DIY Advent Calendar Indoor Wreath

I was recently commissioned by the chocolate company Green & Black’s to create some Instagram Christmas content with their Miniature Bar Collections. I decided to create an indoor wreath which also doubled up as a DIY advent calendar, as this way I was creating something decorative for the home as well as it having a function! This is the end result below, which I was quite happy with as it looked quite pretty and filled the house with the smell of eucalyptus.

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How To DIY A Xmas Wreath Like A Pro

I always make a Xmas wreath every year for my front door, but I'm totally self-taught. I just go with an idea in my head and run with it, which is great, but sometimes it is nice to get an insight into just how the professionals do it. When a really great florist makes a wreath, there is often something unexpected in the mix, and you know it will last right through over Xmas without wilting or drying out!

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DIY Pastel Easter Door Wreath Made From Cheap Plastic Eggs

For my Easter door wreath this year, I wanted to make something really full-on and dramatic.  I feel like i've achieved that with this egg-tastic door wreath! This wreath was really cheap to make, but it wasn't the quickest thing to knock up. If like me you are dedicated to the cause of having the best Easter wreath in town for a few quid, then read on my like-minded friends...

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How To Make An Indoor Honeycomb Pom Pom Wreath

It was an absolute honour to recently be asked to write a guest post for the lovely ladies at Mia Fleur. If you have not heard of Mia Fleur, they are an incredible family run business who sell the most beautiful and interesting homeware products! Chances are if you've seen something totally original and quirky for the home, it's come from Mia Fleur.

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My Home At Christmas (+ How To Make This Fireplace Garland)

Welcome to my house at Christmas! If you are joining me as part of the UK Blog Hop from We Love Home, an extra thank you for joining me here! I'm so chuffed to be part of the first ever UK Home Blog Hop, courtesy of the lovely Kimberly of the ultra-fabulous Swoonworthy. In my Hop you'll find some crafty Christmas DIY's and tips on having a handmade Xmas. So come on in, help yourself to a mince pie and let me show you around.....

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Make Your Own Traditional Christmas Door Wreath

I'm delighted to be part of the #swifthomehacks campaign this year! When Swiftcover asked me to share a couple of simple Xmas DIY'S, I knew I had to share how to make a traditional Chirtmas door wreath.  The Christmas  wreath,  like  the  tree,  for me is  a  classic,  integral  part  of  xmas  décor.  I  take  huge  pride  in  my Christmas  wreath,  as  everyone  sees  it  as  they  pass  your  home.  It's also the  first  thing  guests  see  when   they  arrive  for  celebrations!  The  thing  is,  a  pretty  Xmas  wreath  can  often  cost  more  than  buying  the Xmas  tree!  Go  to  a  florist  and   you'll  be  looking  at  £100+  for  anything  detailed.  Even  local  flower markets  charge  a  good  £30-£40  for  a   basic  'real'  wreath  base  with  no  frills.  Yet with  a  bit  of  prep,  a bit  of  foraging  and  a  glue  gun,  you  can   create  a  really  professional-­looking,  real  Xmas  wreath  for  less than  £20.  

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Craft A Cheap & Easy Sunburst-Style Door Wreath For Autumn

I'm sure i've probably mentioned this before, but I'm a sucker for a door wreath. They are such a brilliant decoration to celebrate an occasion/season, and they really add serious kerb appeal to your home. Everyone loves to walk past and look at a home with a beautiful door wreath don't they? Autumn provides the easiest and the cheapest opportunity for a door wreath, as you can pick the supplies up scattered all around outside in the street! Conkers, acorns, dried leaves in a multitude of reds, yellows and browns are all great to use on a home-made Autumn wreath, so it's a great craft to do with kids as you can get them to run around sourcing all the bits!

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Easter Weekend Special: How to DIY An Easter Wreath

My front door is very visible from my street, so on holidays and occasions I like to DIY a wreath to hang out the front. It gives the house a lot more kerb appeal and they are always fun to make. Of course, you can buy seasonal wreaths in the shops, but they start from around £18 upwards for something 'decent', when you can purchase all the basic materials to put together an Easter wreath from haberdashery and craft shops for under a fiver...

 

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