Do you love Cardinals as much as I do?
When I saw this Winter Wispy Wreath made by Kim at MadeInADay.com I knew that it would fit right in with my Christmas decorations.
I had the wispy grapevine wreath, although it was painted apple green, but just a little white paint solved that problem.
I added a few twigs at the bottom to get the branched out look.
The six Cardinals came from Dollar General ... total cost of $3.00. The rest of the stuff, I already had.
I painted this old mirror frame and it looks great hanging inside it in my Entry.
I added a garland of berries around the inside edge and made a small nest. Kim had some pretty golden berries around her nest. I had planned to just leave those off, but when I went to town today, I noticed the wild Chinaberry trees were loaded with these golden berries, so I stopped by the side of the road and picked a few. They are a little swiveled, but look pretty natural for this wreath.
Chinaberries have a rather large seed with a hole through the middle. As kids, we would let the berries dry; remove the skin and string the seeds and make a necklace and bracelet out of them.
I did not have the tiny pine cones, so just added some round seed pods.
Very easy to make and did not cost much.
Thanks to Kim for letting me copy-cat her. Hope you will visit her ... she has some great craft ideas.
Hope you enjoyed the wispy winter wreaths.
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