After putting away all of my holiday decor, my front door was looking pretty dreary. I wanted something wintry, but wasn’t sure exactly what I wanted to make. I purchased some faux fur in December planning on using it for a Christmas project, but that didn’t happen. Rather than packing it away, I kept it out thinking I might find a different project for it. Once I decided to make a winter wreath, I knew the fur would be perfect for it.
I’ve been procrastinating a little bit with getting back into blogging mode. After all of the craftiness from September through December, once January rolls around, it’s kind of hard for me to find a lot of motivation. But, looking at a blank front door for days gave me the motivation I needed.
I started by cutting the fabric into strips about four inches wide each.
I already had a wire wreath form on hand which is a good size for this wreath.
I began by just tucking one strip of the faux fur between the wire of the wreath. I wrapped it snugly around the wreath form, overlapping it as I worked my way around the form.
I continued wrapping it around the wreath form until it was fully covered. I used just a little hot glue to keep the last strip in place. Once it was fully wrapped, I added a small piece of ribbon to use as a hanger.
Using some pretty wired ribbon in blue and silver, I tied off a bow around the small piece of ribbon.
To add more interest to the wreath I used stretch cord and some blue beads.
I made three strands of beads. To keep them in place, I tied a knot on each end of the cord. I also placed a dot of hot glue over the knot.
I slipped the cords underneath the small blue ribbon that is used for hanging the wreath. I looped the cords through and tied them off.
I love the blue and silver ribbon for a winter look. I cut three strips of ribbon and placed them around the wreath. I decided to use pins to secure them rather than glue. It will be easy to change up the look of the wreath this way.
I love how the white and blue look against my black front door. It’s a great combination of colors that looks perfect for winter.
I don’t think the faux fur would hold up well if it rains. Unfortunately I don’t have a covered door, so I’ll have to be sure to bring it indoors when there is a chance of rain. It looks nice an inside door, too.
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Decorating for winter is not something that I do a lot of, but having a wintry wreath is a simple way to add a little winter decor until it’s time to bring out Valentine’s Day decor. Do you do much decorating after the holidays?
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