Driftwood Wreath

Good morning! I’m back today with another driftwood project, or maybe it’s another wreath project! You can see my other driftwood projects here  and here and here and here. You can find the wreath projects here  and here.

I had the idea to make a driftwood star. My husband cut out a wooden star for me, but when I started to lay the pieces on, I realized I didn’t have enough small pieces of driftwood. So I poked around in my garage and found a large piece of cardboard I had been saving. I figured it would work for a driftwood wreath instead. I tried a few different things to trace for my circle, and ended up with this bucket. I traced the outside of the circle first. It measures about 16 inches.

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Once I had the outside circle traced, I turned the bucket over and centered it as close as I could. Then I traced the inside circle.

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I cut around the outside circle first and then poked a hole in the middle and cut the inside circle. Now I had a cardboard form for my driftwood to be attached to. The edges don’t have to be perfect, since the driftwood will cover it up.

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I started with the bottom layer, using bigger pieces and laying them around the edges. Once I had it the way I liked, I hot glued them on.

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After the bottom layer was secure, I started adding in smaller pieces to fill in the top layer. I kept adding until I could no longer see the cardboard and it was filled in nicely.

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I felt like it needed a little something more, so I added one starfish to the bottom. I hung it on an old window I have sitting on my faux mantle. The perfect coastal touch!

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I thought the song ‘Down By The Bay’ was the perfect saying for my chalkboard.

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A lantern with some fairy lights and a small bowl of seashell necklaces add to the beach feel.

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Now I just need the warm weather to match my new wreath! Don’t you just love that really curvy weathered piece of driftwood at the bottom?

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Thank you so much for coming by today! I hope you have a wonderful week!

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Drop Cloth Winter Wreath

Good morning! I hope you are all well today! We are having lots of rainy weather lately. We need the rain, but my yard is a muddy mess! Hopefully it won’t be too long before we are nice and warm again and the mud will be gone.

I saw this drop cloth wreath over at Thistlewood Farms blog, my favorite blog, by the way! I thought this wreath would be great for the winter months, but it would be perfect any time of year! Here’s the link for the wreath, but be sure to check out her other posts. KariAnne is a terrific writer and so creative.

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You can find out all the instructions over at her blog too and mine are pretty much the same. The only difference, I had to cut many more leaves than she did, so my wreath form must be larger than hers.

Supplies:

  • Wreath form-I used a metal one from the Dollar Tree, but you could use other kinds too
  • Drop Cloth
  • Scissors
  • Hot Glue

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I ended up cutting about 150 leaves. i was able to cut several layers at the same time, so it didn’t take too long.

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Once the leaves were cut, I added a dot of glue at the end of the leaf to give it a little bit of curve. This will give the wreath a little more depth.

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Once all the pieces had their dot of glue, the leaves were glued onto the wreath form. I glued them on, staggering them, but keeping them all going the same direction.

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I hung the wreath on a shutter on my mantle. I have a random outlet right in the middle of the wall above the fireplace, so I always have to find something to cover it up. This shutter was perfect.

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I like the contrast of the brown shutter with the white wreath.

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I added a couple of brass candlesticks and a little bird to the mantle as well. I’m hoping the bird will bring spring a little sooner. 🙂

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Have you ever used drop cloth for any projects? I’ve used it for curtains on my back patio and also as tablecloths, but I have never done a smaller project like this. I really like the texture of it and the soft creamy white color.

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Thank you so much for stopping by today. Please do go over and visit KariAnne over at Thistlewood Farms. I hope you all have a wonderful week!

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Here are some other posts you might enjoy:

Flower Wreath Closer          wooden flower box with jute rope

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Minnie Mouse Wooden Ornament

I posted this earlier this year, but since we just went to Disneyland for Christmas, I decided it was appropriate to post again! Merry Christmas!

Good morning! Guess what? I am planning a trip to Disneyland! And I am so excited! My husband and I gave my parents a day trip to California Adventure and we have set the date! So I wanted to create something that represented Disney.

I have quite a few of these wooden balls in my stash, so I have been trying to figure out different things to make with them. Minnie ears were the perfect start! I picked pink, black and white for the colors and had some Minnie mouse ribbon left from another project.

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I painted all the small balls black for the ears and each of the large ones were painted a different color-pink, black and white. I used acrylic paint for each one and then sprayed each one with semi-gloss clear sealer.

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I hot glued 2 of the small balls to the top of one large one to make cute little ears!

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Once the ears were on, I added a bow to the top. I also added a hanger so they could be used either as an ornament or as a decoration.

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I hung them on my little cup holder just to give you an idea of how they looked.

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Aren’t they cute?! They would be perfect for a little girls room, maybe a tablescape or even a Christmas tree.

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Perfect for any Disney theme!

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Well, that’s one project done, but I have lots of these wooden balls left, so I will be coming up with more! See you next time!

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Christmas Porches

Hello!  Is everyone gearing up for Christmas?  Is everyone’s tree up and all decor is up?  I have my Christmas tree up but not much decor.  But don’t worry!  I have my matching stockings up for me and my kitties.  I want to make sure they get their gifts!

In my apartment, I share my porch with someone else.  Now, they have some cute Christmas decor up but I don’t because I don’t have a big area to decorate.  But, I love looking at Christmas porches and getting ideas for when I get my own place.  So here are some of my favorites for you to ooooo and ahh over!  Enjoy!

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Festive and Frugal Porch Decor from On Sutton Place

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Rustic Christmas Outdoor Fireplace Decor from Clean Living Clean Eating

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Front Porch Decorating Ideas from Thistlewood Farms

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Natural Christmas Porch from Home Stories A to Z

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Rustic Glam Porch from Ribbons and Glue

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Neutral Christmas Porch from Cottage in the Oaks

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Simple Yet Stunning Porch from Dandelion Patina

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Pink Christmas Porch from Nourish and Nestle

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Retro Red and Aqua Christmas Porch from Cottage at the Crossroads

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Christmas Mantles

Hello!  It’s getting even closer to Christmas and everything is turning festive!  I’m getting excited!  And my tree will be up shortly and decorated all in pink.  I’m very excited!

This week I’m showing off some of my favorite Christmas mantles.  Now, I don’t have a mantle in my apartment, but I love looking at them.  Plus there are so many different ideas and ways to decorate.  So, if you have a mantle and need some ideas, here you go!  Enjoy!

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White Rustic Christmas Mantle from The Lily Pad Cottage

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Plaid Christmas Mantle from Refresh Restyle

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Turquoise Mantle from Traditional Home

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Winter Wonderland Mantle from Organized Clutter

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Groovy Pink and Orange Mantle from Jennifer Perkins

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White and Silver Deer Themed Mantle from Mom 4 Real

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Red and White Christmas Mantle from Sand and Sisal

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Blue Wall Christmas Mantle from Swoonworthy

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Simple Mantle from A Spoonful of Sugar Designs

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Black and White Mantle from Posh Pennies

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