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Rustic Spring Wreath Tutorial

tutorial spring rustic hydrangea wreath

I can feel it. Can you?

The feeling that Spring is on its way.

The other morning I went out to warm up the van before taking the kids to school.

There was just something different about the outdoors.

The birds were singing.

The sun was shining.

I could feel Spring….even though it was 11 degrees out.

Maybe it is just my desperation for winter to be over. But, something was different.

So, I was inspired.

Inspired to bring a bit of Spring into our entryway.

I would love to show you what I created.

It is simple.

It is inexpensive.

It can be used for Spring or St. Patrick’s Day decorating.

A rustic inspired wreath tutorial.

tutorial spring wreath

Supplies you will need:

Grapevine wreath

1 Artificial Hydrangea Stem

Small Piece of Burlap

spring wreath tutorial

Cut your hydrangea flowers into individual florets.

wreath tutorial spring

I intentionally purchased a very dense grapevine wreath so that I could just push the florets into the sections of woven grapevine. Glue was not needed.

diy tutorial wreath spring

1 hydrangea head (flower) should be enough to fill the wreath in a simple fashion.

spring wreath DIY tutorial

Take your piece of burlap and make a bow to your liking. I used a small piece of twine to hang my wreath to the chalkboard.

wreath tutorial hydrangea


tutorial diy spring wreath


spring wreath tutorial vignette

I hope you enjoyed this simple wreath tutorial to bring Spring into your home on a budget.

Now for more fun, I am joining a few of my blogging friends in a Spring blog hop.

I hope you will be inspired by Spring……

inspired by spring blog hop


Inspired by Spring blog hop


how to make a garden clock

How To Make A Faux Garden Clock

how to whitewash terra cotta pots

How To Whitewash Terra Cotta Pots

 easy spring planter

Easy And Inexpensive Spring Planter

aqua mason jar vase with tulips

Mason Jar Vase

Sharing my spring wreath with:


DIY Twist on Mini Ginnie Pencil Cup

world market mini ginnie pencil cup

Obsessed. With. Industrial. Style.

Yes, I am.

If there was All Addicts Anonymous meetings for Industrial Style, I would be there keeping it real.

Industrial pieces are pretty hot right now. Industrial projects are all the rage on Pinterest and in home decor. I have been on the hunt for some unique pieces of my own lately. And when I came across these mini ginnie pencil cups from World Market, well let’s just say I was immediately sold! Add to shopping cart and deliver to me, please.

I was inspired by my blogger friend over at It All Started With Paint. She created this amazing industrial style work space with pieces from World Market. It is everything drool worthy.

mini ginnie pencil cup

Mini ginnie pencil cups: I have to say, the quality is amazing. They are solid, heavy and substantial in size. Ordinary pencils just won’t do to fill these beauties!

metal pencil holder with wood pencils


world market pencil holders

Chunky, rustic bark-on pencils were the cherry on top! Functional and pretty.

But, what if I want a bit more pretty you ask?

industrial flower vases

Just add some mason jars to the mix along with pretty flowers.

mason jar vase liners

The mason jars fit into the mini ginnie pencil cups nicely. I was so excited to find that they can be used for organizing the home office and also function as a pretty centerpiece vignette on the dining table or the fireplace mantel.

flower vase world market


flower vases with industrial style


industrial style flower metal vases


industrial metal vase


pencil cups from world market

Aren’t they fabulous as vases? A great DIY twist on the mini ginnie pencil cup!

And the flowers….I love the bright yellow. We definitely all need a bit more sunshine these days.

And if you are like me and can’t get enough industrial style,

you may like to DIY this end table and lamp.

Add this to your home office.

With all the extra layers of clothing needed this winter another place to hang your coat is a must. And these have got to be the cutest wall accessory I have seen.

If you are like me and seem to misplace that favorite cooking utensil in the kitchen, this has got to be your solution.

And, to be honest, I need a new one of these in the bathroom.

Whew, that is a ton of industrial inspiration! But, if you are like me and can’t seem to sleep because of all the thoughts running through your head, this has got to be the answer to more peace and relaxation.


*All opinions on industrial style, happy yellow flowers, and mini ginnie pencil cups are my own. 



DIY Acrylic Snowflakes

Today I am sharing my tutorial on DIY Acrylic snowflakes! I love crafting up new decor pieces that incorporate snowflakes. I have never met a snowflake I didn’t like. Seriously! Each and every one is so unique. They remind me of people. No two are the same. Mother Nature swirls the elements of winter to create these beautiful and delicate gems. And, I am sharing a sneak peek of my winter mantel today as well!

swirls of winter snowflakes


Ready for the tutorial?

These DIY acrylic snowflakes are so fun and can be configured in so many creative ways.

swirl snowflake on barn board


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snowflakes swirls of winter


  • Layout the pattern you would like for your snowflake.
  • Once you have the layout, place adhesive on the areas of the banister clips that will touch each other.
  • Let dry.
  • Once dry, embellish with buttons.
  • Attach ribbon for hanging.

creating snowflakes that swirl

Add to your decor

These snowflakes can be hung anywhere to decorate for the winter season. Grab some suction cups and hang on the windows. String them to hang from your dining room chandelier. Add ribbon and display above a winter themed mantel as shown.

mantel view with white trees

Hope you enjoyed this simple DIY project to infuse winter into your home.

how to make swirl snowflakes

Until next time,

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