Deco Mesh Valentine’s Day Wreath (Pink & White)

This past weekend we had one massive snowstorm around this area and pretty much all I’ve done for the last several days is cook everyone’s favorite dish, watch the news that is reporting on how this area is completely shut down and how it will take days to dig us out, and battle my cabin fever.  I’ve also played with my pups in the backyard, they are having a blast…I think I will write a post in the coming days so that I can show you what a good time they’ve had. 🙂 In the meantime, here are a couple of pictures…:)


And today, I took a few minutes out to combat my cabin fever and to create a very quick Valentine’s Day wreath.  This wreath literally took me an hour (at most) to make.  It was easy peezy to put together and anyone could do it. 🙂

Here are the supplies I used:

  • 16″ Work Wreath
  • 1 Roll of 21″ x 10 yard Deco Mesh
  • 1 Bolt of Wired Ribbon
  • 4 Heart ornaments
  • 1 Wooden Plaque



The first thing that I did was to hot glue some pipe cleaners onto the back of the wooden plaque so that I could easily tie it onto the wreath form…


Then I looped the deco mesh into the work wreath’s pipe cleaners; I worked my way around the outer ring, then the inner ring, and then I put another row around the outer ring.


I made a big bow out of the ribbon…and tied it onto one side of the wreath, and then I tied the wooden plaque on the opposite side.  I hot glued the heart ornaments on and called it a day.  Honestly, easy as can be. 🙂

Here is the finished wreath:


I’m not totally sure where I will hang it quite yet…It will definitely be hung outside, possibly on my light post out front…


Or I might hang it on my wagon wheels…


Productivity is a good thing, and today, I felt like I was definitely productive. 🙂 Go me! 😉

Until next time, y’all take good care! ❤

**In crafting there are no mistakes, just unique creations**

~Arlynn ❤

Burlap, Pip Berry, and Owl Wreath

It has become obvious that I have a real affinity for adding owls to my wreaths…after all they are cute little creatures. 🙂  Here are the wreaths that I’ve made in the last year that I’ve adorned with an owl…or two… 😉

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Of course, I don’t have all of these hanging up at one time, and the one on the bottom right was given as a gift to a dear friend.  BUT, as you can see, owls are often my choice with which to build an entire wreath. 🙂

That said, I did not surprise myself when I picked up these two wrought-iron *looking* owls (they are really resin, still pretty heavy though) and started formulating a plan for a wreath that I wanted to make for my powder room.



Here are the other supplies that I collected so that I could bring the wreath that was in my mind’s eye to fruition:

  • Work Wreath (90% off at Hobby Lobby)
  • Burlap ‘Runner’ (1 – 1/2 Skein)
  • Pip Berry Runner
  • 5″ Burlap Ribbon (for a bow)
  • Burgundy and Khaki colored daisies
  • Sparkly Butterflies






The first thing that I did was to hot glue pipe cleaners onto the back of those owls…they were pretty heavy and pretty big so I knew that glueing them onto the wreath was not going to be an option, the pipe cleaners provide a nice sturdy way with which to attach the owls to the wreath…


The next thing that I did was to make a bow out of the burlap ribbon…This was not wired ribbon, but it sure did make up into a pretty bow.  I just taught myself how to make this kind of bow at Christmas time, check out this link to see how I learned: Big Beautiful (Christmas) Bows…


I then started to build my wreath; so as not to bore you with the “how-to” details here, if you’d like to know how I put my burlap wreaths together here is a link to my Front Door Burlap Wreaths post, in there I describe my process…

As you see in the pictures of the wreaths that I’ve made, I usually will attach a contrasting colored burlap or ribbon to the wreath to add interest. But, I did a little something different with this wreath in that instead of a contrasting burlap or ribbon, I used a pip berry garland.  I attached the garland to each of chenille pipe cleaners on the outer ring of the wreath (I just added it right on top of the burlap that I had already attached)…

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After that, I tied the bow onto one side of the wreath and the owls onto the other side and I placed the flowers and butterflies where I thought they looked nice and hot glued them in place.  I took a moment to fluff out the pip berries and the burlap.  I pulled one of the bow tails up and around the top and caught it in a couple of pip berry twigs and I did the same thing under the bow and around the bottom of the wreath; I cut the tails of the ribbon into an inverted ‘v’.

In the end, this is what I came up with:


And here it is hung up in its spot in the Powder Room:


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I truly do love the creative process and am very happy with how this wreath turned out.  It fills up that wall nicely and it will be a lovely every-day wreath.  It will most likely hang there until next Fall.

Until next time, y’all take good care! ❤

**In crafting there are no mistakes, only unique creations**

~Arlynn ❤




Burlap, Pip Berry, & Rod Iron Wreath

I bet the title of this little entry was a bit confusing, who in the world uses rod iron as an accent piece in a wreath? Well, I have found that I do…haha. 😉  Seriously, my three main decor accents in the family room of my home are burlap, pip berries, and rod iron (as in scrolly pieces that I have scattered about on the walls).  I have decided to create a new category entitled “Transitioning Seasonal Decor” and this is my first post in that new category.  That said, I am in the process of transitioning my decor from Christmas to a more neutral decor theme that will take me through the winter months and in some cases beyond. I do this sort of thing a few times a year, so I thought a special category was in order to capture the transitions.

ANYway,  I started taking down all of the Christmas decorations the other day; it takes me quite a while to get everything down and packed away–I will say that I’ve been quite organized in my packing this year taking time to label boxes and bins carefully…go me. 😉  ANYway, I realized that I wanted to make a wreath to replace this wreath that I had hanging on the mirror for Christmas:

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I decided that I wanted to make a large wreath, one that would include some of those accent pieces that I mentioned above.  So here is what I gathered:

  • 24″ Work Wreath
  • 2 Skeins of Burlap Runner (15′ x 18″)
  • Pip Berry Garland (1-6’garland plus a little more)
  • Burlap Ribbon (for a bow)
  • One rod iron circular piece
  • 3 fleur-de-lis pieces
  • Silk daisies in burgundy and dark cream
  • Sparkly butterflies


If you’d like to see how I put the burlap on the wreath form, check out my post here.

It was time to attach the pip berry garland, so I simply used the wreath’s twist ties…I only attached it to the outer ring.

Next, I added the accent pieces, first I made a bow out of a new burlap ribbon that I found online at The Paper Mart


Then I attached the fleur-de-lis and the rod iron piece, I used floral wire to attach both things to the wreath form…

Then I hot glued the daisies where I thought they looked nice and called it done. 🙂


And then the hubby was sweet enough to climb up that huge ladder and hang it on the mirror…


And there it is in its final resting place, I doubt if I will change it out until next Fall.  The accent pieces will pair nicely with whatever little changes I make in the coming months.


There it is from a distance, as you can see, it is a huge wreath, it measures about 32″ across…IMG_3331

And check out my poor mantel and hearth, they are quite barren at the moment; it is not often that they are like that, but, as you can see, I change out most of my decor for Christmas.  Whew, I’ve got my work cut out for me in the coming days…stay tuned. 🙂

Until next time, y’all take good care! ❤

**In crafting there are no mistakes, just unique creations**

~Arlynn ❤ 

Quaint Deco Mesh Wreath In Teal And White

I was so touched that my oldest daughter asked me to make her another wreath this weekend, this one would be for her front door.  It was my complete pleasure and honor to create something just for her. 🙂 Teal is her very favorite color, so I went searching for accents that would pair with it nicely.  I found a roll of deco mesh in a beautiful teal color and I decided white would be the accent color and I was determined to not throw any other colors into the mix so I chose a white deco mesh, a wooden white “C”, a teal and white chevron ribbon to be used to make a bow, a few teal flowers, teal ‘scrolly’ things, and a couple of teal lacy looking butterflies.  I’m really happy with how it turned out.  Christin is tad (meaning *a lot*) more minimalistic than I am, so I tried really hard not to over do when purchasing stuff for this wreath; it goes to show you that you don’t have to use 5 thousand accent pieces to make a full and pretty wreath. 🙂

Here are pictures of the supplies that I used:

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I used a 16″ metal work wreath that I found in the Christmas section at Hobby Lobby for 50% off…


Next, I made the bow, I just learned how to make a bow like this. I watched this YouTube video.  It wasn’t hard to do at all…YaY!!


Then I started to attach the teal colored deco mesh by unrolling a good bit of the mesh and gathering the end of it into a tuft and catching it into a pipe cleaner, then moving around the wreath form, I gathered the mesh into 10-12″ loops and caught one in each of the outer pipe cleaners.


I then transitioned to the inner ring and continued in the same looping action catching a tuft in each inner pipe cleaner…



After that I unrolled a good bit of the white deco mesh and started to attach it using the same technique as I described above.  I only attached the white to each outer ring and I simply added on top of the teal — I didn’t even untwist the twist ties, I just added it right on top of the teal and gave the twist tie another twist.

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After the deco mesh was attached, I started to place the accent pieces.  I started by hot gluing pipe cleaners to the back of the “C” so that I could tie it onto the wreath form…


Then I tied the bow onto the wreath, and added the flowers, scrolly things, and the butterflies.  After that, I took some of the teal and white chevron ribbon and cut it into 10″ strips.  I made 3 piles of three strips and cut pretty edges on the ribbon, then I attached them onto the wreath and spread them out to look a little bit like a snowflake…

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Christin was sitting at the kitchen island (where I was putting the wreath together) doing her lesson plans for this coming week so I was able to consult with her to make sure I was placing things where she might like them. I think that she is quite happy with the end result and when she is happy, well that makes me happy. 🙂 She will take it back to her home this evening and hang it onto her front door and it will be there to happily welcome her home each and every day from now on. 🙂


Until next time, y’all take good care! ❤

OH by the way, here is the link to the Whimsical Burlap Wreath that I made for Christin last weekend.  🙂

**In crafting there are no mistakes just unique creations**

Whimsical Burlap Wreath (For My Daughter)

My daughter Christin asked me to make her a wreath! What?! I was so touched and humbled…honestly.  She is a lovely decorator and I love the look she has created in her home, her decor is much more modern and, as she puts it, minimalistic than mine. So, as we were perusing around Hobby Lobby yesterday (buying paint for her students to use to make their parents’ Christmas gifts; 2016 calendars) she eyed some ribbon that she just loved and this picture.  **Side note:  I am one very proud Mama, Christin is an awesome teacher, one that interacts with her students beautifully! She regularly provides them with interactive projects–the very essence of “learning through doing’.  She makes learning fun and interesting and her students adore her every single year!  Yes, yes, one proud Mama am I…**


She knew she wanted a burlap wreath and she knew she wanted the accent color to be gold and that pretty teal’y’ green. So we started to build her wreath, here are the accents we chose to accompany this picture and to help to incorporate those colors…

Of course we needed the burlap and a coordinating ribbon, Christin loved that cream with gold polka-dots, so we went with it…IMG_2264

This stuff looked interesting, very glittery, and so pretty, and it was the right color, so we scooped it up…


She loves gerber daisies as much as I do I think, she chose these in that pretty blue’ish’ color…


She also loves butterflies, so we grabbed up some of these glittery ones in teal and gold…

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We picked up that gold “C” and some gold berries and we were ready to go…



The first thing I did was make a bow…


Next, I gathered up a 16″ work wreath (which only means that the chenille twist ties came already attached to the wreath form)…We had picked this up on our shopping spree as well.  It was on sale in the Christmas department for 40% off…


So here we go, I attached the burlap into the twist ties on the outer ring of the wreath form, making loops of about 10″ and working my way around.  I then transitioned onto the inner ring and worked my way all around in the same manner making loops about the same size (I used one entire bolt of burlap and a little bit of another one)…

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Then I attached the teal colored burlap to every-other twist tie moving from the inner to the outer ring as I worked my way around the wreath…


As I have done before, I hot glued pipe cleaners to the back of the wooden picture and to the back of the letter “C” so that I could securely attach both pieces to the wreath (only hot gluing them would not hold them on top of the burlap–they’d slip and slide around too much without being tied on).  I neglected to take pictures of me doing that this time…I’m so sorry…:/  If you want to see how I did that to other pieces, you can check out my Burlap “Woodlands” Wreath blog post.  Anyway, those were the first two things that I attached to the wreath, and then I started arranging the rest of the accent pieces, moving them around and tweaking until I liked how it looked.  I then hot glued everything into place.

After all of the accents were attached, it needed a little something more, so I took whatever ribbon I had left and made several tufts made up of three 8″ pieces of ribbon; I cut the ends in a ‘V’ shape and attached each tuft to every twist tie on the outer ring…

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Here is the finished wreath…

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Christin seems quite happy with the finished product and so am I, it turned out to be a pretty, whimsical, fun wreath. 🙂  I’m sure she will find a lovely place to hang it in her home.  I love making things for folks; people keep telling me that I should open an Etsy shop and sell my wreaths…I tell them that I have no desire to do that, making things in bulk does nothing but stifle my creative juices and I know in the end, I’d come to hate making wreaths,  I definitely don’t want to get to that point, so I will continue to create them for myself and whatever family members or friends might desire one.

Until next time, y’all take good care!! ❤

**In crafting there are no mistakes just unique creations**

Burlap “Woodlands” Wreath for Winter

Hi Y’all,

It is that time of the year when I start gearing up to make a few things to add to my Christmas decor and since we’ve only lived in this new house for a couple of years, I’m still gathering, creating, and building up choices with which to decorate for the Holidays.  I headed to my happy place Hobby Lobby today to gather materials to make a wreath for the inside of my front door to be used with my Christmas decorations.

As I was searching–really wandering around aimlessly– I came across these platinum gold’ish’ flowers that looked kind of like poinsettias, the same color beads, and a pick with leaves and sparkly beads. Every single thing that I bought was 40% off today…

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Then I found these really cute resin owls in the same color scheme:


I fell in love with all of that stuff so my entire plan for that wreath changed.   Instead of me making an ‘in your face’ Christmas wreath (using that pretty country green that I use as an accent color in that part of the house), it turned into kind of a “Woodlands” wintery wreath which I think will pair beautifully with all of my Christmas decor.  I can always incorporate some of the green color later if I want to do so, but for now, I’m completely pleased with how it turned out. 🙂

Here is how I made this wreath:

I used a 24″ wreath form with the pipe cleaners already attached:

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You’ll need 2 skeins of Burlap ‘runner’ for this sized wreath form…


I hot glued pipe cleaners on the back of both owls so that I could ‘tie’ them onto the wreath–I knew that they’d be too heavy to glue into place…


The first thing I did was to attach the burlap, I unrolled most of the skein, gathered the end and started placing it into one of the pipe cleaners on the outside of the wreath form. I then made a large loop (probably at least 10″ long) and caught it into the next pipe cleaner on the outer ring of the wreath form.  I continued making loops around the entire outer ring of the wreath form; I used an entire skein for this row…

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I then opened the other skein and started working in the same manner around the inner ring…


I used most of the 2nd skein on the inner row; you can see in the picture below how much I had left over…IMG_2118

This size wreath form makes a huge wreath, it literally is almost as wide as my front door and it measures 30″ around…


I then made a bow out of this chevron burlap ribbon…Here is a link to my “How to make a bow tutorial” video…


And then I proceeded to catch the remaining chevron ribbon in pipe cleaners.  I caught it in every other twist tie moving from the outer ring to the inner ring then back out to the outer ring’s pipe cleaners working my way around the entire wreath.

After I was finished adding in the chevron ribbon, I placed my bow where I wanted it on the wreath, then I tied the owls on, and started placing the flowers.  There is no rhyme or reason or pattern to this part of the wreath making process, you just need to let your creative juices flow and place the flowers where you think they look pretty.  I then hot-glued everything in place for security (sometimes I won’t do that, but those poinsettias were rather heavy and I didn’t want them to fall out)…

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After I was finished tweaking it–took me a few minutes to get it exactly how I wanted it, I hung it up on my foyer door.  I’m completely happy with how it turned out and I will probably leave it up there through Christmas and the Winter months.

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It just goes to show you that even my best laid plans can turn into something completely different.  I’m happy that I let myself step out of my original thought process regarding this wreath.  Go me! 😉

Until next time, y’all take good care! ❤

**In crafting there are no mistakes just unique creations**

Not Just Fall A Grapevine Wreath

Hi All,

There are days when I wish my “off” switch was more easily found, lol, my brain is always going a million miles an hour and it is hard to harness its energy and focus on tasks that need to be or that I want to get accomplished. 😉  Of course I’m teasing–well mostly. 😉  My brain really has been working overtime since yesterday afternoon though after I found a rather small, oval shaped grapevine wreath when I was wandering aimlessly around Hobby Lobby.

Here it is along with a bunch of other Fall accent pieces that I will be using to show you how to make a small oval wreath and then use the *same* wreath to make 3 different centerpieces. I’m all about using the same basic staple pieces and building and layering on different decor to change the feeling, for instance, from casual to more formal or from one Season to another.


Some of the accent pieces that I gathered include a oil-rubbed bronze metal tray, various wooden pumpkins, Fall floral picks, a Fall themed pip berry garland, Fall ribbon, a scarecrow, a leaf garland, a wooden basket, a couple of candle holders, and a battery operated candle.


So the very first thing that I did was to make a pipe cleaner ‘hanger’ and I glued that to the back of the grapevine wreath; it is not hard to do, just make a loop and hot glue the heck out of it.

Next, I made a bow–I really am going to make a bow tutorial for y’all one of these days…honestly, I promise!

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After the bow was made, I grabbed up the pip berries garland and started to lay it onto and around the wreath form measuring how much I needed.


Then I trimmed off the excess garland and proceeded to hot glue it into place on the wreath.

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The only other things that I glued into place on the wreath were these two Fall leaves picks, one at the top and one on the bottom.


After that, I attached the bow simply by wrapping the pipe cleaner that I used to tie the bow shut around the wreath and twisted it closed to hold it on the wreath (I did not use hot glue), and I added a Fall sunflower pick that had some larger pip berries and leafy accents on it; I didn’t glue it on either, instead, I stuck the pick in between some of the twigs of the grapevine wreath.  That is *all* I put on the wreath and I called it done.

I carried it around my family room and kitchen trying to figure out where I wanted to hang it, *if* I decided to use it as a wreath–I’ll explain that statement after I show you the different places the wreath landed.

The first place I tried it was on this corner shelf …hmm, yeah, it looked okay there, but, nah, let’s see where else I could put it… IMG_2059 IMG_2060

How about on my hearth, hmmm, nope, it’s busy enough on that hearth as it is…It looked cute there though, but, I tried one more place…

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The last place I hung it was on that lamp…yep, looked really cute there, but I was already admitting to myself that I did *not* need yet *another* wreath hanging anywhere…so…I decided to do something different with it…

Here are three different centerpieces made with this wreath and a oil-rubbed bronze metal tray.

First, I took the leaf garland and wrapped it around the inside edge of the tray. Then I placed the wreath into the tray sideways (I removed the bow and that sunflower pick). After that, I placed the hurricane lamp candle holder into the center and started to surround it with Fall picks, then I placed the bow where I thought it looked pretty and added a little resin pumpkin…too cute!

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Okay, I really liked that one, but I thought I might try to make something a bit more casual, so here is what I tried second.  I removed the hurricane lamp, bow, pumpkin, and picks. I then snugged a wooden basket into the center, placed that sweet scarecrow into the basket, placed the bow, and then filled in and around the basket with additional Fall picks. Then I sat the resin pumpkin on the scarecrow’s lap:

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And here is that finished centerpiece, more casual, but cute as can be. 🙂


I liked that one just fine, but I thought since I had gone to the trouble of digging out that black candle holder that I might as well try to do something with that as well.  So,  I once again went into “deconstruction mode” and reconstructed the third centerpiece like this:

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Honestly, that was my least favorite design ^^^^

This is what I ended up creating and where I chose to place it:

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I placed it on our desk that sits in the kitchen eating area, it is going to look pretty in the evenings with that candle glowing in that hurricane lamp.


So, for now, my brain is at rest, goodness knows what I’ll come up with next! I hope that this little post has shown you that if you have an old wreath laying around or if you find a neat form to use to create a wreath, that there are other things that you can do with it instead of hanging it on a wall.

Until next time, y’all take good care! ❤


**In crafting there are no mistakes just unique creations**

Deco Mesh Wreath Ideas

I love a challenge and I love to try my hand at new creations. Deco mesh has been around for quite some time, but, I had never tried to create anything with it until just recently.  Goodness knows, I had made plenty of burlap wreaths and I felt as if I’d mastered how to make one of those, so I thought, how hard can it be to use deco mesh in the place of the burlap?  So, I tried it and it turns out that I am able to use the same burlap wreath making techniques as I described in this blog post.  The meshy material is very easily manipulated and it provides a beautifully full background for any other crafty components that might be added, i.e. a wooden or metal sign, an initial, flowers, birds, etc…

I have not made many of these wreaths and of those I’ve made, I have only hung one on the inside of the house; the deco mesh colors are rather bright and vibrant, not that that is a bad thing at all, but the words, “bright and vibrant” don’t necessarily describe the rest of my interior home decor.  The one pictured below hangs in one of our guest bedrooms that we’ve dubbed “The Happy Room”, so dubbed because the decor I’ve chosen for that particular room is very bright and vibrant and hence very suited for a wreath made out of deco mesh…;).IMG_1605There is the finished wreath in the picture below hanging above the little vanity:IMG_1604One day when I was in what my hubby calls my happy place (Hobby Lobby), I found that “Happy” sign, so I knew I just had to make something for the Happy Room with it, so, I attempted to make my first deco mesh wreath; it turned out to be so cute and whimsical. I surprised myself!  Admittedly, I stepped *way* outside of my proverbial country box, but I really like the end result and how it fits into the Happy Room’s decor:
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I used a 16″ metal form for this wreath and I hung it outside on our light post; I paired it with my late winter/Easter decorations. These wreaths are great to use outdoors, they hold up to the weather quite nicely, and they are so very colorful and can easily be seen from the road.

IMG_9575 1V4A0260 1V4A0233So, now I’ve gotten into the habit of making a deco mesh wreath to hang on the front light post for each Season or for whenever I change out and to match my decorative flags that I display in the front flower bed.  For this wreath, I wanted to make something that would pair nicely with all of our family reunion red and white gingham decor.   You can imagine my delight when I found the red and white gingham option in deco mesh. Yippee!! 🙂 (The link will lead you to my blog post describing all of that fun decor and craft projects that were created for our reunion). 🙂 IMG_6902 1V4A0450 IMG_6906 1V4A0449

Next, it was time to make a Patriotic version to pair with my decorative flags.  🙂 1V4A0852 IMG_7710

And last but not least, I made this deco mesh wreath to hang on the outdoor light post, it pairs nicely with the Fall decorative flags that are seen while walking down our front sidewalk.

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I am thrilled that I trusted myself enough to go ahead and step out of my box and attempt to utilize deco mesh for my wreaths.  I am especially happy with how they look on that light post and I know that I will be making more and more of these wreaths as we go forward in time. They are so easy to make and they make a big, bold statement. I love them!

Until next time, y’all take good care! ❤

**In crafting there are no mistakes just unique creations**

Grapevine Wreath Ideas

Hi Everyone!

One of my very favorite things to make wreaths out of is a grapevine wreath form. They provide you with a nice sturdy and attractive base for any kind of decor.  I’ve made grapevine wreaths for the inside and the outside of my house and for all Seasons. They are not difficult to make and they usually go together quite quickly.  I typically will choose a pip berry, leaf, or other kind of garland to use on the wreath to help make it look fuller; I will glue that on first, then I will usually use a picture, plaque, initial, or wooden words and build the rest of the wreath around those choices.  I’ll usually pick a coordinating ribbon and some silk or dry flowers to finish off whatever look I’m trying to achieve.  I have found that creating the look I want is easier to do when I take the time to place the accented pieces onto the wreath, stand back and look at it and only when I’m happy with how it looks will I *then* use the hot glue to attach all to the wreath for safe keeping. There are a myriad of options out there and the sky is the limit, again, let your imagination be your guide and don’t be afraid to try something new. I will add some pictures of some of the grapevine wreaths that I’ve made in the last couple of years; I hope one of them will inspire you to try to make a grapevine wreath for yourself.  🙂

I’ve made several of these wreaths for gifts and some for my own use.  I made the wreath below to hang on my family room door to use with my every day decor.  A couple of cousins fell in love with it, so I decided to go ahead and make them each one for a little “just because” gift.  As I’ve mentioned before, I love to give homemade gifts, the recipients know that your creation was made with them specifically in mind. ❤

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This one hangs in our Powder Room:

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Our daughter asked me to make these two wreaths for two of her co-workers. I tried really hard to make them in colors and design specific to each of the recipients.  Apparently, they both loved the final products, so I think I was successful. YaY!! 🙂

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This was was created for the front door and when I get an itch for a change, I’ll hang this up out there.


I made this one for Fall a couple of years ago…


And I made this one last Fall specifically for the family room door:

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The accent color in my living and dining rooms is that pretty green that is seen everywhere I look now-a-days. I made this wreath to hang in my dining room, I really love the oval shape:


This is another wreath that I hang on my front door at times…


As you can see I’ve utilized the basic grapevine wreath form to make some new and different creations. I love country decor and these wreaths lend themselves so very nicely to bringing the country look into a room or onto a door.  I really hope that you will give one a try! 🙂

Until next time, y’all take good care!

**In crafting there are no mistakes just unique creations**

Burlap Wreaths and More Burlap Wreaths

Hi to all of you lovelies out there!

I am like the energizer bunny, I hardly ever sit still and I am always planning my next project, event, trip, decor change, etc…  One of my hubby’s nicknames for me is “The Planner”; I know I must drive the poor man crazy at times! 😉  So, when I was gathering pictures for this blog post, I surprised myself with the sheer number of wreaths that I’ve made this past year .  I’ve created some of these for my own use here in our home, and I’ve created a few to give as gifts. My plan for this blog entry is to just *show* you the different wreaths, if you would like to know how to make one you can reference one of my earlier blog posts here. 🙂

So here goes:

This one hangs in our “mud room”, I hung it on the door leading to the garage–I added that wreath hanger that you see in the picture on the left, it is awesome.  You can find it online here:

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I made this one for one of our guest bedrooms…

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I threw this one together because I wanted a little something more for on that corner shelf:


I made this one for a dear friend who loves owls:

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I made this one for a friend…She asked me to make her something to hang on her Mom’s nursing home room’s door:


I made this one for another one of our guest bedrooms, I actually utilized an old Boyd’s Bear Bunny that had been stuck in a box in my basement for years:

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I hung this one in the laundry room…:)


I made this one to go with the family reunion decor (red and white gingham, gerber daisies, and mason jars):


This one was to add to an Easter grouping that I had put together out on the front porch:

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I made this one to be hung on the front door from Memorial Day through July 4th. You’ll also see our pups in one of the pictures below. The Newfoundland dogs names are Sophie and Samson (brown), and the Golden’s name is Gracie. I love them like crazy! ❤

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And last but not least, I just made this one the other day.  This is for a very dear friend of mine who lives in another State.  My hubby is constructing a box for me to pack it up in for shipping…it is 30″ in diameter (as wide as some front doors, in other words, it is huge). 🙂

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Well, that does it for the burlap wreaths that I’ve made in the past year.  I’ve also made some grapevine and deco mesh wreaths as well–subjects for another blog. 🙂 I hope that one of these wreaths will inspire one of you to try to make one for yourself. You can do it! And I’m right here if you have any questions at all, feel free to leave me any questions in the comments.  Happy Crafting!! ❤

**In crafting there are no mistakes just unique creations**