Welp, my Fall Mickey Wreath went over so well, that I decided that (obviously) one was necessary for winter as well! I started with the same base form as the fall one – 3 grapevine wreaths: two 12″ and one 18″, connected by wrapping lots and lots and lots of raffia ribbon around each piece. There’s probably a better way to go about that – maybe I’ll tackle that come spring. For now though, raffia works, just make sure you get the ears super secure! (Or, if you’re a savage and don’t particularly want a giant Mickey head hanging on your front door, you can forgo the ears and just make yourself a pretty winter wreath!)
Parts and Pieces:
After having a lot of extra materials after making the fall wreath, I tried to keep the over-buying to a minimum. Joe and I went to JoAnn’s on Black Friday, and in addition to the 3 wreaths, we bought:
- 2 (large) sprigs of “snow dusted” (aka glittery) pine (spruce…fur…whatever) needles
- a (large) sprig of red berries
- a (small) sprig of white berries
- 2 sprigs of pinecones
And honestly, even that was too much. We still have 3/4 of a sprig of pine needles left, I only used one extra pinecone, and have some red and white berries left over. Oh well – luckily it was all 70% off.
We also bought some battery operated lights at IKEA a while ago…in an ideal world we would have had more lights on the wreath, but I’d say it’s pretty good for an initial attempt. We’ll add more lights next year.
Making friends with the glue gun:
I mean really, how you glue (and/or shove) the pieces on to the wreath part is up to you! You can cover more of the wreath than I did – making it look more “evergreen-y” – or leave it more bare, put some greenery on the ears, or don’t! Whatevs.
Oh. I should also mention that you might want to get some wire cutters, in case you want to trim up your branches. The individual bits also pop off if you give them a little tug (…that’s what she said?) so that’s up to you.
And with that, your wreath is fini! This wreath actually only ended up costing us $18, which is amazing compared to the $50+ we paid for the fall one (still not quite sure how that happened.)
If you decide to make a wreath of your own, don’t hesitate to share a photo! I’d love to see them 🙂