Tuesday, December 14, 2010

DIY: Holiday Decor - Wreath Number 2

UPDATE - I reloaded the last picture, not sure why it was so out of focus....Computers! 

One wasn't enough was it (Holiday DIY Wreath Part 1)?????


Because one totally fun and easy DIY Christmas wreath wasn't enough...I went out and made another!!! I was stumbling around the amazing bloggie-land and found a  great design/craft blog and then before you know it I knew the theme to this years holiday decor. Our house is a silver, vintage gold and cream dream (with touches of red)! (ha! cream dream...sounds so naughty!) hehe, alas here is the tutorial I followed for my basic design! 

The goods you'll need: Glue Gun, lots of glue sticks, vintage books (try and find some with thinner pages, I wish my weren't so thick, I might even remake if can find one! It took only one book, and I picked mine up from the local Goodwill for under 2 bucks). Also a wreath form (I like the green wreath I had from the first wreath better, it was perfectly round, vs this one which was flat on the back - live and learn!) and a couple hours of time.  
Rip your pages out.
Fold then up, ripped edge out - more character!
Glue other end together to secure your ruffle.
Glue down.
Repeat, all the way around.

Flip it over, this is your base layer
Keep layering. 

Voila!!!  I added, two poinsettia like felt flowers I made to make it a little more Christmas-y-festive. 
[Flowers - I cut out 4 of the same shape flower out of red felt, layered two and 
then sewed read and clear seed beads to the center and pined them in place]

Tomorrow I will show the tree, and all the silver/gold/cream touches I added to the living room to help bring the decor theme together (on the cheap!) Do you guys stick to a theme? Or is it all or nothing? I love decorating!!! :) 

25 comments:

  1. This is lovely...looks much easier than the first one! My daughter's presentation is on Monday the 20th so I'll have to post the final project(she works on it daily). Can't wait to see your tree!!! xx

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  2. That looks awesome! I love it, it's so unique!

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  3. Very cute! I would love that even not during christmas time!

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  4. When can I place my order? ;-) Love it!

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  5. my love for books and paper makes me really want to do this!!!

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  6. Just like Michelle said, are you taking orders? I love it!

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  7. Um...are you serious?! This is the most awesome DIY ever! Love it...looking forward to seeing the tree! xo

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  8. How cute! Love it Taylor!!


    xx
    Nikki

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  9. i love wreaths, i have seen this one a few times in blogland and have always loved the look/feel of it. love the flowers you added- perfect touch!

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  10. Taylor I love this...girl you know Maegan is watching from the distance and giving you a high five.

    I'm still trying to get all the lights on the tree to work. All the decorations are piled in the corner and I'm ready to pass out at 10:30am

    xo,
    c

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  11. Oh I love this, so unique! I also just scrolled down to check out your first wreath (sorry I missed it) but both are so great!!

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  12. Beautiful wreath! Love it, so creative. The red flowers certainly bring the holiday touch ;) thanks for sharing!

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  13. how fun is this??? and totally do-able. thanks for sharing.

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  14. Taylor, I totally forgot you have the cheetah Reva flats!! I have them in black and in gold and I never thought I'd wear them as much as I do. Definitely my fav shoes. Need the cheetahs now... LOOOOVE!

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  15. LOVE this! great for a book lover too :)

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  16. um, can you make one for me please (and drop it off--i like in LP) ;) seriously, that is awesome! i love it!

    ok, i'm around this wkd...coffee date?!

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  17. Thank you for these holiday decor ideas! Love the book pages, and I feel like it could even be kept up year round! Very cute :)

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  18. completely stunning! and the simplicity of it is probably what makes it so beautiful. love it

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