I like to swap out my wreaths for my door when the seasons change, and I wanted something big, bold and chunky, and a little out of the traditional “Christmas” wreath.
If you can’t find what you like, just make it yourself, right? I wanted something really thick and bold to stand out against my gray door and red house. I already had one large grapevine wreath that I had taken out of someone’s trash on spring clean-up, so I purchased two smaller ones from the store (I used a coupon on one, yay me!) I wired all three of my wreaths together, stacking the smaller on top and largest on the bottom.
I highly recommend beating the wreath against the ground, or using a wire brush to loosen up all the dried leaves, I didn’t do this at first and once painted it looked awful. Once removing the dried leaves (it might take a while) I spray painted it black gloss.
This project took about an day to finish, because I had to go back and repaint it after I got all the dried leaves out of the vines. It was worth every minute and I love how it turned out!
I added a few glittered pine cones, an ornament and some burlap ribbon.
this year I exchanged the burlap ribbon for a scarf from the local mission.
I think my wreath is more ready for winter than I am! What do you think?
such creativity! looking forward to more!!!