I’ve loved having wreaths on my front door these past few seasons. So much so that it made me really sad to take down my Christmas wreath. Guess that meant I just had to make a winter wreath (Valentines Day still seems a little too far away for me). I went with the same concept as my fall book page wreath, just a little simpler. I’m quite pleased with my winter wreath decorated with book page snowflakes.
To make my wreath form, I used a large embroidery hoop and wrapped it with quilt batting. Then I wrapped the form in long strips of 3 inch wide blue fabric. I really wanted to use a satin ribbon, but liked the idea of spending less money.
Then I cut out the outline shape of a snowflake on my Silhouette. I tried doing actual snowflakes, but the book pages were so thin they curled up too much after pulling them off the cutting mat.
Then I just scrunched the shapes a bit in the middle, hot glued them to the wreath form, and smudged silver and platinum ink from stamp pads onto the edges of the snowflakes. I picked up the silver berries at Jo-Ann’s on after Christmas sales for $.30 a bunch (I used 3 bunches for the wreath). The wreath still needed a little something, so I wrapped some silver ribbon left over from Christmas around the whole thing. I like how the blue stands out off my white (and dirty) door.
And here’s how my front porch looks now: wreath, “Home” tin sign my sister-in-law gave me for my birthday, and the “please knock” sign I made with my silhouette (more on that later this week).