February is an odd month for me – Christmas decor is all gone and I find my mind drifting to Spring time vibes. We live in Canada and if past winters are any indication we are still in for a long old wintery road. I don’t really mind the winter all that much and I don’t want to leave that impression at all, what’s odd for me is the decor part of winter, the “after Christmas decor rut”, I guess you could call it?!
Does anyone else feel a little lost reference decor for winter? What are some of your go-tos once all of your Christmas is put away? If you’ve been following me here or on Instagram you know I’m all about the cozy! Our style is hard to nail down into one word, we’re a collected, eclectic, vintage and now hygge style all rolled into one cozy vibe. If you’re not sure what Hygge is you can read all about what that is and how we are adding more of it into our lives for 2018.
I can’t believe January flew by so quickly (it seems the older I get the faster time goes) and it’s already time for February’s instalment for our cozy living series.
I’m so looking forward to seeing how the ladies have incorporated cozy for February. Jennifer from Town & Country Living has really created a monster when she asked me to join her team of cozy bloggers… I’m loving this series so much! And I love the inspiration I always find on their blogs – you can see their posts at the end of this one.
I just wanted to share a quick little “cozy” wreath I made. I know what you’re probably thinking, how is a wreath cozy? Well you can’t curl up with it, that IS true. But this simple wreath adds to the layered, collected and warm look of our home. With a warm white hoop and beautiful textures, it’s so simple but makes a statement – IMHO! And I made it with “junk”! Say what? Yep, stuff I had laying around the house, not junk per-say but bits and bobs – things I had in my stash. My favourite thing about this wreath is the little cutie leather tab that holds my new wreath up. I made that with an old vintage belt… Yaaaaasss! I’m hunting for all the belts now – haha! It’s so easy, just cut to length with a sharp utility knife, trim the top “hanger” into a pointed tip and Bob’s your uncle. It’s so easy I’m not going to do a tutorial but this little (tiny) video I posted on Instagram shows how I put that gold “rivet” in, that simple touch holds the leather hanger together and makes it, wow! No mystery, super easy to do.
It’s really that simple… I just used a tab from any stationary store and poked that through the hole I drilled in the leather and folded the tabs over. I’m sure there is a fancy kit to add rivets to leather… but I wanted simple and I wanted what I had on hand.
These are the tabs I used, inexpensive, something you can find at most stationary stores!
Not a sexy pic… but I wanted to really show you that there are no fancy grommets here. 😉
How do you bring cozy and warmth into your home after Christmas? It seems so bare once all of the twinkle lights and garland are gone, doesn’t it? I love using throws – similar to the ones I always have hanging on our blanket ladder and throw pillows (all to the dismay of my Hubs – why does he hate pillows so much – they never did anything to him – HA). I love adding texture like this wreath with gorgeous dried seeded eucalyptus, using elements like leather and wood, ties it all together in a yummy rustic way adding to the cozy vibe we strive to create. There you have it, this is how I fill that awkward in-between time, that time until the magical and renewing Spring gets here… I can feel it getting a tiny bit closer, the days are a little longer. I’m really glad the days are longer, it’s a huge bummer when it’s dark at 5:00pm, so I’m very happy the light lasts longer into the day.
Thank you so much for popping in, please make sure you visit my cozy living friends below for some February inspiration, if your winters are long like ours here in Ontario you’ll need all the cozy vibes you can gather, enjoy.