This project is ideal for the DIY bride because you can get started months before the chaotic wedding week arrives. The best part? The silk flowers look so real that guests won’t know they aren’t. Hang these gorgeous wreaths as a ceremony backdrop, or display them at the reception.
A Southern-style Christmas is about fresh greenery, fresh fruit, fresh flowers and plenty of good food. On HGTV's "Celebrity Holiday Homes," designer Brandon Branch draws on these for inspiration as he makes over Trisha Yearwood's Nashville home for the holidays.
Take the do-it-yourself approach with a weather-proof paper wreath. To make this, you'll need to pick up a foam or wire wreath form, weather-proof paper, acrylic paint or spray paint in two colors, and adhesive dots. Fold the weather-proof paper onto itself creating a conical. Use a bead of hot glue to keep each conical held together, then glue it in place on the wreath form. Add texture and shape by placing adhesive dots on the conicals, then use the spray paint to create an ombre effect with two shades of the same color. This can also be done by hand with a paint brush and acrylic paint.
The holiday season is all about glitz and glamor. Dress up a plain wreath with ornaments, pine cones, ribbon and leaves in your favorite metallic: bronze, copper, silver or gold. Design by HGTV fan Rachel Wallis
For a textural approach, wrap twine, in assorted colors and thicknesses, around a foam wreath form. Use glue to attach the end of the twine to the back of the wreath, and embellish with felt holly leaves and berries.
To create the paint chip flowers, cut the end of the chip at a 45-degree angle with scissors, then twist around until a conical form takes shape. Add a generous bead of hot glue to the back where the two edges of the paint chips meet. Make several flowers in assorted colors and attach them to a foam wreath using hot glue, tightly placing them side by side until the wreath is completely covered.
Raid your gift-wrap stash or hit the local craft store to pick up coordinating spools of ribbon with different widths and patterns. Overlap ribbon to completely cover a foam wreath form in a solid base color then top it with ribbon in a coordinating pattern.