Spring Wreath DIY

Since we’ve been staying home 24/7, I have found myself with a lot more crafting time on my hands. I’ve also been cooking so much more, my house is cleaner than ever, and I have rediscovered my love for creating things with a few supplies and a lot of imagination! I made this wreath last week and I love how cheery and springy it is.

Supplies:
wreath base
wool felt
fiberfill
burlap ribbon
felt balls
-needle and thread
hot glue gun
-chopstick
scissors
wire cutters
spring wreath pattern

To begin, print out the spring wreath pattern. Use the pattern to cut out your felt pieces. Remove the branches from the wreath with wire cutters and wrap the outside edges of the wreath with burlap ribbon. Start gluing the leaves to the wreath by folding them in half and alternating colors and directions.

Add contrasting lines to your cut carrot piece, either by hand stitching or machine stitching. Fold in half lengthwise and sew up the back using a whipstitch. Stuff with fiberfill and close the top by using a running stitch and pulling your thread tight. Stuff your carrot top pieces into the small remaining opening with a chopstick.

Hot glue the carrots and felt balls to your wreath and then you’re all done! Hang anywhere in your house or on your front door for a healthy dose of cheery spring delight!

I just love how this wreath turned out! It’s a project that wasn’t too time consuming and brightens up any corner. I would definitely buy this if I found it in a store. Happy crafting, friends! xo. Katie

Credits // Author and Photography: Katie Shelton. Photos edited with ACS for desktop actions.

Spring Wreath DIY

Since we’ve been staying home 24/7, I have found myself with a lot more crafting time on my hands. I’ve also been cooking so much more, my house is cleaner than ever, and I have rediscovered my love for creating things with a few supplies and a lot of imagination! I made this wreath last week and I love how cheery and springy it is.

Supplies:
wreath base
wool felt
fiberfill
burlap ribbon
felt balls
-needle and thread
hot glue gun
-chopstick
scissors
wire cutters
spring wreath pattern

To begin, print out the spring wreath pattern. Use the pattern to cut out your felt pieces. Remove the branches from the wreath with wire cutters and wrap the outside edges of the wreath with burlap ribbon. Start gluing the leaves to the wreath by folding them in half and alternating colors and directions.

Add contrasting lines to your cut carrot piece, either by hand stitching or machine stitching. Fold in half lengthwise and sew up the back using a whipstitch. Stuff with fiberfill and close the top by using a running stitch and pulling your thread tight. Stuff your carrot top pieces into the small remaining opening with a chopstick.

Hot glue the carrots and felt balls to your wreath and then you’re all done! Hang anywhere in your house or on your front door for a healthy dose of cheery spring delight!

I just love how this wreath turned out! It’s a project that wasn’t too time consuming and brightens up any corner. I would definitely buy this if I found it in a store. Happy crafting, friends! xo. Katie

Credits // Author and Photography: Katie Shelton. Photos edited with ACS for desktop actions.

Flower Mirror DIY

I was going to call this “Kid’s Flower Mirror DIY” but then I realized that it’s so cute I would probably hang it anywhere in my house and therefore eliminated the word “kid” from the title. Let’s just say if you like fun mirrors, this may be the one for you! I’m finishing up a playroom for my daughter and I always add mirrors to rooms that need a little help with natural light as they help to bounce what light there is around the room. I was going to just hang a plain ol’ mirror, but then I realized that it may be the perfect opportunity to turn a round mirror into something a little more playful, and that’s when the flower mirror idea was born! It’s super easy to make—I’ll show you how!

Supplies:
-round mirror (I used this 18″ one)
-wooden circles (I used these 6″ wide circles)
epoxy for mixed surfaces (like gluing wood to metal)
-paint in your choice of color
-X-acto knife or utility knife
-painter’s tape

First, you’ll want spread your “petals” out so that you can see how many you need (I used 10). It’s up to you if you want them all to be touching or have some space between them, but I spaced them so they were all as close together as they could be while being evenly spaced.

Once you know how many you want to have, you can paint your petals your desired color! I actually think leaving the wood grain could also be pretty if you have a set of circles with a nice grain pattern.

Once your petals are dry, use a piece of cardboard to cut out a circle the same size as your mirror. Flip all your petals over and arrange them in proportion to the cardboard mirror so they are where you want them to sit on the real mirror. Use painter’s tape to tape the petals together and tape them to the cardboard as well for stability. Gently flip the petals and cardboard over so the petals are right side up (you may want to slide it off the table onto a large flat tray or cardboard piece and then flip them all together to keep it more stable).

Once the petals are right side up, place your mirror on top where you want it to sit and and use the painter’s tape to mark where the location of the mirror should be so you can easily see where to place it when the glue is added. Make sure to think about where the top and bottom of your mirror is so you can decide how the petals will sit in relation to how the mirror hangs! I also cut off a large chunk of the top middle petal (the part hidden by the mirror) so that I could still access the hanging tab at the top of the mirror when the petals were glued on. I suggest adding folded tabs of tape onto the top edges of the mirror so you have handles to hold onto as you lower the glued mirror onto the petals—super helpful!

Flip your mirror over and add your glue to the underneath edge of your mirror. Carefully flip your mirror back over and use the tape tabs (or hold onto the sides of the mirror) as you carefully place the mirror back within the tape guidelines. Place some heavy books on top of the mirror edges and allow the glue to fully set. Once the glue is set, carefully remove the painter’s tape and cardboard from the mirror and petals and your mirror is ready to hang!

How sweet is that?! I love how it’s fun and whimsical without being super over the top. I think I’m going to make that area into a reading corner (that little white swivel chair is so cute) so it will be super cute to watch her read books under the flower. Whether you make this for a kid’s room or for a room where you’re a kid at heart, I hope this helps brighten your space! xo. Laura

Credits // Author and Photography: Laura Gummerman. Photos edited with A Color Story Desktop.

Flower Mirror DIY

I was going to call this “Kid’s Flower Mirror DIY” but then I realized that it’s so cute I would probably hang it anywhere in my house and therefore eliminated the word “kid” from the title. Let’s just say if you like fun mirrors, this may be the one for you! I’m finishing up a playroom for my daughter and I always add mirrors to rooms that need a little help with natural light as they help to bounce what light there is around the room. I was going to just hang a plain ol’ mirror, but then I realized that it may be the perfect opportunity to turn a round mirror into something a little more playful, and that’s when the flower mirror idea was born! It’s super easy to make—I’ll show you how!

Supplies:
-round mirror (I used this 18″ one)
-wooden circles (I used these 6″ wide circles)
epoxy for mixed surfaces (like gluing wood to metal)
-paint in your choice of color
-X-acto knife or utility knife
-painter’s tape

First, you’ll want spread your “petals” out so that you can see how many you need (I used 10). It’s up to you if you want them all to be touching or have some space between them, but I spaced them so they were all as close together as they could be while being evenly spaced.

Once you know how many you want to have, you can paint your petals your desired color! I actually think leaving the wood grain could also be pretty if you have a set of circles with a nice grain pattern.

Once your petals are dry, use a piece of cardboard to cut out a circle the same size as your mirror. Flip all your petals over and arrange them in proportion to the cardboard mirror so they are where you want them to sit on the real mirror. Use painter’s tape to tape the petals together and tape them to the cardboard as well for stability. Gently flip the petals and cardboard over so the petals are right side up (you may want to slide it off the table onto a large flat tray or cardboard piece and then flip them all together to keep it more stable).

Once the petals are right side up, place your mirror on top where you want it to sit and and use the painter’s tape to mark where the location of the mirror should be so you can easily see where to place it when the glue is added. Make sure to think about where the top and bottom of your mirror is so you can decide how the petals will sit in relation to how the mirror hangs! I also cut off a large chunk of the top middle petal (the part hidden by the mirror) so that I could still access the hanging tab at the top of the mirror when the petals were glued on. I suggest adding folded tabs of tape onto the top edges of the mirror so you have handles to hold onto as you lower the glued mirror onto the petals—super helpful!

Flip your mirror over and add your glue to the underneath edge of your mirror. Carefully flip your mirror back over and use the tape tabs (or hold onto the sides of the mirror) as you carefully place the mirror back within the tape guidelines. Place some heavy books on top of the mirror edges and allow the glue to fully set. Once the glue is set, carefully remove the painter’s tape and cardboard from the mirror and petals and your mirror is ready to hang!

How sweet is that?! I love how it’s fun and whimsical without being super over the top. I think I’m going to make that area into a reading corner (that little white swivel chair is so cute) so it will be super cute to watch her read books under the flower. Whether you make this for a kid’s room or for a room where you’re a kid at heart, I hope this helps brighten your space! xo. Laura

Credits // Author and Photography: Laura Gummerman. Photos edited with A Color Story Desktop.

Oversized Scrunchie DIY


I have to say that I was surprised by how quickly I got onto the “scrunchie train” once they were back in style. At first, I just did it when I heard they were great for keeping long hair out of your face while you sleep (which they are!), but then I started wearing them during the day too and I realized I hardly ever reach for a plain hairband these days. While there are lots of scrunchie styles to choose from (still love this DIY bow scrunchie), the oversized scrunchie is one I’ve been dying to try and it turns out they are pretty easy to make! With an oversized scrunchie, you get a lot more drama and volume than your usual look, so it’s great when you want to make a little more of an accessory statement without going wild …

Supplies:
-1/4 yard of silk or satin material
-iron
fray check glue
-straight pins and fabric scissors
-sewing machine
3/8″ wide elastic
-safety pin

Cut a piece of fabric with your scissors or rotary cutter that is 22″ x 4.5″. Fold over the top 1/2″ of your rectangle and iron the edge flat. It’s an optional step, but when using silky or satin fabric I like to add some fray check glue to the edges to keep it from unraveling while sewing or wearing, so that’s why the cut edges look a little darker in the photos.


Fold your rectangle lengthwise, right sides together, and sew down the length of the tube, leaving a 2″ opening for turning the scrunchie later.



Now we are going to pull one end of the tube halfway through until the opening on one side meets up with the opening on the other side. Pin the openings flush with each other.

Sew around the opening with 1/4″ seam allowance, sewing the two openings together.

To turn your scrunchie right side out, find the 2″ gap that you left in your side seam.
Pull your material through the gap so the scrunchie is right side out. Cut a 7″ long piece of elastic and pin a safety pin through one end of the elastic.

Use the safety pin end and thread the elastic through your scrunchie tube. Overlap each 1/2” end to complete the elastic circle and pin, then sew in place. Once your elastic is in place, push it back into the tube of your scrunchie and sew the opening closed by hand. Now your oversized scrunchie is ready to use! Fun! I love how much volume this scrunchie has compared to my other ones and it’s definitely a more visible statement piece than a smaller version would be. It’s cute with just a sweatshirt (like that cozy coffee one) or can be dressed up for a night out on the town too. What do you think? Are you going to go oversized now?? xo. Laura

P.S. If you want some ideas on how to style scrunchies, check out our five favorite ways to wear them!

Credits // Author and Photography: Laura Gummerman. Photos edited with ACS for Desktop actions.

Oversized Scrunchie DIY


I have to say that I was surprised by how quickly I got onto the “scrunchie train” once they were back in style. At first, I just did it when I heard they were great for keeping long hair out of your face while you sleep (which they are!), but then I started wearing them during the day too and I realized I hardly ever reach for a plain hairband these days. While there are lots of scrunchie styles to choose from (still love this DIY bow scrunchie), the oversized scrunchie is one I’ve been dying to try and it turns out they are pretty easy to make! With an oversized scrunchie, you get a lot more drama and volume than your usual look, so it’s great when you want to make a little more of an accessory statement without going wild …

Supplies:
-1/4 yard of silk or satin material
-iron
fray check glue
-straight pins and fabric scissors
-sewing machine
3/8″ wide elastic
-safety pin

Cut a piece of fabric with your scissors or rotary cutter that is 22″ x 4.5″. Fold over the top 1/2″ of your rectangle and iron the edge flat. It’s an optional step, but when using silky or satin fabric I like to add some fray check glue to the edges to keep it from unraveling while sewing or wearing, so that’s why the cut edges look a little darker in the photos.


Fold your rectangle lengthwise, right sides together, and sew down the length of the tube, leaving a 2″ opening for turning the scrunchie later.



Now we are going to pull one end of the tube halfway through until the opening on one side meets up with the opening on the other side. Pin the openings flush with each other.

Sew around the opening with 1/4″ seam allowance, sewing the two openings together.

To turn your scrunchie right side out, find the 2″ gap that you left in your side seam.
Pull your material through the gap so the scrunchie is right side out. Cut a 7″ long piece of elastic and pin a safety pin through one end of the elastic.

Use the safety pin end and thread the elastic through your scrunchie tube. Overlap each 1/2” end to complete the elastic circle and pin, then sew in place. Once your elastic is in place, push it back into the tube of your scrunchie and sew the opening closed by hand. Now your oversized scrunchie is ready to use! Fun! I love how much volume this scrunchie has compared to my other ones and it’s definitely a more visible statement piece than a smaller version would be. It’s cute with just a sweatshirt (like that cozy coffee one) or can be dressed up for a night out on the town too. What do you think? Are you going to go oversized now?? xo. Laura

P.S. If you want some ideas on how to style scrunchies, check out our five favorite ways to wear them!

Credits // Author and Photography: Laura Gummerman. Photos edited with ACS for Desktop actions.