Showing posts with label wreath. Show all posts
Showing posts with label wreath. Show all posts

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

CELEBRATIONS: Spring Hoop Wreath with Dollar Store Flowers

Spring Hoop Wreath via homework (3)My spring pink décor continues. As I mentioned when I first shared my spring hutch, I used pink as an accent color this year. A first for me. To bring a little more pink to the room, I created this spring hoop wreath.


Thursday, September 18, 2014

AU NATURALE: Fall Wreath & (The Wreath Depot Giveaway)

Fall Wreath - The Wreath Depot via homework (1)I mentioned awhile back that I started working full time again. My time for crafting and decorating is very limited. I work on blog projects and posts in the morning before work, after work and on weekends. But I always seem to be playing beat the clock and I haven’t had anything pretty in advance of the current season in a long time.


Thursday, September 19, 2013

Etceteras:Twine Sunburst Wreath

Twine Sunburst Wreath | homeworkI remember seeing a twine wreath like this in a catalog or magazine once upon a time and mentally filed it away. The sunburst twine wreath has been on my mind and I thought it would a nice addition to my fall décor.

Monday, September 9, 2013

ETCETERAS: Stash Buster Fall Wreath

Stash Buster Fall Wreath via homework (6)I’ve been dragging my feet about fall décor in my house but when it’s sweltering outside and you have no air conditioning (uh, we live by the coast), it’s hard to wrap your head around pies baking in the oven, pumpkins and fall foliage. One of the things on my list was to go to the craft store and pick up some supplies for a fall wreath. I had a few ideas in mind but as I continued to drag my feet about running this errand, I started digging through my seasonal floral supply box.


Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Be My Guest: Fox Hollow Cottage

Hello everyone! I’m still working on getting caught up and I have one final guest today. Shannon from Fox Hollow Cottage always amazes me with her beautiful diy home projects and spot-on décor. Today she has us dreaming of the islands with this adorable summer beachy project.  




Aloha Homework Readers!


I'm Shannon and I'm sharing a little island style Aloha Wreath with you today!
Summer is officially here.. and who doesn't love Hawaii?
In celebration of the season and my love for the islands, I whipped this up!

Aloha Summer Pool Noodle Wreath Craft DIY Summer Door Decor
And you can too.
The base is a Pool Noodle. Secured in a circle with clear packing tape.
Then wrapped with strips of fabric, secured with a glue gun, with all seams on the back.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Be My Guest: The Silly Pearl

Happy Fourth of July everyone! I hope you all enjoy the holiday - if you’re here in the U.S. If not, well, happy Thursday to everyone else. Today, while I’m still away, I have the wonderful and adorable Steph from The Silly Pearl holding down the fort.



Hello! My name is Steph and I write over at The Silly Pearl about the crafts I make and the thrifting I do in between cuddles with my six year old twin girls. I am so honored to be posting here on Homework today, as Carolyn is such a wonderful friend and great supporter of her fellow bloggers! And you all know about her amazing style, of course!

Is it the 4th of July already? Time to make a new wreath for my front door. I’m so excited to share it with you my Patriotic Sunburst Wreath today.

Patriotic Sunburst Wreath -- The Silly PearlI had recently made a larger sunburst wreath in more pastel-y colors for the spring, and I had just enough wood pieces left (game pieces from the thrift store) to make a smaller version of it in patriotic colors. I used a small wreath form from the craft store to anchor everything together.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Be My Guest: Live Laugh Rowe

Happy Friday everyone. I’m still away and will have features from this week’s creative party up next week. In the meantime, I’m leaving you in good hands with my friend Kelly, from Live Laugh Rowe



Hi homework readers! I'm Kelly. If you aren't familiar with who I am, I'm the author of the creative lifestyle blog, Live Laugh Rowe, where I share crafts, recipes, life's moments and more. If you like to party, I host a weekly linky party where you can show off your mad talents! Now let's move on to the fun...I {love} wreaths! This is one of my favorites too. Inspired by a pin on Pinterest, I went ahead and put my spin on it and was super excited with the end result.

 

Monday, September 17, 2012

Inkling: brown bag wreath {faux bay leaves}


I love those bay leaf wreaths that you can buy. I’m sure that they smell wonderful and it’s a nice idea to be able to pluck a bay leaf from your wreath when you’re cooking. But they can be pricey. Even buying fresh bay leaves and making your own wreath can add up. Here’s a way to get the look for less.


Monday, May 21, 2012

Inkling: stash busting butterfly wreath



I’m officially declaring it “stash busting” week over here at homework. I either have to start using up some of my existing supplies or start throwing things away.



And since I can’t bear to throw precious things away, I needed to come up with some projects to use up some of my supplies.



One item that I have an abundance of is security envelopes. I’ve mentioned before that I love the pretty patterns of the insides of these envelopes… but my box is overflowing.



I grabbed a stack and started punching out butterflies. I punched and punched until I had a large pile.



To make this wreath, I used a pool noodle as the wreath form. I’ve seen this trick over and over traveling through blogland and it works great. Pool noodles are everywhere right now so it’s a good time to stock up {I know, we’re supposed to be stash busting not stocking up on things... } Another trick is to use pipe insulation that you can buy at a home improvement store. Cut your pool noodle or foam pipe insulation to your desired length, form a circle and duct tape closed. An instant wreath form.



Once you have your wreath form, you may want to wrap it in paper, fabric or ribbon to cover up the bright pool noodle color. Mine was neon green and I covered it with white crepe paper. I used hot glue to adhere the butterflies.



Butterfly wreaths and garlands would be a great way to decorate on a budget for summer parties and weddings. Stay tuned for more stash busting this week…


Thanks for visiting.

Carolyn


Monday, January 16, 2012

Etceteras: winter scarf wreath


I’m always in awe of those beautiful yarn wrapped wreaths. You know, the ones where the yarn is wrapped around the wreath form so neatly and precisely.


Here’s my version. I used a winter scarf wrapped around a wreath form.


The scarf was just the right length to go around the form – with the scarf fringe dangling at the bottom. I used a rubber band to tie off the bottom.


A little greenery brightens up the masculine tones of the scarf and finishes off the wreath.


The best part is, the scarf can be unwound, washed and used again.

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Carolyn


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Monday, December 5, 2011

Celebrations: natural vs. gold wreath

This year I wanted a new front door wreath and was torn between a natural look with red berries or a gold wreath. I love the vibrant pop of red berries against the white door but have also been very attached to my gold spray paint lately.


I decided to make the wreath and make a decision somewhere along the way.


Starting with a foam wreath form, I hot glued a variety of materials from my craft supplies; eucalyptus pods, faux floral berries and potpourri leaves and pods.


Once the wreath was done, I hung it up to make my final decision. I was really tempted to leave it natural since it was a lot of work gluing on the pods and berries – not to mention a few burned fingers – and I was worried I may not like the gold look.


In a leap of faith, I went with the gold spray paint. I covered the ribbon in a plastic baggie and gave the wreath a light coat of paint.


You can still see hints of red under the berries and the different pods took on different shades of the metallic paint. 


Since I was on a roll, once the gold paint was dry, I added a little canned snow to the wreath.


  
Here are the wreaths side-by-side. From this view, I like the natural red berry wreath better.


But when you see the wreath up close (and in person), you can see the various shades of metallic gold, hint of red and light dusting of snow.




I'm happy I took the leap and went with the gold wreath.



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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Inkling: ombré fall wreath

I’m loving all the fall wreaths I’ve been seeing lately - burlap, acorns and beautiful fall leaves.

I’ve also been wanting to make something with an ombré effect so I put together this paper leaf wreath.

The leaves are made out of writing paper that has been coffee stained. To stain your paper, layer several sheets of paper in a tray or baking pan and drizzle coffee over the paper. Let the coffee bleed onto the edges for the darker leaves.

Once the paper is dry, cut out several leaves. You’ll want some leaves all brown, some speckled and some almost all white.

Start gluing your leaves onto your wreath form. Going clockwise, I started with the darkest leaves and gradually ended up with the all white leaves.


You can get this same effect using varying shades of colored paper.

The definition of ombré is having colors or tones that shade into each other —often used on fabrics in which the color is graduated from light to dark.

It’s also a great way to use up your morning coffee.



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