be used for flocking, so I gave it 2 lights coats.  I made sure it was thoroughly dry in between each coat.     

alt="Wreath makeover using Snow flocking"

      After the snow was dry, I hot glued 3 berry branches on each side of the wreath.

alt="Winter red and white wreath with cardinals berries and pine cones"

                           Then I added the bow with snowflakes, and glued the bird on.

alt="Winter red and white wreath with cardinals berries and pine cones"

I completed the wreath adding a few more birds, pine cones, and a few berries throughout the wreath.

alt="winter wreath"

This is a super fast and easy way to bring a little winter into your home.  Thank you so much for stopping by!  I love it when you stop by for a visit.  

                   Don't forget to hop on over to visit all of the other fun winter projects!
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Cranberry Morning said...

Love the clever remake and that darling little cardinal!

Vintage Paint and more... said...

So cute. I just love red birds - so bright against the whites of winter.

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Great transformation. The red cardinals remind me of my grandmother who always had them on her Christmas tree. This was a nice memory for me. :)

Stone Cottage Adventures said...

Great wreath, Kathy! I love your clever makeover. -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

Barbara F. said...

Love the way you revamped the wreath. Perfect for winter yet it is not Christmas-y. Sweet cardinals. xo

Crafts a la Mode said...

The pictures are beautiful, Kathy and I love the wreath! Very "wintry" looking. Linda

Emily said...

Now Kathy... I love the wreath...but where's your Mardi Gras wreath? :)

The Busy Bee's said...

Hi Kathy!
Your wreath is beautiful!! What a great idea!! We are excited to get to know you through blog world! You have so many great posts on your blog! Have a great day!
Joye & Myrna
The Busy Bee's

Debbie @DewdropGables said...

Oh I love your wreath! It's beautiful!
I made a couple this week to make up for the lack of Christmas decorations, ready to hang them up today. Funny, before I started blogging, I never used winter decorations. I love how it keeps the home looking 'winter festive'!
Debbie :)

J said...

Your wreath is stunning! I especially love the flocking effect. Wow! The finished item looks many, many times the price you invested in it!

PAINTORDIG.blogspot.com said...

I love the wreath makeover,perfect for winter.

Sarah Hartley said...

Wow, that's such a great and easy idea! I love it. I found you from the Lovely Blog Hop and am now following you. I hope you'll stop by my blog some time :)
xo, Sarah

Unknown said...

Thank you so much, and thanks for stopping by! :)

Unknown said...

Thank you so much! I wish I could get some real snow. :) Thanks so much for stopping by. :)


Kristine -Heart Shaped Sweat said...

How creative! I would have grabbed a can of spray paint and most likely ruined the wreathe....using Snow is a wonderful tip. Your wreathe is beautiful and just perfect for continuing the winter season.

Unknown said...

Thank you so much! Your grandmother's tree sounds lovely. I love the red against that white. I sure wish we could get some real snow. LOL Thank you so much for stopping, and have a wonderful weekend.


Unknown said...

Thank you so much! Headed to see your projects now. Working really cuts into my blogging time. LOL Thank you so much for stopping by! The hop has been so much fun.


Unknown said...

Thank you so much, and thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful weekend. :)


Unknown said...

Thank you so much, Linda! This has been so much fun. Thank you for all of your hard work!! Can't wait to do it again. Have a wonderful weekend. :)


Unknown said...

Thank you so much! I am so excited about it, too! This has been so much fun!! Can't wait to do it again. Have a wonderful weekend!


Unknown said...

I know it!! I've got to get busy on that one. I tried to take my daughter's away from her, but she wouldn't go for it. LOL Have a great weekend. :)


Unknown said...

Thank you so much! I just followed your awesome blog!! I love it. Have a wonderful weekend. :)


Unknown said...

Thank you so much, and thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful weekend. :)

Unknown said...

Thank you! I agree with you. I never worried about winter decorations until my daughter said everything looked so bare after Christmas. It's much harder to be creative for just winter. :)

Have a wonderful weekend.


Unknown said...

Thank you so much for your sweet comment. It is amazing what a little paint or "snow" will do. :) Thank you so much for stopping by, and have a wonderful weekend.


One More Time Events said...

Kathy your wreath is beautiful!

srpprcrftr said...

What a gorgeous transformation, love the snow look. It would fit right in where we live. Having a cold snowy winter, more snow due any time tonight or tomorrow or both.
I love the red against the white. Great idea to snazzy up a little tired wreath to get some more mileage out of it. My favorites on your wreath are the cardinals and berries.

Unknown said...

Just adorable Kathy! What a transformation! I have to admit, I like it now even better! Well done!

Anonymous said...

Really cute, Kathy...love the cardinals!

Kisha Jaggers said...

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Resa @ PitcherAndPlate.com said...

You are so good at transforming! Nothing says "winter" like a little red cardinal. Love them - so cheery. Pretty with the flocked white "snow." I'd love to see how it looks actually hanging on your front door :)

Unknown said...

Very nice wreath transformation! Stopped by from the Aloha Friday Blog Hop! Have a great weekend!

Unknown said...

So cute! Love it Kathy...Sara

Anonymous said...

I am your newest follower and was hopin' that you would stop by my page (currently under construction so don't mind the missing image, etc), hang out for a bit, and like me back!

Have a lovely day!

Red Rose Alley said...

I am in love with you wreath. It looks so wintery, and I love the red berries and the bird. You did a great job! I hope the new year is being kind to you.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Unknown said...

Adorable and very winter like! Great idea to recycle the old one as opposed to running out and buying new!

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