Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Part one of Fall Wreath Tutorial: Basic Wreath

 I decided  I am going to do 
this project tutorial in two parts.
Other wise the post will be very long,
so here is goes....

Part One: The Basic Wreath

The Basic wreath is going to be the base of a few
seasonal related projects to come. 
The Idea is to make the basic wreath out of the recycled hangers
and to change the decorations on it 
for each season and holiday.

What you'll need:
*Wire Hangers (about 3 or 4)
*Floral Tape (brown or Green)
(another option is masking tape painted over with gesso and brown paint)
*and if you would like:
 ribbon or strips of fabric that match the season
*a pair of pliers 
*A Place to hang your wreath on

Step One & Step Two:
Bend your wire hangers into a circle
(it is not going to be perfect but we like that)
You also want to bend the the top hook into a loop,
 as best you can with your pliers.

 When your done bending,
wrap the whole thing with the floral tape.
(I Happened to have brown in my studio 
from a previous project but green would 
work just as well)

Step Three:
Repeat steps 1 & 2 with the rest of your hangers.

Step Four:
Join all three (or Four) together with a bit more floral tape 

on the top were the loops meet
(they won't line up perfect, but it gives it character)

and on the bottom 
to hold your wreath together.

Now you have your Wreath base 

Step Five:
If you wish you can add a little more body to your 
wreath with some ribbon 
or strips of fabric woven through the wreath
so you end up with this.
 (I happened to have some 
brown and green ribbon which is going to go well for the season,
you can always change the ribbons for the season
or holidays.)

And there you have a basic wreath...
next We are going to make some decorations
 that can be changed out for the season or holidays as well.

(Clicker HERE for the Fall decorations how to,
and HERE for how to attach them.)

Thanks for stopping by,
<3 Holly 


Happy Tuesday...

It is a sunny Fall day out for sure...
and I have had Fall crafts on my mind for a while.
Today I will hopefully finish a 
Fall wreath tutorial,
and post it up on the blog by tomorrow.
Here is a sneak peak...
 Can you guess what I am making it out of?

Check back tomorow to see the finished project 
a how- to!
Thanks for stopping by...
<3 Holly


Sunday, September 23, 2012

3 New Pinterest Boards...

I'm almost caught up on all my online course work,
so hopefully I will have more time 
on my hands soon
to REALLY re-focus on the blog.
I did want to share
that I started 3 new Pinterest boards 
to follow.
So head on over to Pinterest and check out the new boards!
Thanks for stopping by!
<3 Holly


Thursday, September 20, 2012

Fall Hoodie Tutorial from Fiskars

I know I have been slacking recently with the blog.
It is because I recently started taking a couple online courses
that are eating up most of my available free time
to sit at the computer.
But I did want to share with you this great
hoodie tutorial from
the Fiskar's website from designer  
(check her blog Hello Beautiful for more of her projects).
Perfect for the growing chilly fall weather.
 Hope you enjoy,
I know I am going to try to make it to 
to make my own
the next moment I get !
Thanks for stopping by!
<3 Holly


Thursday, September 6, 2012

Great Tutorial from Etsy How-Tuesday

Here is an adorable tutorial for
a paper leaf Topiary from
it is by their guest blogger 
Brittany Watson Jepsen.
Here is her blog: 
and her Etsy Shop

What a cute project for a Victorian themed wedding!!!
Thanks Etsy and Brittany Watson Jepsen!
Hope you all found it as cute as I did!
Thanks for stopping by!
<3 Holly


Monday, September 3, 2012

Happy Meatless Monday everyone!

 Now I know I have been slacking on my blog,
I recently started an online course,
and it has been taking up a lot of my time.
I'm sorry!
I just wanted to post a couple of links today 
for Meatless Monday.
Here are a few great websites with some awesome recipes.
My Chef of a husband is STILL
working on a few recipes for me to post on here,
so until then check these out.... 


Check them out and happy cooking,
thanks for stopping by!
<3 Holly