Wednesday, January 16, 2013

"W" is for Winter Wreath

Craft: winter wreath

Make a winter wreath from raffia pom poms, pinecones, wood slices and jute wrapped pears.

I gathered lots of natural supplies I already had on hand:

- pinecones (from here and here)
- wood slices (from here)
- jute wrapped pears (from here)

Made lots of pom poms from the raffia (tutorial below) and combined all the pieces:

The current orange colored front door poses a tiny decorating challenge, neutrals seem to be the solution:

Here's how to make the winter wreath:

1. Make raffia pom poms.
Cut cardboard circles as pictured below, about 4" diameter:

2. Place wire in circle shape with ends bent around opening:
(Wire will go in between cardboard pieces.)

3. Line up raffia - multiple long pieces - find middle and begin wrapping around cardboard shape:

4. Wrap one side until end of raffia and bend wire down to hold raffia in place:

5. Repeat with other side and twist wire ends together snug:

6. Cut loops along edge of cardboard shape:

 7. Remove cardboard and check to be sure wire is tight and secure.

8. Use a flat wreath form:
(mine happened to already be wrapped in burlap but it's not necessary)

9. Secure raffia pom poms to wreath form by wrapping wire around form:

10. Add pinecones, wire together and wrap around form:

11. Make holes in wood slices:

12. String onto twine and wrap twine around wreath form:

13. Hot glue jute wrapped pears in place.

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Our Pinteresting Family said...

That is such a beautiful wreath!

chandel314 said...

That is TOO dang cute!! Love the pom poms!

Crystelle Boutique said...

That is one cute wreath and a half!
My favorite pat is the pears... Wow! How did you think those up....?

hugs x

Pieced Pastimes said...

Such a pretty Wreath! Love that you made the pom-poms with rafia - so unique! Great job!

Tonna @ Navy Wifey Peters said...

Cute wreath! I really love the pears!

T'onna @ Submarine Sunday

Angie Church said...

love your winter wreath so very pretty thanks for sharing
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Melissa O said...

That's such a pretty wreath! Great job!

Missy Inspired

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