Pretty poinsettia are the focus of this modern take on a traditional winter welcome wreath. Get the step by step instructions on recreating this project today!
It’s winter! It’s winter! It’s winter!
At least, I think it’s winter. Honestly if we hadn’t already had our first snowfall here in Utah, I’d be a bit suspicious of the calendar. With temperatures in the 60’s it’s been a little hard for me to focus on holiday decorating. It’s not coming together as well, or as early as it usually does! So, instead of decking the halls here at home, I decided to pour my efforts into a wreath designed for my parent’s winter home in St. George (about four hours).
Growing up, we always had the best holiday decor – trees in ever size. My mom says that she doesn’t dress the Southern Utah house up as much for the holidays because they’re back and forth so much this time of year, but I secretly wonder if it’s because she can’t get in the “mood.” Seriously, how do all of my warm-weathered friends GET.IT.DONE?
In any event, the other day she mentioned that she needed to change out the wreath. When they arrived a couple of weeks ago the door was still sporting the fun late-summer apple and sunflower wreath I made months ago.
I channelled all of the warm holiday thoughts I could muster and created a fun winter welcome wreath that she can leave up on the door through the end of January. It’s a fun take on a traditional poinsettia wreath.
Winter Welcome Wreath
To recreate this project you will need:
White Grapevine Wreath
Glittered Poinsettia Flowers
- Select a base for your wreath. I love using grapevine wreaths, because it’s easy to weave the stems of the greenery and flowers on top in between the twigs for extra stability. I found this pretty white and gold grapevine wreath at Michaels.
- Lay down greenery, covering the wreath form just beyond where you’d like the weight of your decor. The fuzzy fern-like leaves absolutely felt “warm” and they were also the perfect green. I purchased two stems at Hobby Lobby.
- Place leaves and/or small flowers for dimension. For this project, I used one stem of purple leaves found at Hobby Lobby. I liked that the leaves felt a little like succulent leaves (perfect for a desert location, like St. George) AND they’re also a bit fuzzy.
- Arrange focal floral on and around the other fauna. If you know me, you know I live for glitter. I found these sweet purple poinsettia as Hobby Lobby. They were all the same size, but I broke them down so that there were two larger sized flowers and one small flower.
- Optional: Add a little sign or wood decor. I found this welcome at Target. It’s a holiday ornament!
At this point, you’re probably wondering were the detailed crafting photos are. YOU GUYS. I am the WORST. Once I get in the groove, I absolutely forget about pausing for photos. #badblogger
This wreath took just under an hour to complete, most of which was spent fussing over what wreath form to use for the base of the wreath.
I love how my winter welcome wreath turned out and I think it will be perfect on my mom’s warm-weather home.
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