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.

Wine Wreath grap shot

 

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.

Winter Wreath close up

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.

Christmas, Craft Projects, Holiday, Wreath

Christmas Centerpiece

How many times can I say I have awesome neighbors?

Well, it’s just true and I’m gonna keep shouting that I love them. Because they rock.

Sunday, our neighbor came over to watch football with Brian, so the wives got together and hung out too! But get this, we cleaned! Ye, that is a good friend. Allie and I cleaned the hell out of my craft room, which so desperately
needed it. I threw away a ton of stuff that I wasn’t going to use. I have a pile of crafts to gift this Christmas. And I have a bunch of stuff to donate.

While cleaning, we also found/rediscovered some materials I had bought in the past two years and just never got around to using. For example, a floral ring. Turns out, I had a perfect glass dish (it holds the dip in our now-deceased chip and dip set… thanks, Brian haha) to fit in the center.

So after we cleaned, we headed to Michaels and bought some fake winter foliage to make a Christmas centerpiece.

This project was so easy and would make a great gift. And if you get to Michaels when they are having a sale (50% off of all holiday flowers and an extra 25% off!), it’s not terribly expensive.

I started with the floral ring, and I bought the flowers and the silver charger ($2) at the craft store.

I started by tearing up the floral pieces that I got so each branch, pearl, stem, etc. was separate. Then, I glued the floral ring to the center of the charger.

Starting at the bottom, I started to place large piece of evergreen around the base.

Christmas Centerpiece beginning

And basically, that’s it. No more gluing — just sticking! I worked my way around and around and around. And when I thought I might be done, I wasn’t. So I added more. Once the greenery had good coverage, I added white and silver pearls. These are also available in the floral section and come on wire. So again, just stick ’em where you want ’em.

An important thing to note — I left the center untouched so my dish would still fit in the center. I did place evergreen along the top edge of the center, but nothing in the actual hole in the center. I will be using a fake candle, so I wasn’t too worried about things catching fire.

Christmas Centerpiece

So what do you think!? Isn’t it purdy? I don’t think I would have ever thought to do this if it weren’t for Allie. She was going to make it for me, but she was going to use real plants and that would have kicked it after a season so I opted for fake.

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She did do another project for my house while I made this centerpiece and hers is even more beautiful.

Centerpiece

I ❤ neighbor craft nights!

What Christmas crafts have you all been up to? I have a lot more things I want to make this year. Here’s hoping I have time!