Monday, September 8, 2008

  {Its feeling like Fall project}

** My project was featured today over at One Pretty Thing! Check it out :)

Ok, so that title is really lame, but I don't care because....well, I'm lame! :) But you love me anyway and that's what counts, right?

I told you I would have a project for you on Monday, so here it is! Yay! I'm actually on time for once!!

So anyway, I thought I would share a little "how-to" on a fall wreath that I did the other day. Its really cute, and perfect for all year long, and you can use any combination of flowers that you would like.

Here is what you will need to get started:

1 grapevine wreath
faux floral stems (as many as you would like)
faux bird, birds nest, and eggs
hot glue gun with plenty of glue
floral wire

Here is how I made it:
I started with three floral stems. One is a large hydrangea, one is made of these tiny little flowers that almost feel rubbery, and one is like mossy.

I then picked off the flowers from the stems. These should just pop off from the stem very easily.

Then I hot glued them on in random places on the front AND the back. This is very important because it makes it look more natural to have some of the moss and flowers peaking out from behind the wreath.

(I forgot to take a photo of this, I'm so sorry.) So, then I hot glued the little bird into the nest along with a few eggs, and I used floral wire to hold it on.

Once its all done, this is what it should look like:

Here are a few detail photos of the different areas and clusters of flowers.

This was really easy, and only took me about 10 minutes.
Here is a breakdown of the cost:
( I bought everything at Hobby Lobby)

Grapevine wreath $3.99 plus 40% off coupon= $2.39
Faux Hydrangea $2.99, on sale 50% off= $1.50
Faux moss floral $2.99 on sale 50% off= $1.50
Faux little flowers $2.99 on sale 50% off= $1.50
Little birds $1.99 (4 pack)= $0.50 for one
Bird nests $1.57 (2 pack)= $0.79 for one
birds eggs $0.99 (12 pack)= $0.25 for three
I already had floral wire and hot glue

Project Total: $8.43
($11.44 if you count the entire price of the nests, birds, and eggs)
($17.51 if nothing is on sale and no coupon)

If you decide to make a similar wreath, then blog about it and send me the link!! :) I would love to see and share your creations!

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Jamie & Jen said...

Very cute!!! I am hoping to make a fall wreath one day this week. I doubt I can even come close to how adorable yours is. Way to go!

Shannon said...

So pretty!! I love the moss and hydrangeas together!

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

Very cute! I need a Hobby Lobby!!

~ Sarah

Lucrecia said...

OH I love that! I'm wanting to start fall decorating this weekend (even though it feels far from fall weather wise!) My door is the same color green even! Do you have a nail directly in the door?

mysteryhistorymom said...

NIkki- Thanks for stopping by my blog! I go to Hobby Lobby almost every day! My poor husband... I love your wreath- gorgeous! Thanks for showing us how to make one. The hydrangea flowers and the little bird nest- love it all! Have fun getting your pumpkins today- I will be doing the same thing. Can't seem to get enough of them.:-) Lori

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

that turned out really cute! I love the greenery you used, and the fall toned hydrangea are really pretty!

Darlene said...

Hi Nikki,

Your wreath tutorial turned out great!! Love the hydrangeas and the moss....and what a cute little birdie and nest....very Fall-ish!!

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Hi Nikki,
Very cute fall wreath ! Thanks for sharing how you made it...I love how you write what the costs are on everything!
Have a happy Monday!

Rae said...

Such pretty colors!

Fabulous Finds Studio said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog! This wreath is fabulous and it looks pretty easy to make and I see your purchased everything at Hobby Lobby...a favorite store of mine :-)
I can't wait to decorate for fall. I am still waiting for my husband to get my decorations out of this attic (hopefully this weekend!).
Have a fabulous day!

Dreaming of Mermaids said...

Beautiful! I love the simplicity of it, sometimes, a little really does go a long way! Nicely done!

Joy said...

Your fall wreath is lovely! And I was so excited to finally see what you did with the birdcage.

Debbie @ said...

Cute, love that fall hydrangea, that looks great on the wreath.

Kimba said...

Very pretty! I love the color of those hydrangeas. The whole thing looks very natural. Love it!

kristi_temple said...

I love it. I have a heart shaped grapevine that I am trying to decide what to do with. Now I have some inspiration. Thanks.

Gina said...

So pretty!!! I'm starting to get the fall bug myself.
Great idea!!

The Rose Room said...

Hi Nikki, thanks for visiting me, love your wreath and love the price! I have added you to my google reader list! Rachaelxo

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Nikki
You are very creative and a smart shopper too! Love your new wreath.

Lana said...

This looks great! Makes me want to try something like that!

Esther said...

Hi Nikki, Thanks for stopping by my blog. It's always exciting to discover someone new and I like your Blog. Very bright and colourful. I think you're wreath is great too.

Gray Matters said...

Great job - I really like the color of your front door, too.

My Thrifty Victorian Home said...

What a beautiful creation! Do you know what you are going to do before you go in the store, or are you inspired while you are there?

Blissful Nikki said...

Hey Girls! AWW you are all so sweet! There were a few questions, so I wanted to answer them.

Yes, there is a nail in the door. We acutally have steel doors, so I had to use a drill bit that is ment to go through steel to drill the hole, then I hammered the nail in there! :)

Also, I dont go to a store with anything in mind usually. I acutally picked up all of this on several different shopping trips and then threw it all together the other day when I was bored! :) hehe

Jerri Lynn @ Southern Sassyness said...

Hi there! Thanks for stopping by to visit - nice to meet you! Your blog is great....I will definitely be back and please come see me again!

Nicol said...

How fun! Don't you just love fall?!

It's my favorite season and I'm aching to take out my fall wreath. I'm not supposed to do any major seasonal decorating with my house on the market, but a fall wreath should be okay!

ko said...

thanks for the sweet words! I love your new wreath!

Tori said...

Very, very cute idea! Thanks for leaving a note on my blog...I just love reading yours and making new friends!

Priscilla said...

HEY GIRLY GIRL!!! Love the new hair look! Adore that wreath! Im sad though :o( you dont have me on your list ;o) ttyl!!! dont be a stranger anymore! I miss YOU!!!

Blissful Nikki said...

Hey Priscilla! I dont have your blog address anymore, can you send it to me??

Songbirdtiff said...

I know this is an old post, but I think I'm going to use it to help me with my birdcage. I'll let you know if it turns out. :)

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