Tag Archives: Wreath

Anticipating Spring

5 Mar

So who is sick of Winter?! I certainly am! Seems about right though, once March rolls around and Spring is almost near I start to go a little crazy with anticipation for warmer days. In a desperate hope to hurry Spring along I put together a new welcome wreath for our front door. I started by looking for some inspiration via pinterest, because really if you need inspiration pinterest is the mecca for great ideas! A wreath by Too Much Time On My Hands caught my eye. It had all the flowers made from paper book pages, genius! Click Here to see the step by step instructions I followed.

Back when we first moved into our house last June I had constructed a wreath with our new house numbers on it. Click Here to see the old wreath and instructions on how I made our house numbers. I reused these numbers for my new wreath.

Here is my new wreath! I love it, I feel as if I am welcoming spring into my home, Go away snow!!! 🙂

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LaurenSig

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Halloween Wreath

23 Oct

As these decorations came attached to bendable wire it made it quite easy to stick them into the body of the wreath then bend and adjust them as needed. I added a giant black sparkle bow and, Voila, an easy Halloween wreath! I think after Halloween this year I will visit the clearance section in several stores and get a few more of these sparkle skulls and bats for next year’s wreath.

Welcome Home

17 Jun

For some of you that have been with me since the begining you might be starting to wonder why I only talk about throwing parties but never actually throw one of my own. I promise you, I am not all talk, I am simply homeless! My husband and I have been in transition for about four months. I am happy to report that the end is near, in two weeks we close on our new house! I then guarantee we will have a huge summer party full of lots of DIY party ideas.

In the meantime, I have been getting antsy (I am sure my in-laws are getting antsy for us to leave as well:) ). I decided today I would make a wreath for our new door. It has our new house number on it which I think adds a personal touch. Here is the step- by-step guide on how to recreate it.

Materials needed: For the wreath and embellishments I used all natural materials.  I like the look of the dried lavender and pussy willows with the twig wreaths. Anything will work though.  Get creative!  You also need wooden numbers, paint, green wire, and a glue gun.

Step 1. Simply start by sliding the embellishments into the wreath, filling in however you like.

Step 2. Once you have the wreath filled in the way you like, flip it over and wire-wrap all the stems so that they are secure.

Here is what it should look like without the numbers.

Step 3. Apply the wood numbers. My craft store did not have any wooden numbers that would fit my wreath so I bought a sheet of thin wood and traced the numbers onto it. I then took an exacto blade and cut the numbers out.

Step 4. Paint the numbers

Step 5. Hot-glue green wire onto the back of the numbers.

Step 6. Add the numbers to the wreath!

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