Tuesday, February 5, 2013

~~~A New Winter Wreath!!!~~~

 Hello! Today I wanted to share my new "winter" wreath! I made it with mostly things I had on hand, then added faux succulents!  I wanted something simple that would carry me for the few weeks til SPRING and Easter and bunnies etc.!!! Sorry fpr the background but my work station is in the storage area of the basement. I will share that one day soon:):) I always make my wreaths on an easel. It makes it much easier to see for correct placement. I started with a grapevine wreath and the first thing I placed was this piece. Then I cut a fern apart and added fern fronds all around this center piece.
 Next was some pods that I had.
 I also added some pieces of eucylyptus that I had...
 and the faux succuletns.
 I had 2 of these pod picks that I liked and placed at the ends of the wreath, top and bottom.
 There are different ways to fill a wreath: fully, all around, along the top, or along one side.  For some reason I am always oriented left to right so when I do a wreath on one side it is always on the left side.
This God awful looking thing is my glue pot. It has seen ALOT of use. I have foil under it to protect whatever surface I am working on. Now that I have a good work station, I will fix this up a bit:):) I didn't realize how awful this looks til seing the pictures. Why is it that sometimes we don't see what is right before our eyes????
 These are called glue pellets and that is what I use in the glue pot.

 You could also cut up glue sticks if you can't find the pellets. I swear, once you use a glue pot, you will never use a glue gun again. This is so much eaier and faster and puts more glue on a pick. You have more control, I feel. I have had this one glue pot for about 15 years now!!! Forgive the stick that is in there in this shot. I fished it out after I took the ictures:):)
 Here is the wreath all finished and on the front door.
 I love my black door cause everything seems to pop against it.
 I am very pleased with the result and won't tire of this. I have seen real and faux succulents being used all over blogland these days. I am looking for a terrarium so I can make one for in the house. I may also go get some more faux ones and do one in a trifle bowl!!!! Doesn't that sound interesting??? Have a GREAT week my friends. Thanks so much for your visit. Please leave me a comment so I know you were here. I TREASURE your comments. XO, Pinky
Linking to these parties:

Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
StoneGable for Tutorials Tips and Tidbits~
2805 for Potpourri Friday~

At the Picket Fence for Inspiration Friday~

The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sundays~

Tuesday's Treasures at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style
Open House Party Thursday at No Minimalist Here
Share Your Creations on Thursday at Kristen's Creations


  1. I really love this!!! I need to get one of those easels. I generally set up a tv tray & lean the wreath up against it. HA!

  2. Hi Pinky. Love this wreath. I have seen succulents at Ben Franklins. I might just pick some up and try one of these. What a great change from all flowers..Happy Tuesday..Judy

  3. Pinky,
    Love how your Winter Wreath pops off your black door...great contrast!!!
    The choice of faux greens is stunning!!!
    Thanks for explaining each step!!!

  4. Very pretty! I love how it has a tropical look to it. Would you believe I've never seen or heard of using a glue pot before now. LOL! How cool! I am going to have to pin this wreath if it's okay. I really do love this style and may want to make try one for my own door this summer. Thanks for sharing!

  5. I love that wreath and your black door!
    And I just love your glue pot, too! ;-)
    Love you!

  6. love it....and that black door is gorgeous with it on it!

  7. I need this! Nothing grows here in the winter. The faux succulents are so pretty Pinky:) Great tutorial!


  8. So beautiful Pinky....I just love the faux succulents...You gave me some great ideas!!! Have a great day...

  9. Your wreath is beautiful, Pinky! I love the addition of the faux succulents. Great tip for using an easel when creating wreaths. I always struggle when getting the right perspective while putting any wreaths that I make together.

  10. I've never heard of a glue pot. I love the wreath and I need it. I will pin it so maybe I can try and make a version of my own. Thanks

  11. Pinky, I need lessons! Seriously!
    Your wreath looks GORGEOUS on your front door. I will see it for myself on Thursday!

  12. Pinky, It looks so pretty! I love it with the black door. Great ideas for using the succulents, too.

  13. its very pretty! xo Thank you for sharing at the hop.

  14. The wreath is beautiful, Pinky! I've never used a glue pot but always wondered if it would work better than a glue gun. Thanks for sharing your project at the Open House party. Hugs, Sherry

  15. Your newly created wreath looks wonderful against your black front door! I had a small glue pot years ago, that you fed the regular glue gun sticks into and it worked great! I would give my right arm for a basement storage area :)

  16. Your wreath is gorgeous Pinky!!! I love it on your black door.


Thanks you for leaving your lovely comments. xo, Pinky

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