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DIY Bold and Chunky Wreath

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.

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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.  wreath 1I 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.

wreath 2I 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.

wreath 3This 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! wreath 4

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.

wreath2014I think my wreath is more ready for winter than I am! What do you think?

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