Turning a Christmas wreath into a winter wreath

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So since my mantel was now all decorated for Valentine’s, my front door was getting a little jealous.  He has been bare and lonely since Christmas too.  Sad smile  DSC_0922

I had wanted to try to make something new and I thought about doing something for Valentine’s but lacked inspiration and time.  So I just resorted to the wreath idea I used last year since I had really liked it.  

Last year, I bought a real evergreen wreath for Christmas the first time – I paid $2.00 for it at Lowe’s with a coupon and it lasted almost 3 months! Smile  Here’s last year’s real wreath adorned with some Christmas balls and berries.

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When Christmas was over last year, it was still looking good and green.  So I sprayed it with some “snow in a can”, hung a white berry wreath in front, and added a silver bow.  This wreath lasted until the end of February! Smile

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I didn’t have a real wreath this year, but I did have this bare, faux, evergreen wreath in my stash probably bought on clearance one year after Christmas.

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And I had a can of Santa Snow or “snow in a can” that I got on after-Christmas clearance at Wal-mart for 19¢ or something like that Winking smile

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So I sprayed the wreath down really well.  (The Santa snow is sort of messy even after it dries – it sort of flakes off.  And if you are coating something like this, it will take quite a while for it to dry.  It is much better to do light coats, letting them dry in between.  Or maybe just even use some white spray paint Smile)

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I hung the same white berry wreath (gotten at a yard sale last year – I LOVE this wreath!) on the front, tucked in a few pinecones, added a silver bow, and called it DONE! The faux wreath is not as pretty, big, or full as last years real evergreen wreath but it doesn’t look bad. Smile

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Yay!  Now my door is not bare anymore.   And I decorated it for less than 19¢ , even better Winking smile

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How about you?  What do you decorate your door with in the time between Christmas and spring?

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Comments

  1. Christina, all your wreaths are gorgeous! You have such a knack for decorating. xx
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  2. Beautiful wreath!! A nice spot to greet you as you come home. 🙂
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    • thanks, Renee! it was fun for my nieces to notice when they came that day too. 🙂 Love having girls to compliment and notice decor changes I make – LOL! 🙂 Don’t think hubby has noticed 😉

  3. Cheryl MacKay says:

    A little late here – but was perusing. I like how you adjusted your wreaths to last all winter long! Great idea!!

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