(I love) DIYs

(I love) DIYs

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Thought I’d share two fairly simple DIY projects I finished up today:

The top letters I had blogged about before but thought I’d share a photo of the final version. Here’s the doors they’ll be gracing.

But, the magnolia wreath I started and finished today. If you remember, we collected loads of magnolia leaves awhile ago and while I wasn’t thrilled with how much color they lost in the preserving process, I decided to make a wreath anyway – And I love the outcome. I actually like it even more than the Williams-Sonoma wreath I was thinking about buying! The rusty burnt orange and soft sage greens make it seem more fall-like … even more holiday-like! I’m going to make one more and we’re going to hang them at our wedding site (to cover up some signs we don’t like) :o)

How did I do it? Simple. With a hot glue gun. Just stick the small branches of leaves into the wreath and glue down to secure. End of story.

Who else is getting crafty and making their own wreaths and visual decor?

8 Comments

  1. September 28, 2008 / 10:28 PM

    your moss letters came out so well!!! I love all of your details! and, ps, i LOVE your blog!

  2. September 29, 2008 / 6:01 PM

    I haven’t started yet but I do have aspirations of making two hydrangea wreaths for the church doors, I am also going to have hydrangeas in mint julep cups hanging from the pews. (again, this is the plan, hopefully it will come to fruition!) I have a secret weapon of an uber-crafty, go -gettum friend though that has offered to help this gal.

  3. September 30, 2008 / 4:11 PM

    Your letters turned out really well! I love the little wreaths as well!

  4. October 5, 2008 / 12:39 PM

    wow you are super talented! These look great!

  5. October 7, 2008 / 8:14 PM

    These are gorgeous! I love them. I need to make some for our wedding, here’s hoping I get a chance!

  6. February 15, 2010 / 7:59 PM

    I love the idea of wedding wands…how long were yours?

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