Monday, July 25, 2011

DIY- Wreaths and Arrangements

I have been helping Hobby Lobby stay in business this summer and have hit it up several times the last 3 weeks.  Adam is at the point now when I say I am going to Ocala to run errands he cringes at the thought of me “swinging” by Hobby Lobby. 

We met friends for lunch last weekend and after Torie and I went to HL.  I had a list of things I needed and was determined to go get just those things but when I saw that floral stems were half off my goal was not met.  I was thrilled because when I was there the week before they were full price and I have been wanting to make a simple wreath for the front door for non holiday times. 

New to the DIY post I did not take a picture of all my materials prior to assembling my wreath.  Here is the scraps and my stem loppers.  I was too cheap to buy the 7.99 floral stem cutters and decided that our yard loppers would do. 

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With a vine wreath and 2 gorgeous magnolia stems and a little bit of floral stem tape I made my simple yet classic front door wreath.

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Excuse the dying ferns that are in need of water.  I think it looks a bit more welcoming but looking at this picture makes me want to paint that white door black.  Another possible DIY project for later!

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While I was busy working on my wreath Torie was busy working on hers. She also bought the pitcher and vase half off at HL and was more adventurous than I and wanted to make arrangements for them.  DSC_0010 (2)DSC_0011 (2)DSC_0017 (2)

Here are Torie’s 3 finished DIY projects which turned out great and really blend well with the décor of her house.  It was a fun afternoon of crafting together. 



  1. Very cute! I think the front door would look great in black.... go for it.

  2. FUN!!! Both wreaths came out GREAT!!! I love them both!!

  3. Cute wreath, Lauren! It's a struggle coming up with something to put on the front door when it's not a holiday. I was just thinking...what in the world do you put up in August?! I love that you used your loppers! That's like me painting with my MAC makeup brush :)

  4. cute! you did great on your wreath!!