While I am away for the Haven Conference and then vacation in New York, I gathered a few of my sweet blog friends to share some awesome guest posts with you guys! Show them some love and remember that you can follow along with what I’m up to on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter :)
Your guest poster today is Kristi from making it in the mountains, sharing how to DIY yourself one of the all-time home decor staples: the boxwood wreath! You better believe I’ll be doing one or two of these myself soon!
I’m SO excited to be here today guest posting for Emily! In case we haven’t met yet, I’m Kristi, the gal behind Making it in the Mountains where I blog about our journey to transform our first “fixer-upper” (take the tour here).
Though we’ve been in this new (to us) home for several months now, we’ve been taking our sweet time making it our own as we work our way through the house room by room. So far we’ve tackled this Rustic Boy’s Bedroom for our not so little guy and now, though there are so many other spaces in our home in desperate need of a makeover, we’ve decided to concentrate our efforts on the porch next with the hopes of taking advantage of our short Summers here in northern Alberta.
A few weeks ago, I kicked off our porch makeover with one of my very favorite projects yet and today the transformation continues with this DIY Boxwood Wreath … honestly, what porch would be complete without a pretty wreath hanging on the door? And for less than $15, how could I go wrong?
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I started by removing all of the greenery pieces from the garland by simply pulling them from their little stems.
Then, using my trusty hot glue gun, I began to glue each and every piece onto my grapevine wreath. The trick is to glue them all lying on their sides, facing the same direction.
I tried my best to stagger each one to avoid any really heavy or sparse areas and then, once I’d made my way around, I used the leftovers to add a bit more fullness where it was needed most.
15 minutes later and this is what I ended up with …
I’m SO, SO happy with how it turned out, but you’ll have to wait for the porch reveal to see it hanging on our door! If you’d like to follow along with our porch makeover just pop on over to Making it in the Mountains and you can also find us on Instagram or Facebook sharing all sorts of sneak peeks! And here’s a few of my projects for you to check out too:
HUGE thanks to Emily for having me here today and wishing you SUCH a lovely day!