Make a Tulip Wreath | spring floral ideas #michaelsmakers

Make a Tulip Wreath | spring floral ideas #michaelsmakers

Make a Tulip Wreath | spring floral ideas #michaelsmakers One of my favorite ways to welcome each season is with a new wreath on the front door. A wreath is such a simple addition that instantly brings a fresh perspective to the front of any home, without much effort. It's one of the first things your guests see and an easy way to speak volumes and express your style, without even saying a word. As we begin to refresh our homes for the upcoming season, Michaels challenged the Michaels Makers team to incorporate some beautiful spring Continue reading

Monogram Crab Wreath | 3doodler 3d printing pen giveaway

Monogram Crab Wreath | 3doodler 3d printing pen giveaway

Monogram Crab Wreath | 3doodler 3d printing pen giveaway #michaelsmakers | I finally took some time this week to update the wreath on our front door. Around here crabs are a summertime staple - and after enjoying our first bushel of summer last weekend - I could not help but add a little crab to our entry. I created the crab with this incredibly innovative tool called the 3Doodler. The 3Doodler is a handheld 3D Printing Pen in which you can create three dimensional objects, by simply sketching in mid-air. You hold the device just like a pen Continue reading

Birdseed Ice Wreath Ornaments | homemade birdseed & fruit cakes

Birdseed Ice Wreath Ornaments | homemade birdseed & fruit cakes

Birdseed Ice Wreath Ornaments | With the crazy amount of cold weather we have been having, I couldn't go that long without posting a little something for the birds. We love all of our feathered friends around here and making homemade birdseed treats is something my little guy and I love doing together. Our birdseed ornaments were one of the first things I shared on the blog close to four years ago!  A few days ago we decided to change the ornaments up just a bit and make them out of ice this time around since the temperatures have been Continue reading

Plaid Fabric Wreath | how to make a rag wreath

Plaid Fabric Wreath | how to make a rag wreath

Plaid Fabric Wreath - How to Make a Rag Wreath | If you are looking for an incredibly easy handmade wreath for the holidays - this rag wreath would be the answer. It can be made with any color or patterned fabric to coordinate with your holiday decor and requires just a few simple supplies to create ... (no crafting experience necessary). I'm a little obsessed with plaid and think it's a perfect fit for the Christmas season - so I made mine with an inexpensive cotton homespun. Are you ready to see just how easy it is to make this Continue reading

Make a Holiday Wreath | Michaels Pinterest Party

Make a Holiday Wreath | Michaels Pinterest Party

Make a Holiday Wreath | Michaels Pinterest Party #MPinterestParty Last week I had an amazing opportunity to join Michaels as they teamed up with Pinterest for their first round of in-store Pinterest Parties across the United States. I had so much fun spending the day with the creative staff and chatting with customers on a mission to make some of their pins a reality. While shopping, I've often wondered what fellow customers were working on and this was the perfect chance to ask without being 'that' crazy crafter. Along with hosting the Continue reading

A Salvaged Wreath for Valentine’s Day & Our New Jeep – Woody

A Salvaged Wreath for Valentine’s Day & Our New Jeep – Woody

Happy weekend my friends. Wanted to pop in and show you my Valentine's Day wreath - which took all of a few minutes to put together.  I salvaged my fresh pine wreath from the holidays as I have a hard time just tossing such things away. I still consider them 'living' until they are completely brittle and falling apart.  If the temperatures stay the way they have been I am thinking I may possibly be ok... I used some of the large cookie cutters left over from the cookie cutter bird feeders CJ and I made the other day. I bought Continue reading

Fifty Fall Wreath Ideas & Inspiration For the Entire Autumn Season

Fifty Fall Wreath Ideas & Inspiration For the Entire Autumn Season

It has been awhile my friends and I am beyond thrilled to finally be getting back into the swing of things. As much as I would have loved for it to be sooner - the fall always seems to energize me with optimism for renewed possibilities along with plans and dreams for new beginnings. Thank you all for your continued support, prayers and thoughts. The warm hues of the season are all around in my neck of the woods and one of my favorite things on the fall to-do is creating a festive welcoming porch - which all begins with a fantastic wreath Continue reading

How to Make a Preserved Boxwood Wreath Topiary

How to Make a Preserved Boxwood Wreath Topiary

I love the classic look of wreath topiaries not only for the holidays, but throughout the year, and boxwood is one of my favorites. A quick web search will show just how expensive some of the pre-made versions can be, however with a few supplies you can easily create your own, even if you don't have a lush boxwood bush right in your backyard. Materials Needed: Fresh Cut Boxwood Tips Foam Wreath Wooden Dowel Floral Wire Floral Foam Vase or ContainerAdditional Supplies Needed: Scissors, pruning shears {optional} If you would like to Continue reading

Make Your Own Mini Boxwood Wreaths {Ballard Inspired Chair Back Wreaths}

Make Your Own Mini Boxwood Wreaths {Ballard Inspired Chair Back Wreaths}

I have adored the mini boxwood wreaths ever since I spotted them in the Ballard Designs catalog. The simplicity, natural greens and endless decorating options make them seem well worth their price tag. Though the Ballard version is made from fabric I happen to find a faux boxwood garland at Michaels, that I thought would suffice, for just a fraction of the cost. These can also be made using fresh greens or rosemary - however since I mainly wanted these for my little guys play table chair backs - the durability of the faux boxwood seemed Continue reading

70 Unique and Unusual Christmas Holiday Wreaths {Saturday Inspiration & Ideas}

70 Unique and Unusual Christmas Holiday Wreaths {Saturday Inspiration & Ideas}

Hope everyone had a fantastic Thanksgiving. Now that the holiday season is upon us it is time to fill our homes with festive decor. Holiday Wreaths are one of the most popular items used to decorate for the season. Whether hung on a front door to welcome guests or used as an addition to your indoor decor - wreaths are one of the simplest and easiest ways to instantly dress a space. While I love the feel of a traditional wreath, typically found in abundance this time of year - the possibilities are endless for creating a unique wreath that Continue reading