DIY Projects — Holiday

Melanie MacIntyre

DIY Holiday Garland

Get ready for the Holidays with easy DIY designs by Rachel Elizabeth Creates and Afloral.com. Materials: You will need 2 faux Pine Garlands, 12 Juniper Sprays, 3 Lamb's Ear Sprays, ribbon, temporary hooks, floral wire, and wire cutters. Step 1:  Apply your temporary hooks horizontally to the top of your mantle. Hang your garland from these hooks. Step 2:  Tie long bunny-eared bows to the corners of your garland where it will hang. This will help cover your exposed hooks. Step 3:  Using floral wire to secure, add short stems of lamb's ear all over the garland. Add the juniper stems starting from the inside with long stems...

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Melanie MacIntyre

DIY Fall Centerpiece

Get ready to decorate your Thanksgiving tablescape with this cream colored centerpiece, designed by Rachel Elizabeth Creates with silk flowers from Afloral.com. Materials: For this centerpiece you will need Wire cutters, a Knife, a Silver Scalloped Pedestal Bowl, a Floral Foam Sphere (this was 6" in diameter), 4 Artificial Eucalyptus Leaf Sprays (this centerpiece featured 2 styles), 2 Lamb's Ear Spray, a Faux Hops Bush, 3 Silk Ranunculus Sprays, 4 Artificial Berry Sprays, 2 Real Touch Peonies, 5 Peony Buds, and 2 Silk Roses. Step 1: Using a knife, cut 1/3rd off the bottom of your foam sphere. Step 2: Place sphere in pedestal bowl, round side...

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Melanie MacIntyre

DIY Cemetery Flower Arrangement

Learn how to make a floral arrangement using a memorial vase. With silk flowers, cemetery vases and UV protective spray you can create long-lasting floral arrangements for Memorial Day.  Materials:Cemetery VaseOutdoor Silk Flowers & GreeneryFlag Step 1: Gather your favorite faux flowers. Combine a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors. Note: If you are not using UV Protected & Water Resistant florals and greenery be sure to spray your flowers with a coat of Floral Ultra UV Protection Spray.  Carefully follow the instructions on the can.  Step 2: Assemble your Cemetery Vase. Pull the stake from the center of the...

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Melanie MacIntyre

How to Make a Bow

Learn how to make a bow with this short DIY video. Tie your own bows for wreaths, gifts and wedding decorations. Grab all the RIBBONS and follow along because we're about to show you how to make a bow like a pro! Materials:RibbonFloral WireWire CuttersScissors Step 1: Cut a long length of ribbon.  Cut approximately 4" of paddle wire with wire cutters and set aside.  Step 2: Make a loop and pinch together with your forefinger and thumb.   Step 3: Make a second loop in the opposite direction and pinch together.  Step 4: Create a smaller center loop between the two larger...

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