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Sunday, December 4, 2011

Teal, Silver and White Wreath Redo

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Here is the Christmas wreath for our front door. This is the third redo of this twig wreath and probably not the last.

I love the way it came out so close to the idea in my head. Don't you like it when a project works out like that?

Here's the wreath in it's first incarnation, painted gloss black and adorned with a glittery haunted house silhouette and lots of curly black streamers for Halloween. Dollar Store spider webs and spiders and a bevy of bats finished it up.

For its second life for November and Thanksgiving I reworked it with colorful fake autumn leaves and flowers, and mini pumpkins on skewers. I LOVED the contrast of the gloss black with the vibrant colors, especially on my blue door.

And here's the start of it's third look, several coats of gloss white spray paint, which I had on hand. It's been so cold here that it took several days to get this done. I knew I wanted to add blue ornaments but didn't want to spend a lot of money, so I kept my eyes open.....

..and found these vibrant blue balls in a bag of silver ornaments, plus a whole roll of teal blue foil twist ribbon at the local St. Vincent's store. Thirty cents for the ribbon and ninety nine cents for the bag of balls. Score!

I covered one silver ball with teal rosettes made from the foil twist, and wound strips of it around wire to make some nice curlicues for accents. I knew I'd never find anything like them in the stores and they are perfect for the look I wanted for this wreath.

Here it is, all done with lots of hot glue. I added a few silver snowflakes and a few blue berry twigs and hung it up outside. I LOVE the way it all came together! It looks great on our blue door.

Here's a few of the elements....blue and silver glass balls, silver snowflakes, a crackle painted blue ball and the rosette covered ball. I particularly like the blue curlicues, they came out great!

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And another look...this just makes me smile. I always know when a project is finished when I end up with a big grin on my face!

I'll be posting about the rosette covered balls and the crackle painted balls soon. They are easy and clever ways to make something totally unique for your decor, and not just for Christmas.

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  1. Absolutely gorgeous! I love this idea. I am heading to Michaels today, so I may just have to pick up the supplies to do this.

    ~Kara (your latest follower :)

  2. Oh, this is gorgeous! Such a beautiful color combination!

  3. That Is awesome! I would be afraid to redo a project I had least done- but man this is amazing!!

  4. Love these ideas! I would love for you to link up to my new party, Monday Myriad Linky Party
    Also, do you button swap?

  5. I was daydreaming about my Christmas/winter wreath, and it had those exact colors! I love that!

  6. Love this wreath. The colors are just perfect and I love how you reused it over and over again. I do the same thing. I just posted a remake on my blog.

  7. That wreath came out so pretty! I LOVE the colors and your blog.


  8. That is so pretty! I love the colors!

    I'd love for you to link up this week at my Friday Favorites party!

  9. this is so, so, so lovely, it compliments your door perfectly! You should post a pic of the whole door, pretty please? I'd say that wreath has lived a very full life.

  10. Oh my...Your wreath of blue and silver and white is gorgeous, and it trims your blue door so well!!! Thank you for sharing with us on how you put it together...I am not so crafty, but I think I will try, it would look great with my blue and silvers....

  11. It's great that you can keep updating it for each season! Love the silver & blue!

  12. This is such a beautiful wreath! I love how the colors of the bulbs pop against the white wreath. Thanks for sharing!

  13. Great job the wreath looks great.

  14. Absolutely Beautiful!!! I love the colors!

  15. I can't believe the mileage you've been able to get out of that wreath!! I love the colors you chose. Thanks for sharing it at my Winter Wonderland party!

  16. I love it.... I make a new wreath for each month and blog about it... it is only 2 days before Feb wreath and you just inspired me to compleatly remake the whole thing. I LOVE IT. Thank you so much. GREAT POST!

    I will link it back here when it's done!


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