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Spooky Garden Halloween Decor Inspiration

DIY halloween wreath

Spooky Garden Halloween Decor Inspiration

I’ve never been a big Halloween person, but since I’ve started venturing more into creative projects, I find that I really enjoy sophisticated Halloween decorations! Halloween doesn’t have to be construction-cone orange and lollipop purple.  I included a Halloween wreath tutorial called The Havenridge in my book Elegant Handcrafted Wreaths. This wreath design was inspired by the abandoned front yards of haunted houses you see in movies. Nature runs wild, and beauty somehow emerges in the dried up and twiggy natural elements.  I styled The Havenridge wreath with other favorite spooky elements for some classy yet spooky inspiration. I don’t...

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DIY Year-Round Wreath Featuring the Hydrangea + Peony Floral Bundle

DIY faux floral bundle hydrangea wreath

DIY Year-Round Wreath Featuring the Hydrangea + Peony Floral Bundle

I recently began doing live floral design demonstrations on my Instagram account. Here is a demo I did using the Hydrangea + Peony Floral Bundle available in the shop.  You can watch the video at the link below, or I've written out the step-by-step instructions needed to complete this design. The pretty green hydrangeas contrasted with the eggplant purple peony and dark leafy greenery are a great color combo for year round decorating. This design uses basic wreath making techniques which I outline in my book Elegant Handcrafted Wreaths available now. Happy creating! WATCH THE INSTAGRAM LIVE DEMO HERE Season:...

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The Refreshed Modern Wild Rose Wreath Lookbook

lookbook wild rose wreath

The Refreshed Modern Wild Rose Wreath Lookbook

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DIY Thanksgiving Wreath with Afloral

DIY fall tutorial wreath

DIY Thanksgiving Wreath with Afloral

In the very beginning of my journey with flowers, I discovered Afloral and have been a customer ever since. I am thrilled to partner with them to bring you this easy Thanksgiving Floral Wreath using their fabulous floral supplies! Season: Fall Skill Level: Beginner Size:  overall 22" with greenery with some accents extending further Tools 14" Grapevine Wreath Wire Cutters (for trimming materials) High temperature hot glue gun and glue sticks (all materials in this project are attached using hot glue) Trimmed Materials from Afloral (all of these materials can be found on Afloral's website here) 1 Ficus Leaf Branch (3 branches - 20"...

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DIY Caramel Fall Floral Wreath with Celebrated Nest

DIY fall tutorial wreath

DIY Caramel Fall Floral Wreath with Celebrated Nest

I am so honored to be joining Stephanie of Celebrated Nest for her Floral Friday! This Caramel Floral Fall Wreath features neutral florals and pampas grass accented with magical luminara branches.

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