Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all had a fantastic weekend. We were pretty busy (as usual) but managed to squeeze in just the right amount of fun-time and productive-time. And despite feeling unusually sluggish today, I am extremely excited to share my latest project with you all!
If you love farmhouse décor you're probably just as smitten as I am with Joanna Gaines' decorating style on the HGTV show Fixer Upper. I adore everything she does and seriously dream about being able to go visit Magnolia Market one day. It's just a matter of convincing the hubby to take me ;)
Anyways, when I saw this wreath used in several of the homes that they did I became convinced that I absolutely had to have one!
But when I saw the $95 price tag I decided that I would make a DIY version of my own to satisfy my craving until I can afford to get one.
All I needed was a styrofoam wreath and a 6' magnolia leaf garland from Hobby Lobby. I waited until garlands were on sale for 50% off (every two weeks or so--just be patient!) and used my 40% mobile coupon on the wreath.
I began by cutting off the leaves from the garland.
Next, I used a hot glue gun to attach the leaves to the wreath. I held them down for a couple of seconds while the glue set.
I just kept going around in one direction (I just realized that mine is in the opposite direction from the real version--probably because I'm left handed haha).
Just keep going and going until all the foam is covered up.
For the price of the garland it's surprisingly very good quality.
Not bad for $10, right?
It only took about 30 minutes to put together so I was able to get this done during naptime. Those projects always make me happy :)
Little L woke up from his nap and wanted cuddles so I took these pictures in a rush before doing my final adjustments and tucks, but hopefully you get the idea of how cute this turned out.
Maybe one day I will be brave enough to treat myself to the real deal but for now I am quite happy with this.
Have a happy week my friends! :)
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