Hiya folks! I’m in the mood for something more whimsical, less traditional this year for the front door Christmas wreath!
Since we’re not hosting Thanksgiving, the fall magnolia wreath came down (held up all season!) and the wintery white wreath is up! This one I made with three kinds of branches, faux snow, some springs and small ornaments found at my local craft store. I’m mixin’ up the real and the fake, that’s how I roll.
Here’s the quick play by play. I started with a $3 dollar grapevine wreath. To the base, I added some borrowed branches from mother nature that I clipped from a shrub.
I found some fun silver curly willow at the craft store, and clipped it to fit inside the other branches. Completely loving those curls.
Next came a bit of flocking or faux snow, this stuff is fun, but best to spray outdoors on a tarp. I’m thinking our tree may get a dose of it for the first time this year. You can find it at craft stores, I found mine at Michaels for $3 dollars a can. It goes pretty far too . . I have about 2/3 of a can left, yay!!
Now is a good time to secure all your branches together with floral wire (should have done it before I sprayed the faux snow, not after!!!)
I added a few wintery springs found at the local craft store . . .
Then some glittered pinecones and blue ornaments for a pop of color !
There’s my whimsical wintery white wreath . . .
Total cost = $20 dollars !
If you want to know how I hang my wreath, I use a trusty 3M hook ~ you can see it up close if you check out last year’s welcome wreath.
The Week of Giveaways starts tomorrow afternoon . .
So many goodies up for grabs ~ see ya then !
love, love it, i will have to give it a try, i love the blue oraments on it. thanks for sharing.
Beautiful…that is one of the prettiest wreaths I have ever seen. Love the pop of the blue against the white.
Love the added branches, pop of blue, and light dusting of snow on the pinecones. It’s so fun to see a twist on the typical grapevine wreath!
That’s gorgeous! I wish we had a nice front door to hang a wreath on…so jealous. Great job!!!
So fantastic and such a change from last year! I like to change things up too- we’re doing red, silver, white and blue this year for our tree instead of years past red, green and gold.
Stunning! I love the colors. thanks so much for sharing how you created it.
Gorgeous!! You really need your own tv show!! Angie xo
GREAT idea and absolutely BEAUTIFUL! I am SO making one! Thank you for the inspiration!
Oh, how pretty! I love your wreath and how smart you are to add the wriggly branches! :)
Be a sweetie,
I love it!!!
So pretty! I love the curly branches mixed in. And the white and blue is really beautiful.
Gorgeous. Really lovely!! I’m loving white/silver this year too. Matter of fact, I’m working right now on the white one of three different ways to style my mantel this year. One of the ornaments I’m using keeps falling down. Good times. :-) shaunna
Oh my gosh! Just beautiful! You give such inspiration:) thank you!
beautiful! you’ve inspired me to create my own!
So very pretty and just the right touch of blue. It’s mystical all silvery and snowy… I can feel the icy cold!
I’m really loving this! So simple and it looks sooo EXPENSIVE…but not!
Oh my! I love it! I love the combinations of white with the blue! It is absolutely stunning!
Really pretty, really cool colors — a nice change. I’m planning a red one, coming to my blog soon!
Awesome. I love the silver and blue together. Keep Up The Great Work!!!!!!!!!
OOOOh purdy! I love the blue and all the swirly-ness!!! So creative! =)
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I love this idea! It looks gorgeous on your front door too!
Lovely!!! Just like everything you do :-) Thanks for sharing your talent!
OMG this is breathtaking!! I love it!
GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!! And I spent 3 hours in Michaels today grabbing ornaments paints and other nicknacks to start our christmas baskets, looked at the snow spray but passed it up!!!!! Luckilly I’ll be back tommorrow so I’ll grab a wreath to make one for my mommy! :)
The wreath is beautiful! But I have to be honest I can’t keep my eyes of that gorgeous staircase. ;)
This is absolutely beautiful! Stunning!
LOVE LOVE LOVE this!! Thanks for sharing. I wish I was creative enough to make it.
I am not usually into holiday wreaths, but this is gorgeous! With the touches of blue and coat of white spray paint, it’s very true to your wonderful style, too :)
Beautiful! I am a sucker for traditional red and green (with that new fangled bright green thrown in), but I. love. this. Great job, you crafty queen. Flocking a wreath? Whodathunkit.
Fake snow looks so modern. Who knew?! I am going to have to seriously think about my Christmas mantle. All of that white would look so good w/ the navy wall. . .Hmmmm.
This is beautiful. So magical.
Just beautiful!! Love it! Can’t wait to see the rest of your Christmas ideas. :)
Very pretty, Kate! I love the dusting of snow with the pop of pretty blue and touch of whimsy! The curly willlow is fun. It really looks nice on your front door.
Amazing. I am not a fan of the holiday blue but this wreath has just the right amount agains the snowy whiteness. I’m sold! Oh and I already picked up a can of snow a few days ago! And aside from the beautiful wreath I’m still trying to get my breath back from your stairs. I just love love love them! Have I mentioned how badly I can’t wait to be a homeowner again?! Soon…. soon….
Kate, she’s purty!!! Make me one. ; )
This is so pretty. It looks great on your white door, especially with the punch of blue.
Beautiful! Loving the wintery look. The blue really pops off the white! Now for some snow for California (:
What a fabulous idea!! Your wreath looks amazing!
Absolutely gorgeous! Curly willow! I’ll have to be on the lookout… I’ve never seen a prettier wreath than this one. :)
What a lovely wreath!
Yay! I was looking for a wreath just like this but they are all so expensive!!! I’m so excited to see this DIY version! Thanks for posting!
So beautiful! I was looking for something just like this! Where did you find a grapevine wreath??
Oh, I really love this! I love the addition of the branches and I might have to pick up some flocking snow too. Great job again!
love, love, love it!!!
I am in love! Sooo pretty!
Where will last year’s wreath go?
Both are very nice!
It’s beautiful! I am thinking of going with a silver and blue (white too of course) this year. I haven’t unpacked the Christmas boxes yet tho (I am hosting Thanksgiving) so we’ll see how my plan goes. Love the look!
It´s absolutely gorgeous and the blue is just the right touch! I wish I could do something like that, sadly I think my 10 thumbs may give me trouble… :-)
…Stunning….Just makes your front door….It look alive!
I love less traditional…and I love your wreath! Just lovely…good color choices too:)
Oh my, that is absolutely gorgeous!
Really wonderful and uncomplicated! Might just be the way to add the sparkle of snow to our home this year….
Gorgeous! You make it look easy. And the new stairs look fabulous in the background!
I am really drawn to the blue and white contrast. This wreath can see you through the entire winter season. Gorgeous! La
love love love it! it came out gorgeous!!
I love it! Somehow I will incorporate it in my Christmas weath this year. Thanks so much for posting this.
Love it! It’s wonderful.
Just beautiful Kate! I too love the faux snow!! Be careful using it indoors on your regular tree, it can be flameable. I too would love a tree covered in it, but have been a bit leary after reading the can. We used it on wreaths, twigs and pincecones last year.
This is stunning. My outdoor wreath is getting redone this year – no question! You are something!!
how lovely! I think I have a Thanksgiving weekend project now!
Oh, it looks so beautiful! Excellent job Kate!
I love it! It reminds me of my “winter” wreath that I put up after Christmas, minus the ornaments.
So beautiful! What was your thought behind using faux snow instead of white spray paint??
This wreath looks beautiful! I love the pops of blue with the frosted look! :)
Hi Kate! I used the snow because it falls ‘like snow’ on the branches and up close isn’t shiny like paint, more powdery. But white spray paint on branches is equally as glam, in fact, I’ll be using spray paint on other branches this season.
Wow…. simply gorgeous. Now I know how I will solve my perfect wreath search! Thank you!
Beautiful! I’ve never done wreaths much because of the storage issue… do you have any tricks? You must have many wreaths… do you store them all together? Do they need a little fine tuning each year when you bring them out?
Hello Brooke! Yes, I have several wreaths ~ I use a canvas wreath storage holder I found a few years ago in an ‘after Christmas’ sale. It’s the perfect shape, and like a suitcase, so I just store them all in the holder in the closet! Places like Home Depot, Kmart, Walmart and Target have them.
Love it and am going to do something similar this year. I’m sick of my silly old wreath and it’s sick of me! I also love the 3M hook….I am getting one as I have a door similar to yours. Yippee!!
Oops…forgot to ask how you got your pine cones blue and glittery?
Kate, not to get off subject, but YOUR STAIRCASE IS BEAUTIFUL!!! We are in the looong process of rebuilding our farmhouse’s delipadated stairs and I have been invisioning something like yours! I was concerned about staining the treads so dark (beautiful!) until we are able to refinish our lighter oak floors, but now I know that we should go for it! Fabulous, girl!
Gorgeous wreath!! I am on a wreath-mission this year! Have posted a few times myself about “Project Perfect Wreath” :) This is just lovely. Will bookmark for next year!
I am new to the blogging world – am enjoying your blog!
So pretty, Kate. You’re a wonder with wreaths. :)
I love the blue fabric in those pillows on the couch “3. Hanging out with my munchkins.” Can you share where to buy those fabrics?
Also — Can you tell me if you had to paint a primer on your recent kitchen FREE chandelier before you painted it “Shell white?” I have one sitting in the garage forever, and i really need to get some paint on it. But is priming absolutely necessary on brass?
Thank you so much for the thoughts and inspirations!
Super cute, I need to come up with a different wreathe, but I am going to wait until next week to do so. We are hosting Thanksgiving and Holiday decorating will come next after that!
LOVE this! Simply stunning!
Its like something out of a fairytale :o)
Ummm…..Thank You!!! I will certainly be making one of these this year! Love the snow idea. My mom sprayed this in the corners of our windows for the holidays. We don’t get much snow here!
That is spectacular!! I definitely have to try my hand at this – I’ve used the same wreath for a several years now. Maybe it’s time to give it rest!
I’m all about the blue and white this year, and I love this. Very pretty and frosty looking!
It really is amazing! Thanks for sharing!
I LOVE it!! Gorgeous!
GORGEOUS!! I love the white snowy look. Maybe because it’s been snowing here most of the day! Gives me a different idea for my front door this year.
Just love this wreath…so refreshing ;) Especially since it’s not all covered with ribbon…I think I’m over the ribbon as the ultimate holiday trim…lol
wow what a gorgeous wreath! i’ve been wanting to make a holiday wreath for a while now but never got around to it. this is inspiring me to start one!
Oh how splendid, Kate! I love the blue and silver. I just finished my very own – I went for pinks, purples and golds. Check it out – you’ll likey!
Gorgeous Kate! And I’m honored to have you link up to my spontaneous little party :)!
That is a spectacular wreath!!
Stunning wreath! Love your style.
Your wreath is beautiful
Just refreshing! I decorated in turquoise and white this year.