Coastal Buoy Christmas Wreath

Good morning! We are back today with another idea for the Twelve Days of Christmas-Wreaths! Here is a link back to the original post where you can see all the other hosts and their ideas! Don’t forget the inlinkz and the giveaway at the end of this post!

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I love the coastal look, which most of you know already, so I made a Coastal Buoy for my Christmas Wreath! This will go much better with my decor!

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Here are the supplies you will need:

  • Green or white foam circle form
  • White paint (optional)
  • Strips of cotton or muslin fabric
  • Mod Podge
  • Brushes
  • Silver Duct Tape
  • White paint and whatever other color you want to use
  • Christmas greens, berries, pinecones, ect.

I bought enough supplies to make 2 wreaths, but you only have to buy enough for one. I found these green styrofoam wreath forms at the Dollar Tree. Because they were green, I painted them white first, but if you buy white ones, you can skip this step.

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While the wreaths were drying, I cut strips of muslin to wrap around the wreath. I cut them about 1 inch wide, but they don’t have to all be perfect or the same.

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I wrapped each strip around the wreath overlapping as I went. When one ended, I overlapped the next one and continued all the way around. Once I got to the end, I used a little bit of hot glue to keep it from coming undone.

christmas wreath muslin strips wrapped around foam form

I brushed Mod Podge over the whole thing. Since mine will be hanging outside on the door, this will protect it a little bit, plus it looks a little more finished.

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When the Mod Podge was dry, I used painters tape to mark off 4 areas. I will be painting 2 areas turquoise and 2 white, so this will keep the paint from going into the other area. I will be covering the taped area later, so it won’t matter that it’s not painted.

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I used a turquoise with some sparkle in it since it’s for the holidays.

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Next I cut strips of duct tape and then cut each piece in half lengthwise. These pieces I wrapped around the wreath on the unpainted areas.

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I found the perfect rope at The Dollar Tree too! I couldn’t believe they had this. It was even called Nautical!

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I made some loose loops, 4 of them and then wrapped another piece of rope around the middle, securing it tightly.

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I also tied knots at the end of the loose pieces so it wouldn’t fray.

christmas wreath nautical rope bow

I used a separate piece of rope to go around the outside of the wreath. I loosely wrapped it around the wreath and secured it with duct tape over the other duct tape. I matched up the ends and secured them too.

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For the greenery,  I used 2 pieces of greens with berries and a small one with the rope pieces. I placed 2 going up and one going down and I tied them together with twine.

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I laid the greenery on the back of the wreath and hot glued it in various places until it was secure.

christmas wreath greens and rope

Once they were attached, I placed the rope bow on the inside of the wreath and tied it on with twine too.  I also added a twine loop for the back. I hooked it around one of the bent stems.

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I took it outside and hung it on my porch! It’s the perfect touch to my coastal home!

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I also made one to go inside the house. I can’t wait to find the perfect spot for it!

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I love how it turned out and is perfect for my front porch! What do you think? Let me see what wreaths you have made!

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Ready for Spring! Simple DIY Flower Box

Good morning! It’s time for spring break around here! Do you have plans for your break? I’m not sure what we will be doing. Haley will be home from school, so just being able to spend time with my girls is good for me. I’m sure we will plan one shopping trip to buy something for Easter, but otherwise we are free to do whatever might come up.

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Today I have a simple flower box idea for spring. I found this box in my stash when I was unpacking. I believe I bought it at a thrift store, but I know they have similar ones at the craft stores. I also bought some styrofoam and flowers at the Dollar Tree. If you click on the Dollar Tree ad on the sidebar, Home on the Corner get a little compensation, but you spend no extra! I bought the rope awhile back for another project that never got done, so now I could use it for this!

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I did give the box a light coat of white paint, so its just barely there. I decided I wanted the rope around the bottom to give it a little more texture. If it was around the top, it wouldn’t show because of the flowers. I like the little added touch of farmhouse or coastal the rope gives it. I added a line of hot glue and then placed the rope on top, gluing a little at a time. I ended up doing 3 rows.

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I placed the styrofoam in the bottom of the box and used a little glue to keep it in place.

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Lastly was the flowers. I didn’t have any moss, but it would probably be better to add it first, just to cover the styrofoam. I pushed some of the leaves towards the bottom of the stems to help cover it up. I placed the taller flowers first and then filled in around it.

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I only used 6 stems, 2 of each kind. It’s just the perfect touch to add to my front porch!

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My hall bathroom is complete, so hopefully I can get some pictures done and get it posted! Hope you all have a wonderful week!

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Here are some of the items I bought at the Dollar Tree. Click on the link below or on the ad on the sidebar to be taken to the website.

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Colorful Floral-Pattern Slotted Plastic Baskets     Gentle Grip Green...      6-Stem Floral Garden Artificial Blue Hydrangea Bushes, 17 in.  6-Stem Floral Garden Artificial Pink Hydrangea Bushes, 17 in.

2 Projects in 20 Minutes (ish)

So, this week, I have 2 projects.  I was going to split the into 2 separate blogs, but realized that they were too short and sweet to post separately.  So they are here together!  Because, as you know, sharing is caring.

The first thing on the docket is a Poshmark binder.

I was looking through my Poshmark sales (shameless plug: follow me on Poshmark @2smallofacloset), and even though I have a full spreadsheet on my computer of my sales and all the information, I wondered what would happen if my computer completely died.  Like, blue screen of death, never turning back on died.  How would I have all the information besides on the app?

Oh yeah, I have all the info on the app.

But what if something happens to my phone?????

Anyway, I decided that I wanted to print out all the information on separate pieces of paper to file in a binder.  It would be easy for me to look through and find out my sales and what my items are selling for.

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Here are my supplies: A pink binder (duh), a pink folder with a cute typewriter on the front, pink and purple glitter tape, pink and purple gel pens, and my sales paperwork.  I also used a hole punch and scissors, which are not pictured.

The first thing I did was take the pink glitter tape and line the top and the bottom of the binder.  I just used a long strip and went along the edge of the binder.  I then took the purple tape to make a second strip on the binder.  I finally added two small strips on the spine of the binder so I know which side is the top and the bottom.

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The second thing I did was hole punch all of the paperwork.  To make sure that they were all hole punched the same distance apart (because I don’t actually own a 3 hole punch), I placed one paper in the folder and hole punched it.  Of course, I then took that paper and used it for the rest of the papers.

Hole Punched Papers

The third thing I did was write single sale or bundled sale on the paperwork.  This is just for “office work” so I know if my bundled sales are working or not.  I wrote single sale in pink and bundled sale in purple, and even added a glitter tab to each paper so they are easy to page through.

And this is the final product.  I’m really happy that I got it to work and look this nice.  It took me approximately 10 minutes to put it all together.  It will take a little longer if you still have to type out all of your sales from Poshmark.

Pink Binder Final

The second project I have is a nautical plaque.  Mom and I found a blue piece of wood in our shed and I took it to figure out what I wanted to do with it.

Supplies Blue Board

Here are my supplies: a blue piece of wood, rope, design of your choice, and sparkly glitter glue.  You can use paint if you want, but I found this glue at Michaels and had to buy it because of reasons.

The first thing I did was hot glue the rope to the board.  When I got it around the edges, I cut the end and hot glued the end of the rope so it wouldn’t fray.  I don’t know if it will help, but it worked for me.

Board with Rope

The second thing I did was trace my design onto the board.  I found this compass on Google images and decided to use it on the board.  I covered the back of the piece of paper with pencil and then traced it onto the board.  The only issue I had with this was that it was a little difficult to see the design on the board because it is blue.

Board with

The third thing I did was use the silver glitter glue to cover the pencil design.  I really like how it turned out, but I do wish that it was a little thicker.  I thought that it would be much brighter where you could see the design better.  Oh well, I still like it.

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And here is the final product.

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I like how it turned out.  It’s very simple and perfect to hang in a nautical themed room (maybe my living room when I move into a house?).  I am happy with how it turned out and can’t wait to actually have it as a decoration.

So, I hope this gave you some inspiration for some easy projects.  They took about 20 minutes to finish both of them all together.  The Poshmark binder has already come in handy when looking at sales and the board will come in handy very soon.  Thanks for stopping by and I can’t wait to see you tomorrow for the Corner News!

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