DIY Spring Wreath

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As of this past Sunday, it is officially Spring (YAY!). I just love this time of year for so many reasons. It is starting to get warmer, the sun is shining, flowers are blooming, etc, etc.! So in the past few weeks I have been putting away the last of my winter decorations and brining out some fun color and spring decor! But then I realized I still had a Christmas wreath hanging on my door, and nothing to replace it. Solution: make my own spring wreath! So my bestie and I made a day out of making our own fun spring wreaths! It was so easy and pretty inexpensive as well! Stay tuned to find out how we did it!

Supplies:

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Grapevine wreath: $4.99 at Michaels

Flowers of your choice: I chose tulips (4 bundles)

Letter of your choice

Ribbon (wired is best)

Hot glue gun & glue sticks

Wreath wire


Step 1:

The first thing I did was lay my wreath out and apply the flowers how I wanted them. For mine, I wanted the tulips to go in different directions. So I took two bundles for the top and staggered them to give it a little dimension, then I took the other two bundles and turned them the opposite way, still staggering them. To secure the stems, I used the wreath wire to attach them to the wreath itself. Where the stems come together is where I will put the ribbon so it doesn’t matter to much if you can see them.

Step 2:

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Apply ribbon: Because the area where the stems came together was quite big, I decided to wrap some of the ribbon around the stems and wreath to help secure them a little more and to cover up the empty space.

For the ribbon, I decided to just make a single bow. As you can see in the picture, you make an upside down triangle with the ribbon, and let the ends overlap. Then you pinch the middle together and shape your bow. *This is where wired ribbon is the best* The ribbon I picked out was not wired and made my bow a little flimsy. I am still happy with it, but if I had to do it again, I would definitely use a wired ribbon.

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Once my bow was how I liked it, I secured the middle with a little twine and just hot glued the back of it. Then, using hot glue, I simply attached my bow to the ribbon on the wreath.


Step 3: 

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Add your initial. This is a super fun way to personalize your wreath! You can use your first name initial, or your last name, whatever you want! You can find these letters at any craft store in all shapes and sizes. You can even paint it if you choose, but I decided to keep mine white to go with my white tulips! I simply hot glued the letter right to the wreath!


Step 4:

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Hang it up! See how simple that was!? I love how this turned out. The colors are so fresh and clean for spring, I love it! It took us maybe an hour at the most to make our wreaths, it was so easy!

I hope you all enjoyed this DIY! I encourage you all to try making your own wreath! They are also great ideas for upcoming Mother’s Day gifts! There are so many variations you can do!

❤ Rylie

DIY: Decorative Tray

Hi everyone! I have a another DIY project for you guys! This one is a DIY decorative tray. I have been seeing these EVERYWHERE and I’ve even seen tons of different DIY ideas floating around on Pinterest. What you need: IMG_3526 IMG_3527

  • Wooden tray – found at JoAnn’s Fabrics
  • Acrylic paint  – any color
  • paint brushes
  • sponge brushes
  • stencil – this one from JoAnn’s
  • Paint Sealer

The first thing I did was give the entire tray two coats of paint – I used a ‘khaki’ color.IMG_3528 Once both coats are dry, carefully align stencil. Using a sponge brush, apply your second color – I used ‘white’. This part is VERY tricky and you have to be super careful! I noticed that it is very easy for the white paint to slip under the stencil. So just go very slowly! IMG_3531 Once you have painted over your stencil, let dry. Once dry, apply one coat of paint sealer to seal it all in. IMG_3539 And Voila! You have a decorative tray! IMG_3544 Thank you all for stopping by and checking out my DIY projects! I hope to do more of them in the future, so let me know what you think!

❤ Rylie

DIY: Mason Jar Vase

Hi everyone! Something you may not know about me is that I LOVE doing crafts and DIY projects! I’ve grown up doing a variety of crafts with my mom and grandma, and I wanted to share some DIY projects with you!

The first one I’m going to share is these super adorable mason jar vases. I think that these turned out so cute and look perfect for spring! They have brightened up my home so much already!

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To get started, these are the materials you will need:

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  • mason jars
  • acrylic paint – any color – you can get them from any craft store
  • paint sealer
  • paintbrushes
  • nail file or sandpaper
  • twine
  • flowers – mine are fake, but you could use real ones too!
  • newspaper or cardboard – to lay your project on

Start with a clean mason jar, and use a paintbrush or sponge brush to apply paint. I did two coats.

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Once dry, use a nail file or sandpaper and lightly go over the raised areas in the glass to give it that ‘roughed up’ vintage look. If you don’t like this look, you can skip this step!

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Once you have your jar how you like it, apply one coat of sealer. This will ensure that the paint does not chip or rub off. Then wrap some twine around a couple of times and finish with a bow. Lastly, add flowers, and you have a beautiful accent piece!

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I hope you all enjoyed this DIY. I have another one that I will be posting someone next week, so stay tuned!

❤ Rylie