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gold, pinecones & glitter! simple holiday wreath under $10.

Posted on December 07, 2012 by mckay | 0 Comments


I love my holiday door wreaths SO HARD! glad my first try was less than stellar and forced me to start over.  so, I'll share the ridiculously easy process I used to make them. did I take photos of all the steps? no. but you won't need them. it's THAT easy. and did I mention they are less than $10/wreath? score.

let's get started!

materials:

1 : grapevine wreath 18" (buy at joanns and use one of their 40% off coupons)
2 : 10-15 small pinecones gathered from your yard (FREE!) or buy a bag at a craft store : COUPON!
3 : gold spray paint - I used the valspar above and it covered well and dried fast!
4 : box of mini ball ornaments.  I bought these from joanns and one box was enough for 2 wreaths. but maybe you want to get a little crazy with the gold balls. do it!
5 : handy, dandy glue gun. not sure what I'd do without mine. :)
6 : forgot to picture it, but you will need a wreath hanger like this one

don't be lazy and forget the coupons. you can print them offline or just download the joann's app so they'll be on your phone. then you can be like me and pull up the competitors websites while waiting in line for additional discounts. (michaels, hancock, hobby lobby, acmoore...)
you're welcome.

steps:

1 : spraypaint your wreath and pinecones gold.  you'll have to spray down one side and wait about 20 minutes, then come out and flip them all over to spray the other. 
ignore the silver paint. that was from the first project and doesn't apply here. love the silver? 
just replace every instance of 'gold' in this post with silver, or for that matter, whatever color you choose! 

2 : once you've gotten everything painted, fire up the glue gun and crack open the  box of mini ornaments. you're ready to start playing around with pinecone/ball placement. sounds fun, yes? 
3 : after you've figured out placement, glue away! don't be frugal here- you want these puppies to stick, so glob it up. once it's dry you can pull away any excess glue strands that are bothering you.
4 : hang that beauty on your front door and pat yourself on the back.
pretty holiday decor in under an hour and under $10. 
your wallet (and husband) thank you.


if you make one, share a link to the photo. I'd love to see what other variations you come up with.
happy holidays!!!!

xx
  

Posted in christmas wreath, DIY under $10, door decor, gold glitter, ornaments, pinecones, simple holiday wreath, wreath tutorial

gold, pinecones & glitter! simple holiday wreath under $10.

Posted on December 07, 2012 by McKay Pittman | 0 Comments

I love my holiday door wreaths SO HARD! glad my first try was less than stellar and forced me to start over.  so, I'll share the ridiculously easy process I used to make them. did I take photos of all the steps? no. but you won't need them. it's THAT easy. and did I mention they are less than $10/wreath? score.
let's get started!
materials:
1 : grapevine wreath 18" (buy at joanns and use one of their 40% off coupons)
2 : 10-15 small pinecones gathered from your yard (FREE!) or buy a bag at a craft store : COUPON!
3 : gold spray paint - I used the valspar above and it covered well and dried fast!
4 : box of mini ball ornaments.  I bought these from joanns and one box was enough for 2 wreaths. but maybe you want to get a little crazy with the gold balls. do it!
5 : handy, dandy glue gun. not sure what I'd do without mine. :)
6 : forgot to picture it, but you will need a wreath hanger like this one
don't be lazy and forget the coupons. you can print them offline or just download the joann's app so they'll be on your phone. then you can be like me and pull up the competitors websites while waiting in line for additional discounts. (michaels, hancock, hobby lobby, acmoore...)
you're welcome.
steps:
1 : spraypaint your wreath and pinecones gold.  you'll have to spray down one side and wait about 20 minutes, then come out and flip them all over to spray the other. 
ignore the silver paint. that was from the first project and doesn't apply here. love the silver? 
just replace every instance of 'gold' in this post with silver, or for that matter, whatever color you choose! 

2 : once you've gotten everything painted, fire up the glue gun and crack open the  box of mini ornaments. you're ready to start playing around with pinecone/ball placement. sounds fun, yes? 
3 : after you've figured out placement, glue away! don't be frugal here- you want these puppies to stick, so glob it up. once it's dry you can pull away any excess glue strands that are bothering you.
4 : hang that beauty on your front door and pat yourself on the back.
pretty holiday decor in under an hour and under $10. 
your wallet (and husband) thank you.


if you make one, share a link to the photo. I'd love to see what other variations you come up with.
happy holidays!!!!
xx
  

Posted in christmas wreath, DIY under $10, door decor, gold glitter, ornaments, pinecones, simple holiday wreath, wreath tutorial

guest post- fall inspiration: accessories.

Posted on November 22, 2010 by mckay | 0 Comments

hi guys!!! i hope you'll come over and check out my first ever guest post at She Said Yes today. jacin organized a great collaboration with some wonderful wedding bloggers to show off different inspiring items and ideas for those of you planning a fall wedding. i have the honor of highlighting ideas for bridal accessories. so. much. fun!

you can see my post here. (on twitter? link up at #fallinspiration for up to date info on all the posts coming your way!)

here's a little sneak peak of a few accessories i'm highlighting...

{all accessories found on etsy}

Posted in accessories, acorns, fall inspiration, golden leaves, pinecones

fall favorites.

Posted on October 21, 2010 by mckay | 0 Comments

Thought it was high time to do a short and sweet post dedicated to my favorite time of year (see title of post). Changing leaves, chilly nights, bonfires, pumpkin spice lattes, hoodies, scarves, college football, dry air...I LOVE fall.

Here are just a few things I've noticed around the web this week that reminded me we're almost in November!

Need to make these Pumpkin-Gingerbread Muffins with Mini Chocolate Chips TODAY!

EmersonMade has a clothing line? with tweed coats?? YES, please.

A mini pine cone necklace. love.

You guys know how much I love handmade, one of a kind items, right? Check out these chic and stylish knit hats, scarves and headbands made by IndeeMitch! They've got super cute models too. :) (hi sissy!)

Birch wall art? I so want this over my bed.

But I saved the best for last. If you are married, engaged or just a couple in love, High Cotton Events and Leslie&B have teamed up to give away a styled love shoot for free! Check out Carlee's post here to enter! The only requirements are that you must live in the Southeast. (You will have me for competition, fyi) ;)

Posted in fall favorites, love, pinecones, pumpkins, styled photo shoot giveaway