Dressing Up A Real Pine Wreath

So every year I put a fresh pine wreath on my front door. It’s kind of become a tradition.

I am always tempted every year by all the wreath cuteness – yarn wreaths, ornament wreaths, burlap wreaths – they’re all so fun. But I just love the way the fresh pine smells every time I walk through the door!

Well this year, I decided to have the best of both worlds and add some fun decorations to my real pine wreath!

Wanna see?


I am soooo in love!

I actually had this deer stuck in the center of my wreath for the last week and a half – and I had been thinking of doing some rosettes in the curve of the wreath, kind of like my Ombre Fall Wreath. But then I saw the felt flowers on the wreaths we featured in last Friday’s Pinterest Feature Friday  and I knew that was it!

So I got busy and made a ton of felt flowers. You can find the Rolled Flowers tutorial on my How to do That – Flowers page – and I’ll be adding the Felt Fringe flower tutorial there later today!

You can see that the fringy flower has a bit of glitter on it. That was a happy little accident! (to channel some Bob Ross for ya) I dropped the flower in some glitter on the table – and realized how cute it looked! So I brushed the tops of the felt with glue and dipped them in glitter. Instant bling!

I found my little glitter deer at HomeGoods, and the white trees are 99 centers from Rite Aid! Wooohooo for cheap decorations!

I had wedged the deer and the trees in the branches of the wreath, they were pretty stable since the wreath was so dense. To hold the flowers in place, I stuck a pearl stick pin through the center, then stuck that through the branches. Since the wreath is so dense, it works well, but you could also glue them in. I wanted to be able to remove and reuse them after this Christmas so that’s why I used the pins.

I love the way the pearl looks in the center of the flowers.

I just placed the flowers in an arch, to follow the curve of the wreath and moved them around until I liked the way it looked.

So easy right?

The glitter flowers look so sweet too! And I think our snazzy deer things they’re sweet too.

Can you tell I’m a little in love? :)

So what do you think?
Have you ever dressed up a fresh pine wreath? I’d love to know what you did!

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  • Reply December 6, 2012

    Jennifer McCaffrey

    I love that you used a real wreath. I prefer them too because of how good they smell :) Love the little glitter deer!

  • Shut UP, Bev!!! Holy cuteness! I’m in love. It all looks amazing together. :)

  • Reply December 6, 2012


    Bev, I LOVE this! Your flowers are so pretty and I have a big soft spot for deer! You can leave this up after Christmas too! It is just so wintery and cute :)

  • Reply December 6, 2012


    quick stupid question. What diameter circle do you start with to get a 1″-2″ rolled flower?

    • December 6, 2012


      That’s not stupid Tai! I’d say it’s probably 4″ for a 2″ flower and more like 3″ for a 1″ flower. Or about that. I don’t usually measure first. ;)

  • really pretty! love it when easy things turn out fabulous :)

  • Reply December 6, 2012

    Vivienne @ The V Spot

    I love, love, love this!! The deer in the middle is too precious!!

  • Reply December 7, 2012


    The wreath looks great. The flowers are darling. Where did you find that sweet little deer?

  • Reply December 7, 2012


    So very pretty!!

  • Reply December 7, 2012


    Awww, the deer is sooo cute! And I love the felt & pine combination, too!! It’s such a perfect piece to welcome guests and the holiday season :)

  • Reply March 2, 2014


    Beautiful! I really love the silver deer and the flowers!

    Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party

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