Friday, January 20, 2017

Pinterest Inspiration For January

It's a new year and I'm going to continue with my crafty Pinterest pursuits. If you're new to my blog, I'll explain. Each month I choose a project that I saw on Pinterest and attempt to craft it. It could be something crocheted, a beading project, something sewn, or a general crafty type endeavor.

Last January, I wanted to create a winter door decoration and chose to make this pinecone door hanger. I like the way it turned out and it stayed on the door for the duration of the winter months. But we had a lot of wind and because the pinecones hung on ribbons, they got blown around a lot and hit the door. They took a real beating and the whole thing didn't look as good at the end of winter.

So this year, I chose a simple winter wreath as my January Pinterest attempt. If you go on Pinterest and search "winter wreath", a whole bunch of suggestions come up. I mean, a LOT. So what I did was look through the photos and ideas and came up with my own.
Steph and I went to Hobby Lobby right after Christmas when all of their Christmas decor was 66% off. They had lots of greenery and floral picks left and I found exactly what I wanted.
I bought a simple grape vine wreath, some pine greenery picks, a few white and silvery berry picks, and an owl. The small pinecones, of course, were already in my craft room stash. I painted them with white acrylic paint and sprinkled the wet paint with epsom salts to look like snow or ice.
Aside from that, all I needed for supplies were a pair of wire cutters and some hot glue. And there you are: a cute winter wreath! Just look at that adorable little owl. I think that the whole thing cost me less than $10.00. And this is funny - I saw a similar wreath online for $99.00!!
It's been on the door for a couple of weeks now and is holding up well. And it will stay there until it's time for a springtime decoration.

This has inspired me to make more wreaths. I learned that with wreath-making, less is more. Additionally, it doesn't have to take a lot of time to create a pretty door decoration.

I hope that you like this Pinterest inspired project. Maybe it will inspire you to make your own!
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  1. Your wreath is adorable Cathy.


  2. Love, love, love the wreath! Great job!

  3. This is so cute.
    Love the little owl, it adds a lot.

  4. Your wreath is so pretty. I spend many enjoyable hours on pinterest!

  5. Love all your pinterest makes Cathy but, this is one of my favourites to date! The little owl is so cute and you have got the amount of decoration exactly right.... I think it is great! Hope you are enjoying a great weekend! Christine x

  6. Absolutely stunning! What a fantastic make!!

  7. Hi Cathy, I agree with everyone else the Owl is the perfect finish to your lovely wreath. I noticed you stopped by the blog today. There are some things I wasn't able to get out today and the beads and charms was one of them. You make some lovely beaded items and if your interest in the beads leave a comment on the post. The more I can rid of in one sweep the better.