Friday, December 20, 2013

DIY Christmas Wreath.

I have been a crafting machine this Christmas season!  The Blogger Stylin' Home Tour totally lit a fire under me and had me churning out projects left and right!  Okay, that might be a slight exaggeration, but it definitely upped my productivity this month.

One of my favorite things I made was my Christmas wreath.  I used my holiday inspiration pretty literally in this project.


I started with a blank wreath form and some wide B&W striped ribbon.


I hot glued my black and white striped ribbon into place, and then tightly wrapped the ribbon around the form until I was back at my starting point.  I cut the ribbon and used another bead of hot glue to secure the end into place.


Then I used two different sized sparkly beads I had in my craft stash to create a cluster on the wrapped form.  These beads were pretty heavy, so I held each in place until the hot glue was 100% dry.


Once the cluster was big enough for my liking, I added some greenery using two small pieces from an artificial pine tree stem.  Then I just cut a sliver of leftover plaid fabric and pulled the loose strings off to give it a little worn, rustic vibe.  I tucked the ends of the plaid fabric behind the mirror on our mantel, using the weight of the mirror to hold the wreath in place.





I really love the combo of black and white stripes and plaid in this wreath.  Plus, it's got a bit of shine to it, and if you've been here for a while, you know I looooove me some shiny stuff!!  This is the third wreath I've made for our mantel {here was the first and second} and I love them more and more each time!

Happy Friday! :):)

24 comments:

  1. i love it! the touch of plaid just completes it for me!

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  2. So so pretty! Black and white and plaid! What's not to love :) Have a great weekend

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    1. Thanks so much, Julia!! I feel the same way! ;) Merry Christmas! :)

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  3. Pretty! I just love how you decorate your house!

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    1. Thanks so much, Megan! I hope you have a wonderful holiday! :)

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  4. I think I need some black and white striped ribbon! Very cute!

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  5. I love this! The black and white with the plaid is so fun! :)

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    1. Thanks Shannon!! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas! :)

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  6. Awesome! I love the red plaid ribbon with the black and white. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. I love this idea!! The black and white really makes such a statement! You're motivating me to actually put together the wreaths I bought from Michael's weeks ago!!!

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    1. Thank you very much, Hayley!! I'm glad I could give you a little motivation! :) Hope you have a great holiday! :)

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  8. Love it! It has all my favorite things: greenery, black and white, and sparkles! :)

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    1. Thanks so much, Bethany! :) Merry Christmas! Xo!

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  9. OK…that is something I can do and love the black and white!

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  10. Looooooove the holiday wreath. You are so creative.

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  11. New follower- I have to know where you got the disco ball? Its amazing!

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    1. I'm so glad you are following, Chelsea! :) I got it off of Ebay..there are tons of sellers out there. Hope that helps!

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