January 5, 2012

A Wintry Wreath Refashion

Anyone remember my Halloween wreath? It was cheap, easy and repurpose-able. Ring a bell?

Well, this week I went ahead with that repurposing. Into a Winter wreath, in fact. 

When I made my Halloween wreath, I purposefully made it to be easily repurposed (say that 10 times fast). Go to the original post to read the details. The short story is that I wrapped a $1 wreath with black & white fabric and then attached the orange bow with a clip (versus glue) for easy removal. 

To make my Winter wreath, I removed the bow, netting and spooky sign and was left with just the black & white wrapped wreath. 

Using various sized circles of felt and flannel in shades of black, gray and turquoise, I created 5 easy flowers.  Simply cut 3 different sized circles for each flowers and stitch them together with a coordinating button. I won't lie to you and say I'm a great seamstress, but I can sew on a button. And, if you, too, can sew on a button, you can do this!

(Or, just hot glue the pieces together. Whatever you find to be easier. You know I'm a very relaxed crafter.)

After I whipped up my flowers and safety-pinned them to the wreath (you know, for easy removal after Winter), I decided my wreath needed a little something more. So, I wrapped the circle with two belts from sweaters I haven't worn in ages.

Flannel and sweater ties? This certainly is a wintry wreath!

Don't you love when projects go from season to season??

What do you hang on your front door after Christmas? Inquiring minds (ahem, that would be mine) are dying to know! 
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  1. Cute idea. I love how you're recycling the same item and how you make it easy to do that. I usually leave up my Christmas wreaths for a bit because I always like to have something hung on my door. I keep them simple so that they look more wintery. But your idea is great and I'm going to mull it over and see if I have enough fabrics and buttons (love buttons) to coordinate to cover a wreath that will get me through until Spring. (Love how you used your sweater belts, too). :)

  2. Very cute. Love how you used what you had to make something totally different.

  3. Wow! You are a SUPER RE-PURPOSER!! I love the choice of fabrics you used for the flowers- turquoise always says "winter" to me. Now is your wreath changing again for Valentine's Day?? Can't wait to see!

  4. Totally love it!!! I have a big issue with doing 'seasonal' stuff because I feel like I don't have any room to store it once I'm finished with it...but this is great!!

  5. What a wonderful repurposed wreath! On my door right now is notta....I know. Boring. But I do have an amazing cone shaped basket waiting for some real greenery! I am thinking romantic fern with giant satin bow.

  6. It looks fabulous! I love the fabrics you chose. Thanks for sharing on Friday Frolic:)

  7. I LOVE that you re-purposed your Halloween wreath! So awesome!!

    Thanks so much for linking up and sharing!


  8. Emily, that is brilliant! I hate storing a tone of wreaths! I need to start making ones that can be repurposed each change of season. Thanks for the inspiration :)

  9. I love the plaid that you picked out for this!!! and it's great that you could use the Halloween wreath and remake it!!! great job!

    I have a project party every weekend if you want to join here.. http://www.bubblynaturecreations.com/2012/01/vanilla-bean-iced-coffee-and-project.html
    Have a great day!

  10. SO cute!! I love the colors and patterns you chose! Thanks for stopping by my blog the other day. Have a great weekend!

  11. Very cute...I love the fabric choices. Thanks for sharing.

  12. Very pretty love what you did with this and the vibrent colors.

  13. Such a great winter overhaul for your wreath!
    A few blogger friends and I have collectively introduced a fun challenge for January. It would be so awesome if you want to participate! http://thespacebetweenblog.wordpress.com/2012/01/09/imagine-the-impossibilities-challenge/
    Karah @ thespacebetweenblog

  14. I love this refashion. The best part is that you can use what you already had instead of going out and buying another wreath. I would love for you to consider linking this up at my "Drab to Fab" party every friday over at my blog Sugar and Spice. You can read all about the link party here:

    Really hope to see you on Friday!

  15. VERY creative---- I love being able to use & re-use & re-purpose--- good stuff! thanks for sharing!!! :) following on my way out, follow back if ya like! www. SummitStreetJoy.com

  16. Love the wintry wreath refashion! Youre so crafty! When I grow up I want to be crafty like Emily! ;)

  17. Love this week's mantle. Can't wait to see the next.

    So glad that you decided to join Pin'Inspiration Thursday this week :-)

  18. What a great idea! Thank you for linking up to Strut Your Stuff Saturday. We would love to have you come back next Saturday and share more of your incredible ideas. -The Sisters

  19. This is so cute, I love the easy flowers! I made a winter wreath out of an old sweater...I used turquoise also... it's just such a great winter color! I'm hosting a Winter Wonderland link party on Monday and would love it if you linked this up!

  20. Love it!! Thanks for linking up! Stop by and sign up for my Stencil Giveaway!

    XO, Aimee

  21. oh my gosh I love that flannel and I adore the buttons. perfect for the season just perfect!!!! you rock!
    Jaime from crafty scrappy happy

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