Winter white wreath with a pompom garland.

Winter White Wreath And A Coat Rack

Yesterday was a dreary and rainy day, so I decided to make a winter white wreath to brighten the front door. The assembly was quick, and soon I was hanging the wreath when I realized I should also share my new smart-looking coat rack . First the winter white wreath…

Winter white wreath with a pompom garland.

As I was saying, the wreath assembly went quick, since I was only using a few items: a plain straw wreath, ribbon, thread and wool felt pompoms. The heavy winter white striped ribbon was wrapped around the wreath, and tied to hold it in place.

Winter White Striped Wreath

Winter White Striped Wreath

Next, I strung the wool felt pompoms together using a long needle and embroidery thread. There’s something about the feel of wool felt that I really love. I guess it reminds me of the fuzzy sheep we admired last summer, when my daughter and I traveled to Scotland.

Winter white wreath with a pompom garland.

The mini pompom garlands were attached to the inside of  the straw wreath with a drop of Dap. I could have used a hot glue gun but I wanted to attach the wool felt using as little glue as possible. This will make dismantling and reusing the wreath easier when I’m ready for a new look.

The color combination reminds me of the humorous chicken wreath I made last year in the post, Irresistable Spring Chickens.

Winter white wreath with a pompom garland.

Now for the coat rack…which is actually a cup rack. I ordered the cup rack from Magnolia Market and hung it in the entry instead of the kitchen. I wanted to fill the space with something interesting and architectural. The cup rack was the perfect solution, and offers a convenient spot for scarves, jackets and dog leads.

Metal cup rack turned into a coat rack.

The coat rack gives the entry a farmhouse feel. To me it says, “take off your jacket and stay awhile”. Of course, if it were in the kitchen it would say, “let’s have a cup of tea”. It’s great having things with a dual purpose for when your needs change.

Metal cup rack turned into a coat rack.

Metal cup rack turned into a coat rack.

Thank you for stopping by! Stay warm and let me know how you brighten your winter days.

Cheers!

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