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Earlier this month I was contacted by TinyPrints, an online stationery website that offers stylish party invitations, thank you cards, custom stationery, and more wondering if I’d be interested in creating a craft inspired by one of their cards or invitations. Um, yes! I’m still brand new to crafting so it’s always nice to have a little inspiration when coming up with new projects.
Since I’ve been all about them wreaths this year (I mean, seriously this is what, number 4 this year?) I decided to do a winter wreath. I love, love Christmas time and it’s always such a downer when the decorations come down – every thing feels so naked and sad. So I really wanted to do something that would ease the post-Christmas transition so ‘normal’ life. When I was perusing TinyPrint’s Holiday Party Invitations, inspiration struck. I mean, just look at those beauties! The second I saw these snowflakes party invitations, I knew what I’d do.
For this winter wreath I went with my tried and true method – wrapping the wreath foam with blue ribbon, securing it with some dressmakers pins and a tiny bit of hot glue, then hot glueing the embellishments, in this case some adorable (and cheap!) glittered snowflake ornaments I got the day after Christmas and that was that. The ornaments package I got came with 20 snowflakes but I only used four so I saved the rest to hang on our tree next year.
I absolutely love the way it turned out! It’s elegant and definitely winter-y but not Christmas-y. Plus, it took me all of 10 minutes to whip up this winter wreath and it looks awesome hanging on our door, making me miss the Christmas ornament wreath a little less.
Do you do any after-Christmas decorating? Let me know what you think!