It’s official, the first of our Christmas decorations is up! I normally wait until after Thanksgiving, but it was snowing today. I was IN THE MOOD!
I was also in the mood to make this simple wreath while sitting by the fire watching the snowflakes fall.
I am into rustic decor this year, determined to do things a bit differently than I have in the past.
No particular reason, really.
Just to make people ask questions.
I spotted this drift wood wreath in the craft store recently. It reminded me of deer antlers. I still am kicking myself for not buying the bucket of antlers I saw at a garage sale a couple years go.
I decided this wreath would look great with a layer of “snow” and glitter.
Glitter fixes everything you know, it’s a proven fact.
I gave the wreath a light coat of white spray paint, deliberately not covering the entire thing. I wanted it to look more like a layer of snow than paint.
After it was dry, I decided on the embellishments. Pine cones were a must. I soaked these little pine cones in bleach for a day and let them dry before hot gluing them to the wreath.
I also decided to use a monogram with the wreath. I painted the letter like the wreath and screwed a little hook into the top of it for a ribbon.
I laid it all out before I decided where I wanted everything to go. Hot gluing it all down was a breeze. Then I brushed the entire thing with a mix of 50 percent Tacky Craft Glue and 50 percent water. I call it “glue wash”. It dries completely clear and bonds to just about anything.
The last step was to sprinkle all of it with white glitter and let it dry.
I love glitter, don’t you? It really does look like snow.
I hung the wreath on the door and added the monogram with a silver and grey ribbon. I figured when it gets closer to Christmas I can swamp the monogram out for an ornament or a seasonal declaration.
Can’t wait to decorate more tomorrow!