Spring Wreath and More Spring Decor Ideas + $150 Target GIVEAWAY

It’s one big spring fest here at Making Home Base this week! I couldn’t be happier. It’s my favorite time of year.

Did you see my Spring Home Tour this week?

If not be sure to check it out here—> SPRING HOME TOUR

Today, I’ve teamed up with some of my favorite bloggers to share even more Spring time inspiration! We’ve all created a spring home decor project to share! Not only that, but we are excited to celebrate Spring WITH YOU! We’re giving away a $150 TARGET gift card ton one lucky reader! So make sure you don’t miss that!
14 SPRING DECOR IDEAS

I’m so happy to be sharing my new Spring Wreath with you guys. It took me a little while to come around, but I’m having a ball decorating for Spring! Fresh Spring Wreathf

Y’all know how much I love wreaths. This one is definitely up there on my list of favorites. I think it just turned out so cute and it came together SUPER fast and of course on a budget (that’s how I roll)!

Floral Spring Wreath

I started out with a Michaels coupon. I snagged the grapevine wreath and faux peonies. Seriously though, can we just talk about the faux peonies. I’ve never been really into faux flowers but every now and then I’ll pick up some fake hydrangeas or faux greenery but I spotted these coral colored peonies and had to have them! Then on my way to check out I saw the prettiest ivory feather so I tossed that in my basket too. I had no real plan for the feather but I thought it would give a bit of a rustic look to something…

DIY Spring Wreath

When I decided I wanted to make a spring wreath I didn’t have anything specific in mind. I just headed to Michaels (with coupon in hand) and browsed until something caught my eye. Once I got my flowers and grapevine wreath home, things started coming together. I had some blue burlap ribbon left over from Christmas time and I love the contrast of it with the coral peonies so I knew I wanted to use it in someway.
Spring Wreath

I made a nice big blue burlap bow (say that five times fast!) then to balance it I added a pom pom garland across the top.Spring time wreath

What do you think? Is it your style? It’s definitely different for me but I really really love it.

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This spring time love fest isn’t over quite yet! There are 13 other fantastic Spring inspired projects that you won’t want to miss!!

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Just a Girl and her Blog | Designer Trapped in Lawyer’s Body

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The Happy Housie | Place Of My Taste | Create Craft Love

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This Is Happiness | Homey Oh My | House by Hoff

Linking up this project to: My Repurposed Life, Savvy Southern Style

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DIY xo Wreath [Valentine's Day Decor]

Hey guys! Are you getting ready for Valentine’s Day at all? If so, today is the day for YOU. My blog friends and I have been working on some pretty awesome Valentine’s Day projects to share! They are so “sweet” your heart is going to burst! (a little V-Day lingo for you.)

Here’s my DIY XO Wreath with pom poms

valentine's day wreathLast year I went very traditional with my sweet red and white Valentine’s Day Wreath. This year, I wanted something different. No red or pinks… just GOLD. ahhh…. gold, well and white. It’s probably pretty evident how much I’m loving the gold and white combo lately. Last week I shared how I personalized my Gold Heart “Couples Art”. Today, I’ve got more gold and white. I’ve been wanting to do a project with pom poms for a few months now. I had something in mind during the holidays but got caught up in other things and never got around to it. So for Valentine’s Day it was a no brainer. Time to bust out the pom poms :)

This is a quick project that you can do in an hour or less.

For this DIY XO Wreath you’ll need: cardboard (or any sturdy material), stencil, scissors or exacto knife, paint, hot glue gun, pom poms.

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First, I created a quick stencil with my Silhouette Cameo. If you feel comfortable you can also free hand your letters. You can also just print a large “x” and “o” from a Word document and use that as a stencil. Trace your stencil onto the cardboard, then cut out your letters.

Next, if your material is not already white, paint your letters white.xo wreath tutorialThe next step is to begin hot gluing the pom poms to the cardboard letters. My strategy was to get them as close together as possible and to cover up all the visible cardboard. Continue to hot glue pom poms until the entire letter is covered.xo valentines day hanging

Then I grabbed some gold ribbon and cut a piece about 24 inches long. I adhered the letters to the ribbon with hot glue. I also hot glued a bow to the top. That’s all! xo valentine's day wreath

This would look so cute hanging on a door inside or outside your home. It’s the perfect wreath for my oversized chalkboard.

That’s not all! There are 13 other fabulous Valentine’s Day projects to check out:

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DRIVEN BY DECOR | TINY SIDEKICK

CREATE.CRAFT.LOVE | DESIGNER TRAPPED IN LAWYER’S BODY

 

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Faux Fur Winter Wreath

Welcome to day two of 25 Days of Christmas! To see day one, click here. And to follow along on the interactive advent calendar, click here.25-Days-BannerI can’t believe that December is here and we are already two days into our advent calendar. This is my most favorite time of the year! And, I’m so excited to be a part of this wonderful count down to Christmas.

I’m sharing my winter wreath today! It’s the perfect addition to Christmas decor that will transition nicely into winter. So here goes.

DIY Faux Fur Winter Wreath

Fur Wreath

Supplies needed:

Straw wreath (got mine at a yard sale for .50! yay)

Glue gun and glue sticks

Faux fur (about 1/4  yard)

Ribbon
quick winter wreathSo the directions here are really simple. Lay out your faux fur in strips about 8 inches wide.fur winter wreath

 Lay your wreath on top of the strip of fur with the fur facing down. Fold the fur around the wreath and glue to the wreath back side of the wreath. You’ll need to snip the fur every inch or so to make sure the fur lays flat on the wreath. Once you’ve glued the first piece onto the wreath cut another strip about eight inches wide to complete the next section. Be sure to get the seams lined up as best as you can. They don’t have to be perfect because once you fluff up the fur you won’t see the seam.

winter wreathOnce you completed all the sections (I did mine in three sections) fluff up the fur. That will hide the seams and give a nice fullness to the wreath. Lastly tie a ribbon to the top. I’m going with a silver and gold color scheme this year so I decided on a gold ribbon. Keep in mind that you can always change out the ribbon when you transition your wreath from Christmas/holiday to winter wreath.
winter fur wreathAll that’s left is to hang and admire your winter wreath! Mine is above my sweet little vignette that you’ll see more of tomorrow!

Don’t forget that is this a 25 day affair with some wonderfully talented ladies!  You’ll have to check the advent calendar tomorrow to see day three!
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Check out the other posts below:



 Happy Holiday Decorating!

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Homemade Halloween Decorations are the BEST: Halloween Wreath

Happy FRIDAY!

Are you getting ready for Halloween? I’m loving all the spooky and scary stuff I’ve seen around the blogosphere. So much fun!

Today it’s all about creepy crawlers here at Making Home Base. Creepy Crawly Chevron all wrapped up into a perfect little Halloween Wreath.

Yep, I’m showing the first of my homemade halloween decorations!

homemade halloween decorationsI love Halloween decor that is cute and creepy not gory and frightening. Are you with me? If you’re like me you’ll love this wreath. It’s just the perfect amount of creepy and cute! It’s also very EASY to create! chevron fabric halloween wreathHandmade Halloween Decorations tip #1. Don’t pay $8 for a foam wreath form. Hit up Walmart or the Dollar Tree and grab a $2 pool wreath. Trim of a little bit with a bread knife, and duct tape the ends together. Bam, wreath form.

To cover the wreath I cut strips of chevron fabric about 2 1/2 inches thick. And started wrapping them around the wreath form and securing them with pins. Usually, I use hot glue but I ran out of glue sticks (What the what???) and you know what, I like the pins better.
Spider Halloween WreathThen all that’s left to do is EMBELLISH. I got these glitter spiders at Michaels and was so excited to find the spider web netting in my fabric stash. It was perfect for this wreath. I stretched it out across the back of the wreath and placed a few spooky spiders in the netting. Very creepy crawly, don’t you think? Lastly, I used some white fabric for a little ruffly touch.Halloween Wreath Eek! It’s so fun to get a little creative and make some spooky stuff! See more homemade halloween decorations here.

Have a great weekend friends!

Linking up to: Simply The Best, House of Rose Blog

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Spring Floral Door Hanging

Hey there friends – I hope you are having a great week so far!

Now, I am not sure if it was the 80 degree weather or the fact that Punxsutawney Phil declared there would be an early spring but, I thought it was time to put together a spring door hanging.
Spring Floral Door Hanging

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Valentine’s Day Decor: Sweet Valentine’s Day Wreath

Friends! I’m so glad to see you back here on this beautiful Friday! I’ve been sharing lots of Valentine’s Day projects with you all the last few weeks but today’s is probably my favorite one so far! I’m working really hard on getting my Valentine’s Day decor all together so I can show you my sweet little vignette…next week! Here is another piece to that puzzle.

Valentine's Day Decor Valentine's Day Wreath

 

This is probably one of my favorite wreaths I’ve ever made. It’s so sweet and simple and perfect for Valentine’s Day! The best part of all though is it was so inexpensive to make! You all know how I love a nice cheap project. The wreath came from Hobby Lobby around Christmas time. It was only a few bucks. Everything else, I had on hand or picked up at my favorite dollar store ever, The Dollar Tree!
Valentine's Day Decor Simple Valentine's Day Wreath

 

I wanted to go simple with this sweet Valentine’s Day wreath, and I’m so glad I did. I feel like the red and white really pop against the natural and rustic look of the twig wreath.

Valentine's Day Decor: Valentines Day Wreath

 

Now, for the details! I made the paper medallions out of the left over paper bag I had from my Paper Bag and Washi Tape Heart Bunting. Then I glued red foam glitter hearts from the dollar store to the center. The white paper doilies are also from the dollar store and the red glitter XO I had left over from another project. I also added a little burlap bunting to the middle of my wreath and glued some more of the little red glitter foam wreaths to each of the flags. To finish up my Valentine’s Day wreath, I added a red ribbon for hanging.

 

Valentine's Day Decor: Valentine's Day Wreath

 

Ah, I want to keep it up all the time. Is that allowed? I love that it feels so classic Valentine’s Day and I love the RED. What do you think? Tell me, do you go all out with your Valentine’s Day home decor or just a few touches here and there?

Happy Weekend friends – see ya back here on Monday with more Valentine’s Day goodness. Of course if you need a Valentine’s Day fix be sure to check out my Pinterest board or see some of my other Valentine’s Day projects including:

Mini Tissue Pom Garland

Valentine’s Day Floating Heart Wall Art

Valentine’s Candy Bark

Linking up to Savvy Southern Style

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Let It Snow Winter Wreath

Hey there everyone! I know you all have been busy busy busy arranging the holiday decor. I just pulled my fall wreath off the door yesterday. We were out of town until then, and driving through my neighborhood I saw some beautiful Christmas decorations. I felt left behind! That’s what I get for going out of town.

Fear not, I caught up quickly. And now, it’s officially winter over here since my wreath is up. I was giggling at myself a little bit today while hanging the wreath as it was probably close to 75 degrees outside. I don’t anticipate any snow this year but a girl can dream, right?

I knew right away that I wanted an aqua winter wreath this year. I just love the color and it looks so pretty against the contrasting white. I did a simple yarn wrapped wreath with lots of embellishment.

There is a mixture of embellishments here. My mom {the crochet queen} whipped up two different kinds of crocheted flowers for me. Oh how I wish I could master the art of crochet. This lefty has such a hard time with it. Then I added some felt flowers, and fabric rosettes. The little white snowballs were leftover from my Snowflake Glitter Garland as were the two snowflakes.

I added the “Let It Snow” bunting last minute, I think it completes the wreath. Don’t you?

I am so pleased with it, the color is so fun and it really stands out from the street! Happy winter :)

 

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Uniform Rag Wreath

Happy Friday, everyone! Tomorrow is the United States Navy’s 237th birthday! Happy Birthday Navy! In honor of this special day I want to share a special project. My {NAVY} Uniform Rag Wreath. This can easily be done for any branch of military and it’s a great way to use old cammies that you might have laying around.

One thing I love about living in military housing is all the great military/American inspired decor.

This one is made up of one blouse and one pair of pants from my husband’s old uniform (He left a pen in the pocket of the blouse and ruined them both. Turns out camouflage doesn’t actually camouflage everything). I cut 1″ x 6″ strips and simply tied them onto a wire wreath frame. Instead of a typical yellow ribbon I used some yellow fabric scraps I had to make three small ruffles and hot glued them to the wreath.

What do you think?

Happy Birthday Navy! Any mil spouses out there, how do you celebrate your branch’s birthday?

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Wrapped Burlap Fall Wreath

Fall is here and my door is welcoming it with my new wrapped burlap fall wreath.

I have seen some beautiful fall wreaths this year around the blogosphere! I wasn’t quite sure what I wanted for my wreath other than I knew I wanted burlap, is there anything better for fall? Then I bought pinecones (not many wooded areas to find pinecones around here) to use for my Romantic Fall Centerpiece. Since I had some leftover I thought I could incorporate them into my burlap fall wreath.

Burlap Fall Wreath

I just love burlap wreaths. Especially for fall. And this light burlap is so pretty.

Burlap Fall Wreath

 

 

I wrapped strips of burlap around a foam wreath, hot gluing it as I went to keep it firmly in place.Burlap Fall Wreath

For embellishment, I used white fabric to make some fabric rosettes. The bright white is a nice contrast against the burlap. Then, I simply hot glued the pinecones to some gold ribbon, hanging them from the center of the wreath.

Burlap Fall Wreath

This wreath is probably one of my favorites. It’s so simple but it’s festive for fall. And I love any project where I can use what I have on hand. With the exception of the foam wreath I already had all of the supplies, costing me only $6. You can’t beat that price! I finished it in the evening and couldn’t wait to get it on the door. What do you think? Are you ready for fall?

For more pretty burlap fall goodness check out:

Fall Decor: Burlap Stenciled Outdoor Pillow

Houndstooth Stenciled Burlap Pillow

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