luxe lodge christmas wreath

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like i said yesterday, i believe the wreath on a door is like the invitation to a party:  it gives the visitor a taste of what to expect inside!

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this was my first attempt at a wreath. blah.

i bought a styrofoam wreath and wrapped strips of fabric left over from my moose pillow, hot gluing the ends down on the back side.  then i borrowed some of the all white pom poms the kids have been making and tied them onto the wreath.  i really wanted something glitzy so i added little bits of tinsel and sparkly acorns.

 i knew something was wrong about it, but i just couldn’t figure out what it was.  so i put it out to my friends on instagram and Facebook.  well… turns out i have many opinionated friends – 137 of them to be exact!  i got so much input and great ideas!  most common critiques: fatten the wreath, add green, no acorns, spread out the pom poms, ditch the tinsel.

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so i did just that!  i took an old plain pine wreath i already had, spread all the branches until the wire form was exposed beneath it, and smashed the plaid wreath on top of it.  i used thick black wire to attach the styrofoam wreath to the pine one, using long pieces of the wire twisted tight in the back.  i tried to “hide” the black wire where the black plaid parts were.  another option would’ve been to use fishing line to be more hidden.

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now that the wreath was thicker, the pom poms made more sense, so i just spread them out a bit, and added a sparkly snowflake in the mix.

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to add a woodsy element, i tucked a branch under the plaid wreath.  and because i’m loving gold and glitter spray paint, i added a little sparkle to the tips of all the branches!

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and here it is!  isn’t she pretty?

Comments

  1. 1

    Loving the addition of the gold/glitter tipped branches, it all works together so nicely!

  2. 2

    Very nice and you are right, it is very inviting.

  3. 3

    Love it!! What a great idea to layer the fabric wreath with the greenery one. Gonna have to try that… = )

  4. 4

    Wonderful!! Greens and branches are perfect/looks complete now:)

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