Create a Valentine’s Day Wreath to Decorate Home
After putting away the rest of my winter decorations and tableware, I couldn’t wait to get started on creating this Let Me Call You Sweetheart wreath for Valentine’s Day.
Gosh, I hate packing up holiday decorations and dishes! Tableware in particular, because I am constantly reshuffling things around in order to deal with a shortage of storage space. It’s my darn fault, because I just can’t part with any of my stuff.
I really don’t have much in the way of Valentine’s Day décor and specially dishes. In fact, it’s the holiday I have the least in terms of decorations. Maybe because it’s a more girly holiday and I raised two boys? And, there’s the calendar problem.
By that I mean, Valentine’s Day falls just after the big trifecta of holidays – Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Not enough time after Christmas and winter seasonal decorations go down and before you know it, it’s time for hearts, flowers and chocolate. Ok, there’s always time for chocolate!
So, I decided I needed to make a Valentine’s Day wreath, and I had just the thing to help indulge my crafting itch. (more…)
Whimsical Christmas Wreath
Today’s post features an elf Christmas wreath, I’ve named after a very old and dear buddy of mine. This is the second post on Christmas wreaths I made for my sons.
See the first post, Bringing Home the Christmas Tree DIY Wreath.
For both wreaths, I followed a similar, five-step process using deco mesh techniques. I share a supply list, as well as instructions, tips and photos to help you follow along the production process.
Let me begin with the inspiration for the elf Christmas wreath and it’s name, Elmer the Elf.
For that, I have to tell you a magical Christmas story of olde. Elmer has been part of my family’s Christmas tradition for over half a century.
Happiness is Making a Wreath for a Loved One
Today I’m sharing a Christmas tree DIY wreath created for my son who lives in a Manhattan condo. I had to wait until he received it in the mail first, so I wouldn’t spoil the surprise. Later this week, I’ll share the wreath I made for my younger son, who lives in Philadelphia.
I’ve named this wreath, Bringing Home the Christmas Tree. Can you see why?
The same basic construction steps and similar materials were used as the wreaths featured in Bewitching DIY Halloween Wreath and DIY Trick or Treat Halloween Wreath.
As I explained in those posts, deco mesh techniques can easily be applied to any holiday or theme wreath.
I provide a quick overview of the materials used, where I got them, and instruction tips and photos in case you’d like replicate the wreath design. (more…)
Learn How to Create a Vibrant Halloween Wreath
In Bewitching DIY Halloween Wreath, I explained how to create a deco mesh style wreath called, Eye of Newt. Today’s post illustrates and explains how to tweak that process to create a second Trick or Treat design. I hope both designs provide inspiration for your own Halloween wreath creations.
The seven step approach can be easily applied or modified for any holiday or seasonal wreath. If needed, please refer to the previous post for more detailed instructions on some of the basic, general steps. Let’s apply those steps to this second design with a few options and modifications along the way. (more…)
Crafting an Eye of Newt Halloween Wreath
This year, after having repainted the front door black, I decided it needed a new Halloween wreath with a lot of color.
I love decorating my home for Halloween.
After crafting three bee-themed wreaths to decorate my home for a French Queen Bee Favored Things Party, I decided to conjure up something using the same deco mesh techniques.
Follow along with my seven-step process that includes helpful, illustrative photographs of how it’s done. Come in my pretties… (more…)