I’ve always been so amazed at people who take the time to create their own wreaths. To be perfectly honest, wreaths have intimidated me in the past. I just couldn’t imagine my wreath’s decor staying attached without a million wires showing.
Finally, one Sunday afternoon, I took the time to try and learn the art of creating a wreath. It really was a lot easier than I could have imagined. I chose a few of my favorite colors, textures, & ribbons and started laying them out to see how I would like them attached to my wreath.
After I figured out the position that I thought looked best, I hot glued the feathers into the wreath, added ribbon and braided twine to the other parts and placed a few rocks as “gems” in it too.
I am so happy with how the wreath turned out & am excited for my friends to be greeted by it when they come visit for Thanksgiving festivities.
I can’t believe it’s already fall. It seems that it was just yesterday that we were celebrating the warm weather and long summer nights. Now, the leaves have started to turn and fall, the temperatures have dropped (thank goodness!), and so fall begins.
Although tomorrow is officially the first day of the season, it has felt perfect all week here in Nashville. I’ve really enjoyed taking in the cooler air and sipping on pumpkin spice lattes (thanks, Starbucks!).
While a new season begins here in the city, so does a new list of personal goals. There’s a lot that I want to accomplish and experience in the next few months, and I am so excited to see if I can achieve them all!
HAPPY FATHER’S DAY! Today could not be a more perfect day to celebrate the father in your life. I wanted to share with you today a quick and fun way to make a memory book for someone special whether it be your father or your best friend. It’s a great way to express your love for them and also allows you to express your creative side, too!
I purchased my scrapbook at the local craft store as a pre-built scrapbook created by K & C Company. The pages are all unique and bound into the book so that helped me save on time and money.
I gathered old photos and extras I could use for added detail on the pages to make each page truly one-of-a-kind. You can choose to add whatever you like to your pages such as old ticket stubs, magazine clippings, newspaper articles– the sky’s the limit!
When I began this memory book, I focused on NOT forcing myself to be the “average” scrapbooker and to let myself be completely expressive. My pages are filled with scraps of paper and fun objects that helped bring each to life.
Don’t be afraid to doodle on your pages if you’d like! Make each page as personal as you’d like, and it’s completely up to you to put in as much time and detail as you want.
And don’t worry about making a mess, it happens! Allow yourself the space to get in your creative zone. I think it’s extremely important that you show what you feel inside in this memory book of yours! Below are a few excerpts from my scrapbook I made as a memory book of my father. He was a very special man who loved everyone so much! I had so much fun spending my nights putting together a book of memories of him.
I hope you have a great time making your own book and gifting it to that special someone if you so choose.
We’re always looking for fun and creative ways to display our favorite things. This project incorporates two of Bethany’s favorite things, jewerly and trees. A jewelry tree is an easy way to add organization and beauty to your room, and it’s also a great way to showcase your unique pieces! All you need to make your very own jewelry tree are the following items:
Bethany used rocks and pebbles in her vase, but the possibilities are endless! A few other ideas we had to add weight to the vase were: pennies, painted rocks, chandelier prisms, marbles, sand, keys and gear parts. Make sure that your vase has enough weight to hold the tree limb upright. Bethany added a little sparkle to the moss by applying glue and glitter. Once the glue had dried, she placed it on top of the pebbles and added the tree limb to the vase. Last and final step: adding your jewelry! It’s up to you to choose what you’d like to display- all gold, all silver, or a mixture of all sorts. Below, you can see Bethany’s pretty tree in her room! Enjoy making your very own!