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Make Your Own : Paper Laurel Wreath

Previously posted on All Things Thrifty

Hi there! Y’all know I’m all about easy crafts, and this one definitely falls into that category. These mini laurel wreaths are the perfect way to welcome Spring! 

Make your own : Paper Laurel Wreath

You will need a grapevine wreath form {I wanted to make mini-wreaths, so I bought small forms from my craft store}, green scrapbook paper in a variety of patterns, ribbon, and hot glue. You probably have most of this in your craft supply stash already!

The first step is to cut a bunch of leaf shapes out of your scrapbook paper. You don’t need a template for this – just freehand a basic leaf shape. It doesn’t matter if your shapes look a bit wonky.

Paper Laurel Wreath : cut out your leaf shapes

I used a total of 16 leaves on each of my mini-wreaths. Get that hot glue gun warmed up! The next step after cutting your leaves is to turn them into 3D shapes by pinching the bottoms together and glueing. 

Paper Laurel Wreath : pinch and glue the bottom of your paper leaves

 

Once all of your paper leaves are ready to go, it’s time to start attaching them to the wreath form. I recommend laying out your desired pattern before hand so you have a good idea of what your finished product will look like. Now you can begin glueing your leaves to the wreath form. You can also glue the leaves to each other’s sides so they stay in place. 

Make your own : Paper Laurel Wreath

 

After you have your leaves placed and attached, you can add a bow between each side of leaf groups. I just tied a bow with white grosgrain ribbon and hot glued it to the center. 

Make your own : Paper Laurel Wreath

Now you’re ready to hang your new, beautiful creation wherever you please! This wreath looks beautiful on the front door or layered on a mirror. 

Make your own : Paper Laurel Wreath

I also played around with hanging the mini wreaths on the back of my dining chairs. I have an adorable tea party in mind that these would be perfect for! 

Where would you hang your Laurel Wreath? 

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I Carry Your Heart in My Heart {Valentine’s Day Mantel}

I love Valentine’s Day. Well, really I love Valentine’s Day decor. It goes back to elementary school; decorating “mail boxes” and passing out Valentine cards and candy. I just can’t quite get enough of the pink and red hearts and paper doilies. 

So, of course, I love putting up a few Valentine decorations in the house. I especially enjoy decking the mantel for the day of love! This year’s mantel features a few of my favorite things : chalk art, vintage and handmade! 

Happy, handmade Valentine's Day mantelThe focal point of the mantelscape is the large printed chalk art, based on the famous E.E. Cummings poem. You can purchase the downloadable file from Caravan. I had an engineer print done at Staples for around $4. 

Happy, handmade Valentine's Day mantelMost of the rest of the mantel is recycled from last year’s. The adorable felt heart garland is by Aidie’s Hideaway. You can read about how to make the faux antique brass letters here.

Happy, handmade Valentine's Day mantel I bought a grocery store bouquet of white spider mums and used my blue jars as vases.The antique mason jars are leftover from our wedding and have gotten so much use since then!

Happy, handmade Valentine's Day mantelThe flowers got an extra dose of fun with Happy Flags from Natalie Creates.  

Happy, handmade Valentine's Day mantel

Happy, handmade Valentine's Day mantelAren’t they cute?? :)

Happy, handmade Valentine's Day mantelDo you put up any Valentine decorations, or are you still enjoying the post-Christmas breathing room? 

“I carry your heart with me (I carry it in my heart)I am never without it (anywhere
I go you go,my dear; and whatever is done by only me is your doing,my darling)
I fear no fate (for you are my fate,my sweet)I want no world (for beautiful you are my world,my true)
and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant and whatever a sun will always sing is you

here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows
higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart

I carry your heart (I carry it in my heart)”
E.E. Cummings

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Merry Christmas!

Oh, Christmas Tree!

 

I’m just popping in real quick to wish you all a Merry Christmas! I hope it is wonderful and that you are able to soak in every last bit of this magical season. I wish for you fun, laughter, and a bit of rest too! I’m signing off for the rest of the week to spend time with family. See you soon! 

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