Fall Wreath Tutorial

Gold everything. I’m considering that as the new title of my blog… but seriously, are you loving all things gold as much as I am right now? Especially this fall, it’s so fun adding a little element of glam to something traditional. In this case, gold leaves in a fall wreath.

Nevermind, the fact that my spring wreath is still on my front door. Let’s just be real, I can’t do it all. ;)

But I’ll tell you what – the inside of my house is saying FALL, even if it’s 99 bazillion degrees outside.

This fall wreath came about after I painted those faux leaves a few weeks ago. After I had a pile full, they were whispering to me, okay maybe that was the fumes  from the spray paint but I mean really, a fall wreath from gold leaves. Seemed genius to me!
This Fall Wreath is made with faux leaves and a wire hanger. Such an easy DIY project for fall

You guys know I like cheap, easy, and fabulous projects. This one fits all of those categories for sure. Ready to make one?

Gold Leaf Fall Wreath Tutorial:

Supplies

Faux Leaves

Gold Spray paint

Wire hanger

Hot glue gun

Ribbon

This Fall Wreath is made with faux leaves and a wire hanger. Such an easy DIY project for fall

It’s true. I actually had a wire hanger in my closet. Does anyone still have those? If so, you are in luck. If not, I think some good floral wire would work fine! You’ll want to shape your wire into the desired shape. In my case, it was a circle or as round as I could get it ha.

DIY gold leaf wreath

Grab a big ol’ pile of leaves that you’ve painted gold. See more about painting faux leaves here.

This Fall Wreath is made with faux leaves and a wire hanger. Such an easy DIY project for fall

Next, just start gluing your leaves onto the wire using a hot glue gun.

This Fall Wreath is made with faux leaves and a wire hanger. Such an easy DIY project for fall

Keep going all the way around your wreath. I left a gap at the top of the wreath for the ribbon. I chose a black and white striped ribbon for a chic and sophisticated look.

Side note: My daughter’s been walking around my house for the last few hours with a piece of ribbon tied around her waist calling it a tutu. Probably the cutest thing ever!!

This Fall Wreath is made with faux leaves and a wire hanger. Such an easy DIY project for fall

So that’s what’s new at Making Home Base today! How are you spending the first days of fall?

Want more gold? Check out my contribution to The Home Depot blog with my DIY Large Scale Wall Art!

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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!
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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.

Now, are you ready to win some spending money??!!!

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

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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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 Happy Holiday Decorating!

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Summer Nautical Wreath: Say Hello Summer and A Summer Celebration Series

I’m super excited to share my summer nautical wreath today!

Summer time is upon us and I am looking forward to lots of beach days, grilling out, and just enjoying the California sunshine. Are you ready for summer?

summer celebration save the date

You guys are in for a HUGE treat because today, I’m kicking off 11 days of Summer a Summer Celebration Series. (Check out that line up!) Over the next 11 days, my friends and I are going to be sharing some fantastic summer projects! Sound good?

Let’s get this party started, shall we?

welcome aboard summer nautical wreath

 If you’ve been around here a while you may have noticed that I enjoy nautical themed decor. As a part of my summer decor, I created a summer nautical wreath. I’m sharing a simple tutorial here so you can make your own!

Supplies: Wreath form or a dollar store pool noodle, tape, navy and white yarn, sisal rope, ribbon and burlap for embellishment.
welcome aboard summer nautical wreathIf you have a wreath form you are ready to start wrapping. If you are using a pool noodle you’ll need to cut about 6 inches or so off your noodle (I used a bread knife) and then form a circle and tape the two ends together.

Next you’ll want to mark off four quarters of your wreath so your yarn sections will be somewhat even. Then you can get started wrapping. Dab a little hot glue to the back of the wreath to hold the yarn in place and start wrapping. Once you’ve gotten to the quarter mark, cut the yarn, dab a little hot glue to finish off that section. Repeat for the other three sections. Place your sisal rope in between the sections (you’ll also want to hot glue the sisal rope in place).
welcome aboard summer nautical wreath

Now your wreath will look something like this. Ready for embellishment.

welcome aboard summer nautical wreath

The little package of ribbon came from Michaels. The colors are perfect for a nautical wreath!

welcome aboard summer nautical wreath

To embellish the wreath, I hung the ribbons banner style with a little bit of hot glue and then created a little burlap bunting with “Welcome Aboard.” The burlap bunting was just scraps cut into little triangles about an inch and a half in size.

welcome aboard summer nautical wreath

I’m totally loving the summery nautical look! welcome aboard summer nautical wreath

We are all ready for summer over here! My friend April from House By Hoff is sharing another awesome summer project tomorrow, be sure to pop in you won’t want to miss it!

Linking up to here and I Should Be Mopping The Floor, Clean & Scentsible, Savvy Southern Style, Liz Marie Blog

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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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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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