Are you stuffed?? Boy…we had such a great family weekend…Thanksgiving…tree decorating…lots of family movie time. This time of year is simply the best. I hope you had a great weekend too. To get you inspired this week for some fun Christmas decorating….I have a couple of neat ideas…starting with this handmade holly wreath. Also…today kicks off the Christmas Inspiration week with ThistlewoodFarms and The Hunted Interior. Be sure to stop by KariAnne’s today and see her fabulous nautical Christmas ideas.
I have some holly. And when I say I have some…I really mean I have several overgrown-need to be cut-desperate for attention….holly bushes. So, if your local….come on over and clip some for this project ;) I suppose any green you have outside would work…like evergreens…whatever you want.
This is a super simple but very chic (and cheap!) wreath project. You are going to need an old frame, some burlap, hot glue, green floral wire and some free green clippings from your landscape. I used holly…because I have a ton;) If you don’t have a frame…scout out your local thrift shop. You can usually find some for just a couple bucks. Cheap is chic am I right?!?!
First cut a piece of burlap the size of your frame. You are just going to be covering the edges…so cut out the center too.
Now you are going wrap the frame and hot glue the burlap to the edges. Doesn’t have to be perfect…we are going to cover up with the greens anyway.
Clip off some fresh holly from your over-grown bushes (like me right?!?!) I filled up a small Rubbermaid container and that was plenty. The idea is to cover the frame with the greens …using floral wire….so at the end of the season you can discard the greens and save the frame for the next time.
Laying the greens down on the frame….wrap the wire around (twist the wire) so that the greens stay put. Keep layering and wiring until you make it back to where you started. Fill in bare spots as needed. I use the green floral wire so all my mistakes are hidden :)
These custom wreaths can run as much as $50….and looky here….you just made your own for pennies ;)
What do you have lying around outside that would make a good wreath?
Here is the link to go see KariAnne over at Thistlewood Farms…:) She decorated her guest room for the Holiday….swoooonnnnn
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I recently met Erin at the Haven conference….her smile is contagious. Have you ever met someone like that? Seriously, she smiles and you can’t help but feel you happy and smiley. She is creative and sweet and her blog is filled with great ideas! Thanks for being here Erin :)
Hey everyone! I’m Erin from How to Nest for Less.
I’m so thankful Tracie asked me to guest post for the day! So what cool project am I sharing?
My Fall Football Wreath, perfect for your favorite professional, college or high school team!
Pretty cute, huh? So here’s how I created this festive door wreath…
First I gathered my supplies:
- 18 inch wooden craft wreath
- Black and gold gift wrapping ribbon (large spools
- Black and white paint
- Black and gold Scribbles paint
- Wooden letters for your team name
- Hot glue gun
- Wooden football decals (find at Michael’s or WalMart)
First step was to paint the craft wreath in black and the wooden letters in white. Once the paint was dry on the letters, I used the Scribbles 3D paint to create gold and black polka dots. This next step was the most time consuming: cutting and curling the ribbon. I cut the gold and black ribbon in 6 inch lengths and grouped them in bundles with 4 ribbons of each color. Then I stapled the ribbons together in the middle of the group and curled both ends with a pair of scissors. I bet I had to make near 100 bundles of ribbon! The 18 inch craft wreath I bought had a pretty big area I needed to cover! Once I was finished curling all of the ribbon, I used my handy dandy hot glue gun to stick the ribbons onto the craft wreath. I filled in spaces as needed, but tried to cover as much as possible so none of the black craft wreath showed through. Next I laid out my MIZZOU letters and footballs until I found my perfect composition. Then I used my hot glue gun and secured them in place.
VOILA! It’s complete!
I can’t wait to hang this on my door when the season starts. I’m getting pretty sick of these hot summer days… I’m ready for Fall and some Football! How about you?
If you’d like to see more from me, please visit my blog How to Nest for Less.
1. Master Bedroom Makeover 2. Daughter’s Stenciled Bedroom 3. Dining Room Mini Makeover 4. Craft Room Makeover
Well thanks Tracie for having me visit for the day!
Much ♥ to everyone, Erin