Thursday, December 23, 2010

Whitewashed Christmas Wreath



I told you I had some Christmas posts to catch up on at the last minute!

I wanted to create a whitewashed, rustic Christmas wreath. I had a few extra pinecones that I had gathered outside around my house, so I decided to add those to the bottom. I mixed some white paint with water and brushed it over the wreath and pine cones. I had just enough burlap left in my fabric bin to make a bow wreath hanger.

I started with this twiggy wreath - a $1 thrift store find.


For the finishing touch, I stenciled letters on vintage sheet music and attached them to the wreath with mini clothespins and hemp twine.

My front door finally has a wreath this Christmas!  It is better late than never.


I have one more Christmas decorating project for tomorrow, so stop back by!


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10 comments:

MiniBinoy said...

wt a great idea amanda!! i love those stencilled noel plates..and the way you have dispalyed them across the wreath.. very artistic...WISHING YOU AND FAMILY A VERY MERRY XMAS AND A PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR!!!

kasthurirajam said...

Beautiful.MERRY CHRISTMAS

Rachael@Lovely Crafty Home said...

Gorgeous! I love wreaths :) I hope you'll share a project on my new linky party this Friday!

Allison Mack said...

How did you physically whitewash the Grapevine wreath? I'm looking to whitewash one and don't want to ruin the wreath by experimenting? THANKS!

Allison Mack said...

Love love love your blog. I figured out how to do it and it's perfect. Annie Sloan really can do anything!

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