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DIY Chevron Wreath

9 Jan

I have been working on cleaning out and selling all of my wreath-making supplies (decided to do away with the business) and found the gray chevron fabric that I used to make this wreath for my mom last fall.  At the time, I had intended to make one for myself, too, but I never got around to it.  Well, today I finally did!  And I love it!  It will be great until the spring, or even longer.

I decided to re-post the original blog for you in case anyone was interested in making one of their own.

 

 

Is anyone else obsessed with chevron like me?  I just love it.  I found some grey chevron scrapbook paper the other day that I just love, and my new yellow chevron pillows are being delivered tomorrow.  I can’t wait!

Mama asked me to make a gray chevron wreath to match her new paint colors, so we went to Hobby Lobby today and got the fabric, and I made it tonight after I put the kids to bed.  It turned out just beautifully and I thought I would give a quick DIY on it.

Gray Chevron Wreath with Flower Embellishment

Supplies Needed:

Glue Gun and Glue Sticks

Straw Wreath Form (I used a 15″ Form)

1 Yard of Gray Chevron Fabric 

Silk Flowers of Your Choice

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1. Cut the fabric into strips about 6 inches wide.  Make your cut in the direction of the arrows in the chevron pattern.

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2. Cut those strips into pieces that are 10 inches in length.

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3. Take each fabric strip and fold over one edge.  Secure it with the hot glue gun.

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4. Begin gluing the strips of fabric to the straw wreath form.  Secure one edge to the back of the form with the hot glue gun.

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5. Pull the fabric tightly around the form and secure the end of the fabric to the straw form using the hot glue gun.

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6. Continue adding strips of fabric, overlapping the side of the fabric that is folded over onto the fabric on the form so the frayed edge of the fabric isn’t showing.  For a more uniform look, line up the pattern of the chevron on the front of the wreath.

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You will need to fold over the fabric a bit to keep it tight around the form.
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Halfway there!

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7. For the last piece of fabric, fold over both sides so the frayed edges are not showing, then secure it to the wreath the same as the other pieces.

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All done!

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8. Use the hot glue gun to add the flowers of your choice.

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And all done!

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Isn’t it pretty?  I can’t wait until Mama sees it.  And luckily, I have enough fabric left to make one for myself!

DIY Chevron Wreath

9 Jul

Is anyone else obsessed with chevron like me?  I just love it.  I found some grey chevron scrapbook paper the other day that I just love, and my new yellow chevron pillows are being delivered tomorrow.  I can’t wait!

Mama asked me to make a gray chevron wreath to match her new paint colors, so we went to Hobby Lobby today and got the fabric, and I made it tonight after I put the kids to bed.  It turned out just beautifully and I thought I would give a quick DIY on it.

Gray Chevron Wreath with Flower Embellishment

Supplies Needed:

Glue Gun and Glue Sticks

Straw Wreath Form (I used a 15″ Form)

1 Yard of Gray Chevron Fabric 

Silk Flowers of Your Choice

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1. Cut the fabric into strips about 6 inches wide.  Make your cut in the direction of the arrows in the chevron pattern.

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2. Cut those strips into pieces that are 10 inches in length.

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3. Take each fabric strip and fold over one edge.  Secure it with the hot glue gun.

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4. Begin gluing the strips of fabric to the straw wreath form.  Secure one edge to the back of the form with the hot glue gun.

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5. Pull the fabric tightly around the form and secure the end of the fabric to the straw form using the hot glue gun.

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6. Continue adding strips of fabric, overlapping the side of the fabric that is folded over onto the fabric on the form so the frayed edge of the fabric isn’t showing.  For a more uniform look, line up the pattern of the chevron on the front of the wreath.

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You will need to fold over the fabric a bit to keep it tight around the form.
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Halfway there!

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7. For the last piece of fabric, fold over both sides so the frayed edges are not showing, then secure it to the wreath the same as the other pieces.

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All done!

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8. Use the hot glue gun to add the flowers of your choice.

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And all done!

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Isn’t it pretty?  I can’t wait until Mama sees it.  And luckily, I have enough fabric left to make one for myself!

Chocolate Buttermilk Cupcakes with White Chocolate Frosting

20 Apr

We are having a wonderful, busy Saturday.  We have been doing stuff around the house today and are just waiting on it to warm up a bit more so we can head outside.

Jason is outside already cleaning up from the awful storms we had last night.  I can hear the chainsaw running-we had several limbs down this morning.  We had to drive to Greensboro last night for a birthday party and had one of the scariest experiences of our lives.  It was storming terribly and we suddenly hit a wall of wind and rain.  Jason slowed down to about 5 miles per hour, but could barely keep the truck on the road.  There were tree limbs hitting the windshield and Jason said, “I think we’re in a tornado.  I don’t know what to do.” I told him to just keep going and maybe we would just drive out of it, so that’s what we did.  When we finally did drive out of the worst part of the storm, Jason pulled over on the side of the road.  I said, “Don’t stop now!  We need to get away from whatever it is!”  The whole time I was praying, “God, just be with us right now.”  I looked back at the kids and their eyes were so big! By the time we returned home we didn’t have power, but it turned back on around 2 this morning.  I am so thankful for those men who work on our power lines on rainy, dark nights!

We are having a baby shower at my church tomorrow afternoon and I decided to make a wreath for a decoration and gift for Chloe, the mommy-to-be.  I think it turned out quite nicely.  Make sure you check out our facebook page if you would like to order one!

This will be so cute on the door of our fellowship hall!

This will be so cute on the door of our fellowship hall!

I also made these tasty chocolate buttermilk cupcakes with white chocolate frosting.  The recipe is from my Cake Mix Doctor book and I changed it a little. They are not too sweet so you can eat at least a dozen at a time!

Chocolate Buttermilk Cupcakes.  You are also getting a sneak peek of our new paint colors!

Chocolate Buttermilk Cupcakes. You are also getting a sneak peek of our new paint colors!

Here’s the recipe in case you want to try these for yourself:

Chocolate Buttermilk Cupcakes with White Chocolate Frosting

1 package chocolate cake mix

3 tbs. cocoa powder

1 1/3 c. buttermilk

1/2 c. vegetable oil (I used canola)

3 large eggs

1 tsp. pure vanilla extract

2 tbs. all-purpose flour

Mix all of these ingredients together until well blended.  Pour into the pan of your choice (I used mini cupcake liners in a mini cupcake pan).  Bake at 350 degrees until done (the mini cupcakes take 16 mins).

White Chocolate Frosting

6 oz white chocoate, melted and cooled slightly

8 oz cream cheese at room temp.

4 tbs. (1/2 stick) butter at room temp.

1 tsp pure vanilla extract

2 1/2 c. confectioners sugar

Mix the butter and cream cheese until combined.  Add the melted white chocolate and blend on low for 30 secs.  Add the vanilla and confectioners sugar and blend until fluffy, about 1 min more.

These cupcakes are very rich and not too sweet, and would make really great muffins for breakfast if you added some chocolate chips and didn’t add the icing.  That’s my kind of breakfast!