Awhile back I picked up two metal star wreaths at the thrift store with the full intention to revamp them for the holidays. One got made over for Halloween, and the other I decided to save for Christmas. This is going to be a super short and sweet post on how I made an Upcycled Metal Christmas Wreath, that looks a bit farmhouse fancy.
Which if you know me, is the opposite of what I am.
Super easy and quick – Upcycled Metal Christmas Wreath
The first one I did for Halloween and wound up like this.
Honestly, even I was spray paint and a dollar store crow is pretty impressive.
This is the Christmas version.
Initially I wanted to do it in a glossy red but when I spray painted it with primer to get it white, I really liked it in the white. Our entire damn house is white walls. I am shocked, I know.
I am a huge fan of white mixed with wood decor. A bit of Scandinavian inspired, a bit of Canadiana. A lot of vintage mixed in with way too much IKEA> By the time I am done decorating our house I’ll probably be sick of it and want to go full on color.
Just kidding. That is never going to happen.
HOW I MADE THIS:
- I spray painted it with the Primer, then with Rustoleum spray paint in Blossom White.
- Then I wrapped a whole bunch of white yarn and twine around it.
- Glued on added some of styrofoam balls and of course, jingle bells. If I had mini pom poms, I could have used those too.
I have an insane collection of jingle bells in this house. I don’t even know how they got here. I go to the stores, I see them and think, “Oh I love you you’re coming home with me”.
It’s all great and dandy until you’re trying to close your door very quietly and not wake up your kids. But it’s a great idea to put on the main door so you can hear when they’re trying to sneak out.
Or in my daughter’s case, “Hear when Santa tries to sneak in to leave the presents”.
We don’t have a chimney. Next house, we must have fireplace. It’s a travesty to live in Canada in the winter and not have a real fireplace.
Until then Santa apparently has to master the art of silencing jingle bells.
Stephen HughesDecember 11, 2012 at 8:05 am
Another amazing collection of photos on ‘how to’!
Brilliant crisp quality!
the home tomeDecember 11, 2012 at 8:14 am
This wreathe so great and it is SO different from the Halloween version!
My mom always had big jingle bells on the front door – they caused quite a racket unless you opened the door VERY slowly. Ringing these is how she woke us up on Christmas morning. 🙂
[email protected]December 12, 2012 at 2:30 pm
I found one of those Santa bells that you see the Salvation Army Christmas Santa’s ring on the corners to get everyone’s attention at the dollar store the other day. And I was about to buy it and then I remembered I had kids.
Victoria Elizabeth BarnesDecember 11, 2012 at 8:34 am
My mom has bells on the door to the garage… and you know when the cat is stuck out there because he bats on the door and it’s just enough to get the bells to rattle a little.
I way prefer the white over red… I love Christmas stuff that isn’t red and green.
[email protected]December 12, 2012 at 2:32 pm
Smart cat! I’d probably do that locking myself in there, only there’s a good chance that I’d actually lock myself in there period. Once my friend stepped out to the backyard and her twins locked her out of the house. It’ll make a great story for their weddings…the day the firemen came to visit.
Pillows A-La-ModeDecember 11, 2012 at 9:37 am
I LOVE these!!! 🙂
runtspickinsDecember 11, 2012 at 9:41 am
I love that!
ScrapAndSalvageDecember 11, 2012 at 10:23 am
GREAT idea with beautiful and festive results. i love the white with the twine. totally wintery!! well done.
StaceyDecember 11, 2012 at 10:49 am
I agree with ScrapAndSalvage… the natural twine against the white really makes it special. I’m a lover of white too, Alex!
Sue Schlabach 129twigandvineDecember 11, 2012 at 10:53 am
Love the white with the natural too. I am torn between wanting all white/wood/metal and color, color, color. So our downstairs is white (mostly except for the moss green kitchen) and upstairs it’s very colorful. Balances my feuding self.
[email protected]December 12, 2012 at 2:33 pm
I’m in a huge white/metal/wood phase with red and turquoise accents all around. Like you one day I am going to get mad and decide to paint my kitchen cabinets apple red or something totally out of character.
KellyDecember 11, 2012 at 6:40 pm
I love how that came out, Alex! I think the white looks beautiful with the twine.
ProjectPalermoDecember 11, 2012 at 10:14 pm
Oh, that’s lovely! Such a nice combination of materials.
DanielleDecember 11, 2012 at 10:45 pm
This is so pretty! It’s hard to imagine that this wreath and your halloween one are the same set of stars. Love all the white and neutrals… it looks very crisp and clean and so easily adaptable.
[email protected]December 12, 2012 at 2:35 pm
This is why I like reading people’s craft stories. Because it’s always so cool to see what everyone comes up with different materials. There have been some pretty kick ass wreaths out there in blogland this winter!
now at home momDecember 13, 2012 at 8:03 pm
it’s beautiful! 🙂 I really like it! 🙂 We have a real fireplace here but we don’t know if it works or not! we moved here over 2 years ago and they told us to have it inspected before we turn it on, we never got the “inspection” so we can’t turn it on! 🙁 … next year, we must ! and I don’t even have a mantel! 🙁
Organized Living EssentialsDecember 13, 2012 at 11:54 pm
What a brilliant and creative way to re-purpose a thrift store find. You have created a one of kind wreath! Nicely done ~ Thea
fynesdesignsJanuary 6, 2013 at 9:01 pm
This is beautiful!
LindaINovember 2, 2013 at 12:11 am
YES!!! Very inspiring. I’m pinning also. Linda Come share if you like:
kim @ DESIGN + LIFE + KIDSDecember 10, 2013 at 9:08 am
I would totally hang this up in my house 🙂