My Christmas wreath from last year was a winter style, suitable for leaving out all winter. But, the ribbon was really sad, so I turned it into a fall wreath for this year. Of course that meant I had to do another one for Christmas. I scored a box full of glass balls and gold wire edged ribbon at an estate sale, so that meant I had everything I needed for a wonderful wreath. I start with a grapevine base.
This time, I set the bow at an angle on the upper left side. Starting with the streamers I cut them long so they would reach across the wreath and have enough for some pretty twists.
I made the bow and secured it with wire, adding a bit of hot glue to make it stable. Click on Bows for a refresher on how to do these big bows.
Good start. I glued the ends of the streamers to the wreath so they would keep their shape.
I added some glass balls for shine in silver and gold.
Then some greenery was added.
I had a box of small pine cones with some gold and silver accents, so I got those out next. The small cones are perfect for this wreath.
So, I just kept adding more and more, filling in all the bare spots.
A bit of red here and there breaks up all the metallic hues.
All done. Of course, once I was done, I realized that my MIL would love it. So, I decided I would send it home with her after her visit. At least this time it could ride home with her in the back seat of the car. Shipping it with those delicate ball ornaments would likely be a disaster.
DH hung it on her door when they got back to her home in Georgia.
So you know what that meant, don’t you? I had to make another one! Out came the gold wire edge ribbon again, and I selected this one.
I added some picks with red velvet ribbon and pine cones.
A few more gold pine cones add a bit of shine to the wreath this time too.
Now, this one is done too. I like the way it looks hanging on the front of the house. Christmas cheer for our visitors to enjoy, and us too as we come home each day.
Do you have a holiday wreath this year?