TGIDIYFriday: Pinecone Ribbon Wreath

Hi friends! If there was ever a season to try a few DIY crafts, it’s the holidays. I’m fairly certain I could spend weeks crafting for Christmas, but since we all know time is lacking during this hectic season, hi, friend and I have put together an easy and fairly mess-free pinecone ribbon wreath. Like most of the DIY’s we dream up, this one can easily be personalized, as any color of ribbon + pinecones (glitter, maybe?) will work.

Supplies Needed:

1.) Scissors

2.) Pinecones (we picked up scented ones!)

3.) Twine

4.) Natural Burlap Ribbon (found here)

5.) Decorative Ribbon (found here)

6.) Glue Gun

7.) Pencil

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Step-by-Step Directions:

1.) Gather supplies, warm up glue gun, and cut ribbon to desired wreath length. When cutting ribbon, remember to cut different lengths, and that one piece of ribbon will give you two pinecone ends. So if you want your cluster to be full of 10 pinecones, you only need to cut 5 pieces of ribbon.

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3.) Next, place glue in the center of the pinecone, and secure ribbon. Press the ribbon firmly on the glue with a pencil (no burnt fingers needed!).

pinecone wreath | Restored Style

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4.) Continue securing the ribbon ends to the pinecones until the cluster appears full and even.

pinecone wreath | Restored Style

5.) Once you have your desired amount of pinecones and ribbon lengths, tie all the ribbons together in the center with a piece of twine.

6.) Then, to finish off the wreath, tie a large bow at the top of the cluster. We chose red chevron ribbon, as it added a fun pop of color + pattern.

pinecone wreath | Restored Style

And there you have it! The easiest cluster wreath ever invented:).

pinecone wreath | Restored Style

pinecone wreath | Restored Style

Cheers to the holidays and all the lovely crafts that accompany this magical season:).

A Little Hello + A Gallery Wall

Friends! Remember me? Of course not. I have been missing for quite some time. My sincerest apologies for the silence. I’m not even going to list my excuses, because they are just that. Excuses. I’m chalking it up to a much needed creative break, as my mind has been in overdrive lately and I’m wondering if someone….er, anyone is still reading this little blog? I hope so…as we still have so many projects to tackle and a few solid reveals ready as well. And, this Friday is another TGIDIYFriday craft. See, so many good things in store!

For today’s post, I have a mini gallery wall up my sleeve. We’ve had this blank wall in our living room for some time now, and it was actually Kyle that kicked my butt in gear and motivated me to hang some pictures. Of course, I didn’t get around to this project until well after dark, but that’s life these days. Hopefully you can bear with me as these project photos are a little dark. And yes, the TV is on too – oops!

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Conveniently, I’m a collector of old frames (among many other things, to Kyle’s dismay…) and all this project took was gathering my frame “collection”, switching out a few prints, and playing around with the order. First on the floor, and then on the wall. Luckily I had these items around the house, so all this project cost was a little elbow grease.

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Restored Style Gallery Wall

Oh yes! One more thing. I had an inspiration photo for this collage. It’s from the December issue of Southern Living. I loved how all the prints in the below room felt fresh, yet most of them seemed to be many years old. Also, the art cozied up the room, but didn’t overpower it.

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Once I landed on a gallery design and took a few measurements, the wall was ready for action. I never, ever hang photos without placing paper on the wall first. It’s the only way to hang photos, as you can easily see how the gallery wall’s scale and spacing are shaping up.

Restored Style Gallery Wall

Restored Style Gallery Wall

Restored Style Gallery Wall

Restored Style Gallery Wall

As I mentioned above, all of these prints have either been given to us or I’ve purchased them somewhere along the way, so I don’t have any solid sources for you:(. I CAN tell you that our living room paint color is Benjamin Moore’s revere pewter, so if you are wondering what it looks like in the dark, here it is. I am hoping to take a photo of the collage in the daytime, so you guys can really see the wall in action.

Cheers to December, and me blogging MUCH more!

Last Call for Schoolhouse School

Portland friends! Have you heard about Schoolhouse School? Better yet, will you be there?! This is the last call to reserve your spot in the nearly full workshop. Experts will teach students the fine art of calligraphy, styling/hosting, and flower arranging. Other entertaining tips and tricks will be covered throughout the day as well – think gift wrapping, serving the perfect cup of coffee, and creating a few noteworthy cocktails too. And, did I mention there is a killer gift basket with SO many goodies? It’s pretty dang killer.

What’s specifically on the agenda?

- Calligraphy by special guest artist Maybelle Imasa-Stukuls (2 hour class)
- Flower arranging by Anna Mara Floral Design (1 hour class)
- Styling, party favors, and table-setting by Commonwealth (1 hour class)

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For more information, and to sign up for the event, visit the workshop page here.

October Pinterest Favorites

Once again, it’s Pinterest favorites time. So many goodies to love, so little time. My personal favorite item this month? These Nike kicks. They look comfy AND they are cute. Score.

For product sources, follow me on Pinterest here.