Friday, October 11, 2013

Modern & Glam Fall Wreath.

I took on quite a few DIY projects to prep for the Modern & Fresh Fall Tour.  I was nervous about how they'd all turn out, but thankfully, most were a success.  {Love it when that happens!!}  My painted acorns seemed to be a reader favorite, and while I definitely love them, I have a soft spot in my heart for the modern and glam fall wreath I made.


This is the second time I've DIY'ed my own wreath.  My first was a success, even if it did take me a little bit of time. This one took no more than 15 minutes, and I'm super smitten with the finished product.

All of the supplies I used were purchased from Michael's {wreath form, ribbon, peacock feathers, jewel embellishments and hot glue/glue gun.}


I hot glued the end of the ribbon to the wreath form, and once it cooled {and therefore was securely held in place}, I tightly wrapped  the entire form.  Then I cut my ribbon and glued the end to the "back" of the wreath.  {This piece won't be seen because of the ribbon that the wreath hangs on.}


Now it's time to decorate!  I took my stem of peacock feathers and gently pulled each feather away from the stem.  Once the feathers were separated, I played around with different arrangements until I figured out what look I was going for.  Then I began to glue my individual feathers on.  I ran a small line of hot glue in two separate areas on each feather and stuck them in place.


Once the feathers were done, it was time to play around with my jewel embellishments.


Same as the feathers, once I figured out the arrangement I liked, I hot glued the jewels to my wreath.  Done-zo!  To hang it, I simply cut a strip of black ribbon, looped it around my wreath and tucked the ends behind my mirror so it hung at the right height.







I love the statement it makes in front of the crisp white mirror.  Anyone else love anything and everything shiny?!?! I just can't help myself!!

PS - Head over here to check out a little Q&A I did with a the super inspirational Sarah from Sarah M. Dorsey Designs.

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42 comments:

  1. I love it! I love the glam option for a wreath. I like have wreaths in multiple rooms but the rooms are very different so a glam version is probably just what would do the trick!

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  2. I love it too! I'm actually not a huge fan of wreaths because so many these days still look Grandma-ish, if that makes sense, lol!! This one is modern and chic - love it!!!

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    1. That totally makes sense! Thanks so much, Jane! :)

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  3. i love the pop of color! and love the peacock feathers of course!

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  4. That's a whole lotta gorgeous right there!! I need a reason to buy those vintage-y jewels. I'm terrible at seasonal decor & you rock at it. Help a girl out!
    ;-)
    Happy weekend!!

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    1. Aw, thank you! I'd totally help you out! ;) You too!! Xo!

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  5. Love it! I have a peacock themed christmas tree that would be right at home with your wreath

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  6. i love your glam home. This fits perfect with your glam fall decor!

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  7. I love the color you went with for the ribbon. You can definitely keep this up all Winter!

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  8. I was also just thinking you could add some ornaments and move it right into Christmas.
    It looks beautiful!

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  9. I love this so much. I have a wreath form I was going to get rid of but now I'm keeping it! Maybe I'll just copy yours as I have peacock feathers and a ton of ribbon too. Now to find jewels or something else. Maybe some antique brooches?

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    1. Aw, thanks Megan!! Yes, antique brooches would be gorgeous! :)

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  10. Yes, anything shiny, glitzy or glam gets my vote! Great embellishment with the vintage looking jewels, too. (And I did love those cute acorns!)

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  11. This is too cute! I love the colors and that it's so versatile, it can totally live there beyond fall.

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  12. I've been waiting for this tutorial since I saw your home tour! LOVE the color of that ribbon paired with those gorgeous peacock feathers and those blingy jewels :)

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  13. Cute! I love the jewel tone and the jewels that you added! It's definitely glamorous!

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  14. I'm sure you've been asked a hundred times, but I couldn't find it anywhere. What color is the paint in your living room?

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    1. No worries, Stacy!! The paint color I used in our living room/dining room and hallway is Behr's Gentle Rain. We absolutely loveee it!! :)

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    1. Hi Tara! The paint color we used in our living/dining room and hallway is Behr's Gentle Rain. Hope that helps! :)

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  16. I LOVE that wreath! Stunning and such a fresh take on fall.

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  17. This is so cute! You could use this wreath pretty much all year! I love the peacock feathers :-) Oh and I really like the new look for the site!! Very clean and fresh!

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  18. Beautiful! It looks so pretty on your mantel. Nice job =)

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  19. love how this turned out! i've been making more wreaths for our house lately and it's so much fun!
    -- jackie @ jade and oak

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    1. Thanks so much, Jackie! So glad you stopped by!

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