Thrift Store Upcycle: Whimsical Winter Wreath


Happy Wednesday, Friends and Hello, 2018! For the first project of the new year, I'm sharing a whimsical winter wreath upcycled from a recent thrift store find...


upcycled whimsical winter wreath


When I came across this white yarn wreath at one of my favorite thrift stores a few weeks ago, I immediately thought of a winter wreath. The soft texture of yarn evokes feelings of comfort and warmth that are perfect for the season. If you'd like to recreate this look, but don't happen to have a yarn wreath, I have a few suggestions. First, do you have a wreath on hand that could be updated with wintery ribbon? During Christmas clearance sales, I've seen ribbon that looks like white fur and also feather boas 50% off. A white scarf  from the thrift store would also work. Any of these could be used to create a simple wrapped wreath. If you'd prefer to make a yarn wreath, Cathy at Vintage, Paint and More has a great tutorial that she shared at the Vintage Charm party a few weeks ago. {Remember, Vintage Charm will resume tomorrow!}


Upcycled whimsical winter wreath


I have to confess the whimsy for this wreath was inspired by Ginger Grand. I've featured the snowy owl in previous projects, and it's one of GG's favorites, as in he giggles every time he sees it ;) He is also currently at that stage where he is very amused by jokes and puns. I love coming up with one he hasn't heard before, like Fungi Town during his summer visit, and thought of this one for my winter wreath: There SNOW place like home. Time to raid your craft stash! My small sign is crafted from a chalkboard coaster I picked up at the dollar spot at Target some time ago and is the perfect size. Use glue dots and/or ribbon to attach the decorations on your wreath. For small lettering, try a white pencil instead of chalk. 



upcycled whimsical winter wreath
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12 comments:

  1. What a lucky find, and all nice and clean! I love winter white, and happy to say I have put the last of the tartan plaids away for the remainder of winter. All is calm and bright.

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  2. I can see why Ginger Grand loves this owl. I do too!

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  3. That owl is the cutest thing and he just makes the wreath. It is just perfect for winter.

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  4. That's crazy that you found the wreath in such perfect condition and made for you. Lucky girl!

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  5. Very cute! Wish I had found one already made at the thrift store, then I wouldn't have had to make my own! xo Kathleen|Our Hopeful Home

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  6. Very cute! I am so drawn to anything yarn or pom pom looking these days! Very cozy.

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  7. Love the white yarn wreath. Don't think I would have the patience to make one. Lucky that you found a really nice one at the thrift store.
    Happy New year.
    Audrey Z.

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  8. I came home with a white grapevine wreathe and white glittery tulle from Michael's last week, thin white feather boas and a large resin Swan (Christmas was 90% off at Hobby Lobby!) today. Maine winters are SOOOO long (blizzard tomorrow), I thought I'd make a white wreathe but my heart wants to find silk daffs to go in a milk glass pitcher I found today! The owl is cunning and reminds me of Harry Potter's familiar! Kids do love puns, don't they!

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  9. The wreath has such a nice, luxurious feel to it. Perfect for winter.
    Amalia
    xo

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  10. Such a fun upcycle! I love fast and easy seasonal switch ups - thanks for sharing with Party in Your PJs!

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  11. It is the perfect winter wreath! Thank you for sharing at Sweet Inspiration Link Party :)

    www.artdecorationcrafting.gr

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