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Showing posts with label Wreath. Show all posts

Monday, November 17, 2014

Fall Foliage Wreath

Fall is one of my favorite seasons.  I love the changing of the colours and living up here in the UP it is magnificent.  We all know that even though this season is beautiful,  colours only last for a short while and very soon the trees are bare and all those colours are fluttering to the ground.  One way to preserve all this beauty is to make a wreath with the flowers and foliage.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Decorating with Crochet Easter Eggs #Crafts #Easter

Although spring really hasn't come here to the UP, I decided I needed to get some  colour into our house.  So I have started to do some of my decorating for Easter...

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Dollar Tree Christmas Wreath

One of my favorite bloggers and friends Cynthia of Feeding Big made this wonderful Christmas wreath from using material that she bought at the Dollar Tree.  I have been obsessed with the Dollar Tree and spend a lot of time going through the aisle.  I buy dishes, crafts, some food items and my cleaning items from there.  So when I saw her wreath I knew that I had to make one too.

By the time I got to the store a lot of the Christmas decorations where gone but I did find some.  I also cheated just a little bit as I bought some of the ornaments from Walmart as they had a package with a green ornament that I wanted.  I liked them as it brought a little bit of different colour then the gold and red.  For my base I used an evergreen wreath that I twisted the evergreens to make them tight around the wire.  This I bought from the Dollar Tree too.

Dollar Tree Christmas Wreath 

I thought that I took a picture of the materials that I used but I either deleted them or put them in a file that I can't find.

16 evergreen wreath
Assorted sizes and colour ornaments
1 sprig holly berries
ribbon to make bow - approx 1 foot in length
hot glue gun

I twisted the evergreens around the wire wreath so that it was solid.  Don't worry if some are showing as you can see some of the every green in my wreath.
Glue large ornaments to wreath with glue gun covering 3/4 of wreath.  (I realized that I hadn't bought enough balls and decided to leave room for a bow.)
Continue to glue ornaments in random arrangement over the wreath.  Try not to leave to many holes.
Pull holly berries off sprig and glue to bottom of the wreath.  I tried to glue them all about the same distance apart.
Tie a 4 loop bow and glue to wreath where there are no ornaments.

This wreath cost me about $10.00 to make.  You can still make one before Christmas either for yourself or give as a gift.

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Shared at these awesome parties:  Lou Lou Girls Fabulous Party, Dat be Nice

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Saturday, October 19, 2013

Fall Wreath #crafts

Fall Wreath

I have wanted to start a craft section and do at least one craft per week, but that is not happening.  So I will just post as I get some crafts done.
I have been very late this year in getting my Fall decorations up.  I usually get them up before Canadian Thanksgiving but as you can tell that was last weekend and I am still working on it.  I wanted to make a wreath to put on the front door but that failed too.  I couldn't find any bigger grapevine wreaths anyway in the are and I am not sure where I put the extras I had.  Maybe I used them all.
Anyways there are only a few place I can find craft supplies ~ Walmart, Shopko and the Dollar Store.  I started at the Dollar Store and most of the material I found was from there.. So now I have a Dollar Store Craft.

What I used:

1 inch letters "FALL"
small scrap of scrapbooking paper
6 inch wreath
leaves (felt) ~ I used 8
couple of plastic flowers
glue- I used Tacky Glue and a Glue Gun.

I first glued the letters to the back of the scrapbook paper.  Once dried I cut them out ~ this was the hardest part.  Glue leaves to one side of the wreath.  Arrange flowers and glue to the other side.  Glue 'FALL' close to the top of the wreath.  Make a bow and attach to the bottom... And you are done.
Simple, Easy and Cheap...   This maybe cost about $2.50 total with lots left over to make more and I think it looks wonderful on my fireplace.

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Links:  Project Stash, Trick and Treat Part 4, Crafty Frenzy Friday Inspiration Spotlight
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