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Simple Spring Wreath

I’m ready for spring.

Winter – thankfully – didn’t hit us hard this year in the North Country of NY, but I’m still ready for warm + sunny weather to once again appear.

To welcome the coming change of season, I wanted to adorn my door with something new. Typically when April hits, I change over the front porch for Spring and kick-off-the-season by hanging my beloved forsythia wreath. This year I wanted something new…

The past weeks have been incredibly busy with little spare time to create + DIY, but last weekend, I squeezed in a few quiet moments to make a new wreath.

Quick + Simple, AND pretty.  A new wreath to adorn my door…

SPRING WREATH: A simple + easy 10-minute creation to adorn the front door. It couldn't be easier to make and a lot less expensive than buying. Easy-to-follow tutorial @ www.JennaBurger.com

I adore my yellow forsythia wreath – my go to for Spring – but I was wanting something lighter + brighter to give contrast to the apple green painted front door.

After food shopping last week, I popped into AC Moore and saw so many vibrant + colorful faux flowers for Spring.  Their whole collection was on sale, so I picked up 3 bunches – about $15 total – in soft colors of white, greens, and a pop of pink.

I was excited to get started…

TUTORIAL FOR A SIMPLE 10-MINUTE SPRING WREATH

I started off with an 18″ grapevine wreath that I had on hand – but you can find them at most craft stores (even Walmart has them) for around $5.

SPRING WREATH: A simple + easy 10-minute creation to adorn the front door. It couldn't be easier to make and a lot less expensive than buying. Easy-to-follow tutorial @ www.JennaBurger.com

And my 3 bunches of Spring flowers.

SPRING WREATH: A simple + easy 10-minute creation to adorn the front door. It couldn't be easier to make and a lot less expensive than buying. Easy-to-follow tutorial @ www.JennaBurger.com

Using snips, I broke apart the flower cluster and was left with individual stems, which gives the flexibility + freedom to place the stems where they look best to give a real-looking result.

SPRING WREATH: A simple + easy 10-minute creation to adorn the front door. It couldn't be easier to make and a lot less expensive than buying. Easy-to-follow tutorial @ www.JennaBurger.com

SPRING WREATH: A simple + easy 10-minute creation to adorn the front door. It couldn't be easier to make and a lot less expensive than buying. Easy-to-follow tutorial @ www.JennaBurger.com

Once all the stems are separated, start weaving them into the wreath.  Secure with floral wire if needed.

SPRING WREATH: A simple + easy 10-minute creation to adorn the front door. It couldn't be easier to make and a lot less expensive than buying. Easy-to-follow tutorial @ www.JennaBurger.com

In about 5-8 minutes, I was done and had a new wreath to adorn my door.

SPRING WREATH: A simple + easy 10-minute creation to adorn the front door. It couldn't be easier to make and a lot less expensive than buying. Easy-to-follow tutorial @ www.JennaBurger.com

And here it is… hung and pretty!

SPRING WREATH: A simple + easy 10-minute creation to adorn the front door. It couldn't be easier to make and a lot less expensive than buying. Easy-to-follow tutorial @ www.JennaBurger.com

SPRING WREATH: A simple + easy 10-minute creation to adorn the front door. It couldn't be easier to make and a lot less expensive than buying. Easy-to-follow tutorial @ www.JennaBurger.com

Well unfortunately I think I jinxed myself.  Spring was on it’s way, but over the coming days it’s supposed to feel like winter again.  Ugh.  Soon.  I know it’ll be here soon.

For now, this new wreath will keep me going to send Spring vibes our way.

SPRING WREATH: A simple + easy 10-minute creation to adorn the front door. It couldn't be easier to make and a lot less expensive than buying. Easy-to-follow tutorial @ www.JennaBurger.com

SPRING WREATH: A simple + easy 10-minute creation to adorn the front door. It couldn't be easier to make and a lot less expensive than buying. Easy-to-follow tutorial @ www.JennaBurger.com

SPRING WREATH: A simple + easy 10-minute creation to adorn the front door. It couldn't be easier to make and a lot less expensive than buying. Easy-to-follow tutorial @ www.JennaBurger.com

SPRING WREATH: A simple + easy 10-minute creation to adorn the front door. It couldn't be easier to make and a lot less expensive than buying. Easy-to-follow tutorial @ www.JennaBurger.com

Want to make something similar for your door, here’s a quick recap of how to make it.  I swear, it is simple.  Anyone can tackle this in a cinch!

Sprng Wreath Collage

Want to see more wreaths I’ve made?  Check out my DIY wreath page with lots of easy-to-follow tutorials.

Happy Spring.

Soon.

Valentine Wreath with Paint Chip Flowers

Thanks all for loving my printables so much – I didn’t realize what a hit they’d be.  I guess next time I should have more confidence…  Weren’t all the other printables along the Blog Hop super cute as well?  I am still in the romance mood (that sounded corny), and wanted to share with you a wreath I created last year.  It was originally featured on Jen’s blog, but I wanted to give it a refresh and share it all with you.  It’s one of my favorites to-date!

Come see how I made this Valentine Wreath with Paint Chip Flowers

Valentine Wreath with Paint Chip Flowers created by @Jenna_Burger, WWW.JENNABURGER.COM

It wasn’t difficult to make at all and the flower petals were actually a bit calming to create.

The supplies I used for this wreath creation were:

  • Grapevine wreath ( I got mine on sale at AC Moore for $2.50)
  • Eucalyptus leaves
  • White spray paint (I used a gloss finish)
  • Paint chip samples in an array of pinks and reds
  • Hot glue gun
  • A heart punch or scissors to manually cut out hearts

I started off with the paint chip flowers.

Using paint chip samples in a range of colors from pinks to reds to purple, and a 1.5″ heart-shaped hole punch, I cut out about 40 hearts. I got this decorative paper punch at AC Moore for less than $10, but as an alternative, you could cut hearts out with plain ole’ “old school” scissors. The hearts may not result as exact, but the idea is still the same.

Valentine Wreath with Paint Chip Flowers created by @Jenna_Burger, WWW.JENNABURGER.COM

Then I cut a piece of felt about 3″ round (any heavier material will work as well), laid out 6 hearts around the outer edge, and secured them with a nice-sized dab of hot glue.

Valentine Wreath with Paint Chip Flowers by @Jenna_Burger of WWW.JENNABURGER.COM featured on tatertotsandjello.com

Then for the inner hearts, I curled the top edge using a pencil to create the look of a flower.

Valentine Wreath with Paint Chip Flowers by @Jenna_Burger of WWW.JENNABURGER.COM, featured on tatertotsandjello.com

I layered (4) ‘curled’ hearts in the center, on top of the outer edge of hearts. To complete each flower creation, I added a small 3 dimensional piece of paint chip for the center of the “flower”.

After making a few more flowers of different sizes (they don’t all have to be this large size – differing sizes make it more interesting), I added them to the wreath. Having the back of the flowers on felt, allows the ease of adding them to the wreath. With a dab of hot glue, I attached the felt-backed flowers to the wreath. Once Valentine’s Day is over, the flowers can easily be removed from the wreath, and different embellishments can be added for other holidays or occasions.

Valentine Wreath with Paint Chip Flowers created by @Jenna_Burger, WWW.JENNABURGER.COM

This wreath truly was a joy to create and took only about an hour to make (I add the eucalyptus & spray painted the wreath Day 1 which took about 15 minutes, then made the flowers and attached them Day 2 which took about 30 minutes).

Valentine Wreath with Paint Chip Flowers created by @Jenna_Burger,WWW.JENNABURGER.COM

Valentine Wreath with Paint Chip Flowers created by @Jenna_Burger, WWW.JENNABURGER.COM

This festive Valentine wreath would be great hanging on a front door or inside the home. I have it above my fireplace – it’s the perfect centerpiece above my mantel.

Valentine Wreath with Paint Chip Flowers by @Jenna_Burger of WWW.JENNABURGER.COM, featured on tatertotsandjello.com

Super cute, right?!

I like it so much because it doesn’t scream Valentine’s Day.  It could really take you right through the Spring months.  Wouldn’t it also look good with fall colored paint chips – Ooo, that gives me an idea!

Want to see some more of my Vday creations?  Here are a few:

> The valentine burlap wreath with felt flowers that I created a few years ago

click on image for tutorialValentine Burlap Wreath with Felt Flowers created by @Jenna_Burger of WWW.JENNABURGER.COM

> My ‘love’ connection wood sign.  Do you see lame / dorky or wow, she’s really creative?

click on image for tutorialValentines Love Connection Wood Sign created by @Jenna_Burger, WWW.JENNABURGER.COM

Do you decorate for Valentine’s day?

Autumn Wreath with Plum + Peacock Accents

I haven’t created a new wreath in a long time.  I’ve had my go-to wreaths for Spring, Autumn, and Winter for the past couple of years and every few months they get rotated in-and-out.  But once the chill hit last weekend and the thoughts of Fall started to seep into my brain, I knew a new and unique wreath was ready to be made for the coming season.

The front door, often thought of as the “mouth” of a home, is the perfect place to make a statement.  My apple green colored front door always gives the best backdrop to any wreath that is displayed, and my latest creation fills my heart with a happy feeling & warm thoughts.  For me the front door, signifies the “entrance of”, so let’s enter this new season with my new Autumn Wreath with Plum + Peacock Accents…

Autumn Wreath with Plum + Peacock Accents by @Jenna_Burger, WWW.JENNABURGER.COM

This new wreath is a little out of the norm’ for Fall, but that was my goal.  I passed on reds, oranges, and yellows for Autumn and instead focused on using deeper hues of plum, navy, sienna, and browns.  And then I through in a bit of peacock.  Fun + unique + unexpected!  Exactly what I was going for...

I started off by recycling the white spray painted grapevine wreath that I had on-hand from Valentine’s Day.  It was just sitting around and even though I might have used it again, I took it apart anyway.  Then I scoured the aisles of my local AC Moore and picked out a bunch of faux festive “floral stems” (as they call them).  Other than the berries & the peacock feathers, I don’t know any of the “stems” by name, but basically they were an assortment of styles, colors, and textures.  All three always make a great composition.

Autumn Wreath with Plum + Peacock Accents by @Jenna_Burger, WWW.JENNABURGER.COM

One the styles I got a bunch of with plans of using them as the base.  I thought they were a good neutral to then build the other stems and berries on top of.  Other than the faux stems and wreath, the only other supplies was the wire and snips (for cutting the wire and the stems).

When decorating with faux flowers, I always cut it up so there are individual branches instead of working with one bunch > more on that in this post.  After cutting the bunches apart, I started interweaving each branch through the grapevine wreath. Once the branch was fairly secure, I fastened it to the wreath with floral wire.  Well actually I just used regular gold wire  that I had on-hand, but it was hidden so no biggie.

Autumn Wreath with Plum + Peacock Accents by @Jenna_Burger, WWW.JENNABURGER.COM

About 10-15 minutes later, the base was finito…

Autumn Wreath with Plum + Peacock Accents by @Jenna_Burger, WWW.JENNABURGER.COM

Honestly, this wreath was pretty with just the one style stem, but you know me, I always need more….

At this point, there was no specific hanging point, but with the added layers coming next I needed to choose a spot.  Once I chose a place for where it would hang, I started adding in the other stems + berries.

Autumn Wreath with Plum + Peacock Accents by @Jenna_Burger, WWW.JENNABURGER.COM

Choosing a place for where it would hang allowed me to pinpoint where on the wreath I wanted to position and see certain stems.  I knew I wanted the spikey plum stems to be on the left & the peacock to be on the right…

Then came the berries…

Autumn Wreath with Plum + Peacock Accents by @Jenna_Burger, WWW.JENNABURGER.COM

Then the final layer.  The peacock feathers…

Autumn Wreath with Plum + Peacock Accents by @Jenna_Burger, WWW.JENNABURGER.COM

How fun are they?!

And then the final result.

Autumn Wreath with Plum + Peacock Accents by @Jenna_Burger, WWW.JENNABURGER.COM

Autumn Wreath with Plum + Peacock Accents by @Jenna_Burger, WWW.JENNABURGER.COM

Autumn Wreath with Plum + Peacock Accents by @Jenna_Burger, WWW.JENNABURGER.COM

Autumn Wreath with Plum + Peacock Accents by @Jenna_Burger, WWW.JENNABURGER.COM

Autumn Wreath with Plum + Peacock Accents by @Jenna_Burger, WWW.JENNABURGER.COM

Autumn Wreath with Plum + Peacock Accents by @Jenna_Burger, WWW.JENNABURGER.COM

Welcome to my home…

Autumn Wreath with Plum + Peacock Accents by @Jenna_Burger, WWW.JENNABURGER.COM

Autumn Wreath with Plum + Peacock Accents by @Jenna_Burger, WWW.JENNABURGER.COMAnd there you have it.  My latest door creation set for Fall.

As an Apartments.com Brand Influencer, I strive to share ideas + do it yourself projects not only for those who live in homes, but also easy & affordable ideas + creations for apartment dwellers.  One of the reasons I love wreaths so much, no matter if you live in a house or in an apartment, is that it sets the tone for whats to come on the inside.  A wreath not only makes a door pretty, but it’s welcoming.  It’s a way to greet someone without actually greeting them.  And as the person that resides in the home, it’s a beautiful thing to see each time you come home.

And to wrap up this post, my door color!  It’s been this apple green color for years.  I’ve thought of changing it, but I’ve never come across another hue that I like better.  So apple green it is!  When this door gets featured, I always get asked the question – “What color is it?” Here is the info: Valspar Olive Tree WV34010

How do you don your door for the coming Autumn season?

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Stick Star Door Decor

Last week I was vying to create something for my front door to transition the time between now and Christmas.

I’ve had my Fall wreath up for a while and I was ready for a lil’ change.  Then while driving over the weekend, I spotted a large wood star on an old, distressed barn.  It got me thinking and inspired my latest creation… a Stick Star which I’m now donning on my apple green front door.

In the front of my home is a 20’+ weeping willow tree and it’s beautiful in the summer, but this time of year with all the wind, the soft, thin branches often easily break off leaving lots of piles.  When cleaning up the yard on Sunday, we collected a bunch of branches and I knew they’d be perfect for the foundation of the stick star.

With my son helping out, we collected a good pile of branches and I started out making my new door decor. With my ruler in hand, I trimmed the soft branch to 30″ long.  And cut 49 more to have a total of 50.

The branches didn’t have to be exactly 30″, but close to it. After 50 were cut, then I broke them into 5 groups of 10. The 5 groups were used for each “leg” of the star.

This was a dry run and I was pretty happy with the direction it was looking.  Surprisingly it actually looked like a star, ha!

It was time to put it together!

I disassembled the star mock-up and separated each star “leg”.  Using floral wire (or any thin wire would do), I tied each end of the stick grouping so it was secure and “one”.

Once each “leg” was secure on each end, I put them together to create the star.  Once the star was layed out, I secured them together with more floral wire.

Since the floral wire is close to the color of the sticks, it really isn’t visible unless you are close to the arrangement.

And honestly within about 10 minutes, it was done.  It was really simple to create and something different than I’ve ever created before.  And I have to say, once the sticks are together in a bunch, they are really secure as “one”.

It still needed something though, so I trimmed a few branches and berries from my yard and tucked them within the branches.

This pretty and easy to create stick star can be used all year round and dressed up for any occasion.  It can be used on a door (like I used it for), indoors, or outdoors.

For my stick star door decor, I cut a 3″ strip of burlap, attached it with floral wire to the back of the branches and secured the top onto the head of the door with push pins.  There’s no damage to the door and it can easily be switched out.

And here is the result…

My stick star was super simple to create and didn’t cost a penny!  The perfect door decor for the coming Holidays or any time of year. I just love simple, just stylish creations!

Dried Hydrangea Wreath

It’s officially Spring! This is definitely a favorite time of year for me when the days are longer and the temps are warmer.  The winter was pretty non-existent in Upstate NY this year, so thankfully a lot of projects that were on the backburner till Spring, already got finished. Over the weekend when the weather was in the 60s and sunny, we started tackling our first outdoor project of the year, but I stepped away from the cutting and hammering for a moment to make this beautiful Dried Hydrangea Wreath.

I had anticipated making this wreath in the Fall and cut off a bunch of hydrangea flowers from my mom’s garden before the first freeze last year.  Unfortunately, I never got around to it, so the hydrangeas sat in my garage since then, but I knew they’d make a beautiful Spring wreath when the time came.

I started off with a grapevine (or twig) wreath that I purchased for $2.88 at AC Moore.  That was the only part of this project that I had to purchase, so essentially it cost me less than $3 to make – no $40 wreath for this girl!

The key to making a full, yet balanced dried hydrangea wreath is to start with the larger flowerheads as the base around the wreath, and then add in smaller flowerheads.

Starting with larger hydrangea flowerheads, I gently threaded the stems through the grapevine wreath.

I then added the medium sized flowerheads and filled in the areas around.

I finished the wreath by adding the smallest flowerheads to any of the open gaps.  The smallest size is really the most important because it really completes the fullness of the wreath.

Note: As you’re threading the stems through the wreath, you may need to secure them with floral wire.  I didn’t need much since the stems were long enough and were tucked fairly tight between the twigs of the grapevine wreath.

Once all of the dried hydrangea flowerheads were added to the wreath, I trimmed the stems in the back of the wreath with a scissor.

And it was complete.  The entire wreath cost less than $3 and took me about 15 minutes to create – simple and inexpensive!  How much better can you get?!  And here’s the result…

I want to mention that the hydrangea leaves are fragile, so it’s important to create this wreath with a gentle hand.  This wreath is also not great for a high traffic place or door (ie: front door).  I’ve got the perfect spot for it though… stay tuned!

Have you made a new wreath for the Spring?

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Fall Wreath with Fabric Flowers

Fall is right around the corner and what better way to celebrate a new season than to don a new wreath on the front door.  The front door is often thought of as the “mouth” of a home, the entry point of comfort, happiness, and where great opportunities begin. For me the front door, signifies the “entrance of”, so let’s enter this new season with my new Autumn Wreath.

I loved last year’s wreath because it was different and unique, but for a long time, I’ve wanted to jump on the bandwagon and make a burlap round wreath with fabric flowers.  I was going to make this style wreath in the Spring, but made another wreath instead. So finally the time came, when that wreath came down and this new colorful one went in it’s place.

1. To start off, I purchased a round straw wreath from AC Moore which cost just under $3.  (FYI: I left the plastic cover on)

2. I dismantled my Valentine Burlap Wreath and used the burlap from it, to create this wreath.  I was a little tired of that wreath and plan on making something new and different for next V-day.  But I still have the felt flowers and plan on using them again somewhere on something!

If you are starting with new burlap, cut 3″ wide strips (the length doesn’t matter).  Dab alittle hot glue on the back side of the wreath and wrap the burlap around, creating an overlapping pattern (see picture) .  Then again,  dab alittle hot glue on the back of the wreath to complete and hold the burlap strip in place.

3. Continue wrapping the burlap around and around and around (don’t get dizzy…), until the entire wreath is covered!

DONE! Onto creating the fabric flowers…

How-To Make Fabric Flowers

4. Cut 1/2 – 3/4″  strips of fabric. The length of the fabric will depend on how large you want the flower to be.  I created varying sized flowers to give an overlap effect – keep on reading to find out what I’m chattin’ about…

(fuzzy picture sorry 🙂 – I was working on this project kind of late into the evening)

5. Starting from the end of the fabric (which will be the center of your flower), twist and bunch it together, while wrapping it around and around. After about 2 turns, dab alittle hot glue to hold it together.

6. Continue twisting and bunching around and around, and occasionally dab on some hot glue to hold the flower in place.

Continue until you have the perfect sized flower that you want!

7. Once your flower is complete, flip it over and add a backing.  You can use any heavy fabric material or felt is good too.  I had this heavy twill fabric left over from my Chair Makeover

And you’re done! Make as many fabric flowers as your little heart desires!  Use solid colors. Use patterned fabric. Make them different sizes.  I’ll warn you, it’s quite addicting!  I’ve got a few other thoughts on what I want to make more fabric flowers for (headbands, pins, necklaces, etc. – so many ideas, so little time).

Here’s a little grouping ~ so PUR-TAY!

Onto making the wreath with these pretty little additions!

Ta-Da

Layering the Flowers – I first placed the larger flowers on as a base, and layered the smaller flowers on top.  To give a 3-dimensional look, I raised some of the smaller flowers by hot gluing burlap underneath to give them more height.

Here’s a closeup~

And this is how it looks on my apple green colored door~

Any time I show pictures of my front door, I always get the burning question ~ What color is that?

So here’s the info: Valspar Olive Tree WV34010

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Have you created a beautiful Autumn wreath?  Share it with me and I’ll include it in my Wreath Inspiration Roundup!

Whimsical Spring Forsythia Wreath

I was so completely inspired when putting yesterday’s post together on Spring Wreath Inspiration.  There are so many amazing and talented bloggers out there and I was so happy to showcase their work!

Now it’s my turn….

I created a lot of wreaths over the past months for the various seasons and holidays.  Now it’s time to celebrate the arrival of SPRING!  YAY!!

Here’s a sneak peak at my NEW Whimsical Spring Wreath ~

This is how the wreath looked before… BIG change, right?

My mom gave me this wreath quite awhile ago and it had been sitting in my garage for months.  My repurposing mind was in action and the transformation began.

To start off, I un-decorated the wreath.(If you want to create a wreath like mine, you obviously can skip the above step and start with a fresh, new wreath)

I wanted to create a whimsical wreath for the Spring ~ fun and flowery was my goal.  I decided to use (faux) Forsythia branches.  Similar to my faux centerpieces, I cut and separated the branches, then started to weave them through the wreath and used floral wire to secure.

Here it is…done~

WOOO…not quite yet…it’s missing something.  Seems kind of BLAH.
Let’s add alittle Wild Daisy, like this ~

Now it’s COMPLETE!

Simple, but just what I wanted!

WELCOME to my HOME

Have you seen my other wreaths?  If you missed them, here they are ~

My green door has been through many transformations!  I painted it this apple green color only a year ago, but I’m thinking that ‘It’ needs it’s own transformation for Spring….hmmm.  What do you think?

Whimsical Spring Forsythia Wreath

I was so completely inspired when putting yesterday’s post together on Spring Wreath Inspiration.  There are so many amazing and talented bloggers out there and I was so happy to showcase their work!

Now it’s my turn….

I created a lot of wreaths over the past months for the various seasons and holidays.  Now it’s time to celebrate the arrival of SPRING!  YAY!!

Here’s a sneak peak at my NEW Whimsical Spring Wreath ~

This is how the wreath looked before… BIG change, right?

My mom gave me this wreath quite awhile ago and it had been sitting in my garage for months.  My repurposing mind was in action and the transformation began.

To start off, I un-decorated the wreath.(If you want to create a wreath like mine, you obviously can skip the above step and start with a fresh, new wreath)

I wanted to create a whimsical wreath for the Spring ~ fun and flowery was my goal.  I decided to use (faux) Forsythia branches.  Similar to my faux centerpieces, I cut and separated the branches, then started to weave them through the wreath and used floral wire to secure.

Here it is…done~

WOOO…not quite yet…it’s missing something.  Seems kind of BLAH.
Let’s add alittle Wild Daisy, like this ~

Now it’s COMPLETE!

Simple, but just what I wanted!

WELCOME to my HOME

Have you seen my other wreaths?  If you missed them, here they are ~

My green door has been through many transformations!  I painted it this apple green color only a year ago, but I’m thinking that ‘It’ needs it’s own transformation for Spring….hmmm.  What do you think?

Valentine Burlap Wreath

Even though I said goodbye to the Christmas decor days after the 25th of December, I only took down my Christmas wreath from the front door last week . The wreath didn’t scream Christmas, but it was time to say ‘See you next year’!  So the entrance to our home was naked.  My bare apple-green colored door just wasn’t cutting it till Springtime, so I adorned it with a crafty, handmade Valentine Wreath.

DIY: Valentine burlap wreath with handmade felt flowers by @Jenna_Burger, SASinteriors.net

Ta-Da…  The new and improved front door, dressed for V-day!  It’s beautified with the newly created handmade wreath using burlap and a few pretty flowers!

Supplies

  • Wire hanger (from any ole’ laundry mat or cleaners)
  • Scissors
  • Burlap
  • Florist wire (optional)
  • Plyers
  • And some crafty lovin’

Here’s the Process

Start with a wire hanger…everyone has them, right?  NO…not I.  I actually had to get one from my friend, Paula (thanks Paula!).  I am SOOO against hanging clothes on wire hangers and the only way to prevent my husband from hanging his clothes on them is to TOSS EM’.

Total diversion…  Here’s the next step…

Round the wire hanger (you may need two hangers depending on the size wreath you want to create), to look like this.
The wire hanger is probably too difficult to bend with your fingers (unless you’re the Hulk), so a pair of plyers or two, will definitely be helpful!
DIY: Valentine burlap wreath with handmade felt flowers by @Jenna_Burger, SASinteriors.net
1. Cut your burlap (I used 3/4 yard for the whole project / 1 yard was $3+/-) into 4″ wide strips.
2. Fold the burlap strips into an accordian style (as shown).  The fold should be about 3-4″ wide.
3 / 4. Poke and feed the wire through the center of the new accordian bunch.  Just keep on doing this until you create you wreath and you’ve used enough burlap to cover the wire.  I would actually recommend using at least one yard so the wreath is dense.  (I only had 3/4 yard at the time).
5. This step is optional.  If you have to attach two pieces of wire hanger, then follow this step.  I had to piece-meal two pieces together and attached the wire hanger with thin wire (florist wire) is good.

Done!

Well…NOT YET!
???

How about pretty little flowers? Yes, that will do the trick.

Welcome to My home

The flowers are made of felt and I attached them with a safety pin to the burlap, so I can use the wreath for other occasions throughout the year.

DIY: Valentine burlap wreath with handmade felt flowers by @Jenna_Burger, SASinteriors.net

Do you love these little felt flower beauties?

DIY: Valentine burlap wreath with handmade felt flowers by @Jenna_Burger, SASinteriors.net
Check out the Felt Flower Tutorial {HERE}

How do you adorn your front door for Valentine’s Day?

The Simplest Pinecone Wreath!

I love the look of wreaths filled with pinecones, and was about 5 seconds from buying two over the weekend, until I looked at the price tag.  I was not paying $25 for pinecones, when my own backyard is filled with these lovely organic treasures.  But before putting the pinecone wreaths (that I loved) back on the shelf, I looked to see how they were made, and couldn’t believe how easy it appeared.  So off to the craft store I went…


Play by Play…Pinecone-Style

I bought an 18″ round wreath for $1.99 and collected a bucketful of pinecones from the backyard.  Now I have to confess, that I also used some store-bought pinecones because they were rounder and fuller, opposed to my skinny, sap-filled, backyard pinecones.

Using brown or green (green is all I had) wire, wrap it through the pinecone and twist, so it’s secure on the back side.

After adding the pinecones, the back of the wreath will look like a wire craze…that’s OKAY!  You won’t see the back.  If you want, trim the pieces about 1/4″ above the twist for a cleaner look.

Continue attaching the pinecones around the wreath and overlap them to add interest.

Voila – The simplest pinecone wreath is complete.

And I actually made 2.  These beautiful pinecone wreaths hang in my dining area on the sliding glass door, but you can hang them anywhere….on your front door, interior door(s), the wall, etc…

This year, my color palette is chocolate gold.  I love how gold looks with brownish tones.  Also in this space, is the new Organic Centerpiece I created!  It’s complete and ready to enjoy.