Snowy Red Cardinal Winter Wispy Wreath

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This is my third wispy wreath makeover in my wreath transformation series. I took one wreath and used it for Fall, Halloween and now the Holidays. See my wispy wreaths page for all of the different ways I changed them up for each season.

Red Cardinal Wreath, Snow Wreath, Red Bird in Snow Wreath, Winter Door Wreath,

Red Cardinals are such a sweet reminder of love, family, and hope. They have a special meaning to our family with the passing of my father. They are so beautiful and pop against the white snow and I thought it would be great to create that feeling on a wreath. The wreath would make a  beautiful welcoming wreath or sweet reminder to your door this winter.

If you read my previous posts in this series you will learn about how I have two front doors to decorate every year. This can get quite pricey. I came up with an easy way to decorate my doors through the seasons using one set of large wispy wreaths. With a little spray paint, glitter and foliage change you can have a different look from fall thru the holidays and on into winter.

For this transformation, I painted it the wreaths and foliage white and added glitter and faux snow. Then placed a sweet faux nest and bright red cardinals to add that fun color pop.

Winter Wispy Wreath



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This wreath was my Spooky Wispy Wreath. I removed all the Halloween leaves, pumpkin and birds.

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I spray painted the orange berries from the Autumn wreath and the wreath itself with the white primer. Spray two coats of white spray paint. Right after the last blast of white paint, when it still wet, spray a coat of spray snow and glitter, that way the snow will stick better. I had a lot of fun with the spray snow. I wanted to spray everything with it! So fun!!

Add the stems. Place the berries and pine cone stems around the circle and then add the nest. Spray them and wreath again with the white spray paint, snow, and glitter. I wanted a little bit of the red on the pine cones to show up through the paint.

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Add your birds and small foliage. And that’s it! Instant Christmas! Love those Red Birds!

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Love it! Pin it! 

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~Check out more of my wreath projects in this series!

Snowy Red Cardinal Winter Wispy Wreath 3

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  1. 1.3.19
    Emily said:

    So pretty, Kim! This would be lovely to display all winter long. I’m going to include this wreath in my Features at the next Merry Monday party.

  2. 12.10.18
    Debra said:

    The wreath is very eye catching.

  3. 12.15.12

    this is absolute perfection … the red bird is the perfect accent!

  4. 12.12.12
    cassie said:

    i know i have this pinned- i LOVE it. so so fun!!!

  5. 12.6.12
    Alyssa said:

    How beautiful! I love the asymmetrical look, and fun placement of birds! Found you featured on House of Hepworths. Have a great week :)


  6. 12.6.12
    Linda said:

    Very Impressive!! Just pops out !! Looks stunning on your black door!!

  7. 12.5.12

    Saw your wreath featured on HOH and had to pop over, because it is absolutely adorable! I love, love, love the little birds. I don’t know if a wreath can really be delicate, but yours totally is!

  8. 12.4.12

    This is the cutest and prettiest wreath I have seen this season :) Nicely done!

  9. 12.3.12
    Heather said:

    Hi Kim! I am featuring your stunning wreath on my blog today here: Thnaks for linking up and hope to see you at this weeks party!

  10. 12.3.12
    Greta Seward said:

    Where did you find the birds, eggs and nest? Michael’s? Hobby Lobby? TIA

  11. 11.30.12
    Laurie said:

    What a gorgeous wreath. I just saw it was featured over at Lovely Crafty Weekend. It makes such a statement!

  12. 11.29.12

    What a beautiful wreath! I l.o.v.e. it!

  13. 11.26.12

    This is just gorgeous !!! So very elegant! Pinning this one!

  14. 11.26.12

    Thank you for sharing your wreath at my Twirl & Take a Bow party. Stop by House on the Way tomorrow to see it featured! I’d love for you to grab a button too! Have a great week!

  15. 11.26.12

    That is such a striking wreath!!! Love the red birds on the white wreath!!!

  16. 11.26.12

    What a beautiful wreath! Thanks for sharing at <All my Bloggy Friends. I’m looking forward to seeing what you share this week! :)

  17. 11.26.12
    Marti said:

    This is so cute! I love the colors you used. I’m currently hosting a craft and recipe blog party and would love for you to post this! :)

  18. 11.26.12
    Heather said:

    Hi Kim – I would love to feature this gorgeous wreath that you had linked up to It’s Party TIme! Would you mind adding this link to your post? Shoot me an email to let me know at – I am so smitten with this! I love Cardinals and love how you made an average wreath a wintery wonderland!!

  19. 11.26.12
    Heather said:

    Gorgeous – just gorgeous!! Looks like a wreath you could buy at a high end boutique! THanks so much for linking up your creativity to It’s Party Time!

  20. 11.26.12
    amandab2 said:

    What a beautiful project! Thanks for sharing at I Made IT! Monday. Can’t wait to see what you link up this week.

  21. 11.25.12
    Katherines Corner said:

    it’s so elegant, I love the touch of red with the cardinals. If you haven’t entered my giveaway yet I think you may want to. I have a lovely blown glass cardinal as one of the gifts. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog hop xo

  22. 11.25.12
    Amanda said:

    Congrats! You’ve been featured on this week’s Martha Mondays :) Head on over to grab a button and do a little bragging – you deserve it!


  23. 11.25.12

    That turned out beautiful. Thanks, for the inspiration and I hope you had a great Turkey Day.

  24. 11.25.12

    You are featured this week on Busy Monday at A Pinch of Joy! I hope you will stop by and grab a Featured Button from the Button Box on the sidebar this afternoon. Pinned. Thanks so much for linking!

  25. 11.25.12

    beautiful! Great job. Really love this :) Popping over from Sundae Scoop :)

  26. 11.25.12

    This wreath is absolutely stunning! I think it’s my most favourite ever!!

  27. 11.25.12

    Thanks so much for linking to Make the Scene Monday at Alderberry Hill, you are being featured later today!!

  28. 11.24.12
    hatty said:

    That was something different, I really liked it. Well done! …:)

  29. 11.24.12

    woow…..That´s a great job :)
    Håkan ( The Roseman)

  30. 11.24.12
    Molly said:

    I really love this… it would look so perfect in my front room.


  31. 11.23.12

    I love the cardinals, too, what a lovely representation of Christmas. You design sense is so lovely, you have such a wonderful eye for the beautiful and this wreath is no exception!

  32. 11.23.12
    claire said:

    Love the simplicity of the white with the sprinkling of the red cardinals and nest-featuring this on my Saturday favorites-Claire

  33. 11.22.12
    Mariel said:

    Beautiful! Thanks for sharing this at the link party on ‘Or so she says…’! I have chosen you as one of the winners for a feature! I’ll be highlighting your post, as well as sharing it on Facebook and Pinterest. I would love to have you share again. Party starts Sat, runs through Tues. Have a great week! ~ Mariel

  34. 11.21.12

    I adore all your wispy wreaths. I have enjoyed seeing what you have come up with these past few months. Thanks for sharing at Fabulous Friday. I’m featuring you tomorrow.

  35. 11.21.12
    Home Decor DIY Craft said:

    You are being featured today! Congrads. Like that? Check it out! Happy Thanksgiving.

  36. 11.20.12

    Kim. Your wreath is stunning!! Love it ;-)


  37. 11.20.12

    This is so beautiful! Thanks for sharing it at my party! Have a great week.
    House on the Way

  38. 11.20.12

    Stunning on your dark door!!!!

  39. 11.20.12
    Jessica said:

    What a breath-takingly beautiful wreath! Funny enough, I just picked up a bunch of clip-on cardinals to decorate my winter wreath with too. I hope it will at least compare to yours! Thanks so much for sharing at Sweet Saturday :) Have a nice holiday!

  40. 11.20.12

    I love this wreath! Thank you for sharing!

  41. 11.20.12

    What a great idea to paint the wreath white! Now I want to make one too!

  42. 11.19.12
    Marilyn said:

    Kim, this wreath is stunning. You did an amazing job!

  43. 11.19.12

    This is beautiful!

  44. 11.19.12
    Mariel said:

    I absolutely love this! I would love to have you come share this or any of your great ideas at the link party Hope to see you there!

  45. 11.19.12

    So simple and elegant. I love it. Is it a grapevine wreath?
    I found you at Meet me on Monday Linky party at You Are Talking Too Much. The French Hens are your newest members. Please visit us and maybe you will join us too!


  46. 11.19.12

    This is really pretty! The cardinals are my favorite part. I may need to try this…

  47. 11.19.12

    This is beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

  48. 11.19.12
    Home Decor DIY Craft said:

    KIM!!!! This is GORGEOUS! Wow wow wow. You are such a talented woman.

  49. 11.19.12

    Really pretty!! I like this alot.

  50. 11.18.12
    Chloe said:

    I love this! So pretty! I want to make a wreath. :) Pinning!

  51. 11.18.12

    Your wreath is absolutely beautiful! I love the contrast of the white and red, and the sweet nesting birds.

  52. 11.18.12

    This is absolutely gorgeous! I love anything red and white.

  53. 11.18.12

    Love this so much! Stopping by from Busy Monday link up and so glad I did.

  54. 11.18.12
    Courtney said:

    Super cute~ thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday :)

  55. 11.18.12
    Crystelle said:

    It’s so whispy… And more than pretty….: stunning!

    I love it…..

    hugs x

  56. 11.17.12

    Those little cardinals are so cute (At least I think that’s what they are)!!! They really MAKE the wreath! :)
    (Note to self – don’t try to post comments when the baby is in your lap, it might get posted before you are done!)

  57. 11.17.12
    s said:

    Those little cardinals are so cute!!! They really MAKE the wreath! :)

  58. 11.17.12
    Elise said:

    This is so beautiful! You’re a pro! Would love it if you linked up on my blog hop. Also let me know if you’d like to follow each other!

  59. 11.17.12
    Susi said:

    Hello!!! I found you through the Happy Hour link party :) This wreath is just sooo lovely! I think I will have to make one :) Can´t resist! xo

  60. 11.17.12

    It looks stunning against yur dark door! Isn’t spray paint the best thing since sliced bread. I’d love to have you share it with my readers on Wicked Good Wednesday Blo Hop at The Wilderness Wife.

  61. 11.17.12
    Michelle said:

    That is so pretty. I wish I had a wispy wreath… I am going to take a look in my garden

  62. 11.17.12

    I was looking at similar wreaths today that were priced around $89. I’m going to try to copy yours!

  63. 11.16.12
    Jerri said:

    I love red birds! This is so pretty!

  64. 11.16.12

    That is just lovely!

  65. 11.16.12
    Stephanie said:

    That is really gorgeous!!

  66. 11.16.12
    Kelly said:

    So beautiful! I think I just found my front door wreath for this Christmas! Thanks!

  67. 11.16.12
    Laurie said:

    Gorgeous wreath!!

  68. 11.16.12
    Jamie Wilcox said:

    Uh, I’ve put on my dunce cap! I saw the first picture on the white wall and commented before I got to the last one (hanging on the door!)…LOL!

  69. 11.16.12
    Jamie Wilcox said:

    Ohhhhh, very wintery, very lovely! Like being outdoors (with all the warmth of the indoors!)

  70. 11.16.12
    Carol Byrne said:

    simple and impressive!

  71. 11.16.12

    so pretty. What is the actual base made of? is that bought? Thanks