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Saturday, January 5, 2013

Inspired by. . . winter

We've been under a cold front here in the Hill Country for what seems like weeks, and the cold, grey days are starting to get me down. Yup, I'm one of those "summer" people! [smile} It was nice to wake up to a brighter sky this morning.

There was plenty of sunshine the day I hung up my new winter wreath. I'd like to share it with you today.

My "wreath" came about from a couple of different inspiration sources. One idea I've had pinned on my Pinterest board for over a year now. The other I recently found through a link party. Unfortunately, I forgot to "pin" the idea, and now I can't re-locate it, to give proper credit. (If you know whose blog this was on, just before Christmas, please let me know!)

 

Winter Star Wreath

 

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I chose five pieces of cedar branches, all about the same diameter, and cut them to the same length.  Then laid them out, and bound them together with jute.  I searched all over for a pair of mittens. Doesn't anyone wear mittens anymore? Alas, there were none to be found. I'm fairly happy with the gloves. They add an interesting, fun element to the wreath, and I like the way the greenery contrasts with their white, fuzzy tops.

 

Gloves

 

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If the cold weather persists, I may need to dismantle my wreath to keep my hands warm!

I liked the large star so much, I made two smaller stars to use on the porch railing posts.

 

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I wanted the natural, rustic look. But you could always paint yours, and nail them together rather than using the jute. There are a lot of possibilities!

 

What's hanging on your front door?

 

Have a wonder-filled day!

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