Woodland Winter Wreaths

Woodland Winter Wreaths

 

These woodland winter wreaths are a great way to bring outdoor charm indoors for the winter season.  Deer are beautiful creatures.  When I think of being outdoors in winter, I think of leafless tree limbs, pine cones on the ground and deer off in the distance.  This year, I decided to bring the outdoors inside for our winter decor.

White Deer Wreath

white deer wreath

Supplies

  • Embroidery hoop of desired size
  • Paint (I used leftover wall paint from a touch up job I had just finished in the hallway earlier that day)
  • Paintbrush
  • Burlap ribbon in buffalo check print
  • Stick stems with pine cones
  • Hot glue gun with hot glue
  • Twine
  • Fishing line (optional)
  • Large deer head ornament (I found this one at Hobby Lobby)

 

Directions

  • Paint hoop and let dry
  • Glue stems of sticks and pine cones on each side.  Make sure the hoop closure is on the top in the center.
  • Tie the ornament to the top of the embroidery hoop with its hanging tie or with fishing line
  • Create a bow using burlap ribbon
  • To cover the clasp of the embroidery hoop and give a little color to the top of the wreath without adding a second bow, I created a loop from the burlap ribbon and glued it around the hoop clasp.
  • Add twine to hang the wreath

 

Bronze Deer Wreath

bronze deer wreath

Supplies

  • Hoop wreath form
  • DecoArt Rich Espresso metallic paint
  • Paint brush
  • Evergreen stems
  • Berry stems
  • Deer antler (real or fake-this one is fake)
  • Basswood deer ornament
  • Twine
  • Fishing line (optional)
  • Hot glue and glue gun
  • Burlap ribbon

 

Directions

  • Paint hoop wreath form and ornament with Rich Espresso paint and let them dry
  • Take evergreen and berry stems apart.  Glue them there you would like them on the wreath form.
  • Tie twine to the top, center of the wreath in the desired length for your door
  • Use fishing line to hang deer ornament from the top, center of the wreath
  • Make a bow with the burlap ribbon and glue it to the top, center of the wreath

 

 


 

Please check out my other Christmas hoop wreaths here.   Also, if you like wreaths a little fluffier and more like snow, please check out my winter yarn wreath here.  

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JOY Christmas Hoop Wreath

 

JOY Christmas Hoop Wreath

 

Joy on a child’s face on Christmas morning.  Joy in snuggling on the sofa with someone you love.  Joy in sipping a cup of hot cocoa and watching snow fall outside.  There is so much simple joy to be found during Christmas.  This Joy Christmas Hoop Wreath is the perfect little reminder of the simple joys of Christmas.

I LOVE hoop wreaths.  Have I said that before?  Yep, I’m sure I’ve said it every time I make one.  They are so simple and elegant.  A wreath does not have to be stuffed with tulle and flowers to be adorable.  Check out other hoop wreaths I’ve done recently here and here.

Joy Christmas Wreath

This wreath is a simple little work of art.  I took apart an evergreen stem, added pine cones, berries and a Christmas ornament from Hobby Lobby.

 

Supplies needed

  • Hoop wreath form
  • Evergreen stem
  • Pine cones
  • Berry stems
  • Twine
  • Burlap ribbon or other ribbon of choice 
  • Wooden JOY Christmas ornament
  • White paint
  • Hot glue and glue gun

 


Directions

  • Paint hoop wreath form white and let dry.
  • Take branches off of evergreen stem (with wire cutters or break off by bending it back and forth until the wire weakens and breaks).
  • Cut excess wire from berry stems.
  • Glue evergreen branches onto the painted wreath.
  • Berry stems can be glued on top of the evergreen branches.
  • Secure pine cones with hot glue on the evergreen stems.
  • Create bow with burlap ribbon.  (Since my burlap ribbon was wide, I cut strips and cut them in half lengthwise.  I stacked them on top of one another and added a smaller strip to bind them together around the middle.)  
  • Tie Christmas ornament to the top of the hoop. 
  • Add twine to the top to use as a hanger for the wreath. 

 

If you would like more decor to share the Joy of Christmas, please check out my Joy Christmas Canvas here.

 

Enjoy!!

 

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Fall Hoop Wreath Ideas

Fall Hoop Wreath Ideas

Check out these Fall Hoop Wreath Ideas!!  Fall hoop wreaths are warm, inviting and simple to make.  Using embroidery hoops gives this wreath stability and makes it economical.  

Fall hoop wreath orange

 

Supplies

    • Embroidery hoop (18 inch)
    • Raffia
    • Wired burlap ribbon
    • Faux florals in desired colors
    • Faux pumpkins (these are grapevine pumpkin stems from Hobby Lobby)
    • Glue gun with hot glue sticks
    • Floral wire (optional)

 

Fall hoop wreath white pumpkins

 

Supplies

    • Embroidery hoop (15 inch)
    • Faux florals in neutral colors
    • Foam white pumpkins
    • Wired burlap ribbon
    • Eucalyptus green stems
    • Glue gun with glue sticks

 

Using floral wire is a great way to hold everything in place to allow you to see the final design before gluing.  Once you have everything where you want it, I recommend a heavy handed glue application, especially with the heavier items.

If you like these hoop wreaths, please check out other hoop wreaths I have made here.

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Antique Key Frame

Antique Key Frame

 

This little antique key frame is just too cute to resist.

 

I found this little key in my craft storage while I was packing to move and I just could not put it aside.  I love keys like this and thinking about the treasures they can open.  However, this one is just something I was given.  It screamed to be displayed somehow.  Using it in a frame is perfect for a gallery wall, mantle or bookshelf.  Using a colorful frame, to match the decor, gives this little key more impact in the space.

 

key frame with burlap

 

Supplies

  • Photo frame
  • Burlap
  • Ribbon
  • Antique key
  • Cardboard
  • Sequin pins or hot glue

 

antique key frame supplies

 


Directions

  • Remove glass from the picture frame
  • Paint and distress the frame (optional)-see this post for instructions
  • Cut a piece of cardboard to fit the frame
  • Cut a piece of burlap to fit the frame
  • Fit the burlap around the cardboard and place it in the frame with frame backing secured
  • Add sequin pins where the key is to be placed-push pins into cardboard or hot glue the key in place
  • Create a bow from ribbon and pin it to the burlap or you can use hot glue

 

This frame is aqua blue to match the decor of our home.  However, this would be an adorable Valentine’s Day gift with reds or pinks.  You could add a wooden heart to make it a “key to your heart” gift.

Making a Santa Claus Key on a small frame to be left outside would be another fun way to use this.  For those without a fireplace, it would be a great tradition to place it outside for Santa to use on their door on Christmas Eve.

Any color burlap can be used to match your home’s style and decor.  The sky is the limit with this quick and easy decor project.  In fact, since I used pins for this project and nothing was glued, I see many other projects down the line with this little key.   My creative wheels are turning…

 

 

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DIY Blessed Wood Sign

Blessed Wood Sign

 

Blessed Wood Sign

 

Need a little color for your mantle or door?   Try this little “Blessed” wood sign.

I love little basswood plaques.  They are the perfect size for a mantle, counter, or even a door.  Being raw wood, they are easy to paint and dry quickly.  Add some fun accessories with a little wood glue and you’ve got a cute decor item.

 

blessed wood sign

Blessed Wood Sign

 

Supplies

  • Basswood plaque
  • Burlap ribbon
  • Acrylic paint
  • Hot glue and glue gun
  • Small wood rectangle slats
  • Faux flowers
  • Embellishments (optional)  I used a string of faux pearl stickers from Walmart
  • Sharpie marker


 

Directions

  • Paint wood plaque (solid color to match your decor)
  • Paint the small wood rectangle (solid color to match your decor)
  • Write “blessed” on small rectangle
  • Hot glue piece of burlap ribbon around plaque
  • Glue rectangle on top of ribbon
  • Glue flowers to the plaque

 

 

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Forsythia Summer Wreath Ideas

Forsythia Summer Wreath Ideas

 

Yellow screams summer to me!  It is warm, vibrant and inviting.  It’s the color of sunshine and lemonade and lifts the spirit!  When I see the forsythias bloom, I know summer is on its way.  This forsythia summer wreath is a summer must have.

 

We are in the middle of the packing process for a cross-country move.  We are living around many, many, have I mentioned many, boxes!!  While we are in the midst of this, I just could not go without creating something.  Obviously, my craft supplies have not entirely been packed yet.  I have them in tubs.  However, I just cannot bring myself to seal the lids just yet.

 

I wanted something simple to hang on an interior door for a couple of weeks so that the house is not completely devoid of decorations.  While packing, I came across this garland that I used on our mantle last summer.  I loved it there.  However, I thought it would make a great wreath.

 

simple forsythia wreath

 

While I like the wreath just by itself, I had a package of basswood rectangles that I thought would make this wreath more fun.  Two options are shown below.

 

hello forsythia wreath sunshine yellow forsythia wreath

 

Supplies 

  • Forsythia garland
  • Basswood craft rectangle
  • Acrylic paint
  • Floral wire
  • Fishing line
  • Hot glue gun and glue
  • Sharpie marker (optional)



Forsythia Summer Wreath

 

Directions

  • Bend garland into round shape and wire together in various places to hold shape
  • Paint wood rectangle with a base coat (optional)
  • Add phrase of choice to rectangle with Sharpie, vinyl or paint
  • Wrap fishing line around wreath in two places about 3 inches apart-glue ends to back of rectangle piece.

 

Looking for other summer wreath ideas??  Check out this post of summer rag wreaths.

 

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