Winter Farmhouse Decor with the Farmhouse Hens

 Winter Farmhouse Vignettes

A new year has started and I am thrilled to share the first post of the year with the Farmhouse Hens.    This great group of DIY bloggers is organized to make 2018 our best year yet.  So happy to have you here and I know they will inspire you.   The other Farmhouse Hens links are located at the end of my post.

Where we live Winter will last a few more months it’s a long time before we can be outside celebrating Spring.  Using white decor for Christmas made transitioning to Winter decor incredibly easy.  I removed the trees, the bling, and extra sparkles and kept the greenery, winter animal art,  cushions, throws and some snowflakes.

I began by using fur fabric for both the tablecloth and for the candlesticks. The fur was too heavy and slippery, it would not stay in place on the candle.  I  bought a thrift store sweater and dug out a plaid throw and I love how it turned out.

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The rustic bear string art picture is a Christmas gift, isn’t it grand.   It looks easy to make as well.  The mama bear with her three baby bears commemorates my years as a single Mom.  Momma bear and her three cubs my daughter in law said.

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Cover the Candle Stick

The candlestick and jar do not need to match, just make sure the wool sleeves are long enough to cover the ones you choose.

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For the tall candlestick fold the cuff of the sleeve over and hand stitch in place.  I added some lace, but that is optional.   Pull the wool sleeve over the candlestick.  Wrap elastics along the top to hold it in place.  On my example, the lace covers them, if you don’t use lace, make the folded cuff wide enough to cover the elastics.   Fold the bottom under a little bit and either stitch or glue a small hem.

Twist the wool around to give it a swirl effect, the weight of the wool holds it in place.  Place a battery operated candle on top.

Cover the Jar

Choose a jar or vase and fit the wool sleeve over it.  Turn the top over like a cuff and tuck the bottom edge in around the bottom.

Scatter the snowflakes around in a pattern you like.  I enjoy having the two snowflakes placed  to act like little backgrounds.

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Other ideas for Winter Decor

After all the clutter of Christmas, I prefer to keep the Winter decor much simpler.  Here is some other simple to do ideas that will make your home feel cozy.

Arrange greenery and pinecones into a tray.

Fill jars with Epson salts, add small lights.

Light candles

Place rugs around, especially if you have bare floors.

Place throws on the couch and add fur and/or wool covered pillows.

Place some white branches into a vase or white flowers.  In Canada this time of year I wouldn’t recommend flowers as it is so cold.

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It’s really exciting to be starting a new year with the  Farmhouse Hens.   This is a very talented group of DIY bloggers that I am so excited to share with you.   Enjoy!


  1. Such beautiful winter touches to the candlestick and jar! I love the creativity. Happy New Year you too.

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Hi Julie. Thank you very much. The wool just makes it look cozy to me. Happy New Year back at you.

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Thank you. I enjoy contrasts in textures, so the little bit of lace against the knit texture pleases me.

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Thank you Marci. I like that it means you don’t have to store anything.

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Thank you.I was thrilled with my gift of the bears and couldn’t wait to use it.

  2. Awww! I love the bears… Always have had a soft heart for bears! I love how you’ve kept a few things from Christmas. I did the same and went mostly white for winter, too. Happy New Year!!!

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      It is so much easier than replacing everything right after Christmas. Happy New Years to you as well.

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Thank you, it is the perfect gift. Thanks for commenting.

  3. Love EVERYTHING about your winter decor. From the sweet bear string art right down to how you made the candle sticks be all nice and cosy!!! Love your metal snowfake too!!

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Hello Sam. I used the snowflakes for Christmas decor in my large front window. For the life of me I couldn’t get a good picture of them to share.

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Thank you Marci. I wanted something easy to do after the hectic pace of Christmas.

  4. That Bear string art is such a sweet and thoughtful gift. Great ideas for winter decor. Loving those galvanized snowflakes too! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Oh I love your little sweater covers, they look amazing and so cute! It all looks really elegant and beautiful.

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Thank you Tarah. I like that they look warm and they don’t use much storage.

  6. Leanna, I am so in love with the rustic bear string art!! What a great gift! The use of the sweaters really just says Winter and makes the vignette so cozy!! Such a beautiful Winter vignette!! Happy New Year my friend!

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      I loved my gift, my daughter in law and I have the same likes and tastes. It was perfect for a farmhouse vignette. It’s going to be lots of work but I am sure we will have a great year. Happy New Year you too.

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Absolutely Debra. I have fur throws in every room and fur cushions, slippers, and hoodies. I use them all lol. Have a great week.

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