Friday, December 21, 2018

How To Ideas for Making Winter Wreath Decor

A Large wired silver art mirror decorated with Oversized Pine Cones and used as Winter Wreath
For this project we wanted to not just opt for the common wreath look one tends to find in local brick and mortar stores. Even the most exotic wreaths you can find usually tends to stick to the traditional design. 

In this post we will show you how to add "Art" to your next Winter Wreath decor that is sure to dazzle your guest as soon as you greet them at the door. Not to mention how by choosing a timeless art piece like this one, can easily work as the seasons change. 

Below we will talk about a simple few items and steps that you will need to complete this project. 
Among these items are: 
1. A Giant Pine Cone measuring a whopping 10.5 inches in length and 4 inches in diameter. (These are extremely rare, and we stumbled into these at the local Trader Joes Market during fall season.)
1b. Pine tree trimmings to your desired length 
2. Medium sized Cup Hooks 
3. Small accessory belt. (choice of color and texture to your liking We chose a gold and silver to go with our theme.)  
4. Wreath hook & smaller door hook
5. ( No tools Required ) :o)
A Large wired silver art mirror decorated with Oversized Pine Cones and used as Winter Wreath

Step 1. Now that we have all the items on hand, we will proceed to screwing the cup hook into the pine cone. These giant cones are very woody in nature which makes this task rather simple. (Careful NOT to over tighten.)

Note: You may also choose to paint these cones in your desired. In the finished project as you will see in the latter part of this post, we opted for gloss white, metallic silver for the main colors and metallic bronze for some inconspicuous undertones.

Step 2. Once having the hooks screwed into both cones, you will proceed to string the belt or ribbon into the opening. This is how the finished cones will hang from the small door hook. As mentioned before we decided to use a small belt.
A Large wired silver art mirror decored and used as Winter Wreath
A Large wired silver art mirror decorated with Oversized Pine Cones and used as Winter Wreath

  Step 3. We used a gorgeous metal wall art mirror as our main centerpiece for the wreath. The silver color of the  metal reflect light and keeps the space airy by causing the eye to freely flow throughout the space. 
A Large wired silver art mirror decorated and used as Winter Wreath


The Cones are then hung onto the small door hook, while the wall art mirror hangs below gracefully from the large wreath hook. 
Note: The cones were previously spray painted with glossy white and metallic silver to give them that icy looking sheen mimicking the look of ice filled shrubs after a snowfall or icy rain.  
A Large wired silver art mirror decorated and used as Winter Wreath

A Large wired silver art mirror decorated and used as Winter Wreath
We added some pine tree limbs garnered form the local hardware 
store Christmas tree sale lot. If you ask the staff who trims the trees prior to the sale, they will be happy to let you collect the leftovers that are usually placed into one of their store carts for free. 
We most certainly couldn't forget one of our signature decor embellishments such as crystal garland links, teardrops and raindrops. We coupled a few of these crystal ornaments by intricately nestling them into over-sized oyster shells that were painted in metallic grey and silver.

The glam and sparkle of all these chic decor ornaments set the perfect tone for this Winter Wreath Decor.   

Conclusion: When thinking about decor, find ways to implement pieces that can be easily transitioned into other seasons. A timeless item can help reduce clutter by not having to store it as the seasons change. 
By simply adding a few small embellishments a decor item like this wall art mirror can completely freshen up your space made perfect with a complete new look.  

Below we have placed a short video snippet on this step by step process. ~ENJOY~   


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