Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Snow flakes that stay on my door until summer

What?! Those aren't the words to the song?! OK, so I knew that already. : P But it seemed fitting. Is it just me or is the winter-fever still going around because I just can't seem to get the urge to take down my seasonal decor. Well, the tree is down finally, if nothing else, but this baby's staying up till at least spring I just love it so much!
 I couldn't believe how simple it was to make when I snagged the idea from these two chicks over at {Beautiful Nest}. For me, it was also free! I fallowed the same steps you can find on Bella and Sparrows blog but I used a white hanger instead of a brown one because it hide the parts that aren't quite covered by the fabric better. For the wreath itself I used an old Renaissance costume that was thrown in with a slew of fabric my mother gave me (and yes, my family is that nerdy). The texture of it is firm enough to keep its shape and I adore the not-quite-cream-or-white color it has.
I was just informed that this fabric is called unbleached muslin... thanks mom! <3

After cutting (my fabric was too thick to tear like they did) my long strips I just put it on like they did. Instead of making a little strip of fabric to hang it I just used the loops from the hanger. I just LOVE how it turned out!
I even love the frays in the fabric and how after I fluffed it up a little it almost looks like feathers until you get closer. But most of all I love the little snow flake.
This was actually one I already had and then just tied it on using some hemp I had laying around. So I may get laughed off the block for keeping this lovely up 'til summer but I don't mind. It’s worth it for me until I decide to make a summer wreath. Who says you don't need a wreath for each season?!


  1. First of all...we're NOT nerdy. We're 'unique'! :)
    Second...the material is called unbleached muslin. It DOES come bleached, as well, which ends up whiter, the unbleached is the cream or beige.
    Third...LOVE the wreath..AND the snowflake. :)

    1. Thanks so much for the info. Good to know! ♥
      Totally nerdy.