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

  • Reply July 29, 2014


    Can’t find the instructions for the other felt flowers. They look like they’re made from looped strips.
    Also, what is the size of the piece of felt for the scalloped edge strips?

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