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A Winter Kitchen Wreath

by Jane Windham on December 11, 2012

I thought I’d show you this winter wreath that I made for the kitchen. I’m calling it a winter wreath because I plan for it to stay up after Christmas.

It’s hanging on our chalkboard in the kitchen. To make the wreath, I spray painted an oval shaped grapevine wreath white.  Then I wrapped a shimmery aqua colored ribbon around the wreath.

Then I hot-glued 2 of the pine cones that I had painted a few weeks ago to the ribbon.  If you’d like to see how I did the pine cones,  you can read my post decorating pine cones.

Next I hung some of my Christmas cookie cutters on the wreath. I didn’t really attach them. I just hung them onto pieces of grapevine that were sticking out so when I get ready to use them in making cookies, I can just grab them off the wreath!

To finish off the wreath, I attached a bow made with black and white toile ribbon. I found the silky ribbon at Walmart, and it’s just perfect for our kitchen because I have black and white curtains hanging at the windows.

A few months ago, I had already tweaked the frame around the chalkboard by adding white and aqua paint. You see, I plan to add more aqua to the kitchen, and I’ve been gathering some aqua plates and other items to add later. We did get the new clock mounted above the chalkboard. You can’t see it very well, but it has an aqua edge around the burlap center.

I really like how the wreath turned out. The Christmas cookie cutters will be changed out for some others later so that the wreath can be used until spring.  I hope to show you more of our Christmas decorations in the kitchen soon.

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Keeping it Cozy December 11, 2012 at 4:44 pm

How pretty! I love the pinecones hanging and the cookie cutters are such a fun touch.

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Gina December 11, 2012 at 6:02 pm

It looks so pretty, Jane. I really love that its a winter wreath & you can leave it up long after Christmas!

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Dawn December 11, 2012 at 7:00 pm

Cute as ever, and will be a great addition all winter long:)

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Savannah Granny December 11, 2012 at 8:13 pm

Jane, you are definitely the queen of wreaths. Your creativity is impressive. First of all, I love the grapevine wreath with pine cones but then you put it on the chalkboard. That’s fantastic. I can just imagine you will have messages there for Leo. Maybe a honey do list?
Merry Christmas, Ginger

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Shirley@Housepitality Designs December 11, 2012 at 8:16 pm

Beautiful wreath Jane…what a great idea to create it so that you are able to display it throughout the winter…so love that idea!!! … and it looks wonderful with the backdrop of the chalkboard..!

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Melanie December 11, 2012 at 9:03 pm

Love it!

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Jennifer @ Town and Country Living December 11, 2012 at 9:04 pm

So pretty! I love that you’re keeping it up after Christmas. I like the toile bow on the top!

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Lina@fancy frugal life December 11, 2012 at 11:45 pm

I love everything about this wreath!..the colors, pine cones, and chalkboard! Lovely

Lina @ fancy frugal life

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Barbara F. December 11, 2012 at 11:54 pm

Stunning wreath, Jane. I love it with the chalkboard. Merry Christmas! xo

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michelle December 12, 2012 at 12:20 am

Very cute. I like the idea of being able to keep it up all winter

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Danni@SiloHillFarm December 12, 2012 at 5:56 am

Jane, that is one cute wreath! I love a holiday project that can last through the winter season as well!

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Mary December 12, 2012 at 6:32 am

Jane, I love that your wreath against the background of the chalkboard and that it can be enjoyed through the winter! Having the cookie cutters so easily accessible is a plus! :)

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Carol December 12, 2012 at 7:42 am

It did turn out great Jane, I love it :) Merry Christmas!

Carol

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BethM@Under A Pile of Scrap! December 12, 2012 at 7:47 am

I always think I’m going to decorate my kitchen & then I never do. This is a good idea! I also like how you did the frame on the chalkboard. I’m gonna have to remember that. ;)

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Eileen December 12, 2012 at 8:01 am

So sensible!! You actually have new storage, function and pretty as well.

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jen December 12, 2012 at 10:20 am

So cute!!!

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Helen December 12, 2012 at 10:24 am

Jane, count me in on the “loving it list” ….and I love that it can carry over til Valentine’s Day or beyond. Thanks for making me think ahead to what will be next here.
Merry Christmas,
Helen

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Suzy @ Worthing Court December 12, 2012 at 2:48 pm

Jane – I love your wreath! And what a great idea to make one that can be used all the way until the Spring. The pinecones are gorgeous and the black and white toile ribbin is to die for! Thank you so much for linking up to the Better Late Than Never Christmas Inspirations bloghop.

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Jean Windham December 12, 2012 at 6:26 pm

The wreath looks pretty for the kitchen and goes well with your natural theme this year. the toile ribbon is a nice touch too. See you Christmas Eve. Jean

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Rondell December 12, 2012 at 7:16 pm

Really pretty winter wreath! Love the pinecones and how you did the frame!

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Jessica @ Mom 4 Real December 12, 2012 at 8:11 pm

I love your wreath, Jane! Especially with your beautiful glittery pinecones!

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Carlene @ Oganized Clutter December 12, 2012 at 10:02 pm

I like it Jane. The wreath looks great on the chalkboard. How did you attach the wreath to the chalkboard?

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Glenda Childers December 13, 2012 at 7:29 am

I love this idea, Jane, of making something that looks great at Christmas, but can cheer you all winter. Bravo.

Fondly,
Glenda

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Ann December 13, 2012 at 9:03 am

I think leaving this wreath up is a brilliant idea. It is neutral and beautiful. I love your chalkboard! I have wanted one but honestly don’t know where I would hang it. Hope your Christmas prep is coming along. Mine is slow going but I’m sure I’ll get there at some point!

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Dixie n Dottie December 13, 2012 at 1:50 pm

This is so lovely! Great job! Would love if you’d join our Countdown to Christmas link party! Hope to see you there! Have a great week! :)
http://dixie-n-dottie.blogspot.com/2012_12_11_archive.html

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Kelly December 13, 2012 at 8:46 pm

Very nice Jane. Great idea to change it up for the change of seasons.

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Melanie December 14, 2012 at 6:46 am

Love it Jane!!! That will look pretty after Christmas too!!
I used your idea for some pinecones and love how they turned out!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

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Lolly Jane December 14, 2012 at 5:56 pm

So cute! Love it! The cookie cutter is a nice touch too!!
XOXO

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MariaElena December 15, 2012 at 7:20 am

Jane, your wreath is beautiful! Love the fabric of the bow. Very pretty!

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