Life Love Larson: DIY: Natural Winter Wreath


Monday, January 6, 2014

DIY: Natural Winter Wreath

Hello Friends!  Hope your new year is off to a great start! All of the Christmas decorations have been packed away, and thank goodness we were able to get all of our outside lights down this weekend before this arctic blast hit us. We are breaking records with low temps here in KC and school was cancelled today. One more day before the routine smacks us in the face! Winter is not my thing, so I am already on a spring countdown!

I was able to complete a quick little DIY project as we were cooped up this weekend. I wanted to make a new wreath for our front door for the month of January that didn't have any red or green on it. I came up with a super simple little natural wreath, which looks so good against our blue door (which looks grey in these pictures, but the lighting is never right on our porch in the winter).

The base is a large grapevine wreath that I spray painted with one coat of gold spray paint, and a thin coat of white spray paint over the top. I found some large faux branches with little "ice pellets" on Christmas clearance for $1.60 each, and I used three. I was able to tuck the branches around and inside the grapevine wreath, and then I secured it with some fishing wire.

I already had a large stash of pinecones and just started randomly hot gluing them to the wreath. That's it! Super easy and super inexpensive. The grapevine cost me about $4.20, and the branches cost me about $5. I already had the spray paint and pinecones, so this wreath came in under $10!

I love the icy and wintry and rustic feel of it!  Perfect for these negative temperatures!