Carrot Spring Wreath

A fun carrot spring wreath for your home decor at Easter or throughout the spring season.  Make this wreath in just minutes by following the directions below.  This one is super easy and will make a unique statement on your front door.  The cones for our crafting were provided by FloraCraft as part of our Crafty Hangouts series.  

 
Carrot Spring Wreath -- grab some StyroFoam to make a fun carrot then add to a rectangular wreath.  A fun spring wreath that is cute and unique.
 
 

I am joined by Carolina from 30 Minute Crafts in the video below as we craft with StyroFoam crafts from FloraCraft.  What would you make with a cone?  Watch below and see what we make.  Then head to Crafty Hangouts to see even more fun cone crafts.  
 

 
Watch the video above for the full instructions.  Here is a brief explanation if you miss any of the instructions in the video:
 
  1. Cut a StyroFoam ball in half and add to the top of the cone with hot glue.
  2. Cut a piece of felt into a funky or fun shape and stick into the top.  Secure with a little hot glue.
  3. Start wrapping at the very top with orange yarn.  The top will need to be secured in a few places with hot glue so it does not slide off.  After that you can wrap the rest rapidly without securing.
  4. At the bottom use hot glue and quite a bit of yarn to create a carrot “tip”.
  5. Wrap a frame in burlap or strips of any fabric for a wreath form.
  6. Tie the carrot on with jute twine and secure with a little hot glue as well to hold in place.
  7. Tie on a fun spring saying to your wreath as well.
  8. Hang on your door.
Carrot Spring Wreath -- grab some StyroFoam to make a fun carrot then add to a rectangular wreath.  A fun spring wreath that is cute and unique.

Enjoy this carrot spring wreath all season long.  Be sure to see all of the other cone crafts at Crafty Hangouts.  What would you make with a cone for spring?

Carrot Spring Wreath -- grab some StyroFoam to make a fun carrot then add to a rectangular wreath.  A fun spring wreath that is cute and unique.
 
Portions of the products used in this tutorial were given to me for free for my participation.  All projects and opinions are my own however.
 

 

Spring Cone Wreath

I thought I would share a great alternative to a spring wreath today.  My spring cone wreath can be made in 10 minutes or less and will look great on your front door.  The cones for this project were provided by StyroCrafts as part of a cone challenge on Crafty Hangouts.  Our bloggers are all crafting with cones this week so head on over to see what they come up with!  

Spring Cone Wreath -- a fun alternative to a wreath for your front door.

Want to make your own spring cone wreath?  Watch the video below for the full instructions for the cone wreath as well as a spring tree ornament from 30 Minute Crafts.  We make both of the crafts LIVE for you in less than 10 minutes!    

 

In case you missed any of the instructions on the video, here is a brief recap.

  1. Cover a large cone with wood grain contact paper.  I picked up mine at the dollar store.  Trim any excess with a pair of scissors from the side as well as the top.
  2. Add reindeer moss to the top of your cone with hot glue.
  3. Add in these great burlap flowers from Consumer Crafts randomly in the top.  Secure with hot glue.
  4. Form an 18 inch piece of floral wire into a handle like shape and turn it in (90 degree angle) about 2 inches from both ends.  Push those ends directly into the cone at the top through the contact paper.  Push into the cone about 1 inch down from the top on both sides.
  5. Add a ribbon to the top and you are ready to hang this one on your door.

 

 

Spring Cone Wreath -- a fun alternative to a wreath for your front door.
 
This spring cone wreath makes a lovely alternative to a traditional wreath. Change it up by using fabric dye for the flowers or a different pattern of contact paper.  The possibilities are endless y’all.  What will you do with this spring cone wreath idea?
 
Spring Cone Wreath -- a fun alternative to a wreath for your front door.
 
Portions of the products used in this tutorial were provided to me free of charge.  All opinions and projects are my own however.

 

Trick or Treat Halloween Wreath

Halloween is TWO weeks away y’all!  If you don’t have your front porch ready for those ghosts and goblins, my trick or treat Halloween wreath might just be for you.  Grab a few supplies and make this candy corn themed wreath to adorn your front door this holiday.  This one was originally posted over at Crafts Unleashed but I wanted to post it here in case y’all missed it.  Supplies for this one were provided by Consumer Crafts.  

Trick or Treat Halloween Wreath -- a quick and easy candy corn wreath for your Halloween decor.
 
 

Trick or Treat Halloween Wreath Supplies:

Trick or Treat Halloween Wreath -- a quick and easy candy corn wreath for your Halloween decor.

 

 

Trick or Treat Halloween Wreath Instructions:
Wrap the wreath form with raffia, securing any loose ends with hot glue.

Trick or Treat Halloween Wreath -- a quick and easy candy corn wreath for your Halloween decor.

Paint the canvas triangles with paint to resemble candy corn.  I free handed the paint onto my pieces.

Trick or Treat Halloween Wreath -- a quick and easy candy corn wreath for your Halloween decor.

Hot glue craft sticks together into a “sign” shape large enough for any scrapbook embellishments that you will use.

Trick or Treat Halloween Wreath -- a quick and easy candy corn wreath for your Halloween decor.

Cut the craft sticks off with a large pair of scissors into a “sign” shape.

Trick or Treat Halloween Wreath -- a quick and easy candy corn wreath for your Halloween decor.

Use a dry brush and very little black paint to give your “sign” a distressed appearance.  Allow to dry then add on scrapbook embellishments.  Place the sign and burlap flower onto your Halloween craft wreath with hot glue.  Add buttons to the center of your flower.

Trick or Treat Halloween Wreath -- a quick and easy candy corn wreath for your Halloween decor.

Add your candy corn triangles around the edges of the wreath, again with hot glue.

Trick or Treat Halloween Wreath -- a quick and easy candy corn wreath for your Halloween decor.

Add this trick or treat Halloween wreath to your front door.  It will great the trick or treaters in just two short weeks.  This is the perfect wreath for any lover of candy corn.  I want to know y’all….do you love candy corn or hate it?  Give me the details!

Trick or Treat Halloween Wreath -- a quick and easy candy corn wreath for your Halloween decor.

 

Duct Tape Flowers Wreath for Summer

Add a quick summer touch to your front door with my Duct Tape Flowers Wreath.  This easy wreath will greet your guests in style.  Read on to make your own version of this great wreath.  Yep I even show you how to make those flowers out of duct tape!  

duct tape flowers wreath


Start with any picture frame (mine was already covered in some white fabric).  Add in some colorful fabric and duct tape and you are ready to get started. 

duct tape flowers wreath

Tear your fabric into strips and wrap around your frame.  Cover the frame completely then use a dot of hot glue to secure the end of your fabric. 

duct tape flowers wreath

Now it is time to break out that duct tape.  We are going to start by making a duct tape flower.  You will need a small square of duct tape plus one long strip.

duct tape flowers wreath

Fold your long strip over about 2/3 of the way as shown below.  Also as shown below, it does not have to be perfect.  :)

duct tape flowers wreath

Gather your long strip onto your square as shown below.  Continue wrapping around and around until you run out of strip.  The longer the strip, the closer to the outside of the square you can start, and the larger your flower will be. 

duct tape flowers wreath

You will end up with a gathered flower something like this. 

duct tape flowers wreath

The back does not look as pretty but we are not worried about that!  Note that if any of your “square” peeks out around the edge of your flower, just fold under to hide it. 

duct tape flowers wreath

Now attach those flowers to your wreath with hot glue. 

duct tape flowers wreath

I also added a couple of buttons to the center of my flower.  They added just the right amount of bling. 

duct tape flowers wreath

Now we need to make that duct tape “Welcome” banner.  You will need string (I used baker’s twine), duct tape, and foam letters. 

duct tape flowers wreath

Start with a square of duct tape and fold it into a point as shown.

duct tape flowers wreath

Then fold the sides of your square in to make a mini pennant flag. 

duct tape flowers wreath

Add your foam letters to each pennant flag. 

duct tape flowers wreath

Tie the baker’s twine onto your wreath.  Add the flags by folding the duct tape over the baker’s twine and securing the flap with hot glue. 

duct tape flowers wreath

It is really that simple!  Add a cheerful touch to your front door with this duct tap flowers wreath.  

duct tape flowers wreath
I was lucky enough to be sent a great book for duct tape inspiration.  The book Crazy-Cool Duct Tape Projects teaches great basic techniques on working with duct tape.  I was always intimidated by that crazy sticky surface but don’t be!  Grab your duct tape and whip up this great duct tape flowers wreath today.

Lady Bug Wreath plus more wreaths to enjoy!

My final wreath for this week is a great lady bug wreath that is great for a kid’s room or your front door this summer.  This week was wreath week over at Crafty Hangouts and we have tons of great wreath inspiration.  Scroll down to the bottom of this post for some links to some of the great content!  You can find my vintage quilt flower wreath and gone fishing wreath as part of the fun.  Now get ready to learn how to make my lady bug wreath. 

A lady bug shaped wreath would be a fun addition to a kids room or your front door for the summer!

I am hanging out with my friend Carolina from 30 Minute Crafts below showing you how to make this great wreath in less than 10 minutes.  
 
 
Here are some close up shots for you just in case you can’t tell from the video.  You can change up the colors on the felt and make lots of bugs for wall art in a fun room.

A lady bug shaped wreath would be a fun addition to a kids room or your front door for the summer!

Or just add to a fun frame wall if your little girl loves ladybugs!

A lady bug shaped wreath would be a fun addition to a kids room or your front door for the summer!
 
Now head on over and see some of the other great wreaths below.  For all 19 great wreaths, be sure to follow along at Crafty Hangouts.  

 

Gone Fishing Summer Wreath Video Tutorial

Need a summer wreath for your front door that is quick and simple?  I created this Gone Fishing Summer Wreath in less than 10 minutes and you can too.  Gather up your supplies and get ready to add this fun summer wreath to your home.  This wreath is part of a wreath series on Crafty Hangouts so be sure to head over and watch all of the wreath videos!  

A great fishing wreath for your front door this summer!  Come watch a great video on making this wreath in 10 minutes or less!
 
 

I created a video tutorial for you on how to make this great wreath.  I am live crafting for 10 minutes with Carolina from 30 Minute Crafts.  Watch the video above for full instructions on making this great wreath.
 
 

My wreath form comes from Floracraft and was provided as a part of this series.  I covered the entire wreath form with tissue paper by using hot glue to secure to the back.  I then started adding my embellishments on top.  The “gone fishing” sign is just a card stock cut out from my stash with some letter stickers.  

A great fishing wreath for your front door this summer!  Come watch a great video on making this wreath in 10 minutes or less!

The fishing pole is a toy from the Dollar Tree that I thought was the perfect size for a wreath.

A great fishing wreath for your front door this summer!  Come watch a great video on making this wreath in 10 minutes or less!

I cut the fish from various pieces of scrapbook paper that I had on hand.  I just folded the paper in half and cut a fish like shape.

A great fishing wreath for your front door this summer!  Come watch a great video on making this wreath in 10 minutes or less!

I used hot glue to secure all of the items to the front.  Including the one fish that is on the hook.

A great fishing wreath for your front door this summer!  Come watch a great video on making this wreath in 10 minutes or less!

I hope you enjoy this fun wreath as much as I do and will make one for your home.  A gone fishing summer wreath is easy to make and only takes 10 minutes (or less!!).

A great fishing wreath for your front door this summer!  Come watch a great video on making this wreath in 10 minutes or less!

Want more wreath fun?  We now have 18 wreath videos up on Crafty Hangouts for you to watch and enjoy!  
Follow along with FloraCraft plus check them out on social media:
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Make it Fun on Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/makeitfuncrafts/
Crafts ‘n Coffee blog: www.CraftsnCoffee.com

 

Vintage Quilt Flower Wreath with Burlap — LIVE Video Tutorial

I am live crafting tonight with +Carolina Moore of 30 Minute Crafts.  We are creating wreaths in 10 minutes or less!  What kind of wreath can you create in 10 minutes?  My vintage quilt flower wreath with burlap ribbon can be made that easily.  

Make a wreath with flowers made from vintage quilt pieces in 10 minutes or less!  A quick and easy wreath that anyone can make.
 

Watch live below as I use a plain wreath form given to me by Styrofoam Crafts and transform it into a gorgeous wreath to hang in your home.  
 

 
Here is a close up shot of the completed flowers for y’all.  I don’t think you could properly view them on the video.  This time I just used hot glue to assemble my flowers but I have made something similar by sewing them together.  
 
Make a wreath with flowers made from vintage quilt pieces in 10 minutes or less!  A quick and easy wreath that anyone can make.
 
I hung my wreath on a small vintage ladder I found at the antique store.  I added it to the wall above my vintage ladder quilt hanger.  
Make a wreath with flowers made from vintage quilt pieces in 10 minutes or less!  A quick and easy wreath that anyone can make.
 
If you enjoyed this wreath video be sure to check out the entire wreath HOA schedule for live wreath videos all week!  Follow along and watch all of the videos on Crafty Hangouts.    
 

Neon Pom Pom Wreath for Summer – Craft Lightning Day 2

All this week I am joining in with Carolina with 30 Minute Crafts to bring you Craft Lightning.  A week of quick crafts that you can complete in 15 minutes or less.  If you missed day 1 you can find my spray painted garden stool Ballard knock off and my day 1 features here.  Do you want a chance to be featured this week?  Link up your own project that takes 15 minutes or less to complete (excluding dry time) to our linky party.  Then come back each day for more great quick craft inspiration.  For today’s project I have a great neon pom pom wreath that you all are going to love for summer.  Add a splash of neon color to your front door with this great wreath.

Neon Pompom Wreath -- make your front door shine this summer with a touch of these bright pompoms!

Supplies needed to make your own neon pom pom DIY wreath are below.  All of my supplies were provided by Consumer Crafts but this project and all opinions are my own.

 

 
Neon Pompom Wreath -- make your front door shine this summer with a touch of these bright pompoms!

There are a variety of sizes of pom poms in the bags.  I started with the largest pom poms and went around the inside of the form first.  Just secure each pom pom with a dot of hot glue.

Neon Pompom Wreath -- make your front door shine this summer with a touch of these bright pompoms!

I then continued with the largest size around the outside.

Neon Pompom Wreath -- make your front door shine this summer with a touch of these bright pompoms!

Then, just fill in randomly with the various size pom poms.  I went from largest to smallest size pom pom as I was filling in my wreath.

Neon Pompom Wreath -- make your front door shine this summer with a touch of these bright pompoms!

The picture below is what I had left from my three bags of pom poms when my wreath was complete.  So yes, you really do need three bags of pom poms.  Also, I made my neon pom pom wreath very, very full but I think it looks best that way!

Neon Pompom Wreath -- make your front door shine this summer with a touch of these bright pompoms!

The smallest pom poms work well to add around the top and sides.

Neon Pompom Wreath -- make your front door shine this summer with a touch of these bright pompoms!

Just wrap a length of the ribbon around the wreath and hot glue to the back.  Use it to hang your wreath on a door or anywhere in your home.  What a wonderful splash of color this will add to your front door.  The hot glue gun makes this a quick project but if you can stand some extra drying time this would be a great kids craft project.  Use a kid friendly glue and let the kids go wild adding pom poms in various colors. 

Neon Pompom Wreath -- make your front door shine this summer with a touch of these bright pompoms!
Don’t forget to come back each day this week for even more quick craft inspiration.  Each morning I will post an original quick craft tutorial and each afternoon I will have a round up of other great Craft Lightning crafts from around the web.  By the end of this week, I will have a great round up for you with tons of great inspiration that you can make in 15 minutes or less.  Join us for all of the fun!
 
Consumer Crafts provided a portion of the supplies for this project but all text, opinions, and ideas are my own.

 

Fly a Kite Spring Wreath from Socks

Did you read that title right?  A wreath from socks?  Yep and I am going to show you how.  A few weeks ago I found the cutest striped socks at the Dollar Tree.  I even asked on facebook what you would make from them.  Most of the responses were sock monkeys but I had other plans.  The colors were just screaming spring to me and I decided to make a wreath.  How exactly do you make socks into a wreath?  Read on to get step by step instructions on how to make my fly a kite spring wreath.

fly a kite spring wreath from socks

You will need a wreath form and those cute tube socks.  I chose three different colors of socks from the Dollar Tree for my wreath.  

 

fly a kite spring wreath from socks

Use a knife or saw to separate you wreath in one area.

fly a kite spring wreath from socks

Cut the tops of your socks off as shown.

fly a kite spring wreath from socks

Start putting the socks over the wreath.  Just work them over just like you were putting them on your leg.  Stripes first works best.

fly a kite spring wreath from socks

You are going to put the stripes of the next sock over the now raw cut edge of the sock before it.

fly a kite spring wreath from socks

Eventually you will have a complete and finished looking wreath.  All of this took maybe 10 minutes!  This is an extremely quick and easy method for getting a cute wreath base.  

fly a kite spring wreath from socks

I decided on a kite theme for my wreath after finding the “Let’s Go Fly a Kite” graphic below in my scrapbook stash.  I used a few other paper elements plus some baker’s twine and washi tape.

fly a kite spring wreath from socks

The “kite” went on the side of the wreath with a baker’s twine string.  You can use whatever you have on hand for the tail.  I actually used a piece of washi tape but ribbon will absolutely work.  Everything was added to the wreath with hot glue.

fly a kite spring wreath from socks

I then added a few paper scallop circles with my graphic on top.  Again putting them on with hot glue.

fly a kite spring wreath from socks

Now just add some ribbon to the top to hang and this one is ready to go on your door.

fly a kite spring wreath from socks

 This wreath is perfect for the windy spring months when in fact you do just want to go fly a kite.

fly a kite spring wreath from socks
 
It is so quick and easy you can even find time to go fly a kite with your kids when you are done!  Make this perfectly simple spring wreath and add some cheer to your front door.  

fly a kite spring wreath from socks

 

Pottery Barn Knock Off Faux Antler Wreath

I hope this post finds all of you well especially those on the east coast.  We just have a little wind leftover from the storm which is nothing in comparison.  
Time for a Pottery Barn knock off!  I fell in love with one of their faux antler wreaths.  I actually saw it on Pinterest and knew it must be mine.  But at $100 that was not going to happen.  Time to make my own!  
faux antler wreath from the pottery barn
Ready for a side by side comparison?  And yes I even made my own faux antlers and I am going to give y’all a tutorial for those as well.  Here is the Pottery Barn version and my version…
faux antler wreath from the pottery barn

Pretty good I think!  So what will you need?
For the wreath:
  • Wire wreath form (mine came from Consumer Crafts)
  • Pinecones (I got some plain ones from my yard and some white tipped ones from Consumer Crafts)
  • Spanish Moss (had on hand)
  • Hot Glue
  • Twine
For the antlers:
  • Clay (I used air dry)
  • Metal coat hangers
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Water
  • Paint in various colors
Let’s get started on the antlers first.  I saw some faux antlers on Pinterest some time ago and wanted to give them a try.  I just did not have a place for them until I saw the Pottery Barn wreath.  The antlers that inspired me where these from Crafterberry Bush.  I ended up doing a lot of research on making antlers from clay and I loosely followed the tutorial on Crafterberry Bush.  I ended up using metal coat hangers instead of sticks.     

faux antler wreath from the pottery barn

I cut the coat hangers and shaped them into three different “antler like” shapes.

faux antler wreath from the pottery barn

I then covered my shapes with aluminum foil making sure the tips are pointed and the end is not.

faux antler wreath from the pottery barn

I then covered the shapes in air dry clay until I was happy with the results.  Again making the tips pointed and the end not.  I took an old paint brush and stippled the ends and a few places along each antler.

faux antler wreath from the pottery barn

When all three were done I left them to completely dry for over 24 hours.

faux antler wreath from the pottery barn

I really thought I might have a craft fail after this.  They cracked y’all.  I was upset but forged on.  I took a little water on my hands and smoothed each antler out.  The one on the left below has been smoothed and the one on the right has not been.  It worked!  I had to do this twice for each antler letting it dry in between.  I did have a few small cracks after that but the paint worked to fill those in.  Also notice that my wire came out of the bottom of one.  You can just snip that off with some side cutters.

faux antler wreath from the pottery barn

Now for paint!  I am not an artist y’all.  I just pulled up the Pottery Barn picture on my computer, broke out a few shades of white and brown, and experimented.  Don’t be afraid.  Just break out your brush and get started!  The worst that can happen is that you paint over it and start over.  I played around until I was happy with the results.  Are they perfect?  Nope.  But they are pretty!

faux antler wreath from the pottery barn

Now for the wreath.  I made mine inside of a box cause this gets messy!

faux antler wreath from the pottery barn

Cover the form loosely with spanish moss and LOTS of hot glue.  You can see that not all areas got covered but that is okay.

faux antler wreath from the pottery barn

I then took a few plain pine cones from the yard and used hot glue to adhere them to the form randomly.

faux antler wreath from the pottery barn

I then took my white tipped pine cones and filled in around the wreath until I was happy with the result.  Again adhering with hot glue.

faux antler wreath from the pottery barn

Then take your painted and dry antlers and just tie them onto the wreath with twine.

faux antler wreath from the pottery barn

This one is ready to hang on your door to invite in all of your fall guests!

faux antler wreath from the pottery barn

This one would also be awesome with a red bow for Christmas.  Seriously this may be my favorite wreath ever!

faux antler wreath from the pottery barn

A word of caution — your antlers are NOT made to get wet.  I have mine on a door that is protected by a glass storm door.  Please do not hang outside or your antlers may melt away.

faux antler wreath from the pottery barn

I hope y’all have enjoyed this wreath as much as I have and will make your own!  This one would be good for fall, Christmas, winter, really any season!

faux antler wreath from the pottery barn

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