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Christmas Cards on Parade

DIY Christmas Card Wreath - DesignLively

Who doesn’t love getting mail?

As soon as Thanksgiving passes, I look forward to checking the mail every day. It’s practically the only time of year we get snail-mail these days.

This year, I decided to create a clothes-pin wreath – after being inspired by this tutorial on GwennyPenny. (This tutorial uses wire and has cute bead beads too!)

DIY Christmas Card Wreath - DesignLively

Project Steps:

1. I used an embroidery hoop (the interior one without the buckle.) Mine is about 12″ in diameter.

2. I attached clothes pins (about 40) with hot glue all around – leaving a 2″ space for the ribbon.

3. Then I painted them all holly-green! (I only painted the top flat surface).

4. I tied on a plaid ribbon and hung it in our hallway. Then I clipped on our cards as they came in!

It makes me happy to see it every day and I walk down the stairs!

This project cost me $0.00. I had the clothes pins (leftover from a Baby Shower game) and had the paint and hoop on hand. But you could probably make this with new materials for under $5!

DIY Christmas Card Wreath - DesignLively

I love to save our Christmas cards and look at them year-to-year. It’s fun to see how people change over time. I keep them all in this box.

It was a cigar box (that conveniently says “forget-me-nots” on it!) that I glued a ribbon and bow on.

I can’t believe Christmas is already here! Merry Christmas!

DIY Felt Autumn Wreath

I’m plugging my nose and cannonballing into the pool of fall decoration with full force! Our spring was spent packing and our summer was spent unpacking, therefore I haven’t had any fun decorations up since Easter.

Fall decorations are going to abound this fall to make up for it! I love New England in the fall. It’s perfect.

To begin my autumnal adoration, I started with a natural wreath from Joann Fabrics ($3 plus a 10% off coupon!) and six sheets of felt (at 35 cents a sheet).

I made two different kinds of rosettes in various colors and sizes.

You will need a strip of felt 1 inch wide. The longer the strip the bigger the flower. You will just want to hot glue it as you roll it up. Then “foof” the flower with your fingers.

For the second type of “bloom” I cut a circle out of felt and then cut a swirl into the circle. By tightening the swirl, starting from the middle, a rosebud-shape begins to form. As with the “pom”, you will also want to dab little bits of hot glue along the way.

Then you will need to arrange your flowers as desired. I placed mine to look like they are creeping down the top and up from the bottom. Then I cut a few leaves out and glued them on too.

You will want to use plenty of hot glue to make sure the flowers stick!

I love the colors and coziness of it. Now it’s hanging by our front door on our porch!

Total Project Cost: $5.00
Total Project Time: About an hour

How are you decorating for fall?