Stilettos and Diapers: Fugly to Fab - DIY Winter Wreath

1.19.2012

Fugly to Fab - DIY Winter Wreath

This is the first of hopefully many Fugly to Fab posts. Anytime I take something fugly and make it fab, I'm going to tell you about it. 

I hate when you take all the Christmas decorations down and you are left with a naked house. Most importantly around here, is my naked glass front door. I love the look of it from the outside, but man, I feel exposed.

I love the look of snow stuck in the trees and this wreath makes me think of just that.
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What you may not expect, is what its made out of. 
Thanks, USPS. 

I looked for a square wreath form everywhere and couldn't find one. So I took a big old box and an exacto knife and made my own 4" wide form. It is 2 layers of cardboard thick for sturdiness. I used 2" indoor/outdoor ribbon to cover the whole thing.
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The corners were a bit of a pain. I used duct tape in the back, but had to make sure it was all covered since you can see the back through my door. If you don't have a glass door, you could be much more generous with the duct tape. Hehe.
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While wrapping your form, send your hubs and son into the "jungle" (woods beside our house) with a paper bag to get pine cones. Lightly spray with white spray paint. Some of the pine color should still be showing through. 

The frame completely wrapped and ready to hot glue some pine cones on! 
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The original plan was to cover the whole thing with pine cones buuuuut...I was hosting bunco and I finished getting this many on about 1 hour before the party started. Then I decided I kinda liked it just like it is. 
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Disclaimer: You will need to secure this to the door if you only put cones on one side since it will be tilted. I put a few washers in between the ribbon on the side opposite the cones, but I think you could use those 3M sticky things that don't pull paint off. 

Now should I keep adding cones and cover it, or leave it like it is? 

11 comments:

  1. I love it. Target had a similar -round- one. I think it looks beautiful as is, but the OCD in me wants to see it full.

    (much help I am, right?)

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  2. How cool! Who says you have to spend a fortune for good decor. I think it could use a few baby pine cones on the left corner. Maybe just put a few so that they're some contrast in the amount on each side.

    Thanks for sharing. Looking forward to more Fugly to Fab posts!

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  3. LOVE THIS! Yes, I agree with the above person, a few pinecones in left corner.

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  4. That is soooo adorable. I say leave it as is...I think more pinecones would be too much.

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  5. Shut the eff up! I love this :)

    And may be stealing it, k? Thanks!

    I'm thinking a letter would look cute too. Love the pine cones.

    I love craftiness!!

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  6. Cute idea Molly! Love how you used recycled stuff!

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  7. I LOVE it! I love is as is but I also think it would great if the whole wreath were cover in pine cones.

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  8. OO love love- definitely FAB. I think you should leave it how it is, less 'obvious'- I'm all about the subtle fab.

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  9. You are freaking fabulous. What an awesome idea! I like it the way it is.

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