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Make It! A Colorful Pumpkin Wreath that Breaks the Rules

by Holly Wade

Make It! A Colorful Pumpkin Wreath that Breaks the Rules

While the traditional colors of fall are shades of red, orange and brown, I prefer the less conventional color combos, so let's break the rules a little! Decorate for the fall season with this colorful pumpkin wreath with brighter colors like coral, yellow, tangerine and pale pink. Together, they give your home the look of fall while straying away from traditional style. 

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DIY Creepy-Crawly Halloween Snake Wreath

by Rachel Jacks
DIY Halloween wreath with snakes
Photo: Rachel Jacks

Maybe it's my childhood spent catching garter snakes, but I've never been afraid of snakes. I know I'm in the minority in thinking that some of them are even downright cute, so I won't be surprised to hear that this snake wreath might evoke slithery nightmares for many. If plastic snakes don't creep you out too much, you can whip up this DIY Halloween wreath in no time.         

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DIY Creepy-Crawly Halloween Snake Wreath

by Rachel Jacks
DIY Halloween wreath with snakes
Photo: Rachel Jacks

Maybe it's my childhood spent catching garter snakes, but I've never been afraid of snakes. I know I'm in the minority in thinking that some of them are even downright cute, so I won't be surprised to hear that this snake wreath might evoke slithery nightmares for many. If plastic snakes don't creep you out too much, you can whip up this DIY Halloween wreath in no time.         

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Amazing Fall Decor Ideas for Every Style, Budget, and Room

A cozy fall scene with a plaid blanket, hot chocolate, and fall leaves on a wood tray

It may or may not feel like it yet where you live, but I'm sure you don't need to be told that summer is nearing its last days. After a long, hot season, many of us are ready for cooler weather, colorful leaves, hay mazes, and apple picking. It can be fun to bring some of that fall flair into your home decor, too. So whether you want just a touch of fall decor, or want to kick summer to the curb and go all in with your fall decorations, we have tons of ideas for ways to turn your home into a celebration of autumn.          

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How To: Make a Found & Foraged Scandinavian Christmas Wreath on the Cheap

by Lidy Dipert

How To: Make a Found and Foraged Scandinavian  Christmas Wreath on the Cheap

One of the things we love to do year after year during the holiday season is wreath-making! It's a relaxing and fun way to get into the festive spirit the whole family can enjoy. This year, we leaned toward our usual Scandinavian-inspired look, but using found and foraged materials. Sometimes, there is so much beauty in our own backyards or neighborhoods, if we just take the time to explore! 

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How to: Make This DIY Glam-O-Ween Skull Wreath (With Video)

by M.E. Gray

Classy Halloween Decor: Make this Glam Skull Wreath

I don't know about you, but I've been basically looking forward to Halloween since New Year's Eve. It's such a fun holiday! Candy, ghosts, and ghouls - oh my! Even though I absolutely adore All Hallow's Eve, I'll be the first to admit that the decor can end up on the tackier side of things. Ever on the hunt for classy Halloween decor, I decided to go glam instead. Ditch the traditional black and orange in favor of gold and glitz!     

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How to: DIY Contemporary Winter Wreath

by Faith Provencher
Easy DIY Contemporary Winter Wreath

The word "wreath" can have bad connotations, conjuring images of tacky, overly sparkly evergreen monstrosities. But this one is different. It's square. And it's made using birch branches which gives it a bit of a scandinavian feel. Click through to see what I mean!    

Easy DIY Modern Square Winter Wreath

The great thing about this wreath is that it doesn't necessarily have to have a holiday feel if you don't want it to, but you can easily make it feel Christmas-y with the addition of a red ribbon if you celebrate Christmas. I wanted mine to transition from the holidays right into January and February, so I stuck with natural colors and a bit of silver.

Here's what you'll need for this super easy wreath project:

- Fallen birch branches, cut into (4) 14 inch long pieces
- A couple of small evergreen trimmings
- Three silver bells
- 1 foot of 1/2 inch wide silver glitter ribbon 
1 foot of 1/4 inch wide silver gift wrapping ribbon
- 2 feet of 2 inch wide silver ribbon for hanging
- A hot glue gun with extra glue glue sticks

Easy DIY Contemporary Winter Wreath

1. Begin by gluing the end of one branch to the other, forming a right angle.

2. Glue the other corners in the same way so it looks like the image above.

3. Next, glue a small piece of an evergreen branch to one corner. 

4. Continue adding more evergreens to the corner until you're satisfied with the way it looks.

Easy DIY Contemporary Winter Wreath

5. Next, wrap your glitter ribbon around the corner, hiding the ends of the evergreens as shown above. Glue the ends together on the back of the wreath.

6. Next, thread the bells onto the thin silver ribbon.

7. Pull tightly and tie the ends in a knot so the bells form a cluster.

8. Tie them around the same corner on top of the glitter ribbon and knot them in the back. Make sure they are secure by adding a dot of hot glue over the knot. Trim the ends. And you're all finished! 

Easy DIY Contemporary Winter Wreath

See? I told you it was easy! Now hurry up and go hang your beautiful handmade wreath on your front door. Or it would look nice on your mantle too, if you have one.

Easy DIY Contemporary Winter Wreath

The bells feel so festive without being overly tacky and in-your-face. And every time someone comes through the door, the soft jingle of the bells makes me smile.

Easy DIY Contemporary Winter Wreath

Feel free to experiment with the materials, too - paper flowers could be a beautiful alternative if bells aren't your thing. 

Easy DIY Contemporary Winter Wreath

And here's the best part of the whole project - it literally took me 20 minutes to make. If that's not motivation enough, I don't know what is! Happy crafting!

Easy DIY Contemporary Winter Wreath

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How To Make A Succulent Wreath

by Lexy Ward

How To Make A Succulent Wreath

I'm just obsessed with wreaths this year. It's really an obsession every year, but I've come across this succulent wreath and I stopped dead in my tracks. The beautiful thing about this wreath? It'll last a long time because it's made from a very durable type of plant!      

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Roundup: 12 DIY Fall Wreaths and Garlands

by Brittni Mehlhoff

Roundup: 12 DIY Fall Wreaths and Garlands

Autumn is one of my favorite times of year because the weather is usually amazing and the leaves are changing, so everything is some varying shade of yellow, orange, or red. Aside from that, the decorations for fall are usually pretty neat - getting everyone in the mood for pumpkin pie and apple cider. So, with the harvest season in mind, here are 12 DIY garlands and wreaths for fall.   

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Roundup: 25+ Creative DIY Holiday Wreaths

by Capree K

Roundup: 25+ Creative DIY Holiday Wreaths

Christmas is right around the corner which, depending on your degree of seasonal decorating, means it's time to put up a holiday wreath! Ring in the season and add some cheer to your entryway with one of these creative (and oh-so-festive) DIY wreaths!     

1. White Yarn Christmas Wreath

2. Holiday Light Wreath

3. Ornament Wreath

4. Candy Cane Wreath

created at: 11/27/2012

5. Jingle Bells Wreath

6. Gift Box Wreath

7. Wooden Snowflake Wreath

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