December Wreath and Ivory Snow


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I’m decorating this wreath for the last time this year.  Possibly ever!

Why??  I’m using the same grapevine wreath and redoing it each month for the season or holiday.  You can see below the wreath has been through some changes each month.

I have to admit this month’s wreath was the most fun to do!!!

Good “CLEAN” fun!

Making clean snow



The clean.  Ivory soap*.  I graded one small bar of ivory soap on my old cheese grater.  It grades easy.   Then I added about 1/2 cup of liquid starch* and 3 tablespoons of hot water.




I used my old whisk to beat the mixture until I got “snow!”  You notice I’m using old grader and whisk.  Now I’m wondering why.  It’s just soap and starch.  It will clean…right??


Or will my next cheese sauce be soapy and sticky?  🙂




The snow was a bit lumpy.  The snow was a total blast to work with!!!  I simply gobbed a handful and plopped it on the wreath.  I use it sparing just because I didn’t know what I was getting into.

Adding more to the wreath



Still not sure what I got into, but it was fun.  I did smell strong of soap in the house.  I thought about added some piney scent but all I had was a yellow pine cleaning solution.  Hum, it could turn my pure white snow from ivory soap to yellow snow!

I didn’t want that!!!

In the Christmas box, I found some white pompoms to hot glue on the wreath.  I shredded a piece of ribbon and hung dollar store snowflakes and pine cones that got the snow treatment too.






It’s been a long hard year for this grapevine wreath.  It did hold up well through all the hot glue, wires, picks, ribbons and burlap.


Favorite wreath of the month

Which one is your favorite?  I’ll let you know my favorite in the first comment reply below.

Okay, should I do it again next year?  If I do, what type of wreath?

I will be adding to the post when I take it down as to the clean up of the soap and starch.  Maybe I’ll use a garden hose!

Disclaimer:  I was not paid or received any products for this post.  These * links are affiliate links.  I use these products in our home and to share with you.












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