I bet the title of this little entry was a bit confusing, who in the world uses rod iron as an accent piece in a wreath? Well, I have found that I do…haha. 😉 Seriously, my three main decor accents in the family room of my home are burlap, pip berries, and rod iron (as in scrolly pieces that I have scattered about on the walls). I have decided to create a new category entitled “Transitioning Seasonal Decor” and this is my first post in that new category. That said, I am in the process of transitioning my decor from Christmas to a more neutral decor theme that will take me through the winter months and in some cases beyond. I do this sort of thing a few times a year, so I thought a special category was in order to capture the transitions.
ANYway, I started taking down all of the Christmas decorations the other day; it takes me quite a while to get everything down and packed away–I will say that I’ve been quite organized in my packing this year taking time to label boxes and bins carefully…go me. 😉 ANYway, I realized that I wanted to make a wreath to replace this wreath that I had hanging on the mirror for Christmas:
I decided that I wanted to make a large wreath, one that would include some of those accent pieces that I mentioned above. So here is what I gathered:
- 24″ Work Wreath
- 2 Skeins of Burlap Runner (15′ x 18″)
- Pip Berry Garland (1-6’garland plus a little more)
- Burlap Ribbon (for a bow)
- One rod iron circular piece
- 3 fleur-de-lis pieces
- Silk daisies in burgundy and dark cream
- Sparkly butterflies
If you’d like to see how I put the burlap on the wreath form, check out my post here.
It was time to attach the pip berry garland, so I simply used the wreath’s twist ties…I only attached it to the outer ring.
Next, I added the accent pieces, first I made a bow out of a new burlap ribbon that I found online at The Paper Mart…
Then I attached the fleur-de-lis and the rod iron piece, I used floral wire to attach both things to the wreath form…
Then I hot glued the daisies where I thought they looked nice and called it done. 🙂
And then the hubby was sweet enough to climb up that huge ladder and hang it on the mirror…
And there it is in its final resting place, I doubt if I will change it out until next Fall. The accent pieces will pair nicely with whatever little changes I make in the coming months.
There it is from a distance, as you can see, it is a huge wreath, it measures about 32″ across…
And check out my poor mantel and hearth, they are quite barren at the moment; it is not often that they are like that, but, as you can see, I change out most of my decor for Christmas. Whew, I’ve got my work cut out for me in the coming days…stay tuned. 🙂
Until next time, y’all take good care! ❤
**In crafting there are no mistakes, just unique creations**