DIY fall leaf wreath (for only $5!)

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Now that we have a front door that doesn't have a screen door in front of it, I'm becoming a little wreath-obsessed. Don't be surprised if you see a new tutorial on here for the start of each season. Ha. I'm not sure I can help myself. Up first? A Fall inspired wreath, perfect for the season of reds and oranges and thanksgiving. Plus, this DIY Fall leaf wreath only cost $5 and is one of the easiest DIYs ever. Promise. The supply list? ONE item. That's it. It's a vine of faux Fall leaves from the Dollar store (I got mine at the Dollarama here in Ottawa). It was labelled as "thanksgiving garland", but I think most dollar or craft stores would have something similar. Look in the faux flower ... CONTINUE READING

DIY holiday decor: a clothespin scandi wreath

DIY clothespin wreath

Alright you guys, I have something fun for you today. I'm part of the 'great canadian wreath hop 2013'. A bunch of us blogger gals got together to all DIY some holiday wreaths. I had tons of fun putting together my wreath, and I'm pretty pumped to check out what everyone else got up to! Here was my criteria for this year's wreath: not super time consuming, no need to shop for materials, and something fresh and fun. The result? This scandi, dipped clothespin wreath. I started out with a big sheet of cardboard (fished out from the recycling bin!) and traced a circle to get the shape of the wreath. I cut out the circle to form the base of what my clothespins would stick to. It ... CONTINUE READING

the DIY files: winter wreath

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After making my little mason jar faux snow globes and throwing up a few decorations, I still felt like I still had a holiday craft or two in me. We haven't ever had a winter wreath, so I figured this was the year. I wanted something that wasn't too colourful (it would be nice if it would match with any year's holiday colour scheme) and something that had a rustic vintage vibe. My favourite. Then I saw this tutorial on Hostess with the Mostess and was totally sold. Materials? A twine wreath I grabbed at the thrift store for $3, some white paper doilies, and one fake stem of berries. I had the doilies and berries already, but both can be found for peanuts at any crafts store. First up ... CONTINUE READING

pinterest challenge: a DIY autumn wreath

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So two of my all-time fave blogging gals, Sherry from Young House Love and her pal Katie from Bower Power, have brought back their super popular pinterest challenge for the fall season. The scoop? Basically we all go and check out the various things we've been pinning on pinterest, and quit-pinning-start-doing. A blogging kick in the butt to do one of those projects on your "to do" list. Oh, and if you have no idea what Pinterest is, check it out here... but be warned that you may lose many-an-hour pinning your heart away. In case you don't know those two overly excited gals above, that's Katie and Sherry (pic via Young House Love). Also joining up for this round of the Pinterest ... CONTINUE READING