1 Winter wreath made easy

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Ever have a great idea…

only to forget to implement! 🙁

completed winter wreath with text

I had a great idea years ago.  Take one wreath, and each month, redo it for the season, holiday, or an event.  I thought this would be great for anyone who doesn’t have space to store several wreaths.

So December, as I was putting together a Christmas wreath, I thought, what if I take one wreath and redo it each month as a post.  Great idea, right?

Then the new year came, and I forgot.  So, I’m now posting my winter wreath for January.

Next Monday I’ll get the February wreath done.

January Winter Wreath

I decided to use grapevine wreaths…that’s two.  I wanted a thick wreath, so I bought one about 18 inches and one 12.

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Then wired them together on the back.

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I also wanted a good way to hang the wreath.  I use a piece of 16 gauge wire and looped each end into some branches.

Popsicle stick snowflakes

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Now for snowflakes!  It’s not a very cold or snowy winter around here in Northern AZ.  But I wanted a wintery wreath.

Nine craft sticks or popsicle sticks painted white….

And then hot glued into star shapes with a hot glue dollop on the back to hold a floral wire piece.

More dollops of white craft glue on the ends, midway, and center of the snowflakes and then dipped into Epsom salts gives a snowflake look to the craft sticks.

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While gathering the supplies for the winter wreath, I came across these clear crystal looking grapes.  I didn’t like them as grapes…even though the wreath is “grape”vine!

So I took them apart.

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A toothpick makes a quick floral pick to gather a few of those clear grapes.  This makes it easy to stick between the branches of the wreath.

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Easy!

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My winter wreath…

for one week!



Final wreath with snowflakes

Update!  Click below to see this same wreath remade each month for the season or holiday!

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

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