Gav + Ro: Updating your wreath for Winter

I was recently introduced to BloomNation and wanted to share how I like to decorate for the seasons. BloomNation is a marketplace for people to list, find, and send beautiful bouquets handcrafted by florists in their area.    From the traditional long stem red roses to something unique to you and your loved one, they can help you find the perfect gift.  I love to decorate with floral accents but I’ll be honest with you, I can’t keep them alive!  But what I have for you today is a way to update your wreath with winter florals whether you like going with the real deal or going faux like me.

My house has two entrances, a traditional front door and a carport door.  I can probably count the number of times we’ve opened our front door on one hand.  We just don’t use it, doesn’t make sense to with the way our house is laid out.  So our carport is the door that gets the most traffic.  All this being said, I like to have it look welcoming which is why I keep the same giant “G” on our front door year round, and change out the look of the mini one in our carport.

After Christmas, the next holiday (if you don’t count my birthday…*wink*) is Valentine’s Day.  I’m not really big on decorating for EVERY holiday, mainly because I don’t really want to store all of the decorations to do so.  But I like seasonal decorations because you can get more use out of them.  Enter the winter wreath!  Christmas time, of course, gets it’s own special wreath but what to do until spring?

What You’ll Need: Mini Natural Wreath, Mini Chalkboard, Faux Florals, Floral Wire Cutters, Hot Glue, Wire/Twine/Ribbon for hanging, Chalk

I found a bunch of faux floral sprigs on 80% clearance after the holiday and knew exactly what I’d do!  The old wreath looked basically like a mini version of our front door, down to the choice of color and chevron pattern, and I was ready for a change.  Along with the floral arrangements, I snatched a mini, shabby chic chalkboard 50% at Micheal’s as well.

After removing the mini “G”, I hot glued the chalkboard to the natural wreath frame.  I also removed the twine that was attached since it wasn’t going to be needed.

Then, using the floral wire cutters, I separated the sprigs and arranged them around the chalkboard.  What’s great about these is that they don’t need to be glued since you can wrap the wire through the wreath and then, once the season is over and you’re ready to change them, they slide right out!

I think my absolute favorite part is the chalkboard because a.) it’s pretty! and b.) you can change the message.  It’s getting chillier here in Georgia (Don’t laugh at me if you live in the north! Us southern folk can’t take the cold!) so I thought “warm wishes” would be an appropriate message*.  Add some write, twine, or ribbon for hanging and you’re all set for the new season!

Gav + Ro: Updating your wreath for Winter

*Have you tried chalk pencils?  Game changer!

Gav + Ro: Updating your wreath for Winter
Gav + Ro: Updating your wreath for Winter
Gav + Ro: Updating your wreath for Winter

XO, Kelly
How do you like to decorate for the holidays/seasons?  Do you go all out or decorate sparingly?