Welcome to the first Craft Room DeStash Challenge of 2019!!! I am excited to see what everyone has decided to work on this month. As for me, I decided to do a winter wreath makeover for the white wreath that I have used for the last two winters.
The original post for this wreath can be found at A Winter Themed Wreath.
Every month a group of bloggers are challenged by C’mon Get Crafty to create a new craft or project from their own stash of goodies! Everyone is allowed a $10 allowance for necessities to complete their project (i.e. paint brushes, glue, etc), but the bulk of it must be created from their own stash of goodies.
Let’s meet this month’s bloggers!!
C’mon Get Crafty | Purple Hues and Me | Home Crafts By Ali
Eye Love Knots | Stone Cottage Adventures | Across the Blvd
Domestic Deadline | Shoppe No 5 | Modern on Monticello
My Pinterventures | This Autoimmune ife | Salvage Sister and Mister | Sew Craft Crochet
I have to admit, this wreath was looking a bit sad and worn when I pulled it out of the bag. I really like the blue and gold sparkly ribbon I used on this wreath and just wanted to try to use it for one more year.
Just one more winter season.
Before throwing something out, try to see if it is worth giving a makeover first.
The first thing I did was to remove all of the tiny yarn hats on the wreath. Then I fluffed up the bow and the wreath a bit to see if the wreath was even worth using for another year. It’s a bit faded and and some of the stems are slightly yellow but for the most part the wreath is okay. This will definitely be it’s last year hanging at the door though.
From my craft stash, I pulled out three wood slices left over from my Rustic and Modern Christmas Tree project back in December. These have already been heat treated, sanded down, and cleaned up so it was an easy choice to use them.
I hand lettered in pencil the words “Let It Snow” on the three slices and painted in the design with black acrylic paint.
I attached the wood slices to the wreath with hot glue.
Another thing I pulled out of my craft stash were these glittery blue floral picks. I had used a these picks few years ago on my Retro White Christmas Tree. The blue matches the blue in the ribbon and just give some whimsy to the entire wreath.
By finding a way to reuse my winter wreath for one more season I not only saved money but also used up some of my craft room supplies.
Now be sure to visit all of the other talented bloggers who participated in this month’s Craft Room DeStash Challenge.
Fun! I love how it turned out. Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty
T'onna | Sew Crafty Crochet says
Such a lovely winter wreath! I love the glittery blue floral pieces and the slices of wood.
Thanks T’onna for the nice comments and for visiting.
Turned out beautifully! Simple, and sweet! I really like the blue floral pieces you added.
Thanks Alexandra. I have been enjoying the new look at the entrance.
I like the addition of the wood slices. It’s a nice way to renew an old wreath and cover up areas that may not be so nice. I wonder if it would be possible to spray paint it to renew the yellowed parts?
I keep old wreaths to redecorate, so I feel your pain when previous beauties come out all rumpled. You did an amazing rescue and revive!
Thanks. I do hate throwing something out if you can give it a new life.
Your winter wreath looks great. I love giving makeovers to wreaths I’ve made before. The wood slices are a perfect addition.
Thanks Beverly. I have more wood slices to figure out what to make with them.
Lovely makeover! I especially like the wood slices! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures
Roseann Hampton says
What a pretty makeover for your wreath!
That’s so pretty!!!!
The wreath is so pretty. It makes a nice touch to the front door or anywhere else inside of the house.
Thanks Debra. I’m glad I get to use it one more year.