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Mini Wreath Gift Decoration DIY

Mini Wreath Gift Decoration DIY

I know it’s still Winter, but it was so dreary outside I felt like I needed a bit of colorful Spring in my life. I have these flowers that I photographed back during warmer weather and I decided to pull them out to brighten up this week’s DIY project. They are a free printable you can use to make this project for yourself. This Mini Wreath Gift Decoration DIY is perfect for any present. Valentine’s is just around the corner, or decorate some wine you’re bringing for a hostess gift.

Supplies:

  • One pipe cleaner


Directions:

Step 1: Print out the flower and leaves printable onto your paper at 40-50% of its original size (you’ll need the flowers to be smaller for this mini project). Cut out however many flowers and leaves you will need for your mini wreath. There are enough flowers and leaves for about 5 wreaths.

Step 2: Tie your pipe cleaner into a circle by wrapping the wire ends together.

Step 3: Hot glue the flowers around the pipe cleaner circle. You can cover the whole circle, or just the base. Completely up to you.

Mini Wreath Gift Decoration DIY

Your mini wreath is done! Hang this cute thing on a wine bottle (use a bit of washi tape to secure the wreath to the bottle), or attach to a present, and you have the perfect gift.

If you love these little printable flowers, you can check out these other projects I’ve used them in: Floral Coffee Mugs, Cupcake Toppers, and Floral Drawer Pulls.

We want to see what you’re crafting! Did you make these mini wreaths? You can share a link to what you’ve made in the comments below, or tag me on Instagram with a photo (my user name is @thepapermama).

- Chelsey, The Paper Mama


We all have habits we need to break (“I’ll get to it”) and habits we need to acquire (“It shouldn’t take too long”). Now’s the time to get a jump start on maintaining a clutter-free home by organizing the spaces you neglected in 2015. We discovered stylish and affordable storage solutions from the Better Homes and Gardens collection at Walmart to help you keep a tidy home year round. The BHG Live Better Network of Bloggers were challenged to share creative organization and storage hacks and have revealed clever tips and project ideas that will help you tackle clutter and organize chaotic spaces for every room in your home.

1. Tight on closet space? Stacy Risenmay of Not Just a Housewife installed hanging shelves to maximize space in her 1938 cottage. Mix and match boxes, baskets and bins and be sure to leave room for your favorite collectibles.

2. Taryn Whitaker from Design Dining and Diapers recommends placing all of your utensils in a canister for easy everyday access. Here, she personalizes her Kitchen Storage accessories with simple DIY typography accents.

3. Let Shannon Fox from Fox Hollow Cottage show you how to give your closet the overhaul it deserves. See how she uses the Better Homes and Gardens 11-Compartment Hanging Closet Organizer  to create a functional space for all of her favorite items.

4. A pop of color and a touch of personality, this Square 4-Cube Organizer with 4 Collapsible Fabric Bins styled by Jamielyn Nye from I Heart Naptime helps minimize her son’s messy after school tendencies.

5. Emily Allison from Décorchick tamed her kitchen junk drawer with a simple fix. Declutter the mess with chic and affordable fabric organizers you can find at your local Walmart.

 

6. Don’t let your clothes hang over the chair in your closet, consider replacing it with a Round Tufted Storage Ottoman. Debbie Westbrooks from Refresh Restyle uses her ottoman for storing pillows and out of season clothing (and it looks great too!)

7. Anna Moseley from Ask Anna squeezed in extra storage under her daughter’s lofted bed to create a tidy and creative hideaway. Consider placing decorative pillows atop the 3-Cube Organizer with 2 Collapsible Fabric Storage Bins to be used as a reading perch or extra seating for your little ones.

8. Monica Benavidez from Monica Wants It brightened up her closet space with Better Homes and Gardens cube organizers. Closet organization requires little time and frees up space you never thought you had.

9. Randi Dukes from Dukes and Duchesses retired her old plastic laundry hamper for a stylish Square Caged Hamper on wheels. This easy to wheel hamper is the perfect addition for an industrial style laundry room look.

10. Kim Demmon from Today’s Creative Life used Flip Tite containers to establish a more efficient pantry for the whole family to enjoy. Rid your pantry of half eaten boxes and mix and match container sizes to make the most of your kitchen storage.

11. Chris Nease from Celebrations at Home masters drawer organization by featuring one drawer five ways. This bamboo piece offers enough room to organize a myriad of items and spaces in any drawer throughout your home.

 

12. Select furniture that is versatile and can be used in the kitchen, craft room or garage. This wire cart used by Kimberly Sneed from A Night Owl Blog is suitable for produce and includes cube storage and labels to make organization a breeze.

13. Designate a basket in your living room to hold fun pillows and throws. Camille Simmons from Planning Pretty recommends using a Hyacinth Cube Basket for added storage.

14. Gloribell Lebron from I Don’t Know How She Does It shares five tips for a clutter-free kitchen including the use of this owl lantern, good for indoor or outdoor use.

15. Update your kitchen decor with clear canisters for a perfect addition to any counter, shelf or pantry space. Amy Clark from Mom Advice used an Acacia Wood-Top Jar to rearrange her open shelving unit.

For all of these products and more, visit Walmart.com/BetterHomesandGardens.

 

 


15 DIY Copper Creations

Trend: 15 DIY Copper Creations

I love the beautiful color of copper and I’m not alone. Copper is popping up in home projects all over the web and did you know copper has anti microbial properties and is recyclable? This makes it great for so many of your home projects, plus it’s beautiful. Check out these 15 DIY Copper Creations for inspiration.

1) Our entry is in need of a kid height cot rack that a baby won’t hurt hours elf on, so I think this may be the answer! Found on Vintage Revivals.

Our entry is in need of a kid height cot rack that a baby won't hurt hours elf on, so I think this may be the answer! Found on Vintage Revivals.

2) Copper pipe toilet paper roll holder, from Kristi Murphy.

Copper pipe toilet paper roll holder, from Kristi Murphy.

3) I love these DIY copper knobs, from Emily Henderson.

I love these DIY copper knobs, from Emily Henderson.

4) If you need drawer pulls instead of knobs, these are perfect, from Mountain Modern Life.

If you need drawer pulls instead of knobs, these are perfect, from Mountain Modern Life.

5) This coffee table is wonderful! Find the tutorial on For Me For You.

This coffee table is wonderful! Find the tutorial on For Me For You.

6) This DIY copper candle holder will be the perfect table centerpiece for your next party, from An Magritt.

This DIY copper candle holder will be the perfect table centerpiece for your next party, from An Magritt.

7) I do a lot of my computer work from my sofa. I think this copper laptop table would be perfect for me, from House of Jade Interiors.

I do a lot of my computer work from my sofa. I think this copper laptop table would be perfect for me, from House of Jade Interiors.

8) Decorate your home with these vintage style copper letters, from A Beautiful Mess.

Decorate your home with these vintage style copper letters, from A Beautiful Mess.

9) This copper pipe ladder would look lovely holding towels in the bathroom or kitchen, from Brittany Makes.

This copper pipe ladder would look lovely holding towels in the bathroom or kitchen, from Brittany Makes.

10) This copper tripod lamp is amazing, from Sarah M Dorsey.

This copper tripod lamp is amazing, from Sarah M Dorsey.

11) Hang this pretty copper edged mirror in your front entry, from Makers Society.

Hang this pretty copper edged mirror in your front entry, from Makers Society.

12) This modern copper pipe pencil holder will look lovely on any desk, from A Fabulous Fete.

This modern copper pipe pencil holder will look lovely on any desk, from A Fabulous Fete.

13) This DIY magazine rack is the perfect spot to put all my Better Homes and Gardens magazines, from Fall For DIY.

This DIY magazine rack is the perfect spot to put all my Better Homes and Gardens magazines, from Fall For DIY.

14) Does your kitchen counter need a little makeover? Check out these DIY copper counters, from Remodelaholic.

Does your kitchen counter need a little makeover? Check out these DIY copper counters, from Remodelaholic.

15) Make this simple paper towel holder to sit on your new copper counter top, from Almost Makes Perfect.

Make this simple paper towel holder to sit on your new copper counter top, from Almost Makes Perfect.

We want to see what you’re crafting! You can share a link in the comments below, or tag me on Instagram with a photo (my user name is @thepapermama).

- Chelsey, The Paper Mama


For the first time EVER Pantone has chosen two colors as the “2016 Color of the Year”—-Rose Quartz and Serenity! As you can tell, we’re pretty stoked about the rad color pairing. Given the palette’s typical nursery-like nature, we’ve put together 5 sophisticated ways you can incorporate the soft color scheme into your home.

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1. With Seating

Make seating the spotlight by opting for pastel hues. Whether it’s a blush pink sofa or a baby blue recliner, Rose Quartz and Serendipity are certain to bring peace and relaxation to any space.

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2. With Linen

Make your bedroom a safe haven with a soothing color scheme. Dreamy pillows and whimsical sheets create the ideal environment for a little R & R.

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3. With Paint

Sometimes a fresh coat of paint is all you need to bring life back into a space. Whether you decide on Serendipity walls and Rose Quartz accents or vice versa, this palette is certain to brighten up any room.

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4. With Accessories

Possibly one of the easiest (and least permanent!) ways to incorporate this marvelous pairing is through accessories. For a metallic play on Rose Quartz, try an oversize rose gold light fixture.

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5. With Wall Art

Wall decor provides the unique opportunity to express your personality in a space. Plus! It’s a great conversation piece.

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Happy Friday!

xxmadison


February! It’s that time of year again, folks. Amid all the flowers, fancy dinner dates, candy hearts and cards, it’s easy to get lost in the formalities of Valentine’s Day–and forget that the best way to spend it is loving on all those special people in your life. To help you celebrate, I found some awesome DIY ideas to make this year’s day of love the sweetest one yet.

 

As a hopeless romantic, I actually love reading through all of the cheesy Hallmark cards. Even so, I can never seem to find the perfect one. This year, stop worrying about finding a card that encapsulates all you want to say to your special someone–make your own instead. Look at these cute DIY card ideas from Delightfully, Kristi for some inspiration!

 

 

If you don’t have an artistic bone in your body (let’s face it, most of us don’t), look no further. These adorable Valentine’s Day card downloads from Camille Styles will do the trick!

 

 

If you want to spruce up your space this Valentine’s Day, take a look at this gorgeous star burst wall art from Lia Griffith. Super easy, super chic, and pretty enough to keep up all year if you want, this bright addition is sure to surprise your sweetie!

 

 

I know we’re six days into February, but it’s not too late to make this adorable ombré heart calendar from Me And My DIY. If you’ve got an extra hour or two this weekend, give it a try!

 

 

And finally, finding the perfect gift for your special someone is only half the battle–add a whole new “WOW” factor with these DIY gift wrap tutorials I found on The House That Lars Built. Love, love, love it!

 

 

Enjoy the week! If you try any of these cuties, I’d love to hear how they turn out!

Erin


Making our master bedroom feel like a restful retreat is something we all desire. We also want it to be functional, comfortable, affordable & stylish all at the same time because a lot of life moments happen here. In my last article for Style Spotters I shared my Budget Friendly Master Bedroom Reveal, which is also being featured in the Feb issue of BHG and it got me thinking about the style I am consistently drawn to & take much inspiration from when beginning a room-Flea Market Chic. I like to mix old with new and reinvent ways of using vintage, found or salvaged items. There is such freedom in finding your own interpretation within this style and that is one of the many things I love about it. Shopping flea markets, yard, tag and estate sales are great ways to stretch your budget, give you an opportunity to incorporate unique, one of a kind elements that no one else has and use them in unexpected ways. Here are some of my favorite bedroom ideas, inspired by Flea Market Chic Style…

Flea Market Chic Bedroom IdeasUsing free & found items is a great way to create a focal point. This is my master bedroom & the mirror is my favorite décor detail in the room. These pieces of driftwood were found with my boys at the beach after a storm. Most of them were pickets from the dune fences they put up to protect the coastline from erosion. I love the idea of incorporating something found{ & free} and reinventing it into a rustic & glamorous focal point.

City Farmhouse DIY Headboard & Herringbone WallMixing a few statement pieces into the design is sometimes all you need to make the space feel complete. The simple aesthetic of this room is perfectly complimented by the lighting choice and framed vintage canvas over the bed. BHG Cottage Retreat {add unexpected art & vintage DIY lighting}Layering lighting & patterns gives an eclectic feel to this traditional space. A great way to incorporate patterns and give that Flea Market Chic look is by finding & using vintage fabrics, throws, saris and embroidery throughout the room.

BHG Cottage Style Bedroom-vintage lightingPops of color in your side tables not only makes a huge statement but gives it an enormous amount of personal style. Gen Sohr gives this space a restful, fun & cohesive look by layering color, tones and subtle patterns. You can see more of her BHG feature HERE.

BHG Jen Sohr Master Bedroom-make a staement with colorful side tables}A ladder can be multipurpose. I love this idea of taking something worn & used and reinventing its purpose. This vintage ladder makes the room feel complete. And the best part, when you need to change a light bulb or the fire alarm batteries it comes in real handy, especially in the middle of the night:).

BHG love the use of eth ladder for the side tableCreating a small office space next to your bed, genius. This vintage desk is purposeful and is a huge space saver. The layering of rustic and traditional elements makes this room feel balanced and super stylish.

BHG why not use a desk as a side table-multipurposefulThis salvaged mantle has been completely reinvented as a rustic chic headboard and the gold letters finish this one of a kind focal point. By mixing pattern, textures and lots of worn details this bedroom design has hit a home run.

BHG-Using a mantle for a headboardHow many times have you overlooked that wicker headboard while thrifting? Well, I bet you wont any longer, talk about giving something a new life, wow, I absolutely love how the dark navy draws your eye in and makes the room feel unified. You can see more of Mandi Gubler’s space HERE.

BHG-Vintage Revivals what a statement piece the headboard makes.Using salvaged pieces in unexpected ways is a great way to give your space an authenticity all its own. The soft touches in this bedroom are complimented by the rustic nature of the weathered doors above the bed. The white color palette makes vintage details stand out & feel cohesive.

Dreamy Whites {use salvaged door as a headboard} Layering new with old has been perfectly mastered in this stunning master bedroom retreat. Vintage details are mingled in through the room and feel balanced through the color palette. The chandelier works in perfect harmony with the tufted headboard and is highlighted by the graphite wall color.

Life in Grace BedroomI hope these rooms have inspired you to see the endless possibilities in Flea Market Chic.

Have a beautiful week,

Jen-City Farmhouse


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