Monday, November 26, 2012

Winter White {Christmas Wreaths}

 I am going for a white Christmas this year!
Translation....
I need to redo most of my Christmas decorations! 
I'm ready for a change, so we'll see how much stuff I can make between now and Christmas Eve!


The square grapevine wreaths caught my eye, 
and I couldn't leave the store without them.
(I found them in a cute boutique that also carries floral items, 
but florist shops my have them too.)

This design would also work just as well with an 
oval grapevine wreath.
Here's the "how to"...
 I already had 2 bunches of frosted greenery and the ivory velvet ribbon.
I went to Hobby Lobby to get the rest, which has all 
Christmas stuff 50% off, so hurry!!!

This is the other stuff you'll need, per wreath...
         2 glittery floral picks
         5 assorted ornament balls
         1 bunch of white poinsettias

Build your wreath beginning with the frosted greenery. Secure it with your trusty glue gun. Add the glittery pick, then tuck the poinsettias in the corner. Find scattered places to glue your ornaments. Finish your wreath
with a simple 3 loop bow with long tails.
      I love the way the white and ivory stand out against 
my newly painted black doors!   
   Here's a closeup look at those sparkles! 
I'm liking the silver and the glitter!!! 
The velvet ribbon adds a lusciousness too!
I made two, but they aren't completely matching.
I like to mix things up a bit!
 There's more work to be done outside. I'm adding a matching garland around the outside of the doors, plus a little surprise, so stay tuned!

To see more of my Christmas decor, click here for my glittery mantle
and click here to see the rest of the porch and front door garland.

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19 comments:

  1. Janis, your wreaths are gorgeous! Love the square shape! I don't think I've seen any like that before! I'm trying something a little different this year, as well. I just wanted something a little softer and more neutral. We'll see how this works out...lol!

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    1. It's so fun to try different things! Thanks so much Shenita for your sweet words! Can't wait to see what you're working on.... xoxo

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  2. Janis, your wreath is so lovely. Great idea using the square shape. Makes it very interesting and so different. Truly elegant.

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    1. I do love the square shape too! Thank you Linda for your sweet comment!

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  3. Beautiful on your doors, so I pinned it!

    Bliss

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  4. These are gorgeous Janis! I love not only how simple but elegant they are (and fab against the dark door!)Pinned it :)

    xoxo, Tanya
    twelveOeight

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    1. Thank you Tanya!!! I appreciate your encouragement and kind words! Thanks too for pinning!!!!

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  5. These are seriously the prettiest wreaths I've ever seen! I love the square shape and how you made them mirror images of each other on your doors. Just gorgeous! Thanks so much for stopping by Posed Perfection today and leaving me a sweet comment about my burlap bird ornaments. They were so much fun to make. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas season. I can't wait to see all your beautiful decorations.
    Blessings,
    Nici

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    1. Nici...you made my day!!! Thank you for the lovely compliment! I pinned your birds and hope to get to making some soon! So glad to have found you!! xoxo

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  6. Pooh my, I love the square! They are gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you!!!! The square forms caught my eye too! Appreciate you stopping by and thank you for your sweet comment. xoxo

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  7. Beautiful......love the square wreaths and the pop of romantic white....it really stands out. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I am loving the white!! Thanks Christine for your lovely comment!

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  8. Janis.... I LOVE your style! It's beautiful, sophisticated, elegant... You did a wonderful job! I miss you!!

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    1. Lori!!! Thanks so much sweetie! I wish we could have coffee together...I miss you too!!! xoxo

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  9. I love the unusual square wreath shape. Very Beautiful, Janis.

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  10. Sorry to do this comment at such a late date (Aug 2013), but I just found your blog and have gotten to your xmas decorating and just have to say you are a terrific decorator and DIYer.

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