Glittered Christmas Wreath

 I am back with another great craft tutorial using my Cricut Explore.  Are you ready to hang this glittered Christmas wreath on your front door?  I thought so.  Grab the supplies below and glitter up your front door this holiday season.  This post is part of a competition hosted by Cricut however all projects and opinions are my own.  You can also find more glitter crafts using the Cricut Explore at the bottom of this post.

Glittered Christmas Wreath -- learn how to add glitter to paper ribbon and hang up a gorgeous organza wreath!

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Metallic Let it Snow Sign

 What happens when a box of random craft supplies shows up at your door?  The Krylon Mystery Box Challenge of course!  Krylon is sponsoring this post and provided a big box of the most random things for me to make something with.  My metallic let it snow sign is the result and I must admit that I love it! 

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Glow in the Dark Halloween Wreath

 It is time once again for the Krylon Mystery Box challenge.  This time I made a glow in the dark Halloween wreath that is cute and spooky….at the same time!  I was sent a box of mystery ingredients from Krylon as they are sponsoring this post.  However you can find these same items at a craft store near you to recreate this wreath for your home.  So lets get started.

Glow in the Dark Halloween Wreath -- make your front door glow this Halloween with this fun wreath that you will love to make!

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Floral Monogram Fall Wreath #dollargeneral

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Dollar General for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

I was looking to add a touch of fall to my door.  This floral monogram fall wreath was the perfect solution.  You can make this easily with supplies from Dollar General.  Trust me this is a simple fall wreath that anyone can make.  However it makes a BIG statement on your front door which I personally love.

Floral Monogram Wreath -- supplies from Dollar General transform into a gorgeous one of a kind wreath.  Get the full instructions for making your own here.

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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!  
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