All remnants of Christmas were removed days ago (Ok, fine! I'm a scrooge and took it down on Christmas day once the gift opening and celebrating were finished. I love Christmas, but once it is over, I AM DONE), except on my front door, where the evergreen wreath remained. Because of its lack of any specific holiday adornments, I could have left there it all winter, but I wanted something new:
Inspired by this mini grocery sack wreath, I set to making my own version.
A foam wreath form served as the base; the icy look was created with a roll of clear wrapping paper.
I cut approximately 2.2 million strips for the wreath (ok, I'm exaggerating, it was only 1.7 mil).
Then, I proceeded to tie each strip around the foam base.
I attached them tightly, occasionally stopping to push them even closer together.
After finishing with the clear strips, I decided that it needed some depth.
Using opaque mini trash bags (same size strips as earlier) tied every inch or so,
seemed to make a difference in the visual fullness of the wreath
(if that makes any sense! Basically, I just liked it better with a little bit more white.).
My final step was to add a couple of snowflake ornaments (80% off at Hobby Lobby).
It is hard to see in the photos, but they are more apparent in real life.
(Photographing shiny objects is hard!)
Now my house is completely rid of holiday decor - and with the weather we've been having in Oklahoma, an icy winter wreath should be appropriate for quite a while!