Easy Kid-Friendly Wreath for Fall
Hello there, lovely Gorgeous Girls! I’m Jenn, Ang’s cousin and assistant here at HG. It’s a pleasure to meet you and a big thanks to Ang for having me on here today.
If you haven’t seen me before, I’m a wifey and mom to three amazing kiddos, ages 12, 10, and 8. I’m a blogger, a virtual assistant, and run a Young Living Essential Oil business! Our lives are constantly on the go but when we get down time, we take FULL advantage of it! We celebrated fall break a couple weeks ago and even though I had to work a bit, we tried our best to squeeze in as much fun as possible. After finding a few projects to keep little hands (and minds) busy, we stumbled upon some cute DIY wreath ideas on Pinterest and knew we needed to create our own.
My girls LOVE to get crafty with me. From going to the craft store and letting them pick out their own materials to teaching the safety of using a hot glue gun, we had the best time! There’s a ton of great wreath ideas on Pinterest but we loved the yarn/faux flower wreaths the best. We ran to our local shop and picked out all kinds of goodies. To make this project you’ll need the following items:
1 wire wreath form (we bought 12 inch forms)
Yarn of your choice. I used Jute on mine for more of a farmhouse look.
Artificial flowers and whatever fun accessories you want to add.
We started our wreaths by tying the yarn in a knot on the bottom ring and wrapping the entire form with yarn. We used about 1/2 a skein of yarn for each wreath but don’t be afraid to use the whole thing and double layer if you see fit. At the very end, leave enough yarn to make a loop to be able to hang them.
After we finished wrapping, it was time for the fun part, decorating. I let the girls come over and tell me exactly where they wanted each of their flowers and they carefully helped me glue them down. Hot glue guns are extremely hot so make sure you teach your kids to be safe around them.
Ok, maybe the best part was the Little Debbie Pumpkin Delight treats and hot apple cider for a job well done!
Thank you for joining us today for this fun little craft. If you have a craft you think we should try out, pop it into the comments below. We’re looking for Thanksgiving break craft!
How to Decorate Your Dining Room for Fall
I love decorating for Fall because that means the best time of year is just right around the corner! Last year, I showed y’all my dining room and Thanksgiving tablescape in this blog post. I kept a lot of the main elements from last year the same but made a few small changes to freshen things up.
I love finding small ways to change up a room that won’t break the bank. Easy ways to do that is adding or changing throw pillows. You can do that by buying new pillows or by simply changing the pillow covers. I change my throw pillows out all the time for a quick room facelift throughout my house. I found these black and white plaid pillows at my local Homegoods and fell in love. I really liked the way they tied in the light fixture above my table, but I needed to find a way to bring black into my tablescape as well. That’s when I found these matte black chargers at Pier 1 and they did just the trick.
About my dining room furniture, my dining table is from Wayfair. It’s no longer available but this table is basically identical in a darker wash. My chairs and light fixture are from Restoration Hardware. These chairs from World Market are dupes for my chairs. These slipcovered chairs from PB are also dupes for my end chairs. This is my rug and it’s so soft for a jute, love it! My drapes (96″ so they’ll lay gathered on the floor), curtain rods/hardware and bar (sold out) are all from Pottery Barn.
My mirror on my bar is from Kirkland’s, but I had Matt repaint it because it was way more yellow in person than it looked online. After Matt whitewashed it, it matched my PB bar perfectly.
My centerpiece is made up of a beautiful ivory chunky knit runner I found at Homegoods (similar here) and various pumpkins, greenery and pinecones. My pumpkins were all purchased from Homegoods or TJ Maxx and my greenery I snagged at Hobby Lobby and Michael’s.
I hope you enjoyed this video tour of my dining room and Fall tablescape! Should I film a video of my Christmas decor? If so, what would you like to see specifically?
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Top 10 Nursery Do’s and Don’ts
Thank you to Just Born for partnering with me to create this post.
When it comes to home decor, I’m not a pro. I’m indecisive. I’m unable to visualize pieces in a room unless they’re physically in that space. When it came to our nursery, it was as if I became a different person. I knew exactly what I wanted… Which colors, furniture style, overall look, etc.
Through trial and error, we were able to create the perfect nursery for our home and our baby girl. Below, I’m sharing our top do’s and don’ts that we’ve learned along the way for designing your little one’s special space.
10 Nursery Do’s and Don’ts
- DO keep safety in mind. There are so many things that we would normally decorate with that are no-no’s for babies. Check out this blog post for more info.
- DON’T get too many opinions. This goes for pretty much every area of life… Keep your circle of your advisers very small. Too much noise only creates confusion, and confusion only creates crazy. Ain’t nobody got time for crazy!
- DO make it pretty. Choose pieces that help to create a peaceful, calm and happy space. You and baby will be spending a lot of time in this room, so make it somewhere you want to be. Just Born offers a variety of pieces to create a beautiful nursery. We love their Keepsake Collection Classic Vintage pieces for our nursery, as well as their Dream Collection Love blanket. I can’t forget the new Just Born layette collection made with organic cotton, which will be available for purchase on Amazon in September.
- DON’T forget to keep it functional. Selecting pieces that are pretty, but also functional like our Just Born changing table cover, is essential.
- DO organize. An organized nursery makes your life so much easier. When everything has a place and everything is in it’s place (when did I turn into my mom?!) life just flows better. Create an organization system early on then organize as you decorate and receive/buy new pieces.
- DON’T forget blackouts. Nap time will be so much easier on mama if the room is darker. Invest in blackout curtains and/or shades to keep the room as dark as possible for better baby sleep.
- DO invest in a glider. The only piece of furniture used more in the nursery than our crib and changing table is our glider. Make sure it’s comfy because you’ll be spending a ton of time in it.
- DON’T be afraid to make returns. Just because it was a gift doesn’t mean that you have to keep it. If you don’t love it, return it for something you’ll actually use.
- DO select a soft rug. Baby will be rolling around, crawling and eventually taking tumbles from those unsteady early steps. Choose an area rug or carpeting that will be help cushion baby’s knees, hands and falls.
- DON’T go overly themed. Choose decor that will grow with baby so you don’t have to shell out a ton of cash too soon for another design.
Leave a comment below with any of your nursery design tips and tricks for other new mamas!