Back towards the beginning of fall, I was visiting my parent's one weekend when mom and I decided to create some seasonal fall wreaths to decorate our doors. I honestly thought this was going to be a Pinterest fail moment for me, because I had never created a wreath of my own before. Luckily, with mom by my side, we found some great floral pieces and were able to create some pretty wreaths. Mom decided to decorate some wooden, rectangle frames creating a really unique wreath. I decided to stick with a natural grapevine circle wreath.
I am a big fan of the natural, earthy look, so I love these grapevine twig wreaths! I could just hang a bunch of these all over the place and be happy. I also love berries, so I knew I wanted some of those to be included. I liked the idea of decorating just a corner of the circle, mainly focusing on one side, because I wanted a lot of the natural wreath to be seen. The colors of fall are beautiful with the oranges and reds and I love the different texture that the berries and the red poms give. I also wanted to personalize the wreath a little more, so I added the initial. Luckily, my roommate and I share the same last name initial, so I painted our letter in gold. I think it was a great contrast with the other colors in the wreath, but still added to the natural feeling I was aiming for. I was so happy with the way that my fall wreath turned out, (and for how easy it was to make!) that soon after I started thinking about my winter door wreath!
Since I love the natural look and love berries, my first thought for my winter door wreath was to keep it simple and beautiful by using the same grapevine wreath and circling red berries all around it, creating the sunburst look. I absolutely LOVE the all berry wreaths. So, one day I set out to Hobby Lobby to see what kind of berries they had. I was walking the aisles of Hobby Lobby while scrolling through Pinterest for alternate ideas, because in order to fill my grapevine wreath with berries, I was probably going to have to buy out Hobby Lobby in red berries. Then, I saw a grapevine wall basket and thought it would make a great door piece! I switched from my all berry idea to a more woodsy, Christmasy, wintry feel. Of course, berries would still be involved.
After finding the basket, I spotted the green pine pieces and knew they would be the focal point. I loved the contrast of the green with the brown, natural basket, but wanted some pops of color. And what better way than by, of course, adding berries? Anyone sensing a theme here? So, I gathered some red berries and then decided to go with gold berries to tie in with the initial from my fall wreath. I filled the bottom of the basket with natural colored moss to give more texture and hide the stems of the pieces. While I was piecing everything together in the basket, I wasn't sure if the piece would fit on the door. I thought it was going to be too wide! But, it ended up being the perfect width! And one twig piece of the basket had enough space and tension to hold the initial in perfect place. It was meant to be!
Back in the fall, I honestly thought that I would just pick the pieces and mom would fix everything together. But, together we were able to create a beautiful wreath and it made me even more excited to put together this winter piece myself. I love that my winter wreath isn't really a wreath at all. It's more of a statement piece. I absolutely love walking up to it everyday when I get home. I would love to create something smaller for my bedroom door. And of course, it will need berries.
Do you like to create wreaths or pieces for your door?
What are your favorite styles or ways to decorate wreaths for the winter?
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