I had so many people ask me about the Winter Wreath I created for our front door, that I decided to share with you how I made it. It is quite easy and my goodness is it pretty to look at.
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Here is what you will need:
Remove the metal tops of the ornaments as you won’t be needing them.
I used spray paint caps to balance the 5″ ornaments while spraying. For the smaller ones, I just laid them on cardboard. Start with the tops first, so have the tops pointing up. Spray the paint in a very, very fine layers and make sure they don’t run.
Once dry (about 1 hour), flip over and paint the bottoms. The bottoms are what you are going to see the most, so make sure you get many fine layers on so that they are fully reflective.
Prepare grapevine wreath
As you will see in the finished product, I only had the ornaments and feathers on the lower half of the wreath. In order for the ornaments to adhere properly, it is necessary to trim off any stray vines that are poking out forward in that area.
Once you have a smooth surface, spray paint the wreath with the Metallic Silver spray paint. This paint is amazing and so pretty. It is quite sparkly which is wonderful because it adds shimmer to the wreath.
Attach ostrich feather trim
Lay out two layers of the trim. One will face up and the other will face down. Place them just off center. The ornaments will cover up the white satin trim. The idea is to have the feathers poking out here and there from behind the ornaments and provide movement to wreath.
Glue the trim down in several areas, especially on the larger pieces of grapevine.
Place three large feathers on the left hand side in a staggered fashion and glue down the last quarter of the feather by placing a line of glue down the stem of the feather. Don’t glue the entire feather down as it should be able to move and flutter. Add one or two feathers to the right side. I like asymmetrical designs but if you are more of a symmetrical designer, place 3 feathers on the right side too.
Attach large ornaments
Place a thick amount of hot glue on the back of the stem of the ornament and press firmly onto the wreath. Start in the middle and work outwards towards the large white feathers.
Stagger the large ornaments and make sure not to create a pattern like one up, one down, one up one down. Point them in different directions so that it looks more scattered.
Next add in the small ones, to fill in the spaces between the large ornaments.
Lastly trim small pieces of the full feathers or if you have some trim left and glue it in between the ornaments so that feathers also poke out between and create more interest.
I should also explain that the ornaments look a little misty in the photos above and the reason is that we are having extremely cold temperatures and a bit of snow blew in and froze to the ornaments. They will look shiny like the picture below when the snow and frostiness melt.
To complete the look, I added some lit birch trees, candles, a black and white buffalo check rug and a simple Merry Christmas mat. I will be removing the Merry Christmas mat now that Christmas is over so that I can keep this frosty, winter greeting at our front door longer.
I hope you enjoyed the project. If you liked this, you may like my Christmas Home Tour…
As always, wishing you the very best of all that life has to offer!