The cold weather is here and it is time for my winter door swag makeover.

I have a wreath, or door swag on my front door year round.  The door has an oval glass panel in it and putting a swag there gives me a bit of extra privacy and I like the way it makes the door look too.  Now that the temperatures have dropped and the holidays have gone, I decided that a winter door swag makeover was in order.The temperatures have dropped we had an ice storm last week. This ice skate door swag is a make over from my Christmas project. thegardeningcook.com

For Christmas this year, I had an ice skate door swag that was decorated in red with a Christmas bow and some seasonal decorations.  It was too “Christmasy” to stay up through the winter, but I liked the idea of using the ice skates and adding some other decorations that would make more sense for winter.old door swag

“Mittens!” my husband exclaimed when I asked him what to do for my Winter Door Swag Makeover.  So, off to the Dollar store I went and came back with some white and cream child’s mittens that could be used.

My friend, Debra, from Burlap Fabric often sends me supplies to use in my projects in exchange for mentioning her site on my blog.  The bow that I used in the Christmas swag was part of a box of goodies that she sent me before Christmas and the box had lots of things that I could use for the makeover.  These are just a small selection of wonderful burlap supplies that the website has for sale. Be sure to head over and check it out!Supplies for Winter door swag makeover

In addition to my Dollar store mittens, I had a row of burgundy colored jute twine, some small cream colored burlap lace baggies, and some neat little bowls that form themselves just with the pull of some satin ribbon hiding inside the bow.  How neat! These are just a few of the supplies that Burlap Fabric offers.

These pull open burlap ribbons made a nice bow when combined together

The bow that I planned to use on my swag was a combination of several of these easy Jute pull bows.

Burlap twine made great bows

The jute twine was going to be used to make some extra small bows to add to the finished larger bow. My Winter Door Swag Makeover is coming together nicely now.

Bow details

I also used the jute twine to add burgundy colored shoe laces to the skates to replace the red ones from Christmas. The mittens got tucked into the top of each skate and glued to the front, and then I hot glued a small lace bag to each mitten for some extra appeal.

mitten and lace bag details

The only other step was to hot glue a few extra boughs behind the top of the bow to hide the door hanger.  Here is the finished swag:

Winter door swag makeover

And here is how my front entry looks now.  Gone are the Christmas lights and sled.  But my swag looks perfect for my winter door.  It is especially appropriate considering the amount of ice we got here in Raleigh last week from winter storm Jonas! See pictures from my garden of the storm here.

Front entry with Winter door swag makeover

Do you have wreaths on your door year round or only for the holidays?  Tell us in the comments below!

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