Wine Crafts, Wreath

Grapevine wreath

Wine Wreath

 

I think I should be outlawed from going to Michaels. Every time I go I buy something I definitely don’t need. About a month ago I stumbled upon these adorable grapes and I just couldn’t pass them by.

This wreath was fairly simple to make, but not without error.

I started with two large grapes, a pack of small grapes and a grapevine wreath.

Before

I started this project with the intention of hot gluing all of the pieces to the wreath. Plastic + Wood = perfect, right? Nope. For some reason, the hot glue and the grapes didn’t mix, so they all fell off. Oops.

Instead, I attached the grapes with wire. To do so, I wove the wire through the grapes and the vine, then twisted it around the back so it was secure.

Wire

I did this for each of the grapes until everything was secure. I think my brain wasn’t working because I’d lay out the pattern for my grapes, then flip over the wreath and they’d all fall off. Thankfully, it wasn’t complicated (obviously) and I was able to place them all where I wanted each time I made that mistake (at least 3 times).

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Even with the small snags, this was a very easy-to-make wreath.

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I know what will be gracing my front door once winter is over!

Detail Shot

Thanks for stopping by. Check back tomorrow for my DIY GIFT GUIDE 🙂 See ya then!

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Craft Projects, Holiday, Wreath

Snowy Winter Wreath

Winter Wreath Square

If you follow my blog you know by now that I am a cool colors girl. I don’t need any reds or oranges in my life. Give me blues and greens and I’ll be happy forever.

Last year I made a beautiful wreath for my front door. But that was when my door was red. And when my green and red wreath looked bangin’ good.

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This year, with my fancy teal doors, the red and green just wasn’t so hot. So In the name of cool colors and my love of snow, I wanted to create a snowy wreath.

Allie and I (I told you we did a million things this weekend!) got all of the supplies at Michaels, and she created this AMAZING wreath while I made my centerpiece and a wreath I’ve yet to share.

To make this wreath, I bought a grapevine form and pretty much any and all of the snowy white floral stuff Michaels had in stock.

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Allie spent half of her time cutting each branch apart from one another before she started to systematically arrange them on the wreath. For the branches, she simply stuck them into the wreath far enough so they wouldn’t fall out.

On some spots, she added hot glue. With the pearls, she glued them all in after sticking them where she wanted them.

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She did this wreath layer by layer, adding small amounts as she went so it was evenly spaced around the form.

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And basically she should be a professional wreath maker because it turned out to be gorgeous! You can really see all of the detail in the photo above. Some branches are covered in snow, others are covered in clear crystals. It is magnificent and I love the way it pops on my teal door. Buh-bye red, hello snowy white 🙂

This is one happy girl.

Craft Projects, Dollar Store Crafts

Dollar Store Wreaths

Hello, hello, helloooooo! I am so excited to share this project with you! Yes, yes… I know I’ve gone a little wreath crazy lately. BUT, I am happy to share with you that you can make pretty wreaths for far less than I ever thought possible. My secret: The Dollar Store.

I visited our local Dollar Tree and it was a craft supply haven! I found wreath forms and fake flowers galore! GALORE! They had grapevine wreaths and green wreath forms (not really sure what those are called). I picked up six wreath forms and dozens of flower bunches. SO excited. I have two huge vases full of flowers now. WINNING.

The flowers aren’t quite as nice as what you’d get at Michaels or Hobby Lobby — but the flowers there are so pricey. SO PRICEY! Some of the bunches are $12.99! Everything at the Dollar Store is, well, $1. Duh. Can’t beat that.

I made two wreaths out of my new supplies and I still have a ton of everything left. Here’s what you do if you want to make your own dollar store wreath.

1. Buy supplies at the Dollar Store.

2. Pick out the flowers you’d like to place on your wreath form. I chose to use my grapevine forms for this project.

3. Start adding your flowers on with hot glue. Since these wreaths aren’t as thick as wreaths from Michaels, I opted for hot glue instead of wire so it would be easier to cover up.

4. If adding longer vines or flowers, make sure to tuck and pin in the vines along the way.

 

5. Keep adding flowers until you are finished! Embellish with any additional add-ons as you see fit. I left these two wreaths embellishment free.

All in all, I used four types of flowers on this wreath )with plenty left over in each bunch), so this adorable wreath cost me $5 to make.

It will be a perfect Fourth of July decoration with hints of blue in addition to the red and white.

 

My next wreath was a fall-themed wreath. I pulled out my bunches of brown, orange, yellow and red flowers. Using the same process, I created this autumn beauty.

This one as a bit more expensive because I used a wider variety of flowers…. let’s say $8. But, considering the wreath I made for my mom probably cost upward of $60, I’d say $8 isn’t too shabby. Is her’s nicer? Yeah. But unless you have them side by side, you’d never know.

What treasures have you found at your local dollar store?