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Easy St. Patricks Day Wreath

I love any excuse to decorate but admit that I am not a huge St. Patricks Day decorator. Maybe because it is so close to Easter and Easter is my favorite! Who knows but I knew my kids would get excited with a few decorations and since I didn’t want to spend a ton of money I headed to my favorite place… The Dollar Tree! Y’all, I just love it there!

I grabbed a grapevine wreath, 2 strands of St. Patricks Day garland and this green, glittery shamrock! $4 and I was out the door! Ok, that’s a lie. There were like 10 other things in my cart.


I knew I had floral wire at home and some ribbon that would be the finishing touch!

This is the easiest project ever! All I did was wrap the garland around the wreath. Two strands was enough but three would have made it even fuller. I tucked the ends of the garland through the wreath so I didn’t need to use hot glue.

With a piece of floral wire I attached the Shamrock to the top of the wreath. I added a gold bow and voila… an easy and inexpensive Saint Patrick’s Day wreath!

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!

Happy creating,

Jessica

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Burlap Heart

I started to make burlap door hangers a few years ago when I found out how easy it was to paint and stencil on burlap. Not only is it easy to paint but this a no sew project which makes it fast! Did you know there was such a thing as colored burlap? When I saw this red burlap I had no plans for it but knew I had to buy it! And I am so glad I did!! Supplies:

  • burlap
  • hot glue gun
  • 22 gauge wire
  • assorted ribbon
  • pliers
  • white paint
  • polka dot stamper

Check our Facebook live video for the directions! Have fun and get creative!!! Think off all the cute door hanger you could make? Santa sack, ornament, pumpkin, carrot, Easter egg, cross, bunny, sun, beach ball and so many more! What would you make?

Happy crafting, 

Jessica

 

 

 

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Simple Rustic Christmas Wreath

This rustic Christmas wreath was a cinch to make! With only a few supplies, we took this plain grapevine wreath and gave it a rustic makeover!  If the rustic look doesn’t match your décor look for floral picks that coordinate with your theme. Instead of antlers you could attach ornaments, cotton, or berries. This time of year the craft stores are overflowing with greenery, picks, and ribbon! So many choices! You will be whipping these out in no time!

Happy wreath making,

Jessica

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I Like Big Bows and I Cannot Lie

Yep! I said it! I totally took Baby Got Back and made it about bows! But seriously, bows are crucial in any celebration and learning to make them is a must! I have a quick and easy tutorial that will have you whipping out bows in no time!

You will need: wired ribbon (mix and match), floral wire, and scissors

Cut your ribbon in 12 inch pieces. I like to use anywhere from 6 to 8 pieces. Your length of ribbon and number of pieces determine the size of your bow.

Fold each piece of ribbon and gather about 4 inches below the loop. Think of it like making a bouquet, being sure to mix up your patterns of ribbon.

When you get all the pieces folded and gathered into your bouquet take a piece of floral wire or a pipe cleaner and tightly wrap it around the part that is gathered.

Now it is time to primp! Fluff your loops and move your tails so some point up and some point down. You may have to work on it to get it just right but it will be so worth it when you have a big beautiful bow!

These bows are perfect for tree toppers, mail boxes, door hangers, wreaths, and packages!

Happy Bow Making,

Jessica

 

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Super Simple Spring Wreath

Nothing says spring life bright cheerful colors! They make my heart super happy! And what better way to greet your guests than with a happy, colorful wreath! This wreath was a cinch to make! You will need the following:

*straw wreath

*straight pins

* fabric or ribbon cut into strips (I used fabric)

*silk flowers

*a word sign or a letter (this one is from target)

* hot glue gun

*piece of coordinating ribbon

Start by tacking a strip of fabric to your wreath with a pin. Continue this as you make your way wrapping the fabric around the whole wreath. Secure with a pin.  Hot glue your favorite silk flowers and a wooden word or letter. Cut a coordinating piece of ribbon and loop around wreath and knot on the end. There you have it! A super simple, super affordable, and super cute way to welcome all who come to your door!