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fall deco mesh wreath with welcome sign

Today in the wreath shop we are making this gorgeous deco mesh fall wreath with ribbon streamers, silk flowers, and a pretty little pumpkin welcome sign. If you’ve never worked with deco mesh and a work wreath before, watch me work in the video tutorial and you might just find your new obsession! Fall Lantern…

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It’s fall y’all! (Well not really, but that doesn’t mean we can’t start crafting like it is!) So today in the wreath shop I’m showing you my easy method for making lantern swags. No foam base required! Follow along with the tutorial below, to make this simple Fall Lantern Swag and let’s start getting your…

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summer silk flower lady bug wreath with red flowers and welcome sign

Alright wreath makers, here it is! The last summer wreath tutorial of 2020! We’re moving onto fall now but I couldn’t resist getting these cute little ladybugs out there before we flipped the switch. Watch the video below or keep reading to learn how to put together this bright and happy silk flower ladybug wreath…

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assorted gauges of florist wires

For today’s Tip Tuesday video, we’re talking all about florist wire gauge! If you’re new to wreathmaking, it can definitely be overwhelming to decide what kind of wire you should be using. There are different types of wire for different situations and most of them also come in different gauges. So stick around and I’ll…

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"Using an electric skillet glue pan for wreath making" glue sticks melting in skillet

I shared this wreath making lifesaver on my Facebook page last week for Wreath-Making Tip Tuesday, and today I’m writing to let you know exactly why a glue gun wasn’t cutting it for me anymore. If you’re thinking about getting an electric skillet glue pan for your wreath making business, keep reading and I’ll cover…

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Red monogram door hanger with red white and blue flowers

Hey, wreath friends! Today in the wreath shop I’m making myself a new patriotic monogram door hanger for the 4th of July. And while I’m at it, I thought I’d show you a super simple trick for matching your flowers and getting a nice uniform shape in your arrangements. I found this wooden monogram on…

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prepping a floral arrangemtn container with foam and moss

It’s a topic that’s often glossed over in floral arrangement tutorials, but it’s a foundational skill you’ll need to know to be successful at making centerpieces and other non-wreath arrangements: How to foam and moss a container for a silk flower arrangements. And today in the wreath shop, I’ll be covering just that. Read on…

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Summer is right around the corner! Who else is ready for warmer weather, flip flops and watermelon!? My Success Circle group has been preparing for summer the last few months and we’ve come up with a few fun summer decor ideas to use to decorate your home for summer. Below I have rounded up Fun…

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Am I the only one who’s itching to get outside and enjoy the beautiful almost-summer weather? Every time I look outside I get a little more excited for summer weather! But if I can’t get out, you can be darn sure I’m at least going to decorate like it! So today in the wreath shop,…

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Did you catch this week’s live video on my Facebook page? If not, don’t worry! You can check out the replay below to learn how to make this Summer Lemon Lantern Swag. This swag is a great idea for wedding decor or to use to freshen up your own home or porch. Wreath making shop…

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Did you catch this week’s live video on my Youtube channel? If not, don’t worry! You can check out the replay below to learn how to make this whimsical Easter bunny hat arrangement. This centerpiece would be so cute on your table for Easter or as a decoration to bring a little brightness to your…

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Orange and Red Summer Silk Flower Arrangement using Fruit and Zinnias

Did you catch this week’s live video on my Youtube channel? If not, don’t worry! You can check out the replay below to learn how to make this simple but pretty summer garden silk flower arrangement. This arrangement is a great gift to drop off to a family member or a neighbor while stuck inside…

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Valentines day bow with multiple ribbons

So I’m in the wreath shop actually making something for MYSELF today! It’s a set of big bright pink and red bows for my front door.  And I got through one of them and realized that so many of my beginner wreath making friends could use a video tutorial on how to make a big…

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If you’re like me, you are ready for Fall and excited to decorate the house with all of the Fall goodies. It’s easy to get started with this DIY Easy Fall Farmhouse Table Arrangement! This post may contain affiliate links for your convenience. Click here to read my full disclosure policy. This fall farmhouse table…

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I’m unboxing supplies from one of my favorite online wreath supply shops! I can’t wait to show you what I found! I love this shop because it’s full of quality silk flowers which are hard to find anywhere else. This post may contain affiliate links for your convenience. Click here to read my full disclosure…

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This DIY Summer Sunflower Door Hanger is the perfect way to brighten up your door for summer. In this video, I’m sharing how you can make this with a wooden wreath base and handmade silk flower sprays. This post may contain affiliate links for your convenience. Click here to read my full disclosure policy. Today…

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DIY Video Quick Easy Silk Flower Rose Wreath

In this video, I’m sharing one of the easiest wreaths to make, a DIY Rose Wreath tutorial using styrofoam base. As you’ll see, this wreath can be used for a variety of events including wedding, receptions or showers. This post may contain affiliate links for your convenience. Click here to read my full disclosure policy.…

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How to make a double ribbon summer bow using the EZ bow Maker.

In this video, learn to make a double ribbon bow the easy way using the EZ Bow Maker. If you have arthritis or other pain in your hands, this is an easier way for you to make your bows!This post may contain affiliate links for your convenience. Click here to read my full disclosure policy.

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How to make a hydrangea centerpiece using silk flowers.

In this video, we’re making a Hydrangea Centerpiece for your table. Hydrangea centerpieces are very popular for many occasions including wedding, showers and graduation parties. This table centerpiece is perfect for Spring or Summer and is quick and easy to make. I know you’re going to love it. This post may contain affiliate links for…

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How to Make a Summer Deco Mesh Wreath with Two Colors of Mesh

In this video, we’re getting ready for summer with a Deco Mesh wreath using two colors of mesh. I’ve been teaching thousands online on how to make professional-looking wreaths and deco mesh is my specialty! This post may contain affiliate links for your convenience. Click here to read my full disclosure policy. We’re using two…

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In this video, learn how to make wreaths fast using pre-made wreaths you can embellish which comes in handy when you need to make lots of wreaths very fast. This post may contain affiliate links for your convenience. Click here to read my full disclosure policy.   If you need to make wreaths very fast…

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In this video, learn to make a DIY Farmhouse Table Centerpiece that is perfect for spring. This post may contain affiliate links for your convenience. Click here to read my full disclosure policy. This is a beautiful, simple centerpiece for your table featuring silk Hydrangeas. This would also be a great wedding centerpiece or an…

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In this live video, learn to make an Easter door basket with silk flowers, greenery and Easter eggs. This post may contain affiliate links for your convenience. Click here to read my full disclosure policy. I love this colorful Spring arrangement and I think you will too! This is a simple way to decorate for…

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DIY Rustic Valentine's Day Wreath for Front Door

Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be all shiny and glittery. Today I’m showing you how to make a Deco Mesh Rustic Valentine’s Day Wreath that will complement any farmhouse décor. This post may contain affiliate links for your convenience. Click here to read my full disclosure policy. Do you decorate for Valentine’s Day? Just when…

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Today in the wreath shop we’re making a Deco Mesh Valentine Wreath for your door! When Trendy Tree contacted me to collaborate with them on a project, I was super stoked!  I mean, I’ve been using their products for years and it seems like a great fit for me and for you!   This post is sponsored by…

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This lush greenery winter wreath idea is perfect for after Christmas, just when all of us are feeling like our houses suddenly feel bare! This wreath is super simple to make and includes pine cones, berries, jute covered & grapevine ornaments and lots of artificial greenery. Winter wreaths are a great addition while you’re waiting to…

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How to Make a Deco Mesh Snowman Wreath with Video

  It’s gone viral and everyone wants one…I’m talking about the deco mesh snowman wreath!! And why shouldn’t it??? It is adorable!  I tried to locate the original Pinterest poster but I had no luck, so if you know who the original picture belongs to, please let me know so that I can give them…

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Today in the wreath shop we’re making this Whimsical Halloween Door Swag. You would never know we’re using a Christmas Evergreen Swag as the base!  This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. If you click a link and make a purchase, I could earn a few pennies in commission. Click here to read my…

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How to make pumpkin centerpieces using lots of fall flowers, pine cones and foam pumpkin by www.southerncharmwreaths.com

It’s starting to feel like Fall y’all – cooler weather, football, and now a pumpkin centerpiece! Seriously, there’s pumpkin everything now – coffee, tea, cookies, bread – so why not a centerpiece. I made a video for you explaining my every step on how to make pumpkin centerpieces for your home or shop! And yes,…

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I swear that the first day of Spring was yesterday, but believe it or not Summer is right around the corner. Summer is my favorite season. I love being outside, backyard BBQs and spending quality time with family. I also love making Summer Wreaths. They are by far the most colorful and just make me…

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DIY Autism Awareness Wreath by Southern Charm Wreaths

In this video, we are making an Autism awareness wreath for your door. It’s a great way to show your support for the cause. If you sell wreaths like me, make sure to donate a portion or all of the profits to a charity of your choice supporting those with autism. This post contains some…

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Today in the wreath shop we’re getting ready for the holidays with a Step by Step Deco Mesh Christmas Wreath Tutorial.  This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. If you click a link and make a purchase, I could earn a few pennies in commission. Click here to read my full disclosure policy.

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How to make a fall lantern flower arrangement by Southern Charm Wreaths

Today in the wreath shop, I’m showing you how I decorated my large lantern for my front porch with a fall lantern flower arrangement.  This flower arrangement is made to sit on top of my lantern to add a pop of color.  Use these instructions for making one for yourself for any holiday or season. This…

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Candles are a necessity in my home, making it warm and inviting as well as festive during the holidays.  Candles are also a popular option for gifts of all kinds, from hostess gifts to birthday gifts.  Whether you like elegant or rustic, I’ve compiled a list of some of my favorite yet simple DIY candle…

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A week doesn’t go by that I don’t receive a question about my Steelpix machine! A floral pick machine can be a huge help to you in your wreath making business or hobby. This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience. Click here to read my full disclosure policy.

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Today in the wreath shop we’re making a Pottery Barn inspired Halloween wreath! Orange with pops of black and white, this wreath is perfect for your door this season to welcome the Trick or Treaters. This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. If you click a link and make a purchase, I could earn…

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Simple Burlap Witch Wreath Tutorial

Today in the wreath shop we’re making this fun Witch Hat! Just a few simple supplies and you can turn this into the focal point of your Halloween decor this season. This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. If you click a link and make a purchase, I could earn a few pennies in commission. Click…

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DIY Fall Cornucopia Table Centerpiece

It’s time to start thinking about a focal point for your dining table this fall or Thanksgiving table and I have just the thing, a cornucopia! This post may contain affiliate links for your convenience. If you click a link and make a purchase, I could earn a few pennies in commission.Click here to read…

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30 Minute Fall Wreath Tutorial

Today in the wreath shop, learn to make a quick 30 minute fall wreath for your door. This super simple wreath is perfect to get you in the mood for fall!  This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience. Click here to read my full disclosure policy.

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Ready for some fall inspiration? I know I am! I can’t wait for cooler temps and fall leaves. To help get me in the mood I’ve rounded up 15 gorgeous porches decorated for fall. Now all I need are cooler temperatures and my fuzzy sweater! Let’s take a look at my top 15 fall porch…

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If you’re new to wreath making, it can get overwhelming to know what wreath making tools of the trade you need and don’t need.  Here are my top 15 most important tools to buy when you’re first starting to make wreaths.  These tools will make wreath making much more enjoyable. This post contains some affiliate links…

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DIY Fall Door Wreath with square wreath frame and flowers

  Are you ready for Fall? With this South Carolina Summer heat I’m ready to start dreaming of Fall colors and cooler temperatures so today we’re making a DIY Fall Door Wreath! This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience. Click here to read my full disclosure policy.

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In today’s video, I’m showing you how to make an easy 4th of July wreath tutorial using silk flower carnations and ribbon. This is a great way to add patriotic colors to your door this summer! This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience. Click here to read my full disclosure policy.

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  In today’s video, we’re making a fun Summer Flower Basket for your Front Door! This is a perfect gift for a hostess or teacher or even a get well surprise. This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience. Click here to read my full disclosure policy.

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4 Tips on How to Decorate a Wreath with Flowers

I’ve been teaching the art of wreath making for almost ten years and one of the biggest problems I see with wreath makers is how to decorate a wreath with flowers.  Flower placement is crucial when trying to achieve the designer look in wreath design.  Below are my 4 Tips On How to Decorate a…

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How to Make a Summer Sunflower Lantern Swag

Today in the wreath shop, I’m showing you how to make a Summer Sunflower Lantern Swag using sunflowers and ribbon.   In case you didn’t know, a lantern swag is a flower arrangement to place on top of your lanterns to add a pop of color or to help decorate for the holidays.  This post…

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In this video, we’re making a DIY Patriotic Door Hanger using a wooden star and silk flowers. I found all of my items at Carolina Pottery and put this together in one afternoon! This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience. Click here to read my full disclosure policy.

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DIY Wooden Farmhouse Sign

  If you love farmhouse style, you are going to love today’s project! We’re making an easy DIY wooden farmhouse sign adorned with a beautiful wreath.  This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience. Click here to read my full disclosure policy.

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How to enhance your painted door hangers by Southern Charm Wreaths

If you follow me on Facebook, then you here me saying all the time…try something new!  Try something out of your comfort zone.  It’s never too late to learn something new and fun!  So I took up learning to paint door hangers! Check out my DIY Painted Door Hangers. This post contains some affiliate links for…

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My Stitch Fix Unboxing May 2017 Plus Sizes

Ya’ll, this is my Stitch Fix unboxing, I know it’s not a DIY but don’t worry, next week I’ll get back to crafting and making pretty! However, when I find something amazing like Stitch Fix, which makes my busy life easier, I’m compelled to share it with you…my peeps! Let’s get right to it shall we. This post…

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DIY Picture Frame Wreath for Mother's Day

  I have a new project for you today that I’ve never made before and its a super fun wreath alternative! It’s a picture frame wreath tutorial using silk flowers for Mother’s Day. You only need a few items and you can do it in just a few hours (including drying time). This post contains…

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23 Delicious Pancakes You Can Eat for Dessert

Seriously, why not eat dessert for breakfast!  If you’re a big pancake lover like me, then I know you’ll love my list of 23 Delicious Pancakes you can eat for dessert!  These would be perfect for Mother’s Day, Christmas Brunch, Graduation or any family event.  So, whether you like carrot cake or apple pie, there’s…

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In this video, create a DIY Summer Silk Flower Arrangement for your home using a wooden bench.

  Today I’m making a fun silk flower arrangement using a small bench as the base! I used blues, yellows and whites to make this a great piece for summer but you could use any colors you would like. This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience. Click here to read my full disclosure…

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DIY Angel Wings Swag by Southern Charm Wreaths

Today I’m sharing how to enhance a simple pair of metal angel wings using silk flowers and ribbon. This is such a great simple project and would make a fantastic gift. This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience. Click here to read my full disclosure policy.

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DIY Farmhouse Tire Swing Spring Wreath by Southern Charm Wreaths

  Today we’re trying out an idea I got from another blogger, The Craft Patch – a Farmhouse Tire Swing Spring Wreath.  When lots of wreath makers find a viral video, they come to me for more detailed steps and instructions.  So I’m excited for you to see my version of this creative wreath! This…

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How to Make a Designer Easter Egg Topiary Like the Pros

Today I’m excited to teach you how to make a Designer Easter Egg Topiary Like the Pros! This is the perfect Easter centerpiece or hostess gift. Change the colors and theme and make one for another holiday as well! This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience. Click here to read my full disclosure…

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How to Make an Elegant Wedding Wreath for Front Door

Today we’re getting ready for wedding season by learning How to Make an Elegant Wedding Wreath for the Front Door! This gorgeous full wreath would also look pretty as a spring or summer wreath for your home. This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience. Click here to read my full disclosure policy.

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How to Make an Easter Bunny Wreath by Southern Charm Wreaths

    Today we’re hopping into Spring with an Adorable Easter Bunny Door Wreath! There is still plenty of time to make one of these cute wreaths for your front door and maybe even one to give as a gift. This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience. Click here to read my full disclosure…

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Amazing Farmhouse Decor Under $50

Oh my gosh, I’m so ready to redecorate my home! I’m leaning towards the farmhouse style of decorating because it’s such a clean refreshing look for all seasons, unlike what I have now.  I like that I can easily decorate with just a minimal amount.  Plus the neutral pallet is so easy to accent with…

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DIY Spring Wreath Alternative

    I am spilling over with ideas right now for Spring (Spring Fever anyone!?!) and I love this idea for a DIY Spring Wreath Alternative. If you haven’t decided what you want on your door this season, this might be for you! This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience. Click here to read…

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24 perfect pancakes for shrove tuesday

  Here in South Carolina, we don’t celebrate or decorate for Mardi Gras but we do stuff ourselves silly with pancakes on Shrove Tuesday.  All the churches in the area hold Shrove Tuesday events where families come together and play games, enjoy fellowship and make huge pancake bars.  Some hold pancake contest to see who…

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DIY No Sew Spring Pillow Cover

Do the words “no sew” make you feel all happy inside? Me too! Add that with Spring and you have a winner. So today I’m bringing you my latest project, the DIY No Sew Spring Pillow Cover! This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience. Click here to read my full disclosure policy.

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6 Huge Lessons Learned Growing My Creative Biz

Lately I’ve been reflecting on how much my business has grown, and thinking about where I want the future to take me.  I’ve been thinking back on the huge lessons I learned on this journey. Today I shared them on a recent Facebook Live and it really hit home for lots of other creativepreneurs and…

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How to Make a Simple Spring Wreath With Initial by Southern Charm Wreaths

  I’m so excited to share our Simple Spring Wreath with Initial project with you today! This is a fantastic project for anyone, even those of you out there that don’t think you can make a wreath. Plus who isn’t ready for a dose of Spring!?!  This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience.…

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25 Wholesome Smoothie Bowl Recipes to Try

You may be wondering, what is the difference between a regular smoothie and a smoothie bowl? Well besides the fact that you eat it with a spoon, a smoothie bowl is thicker and more wholesome. Because you are not limited to drinking your smoothie through a straw, you can add things like granola, pieces of…

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DIY Outdoor Winter Wreath for Your Front Door by Southern Charm Wreaths

  Today in the wreath shop we’re making a DIY Outdoor Winter Wreath for your door! My neighbor showed me a picture of a wreath she wanted for her door this winter so I sprung into action to make my own version. This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience. Click here to read my full disclosure…

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7 Ways To Be More Confident When You Feel Like a Failure

  For my Etsy shop success tip this month, I want to share with you my ways to be more confident.  If we’re honest with ourselves, most of us go through periods in our lives when we don’t feel confident.  And if you suffer from depression like I do, these moments are increased.  Beyond that, we…

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How to Make an Easy New Year's Door Wreath

  Today in the wreath shop, I’m showing you how to make a super quick and easy New Year’s Door Wreath.  Ever wonder what to hang on your door for New Year’s? Well, this wreath will do just the trick.  Plus it’s generic enough that it will last you through the winter months as well.…

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  When you work with silk flowers as much as I do, you are bound to have leftovers and every year around Christmas, I pull out my leftovers to add them to my Christmas gift wrapping.  Last week I was asking the hubs what I should do for my next Facebook live video, and he…

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  We’re dressing up our window sills today with my Christmas Window Sill Swag! This simple project can enhance your holiday curb appeal in a jiff and make your home the envy of your neighbors. This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience. Click here to read my full disclosure policy.

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How to Make a Christmas Tool Box Centerpiece

Today we’re making a fun Christmas Tool Box Centerpiece! I’ve noticed similar ones on Pinterest and thought it was time I make my own. This is a great item to put on a coffee table, dining table, porch or entryway. This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience. Click here to read my full disclosure…

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How to make a Christmas Lantern Swag in peppermint theme.

Today we’re making a festive Christmas Lantern Swag! Many of you saw pictures of the one’s I made for a client and you went crazy for them so I want to show you how to make your own. This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience. Click here to read my full disclosure policy.

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How to Stay Motivated When You Feel Like Giving Up!

Have you ever felt like just throwing in the towel on one of your goals or even your Etsy shop? I know that I have. Listen, there’s no shame in not being able to stay motivated 100% of the time. It’s natural to experience a slump in your “go get ‘em” attitude every now and…

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How to Make the Popular Christmas Picture Frame Wreaths

We have something very fun today – a Christmas Picture Frame Wreath! We’ll use a picture frame as our base – no grapevine or deco mesh here!  This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience. Click here to read my full disclosure policy.

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How to make a Santa Hat Centerpiece from a grapevine cone by Southern Charm Wreaths

Today, how to make one of my favorite Pinterest pins, a Christmas Santa Hat Centerpiece! This is the perfect piece to liven up your dining table and could also make a wonderful hostess gift. This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience. Click here to read my full disclosure policy.

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How to Make a Christmas Wall Sconce

Are you ready for something new? Today we are making a Christmas Wall Sconce! A wall sconce is the perfect item to liven up any room from kitchen to bathroom or even your door. By using silk flowers, it is easy to save your sconce from one year to the next which is a huge time (and…

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How to make a slim storm door wreath for Christmas by Southern Charm Wreaths

  Fellow wreath makers always ask me how to make a thin wreath to fit behind a storm door or screen door!  My secret? Start with a premade evergreen wreath and add silk flowers to make an elegant Storm Door Christmas Wreath.  This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience. Click here to read…

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I'm doing a Facebook Live broadcast inside Hobby Lobby showing you my Christmas Haul

You know I love sharing my shopping trips with y’all and this is no different – welcome to my Hobby Lobby Christmas Haul! Wait until you see what I found for Christmas at Hobby Lobby! Do you have one near you? If you do, get there ASAP! It might seem early to some to talk…

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30 Craft Show Tips for Beginners by www.southerncharmwreaths.com

Have you ever sold your goods at a craft show? If you have, you know it is not for the faint of heart! The payoff can be big, but you MUST have a game plan and do your homework. That’s why I’m sharing my top 30 Craft Show Tips for Beginners today!  This post contains…

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How to Make Halloween Lantern Swags by Southern Charm Wreaths

  I am so excited to share these fun Halloween Lantern Swags with you today!!! I used a color scheme of black and red instead of the traditional orange.  Aren’t these neat? This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience. Click here to read my full disclosure policy.

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How to attach character embellishments to deco mesh wreaths by www.southerncharmwreaths.com/blog

Working in the wreath business for many years, I’ve come across some very talented wreath designers.  I would like to introduce one of them to you today, Rhonda Nickerson of Rhonda’s Creative Corner!  Rhonda has enlisted the help of her mother Khenemet Matthews to help with the embellishments of her wreaths.  Her hand sewn embellishments…

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My Carolina Pottery Fall Haul & Shopping for Supplies by www.southerncharmwreaths.com/blog

If you live anywhere in North or South Carolina, get your booty to Carolina Pottery this weekend!  They have some of the best selections for your fall wreaths.  I found ribbon galore…a ribbon addicts dream come true, no joke!  They had tons of fall silk flowers, fall signs, pumpkins, work wreath forms, deco mesh and…

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15 Beautiful DIY Fall Wreath Ideas by www.southerncharmwreaths.com/blog

Yippee, it’s fall and that means change.  Typically, the first thing we change in the Siomacco house is our entry way!  And I can’t wait because my summer flowers, well let’s just say they didn’t make it past June in this hot South Carolina heat.  So, I ripped them up long ago.  Now it’s just…

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Hobby Lobby Fall Haul 2016 & Shopping Tips for Your Wreaths

So, I was in the HobLob a couple of weeks ago looking for Fall signs to add to my wreaths.  Well of course I found a lot more than signs!  I found pumpkins of all kinds; Styrofoam, wood, fabric, you name it.  I also found scarecrows, fall picks, garlands, ornaments and flowers!  But before we get…

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I want to give you some photo tips on how to quickly make your Etsy Shop Photos stand out.  Having stellar photos is one of the key elements to having a buyer click on your Etsy items.  This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience. Click here to read my full disclosure policy.

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7 Great Tips to Save Money on Silk Flowers by www.southerncharmwreaths.com/blog

Silk flowers are what makes or breaks a wreath and choosing silk flowers for your wreaths can be tricky and expensive. I have 7 great tips to save money on silk flowers and I included these tips in a recent Facebook Live video. You can watch the video at the bottom of this post but…

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30 Sensational Summer Wreath Ideas for Your Front Door Round Up by www.southerncharmwreaths.com/blog

My list of 30 Sensational Summer Wreath Ideas for your door will inspire you to freshen up your own door this summer.  That hot summer sun can fade a wreath, so it is best to replace your wreath every 2-3 years.  Whether you like vibrant and bold color wreaths, calming ocean blue colored wreaths, wreaths…

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Do you adorn your home with lanterns? If so, have you ever decorated your lantern with a lantern swag? In this video, I will show you how to make a festive Patriotic Lantern Swag using silk flowers, picks and ribbon. Everyone seems to be decorating with lanterns these days whether it be in the kitchen,…

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How to Make a Popular Multi Ribbon Patriotic Bow

Independence Day celebrations are just around the corner and if you are like me, you like to decorate your home and make it look festive!  To help you with your decorating, I thought I would show you how to make a popular multi ribbon patriotic bow to be used in a wreath.  Of course you…

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Amazing 4th of July Wreaths

Why 30 Amazing 4th of July Wreath Ideas? Because there’s no better way to show off your American pride for the 4th of July than by decorating your home with red, white and blue. The internet is full of DIY crafts and decorations to celebrate Independence Day but sometimes life leaves little room for such…

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How to Make a Beautiful Mother's Day Wreath

Now that the craft stores are discounting spring flowers and Mother’s Day is just around the corner, I thought I would share with you how to make a beautiful Mother’s Day wreath.  This wreath is full of spring flowers, has a soft whimsical bow, and a sweet bird’s nest all secured to a grapevine wreath base,…

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Is Your Shop Ready for the New Improved Etsy Homepage?

The new Etsy shop homepage was unveiled last week and I have to say, the updates for an Etsy seller are promising.  There may be a few things I’m not thrilled about but for the most part, I love the streamlined, blog-like look to the new layout.  The new design brings all of your shop’s content…

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Productivity tips for successful etsy shops

I find that if I follow these proven productivity tips for successful Etsy shops, I quickly get motivated to start working again after taking time off. As an Etsy shop owner, we all have those days, when our hectic family life gets in the way of our home based business. Then we put our business…

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How to beat the competition on Etsy and win

I hear the complaints all the time; I can’t sell on Etsy because there is too much competition. So many of my fellow Etsians are shutting down their Etsy shops because they claim Etsy is saturated with other shop owners selling the same products. I’ve actually heard of shop owners lowering their prices to be…

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25 DIY Home Projects for Spring

If the temperature is still cold in your area but you are ready for Spring, why not spend the weekend indoors working on a DIY home project? I’ve found 25 DIY Home Projects for Spring I want to share with you to help spark ideas. Several of these will make great Mother’s Day gifts too! …

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Wreath Making How to Choose Colors by Southern Charm Wreaths

“How do I know what colors to use in my wreaths”? This is one question I get asked a lot and you know what, I’ve never really thought about it.  Listen, I’m no expert on color or interior design by any means. Seriously, I typically find a ribbon I like with a pretty pattern already…

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How to Make a Christmas Bow Using Different Ribbons

This bow is easy peasy! I know you can make this bow! I developed the “funky bow” technique a few years ago when trying to help my ebook customers use up all of their materials. You see, I can’t stand to throw away any ribbon, even scraps. Why? Because I’m a RIBBON ADDICT! There I…

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how to make a tree topper bow

A tree topper bow is very popular and really adds a finished touch to your Christmas tree. I get asked a lot how to make them and below, I’m sharing my instructions for making a tree topper bow.  This bow will fit a 6-7 foot tree. For trees larger than this, keep adding more layers…

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How To Make a Fall Lantern Swag

Have you heard of them? The floral arrangements that sit on top of a lantern.  Apparently they are called lantern swags and they are growing in popularity. Decorating with lanterns became a trend a few years ago and I guess people are now tired of looking at their plain lanterns and are searching for ways…

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An easy way to prepare pine cones for wreaths! I love adding a bit of nature into my fall, winter and Christmas wreaths by using pine cones.  However, I also like to keep the cost of my supplies down so spending money on pine cones, which are abundant here in South Carolina, seems crazy.  I…

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How to Use Chalkbaord Ribbon

Let me show you how to transfer print to chalkboard ribbon…Ya’ll, I purchased this fabulous chalkboard ribbon LAST YEAR! I loved it so much that I had to have it.  I got it back to the wreath shop and then it just sat there…ugh, I was so intimated to use it. I just kept looking…

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Deco Mesh Fall Wreaths by Southern Charm Wreaths

I know,  I know, it is only late July but a girl has to get a head start on making Fall Wreaths. I like to have the majority of them completed by the end of July or first week of August. Then I move straight into making Halloween and Christmas Wreaths. If you make wreaths…

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#wreathblog tip - SouthernCharmWreaths.com suggest using an awl to poke a hole through pumpkins and then wiring them into wreaths.

Another #wreathmaking tip – Use an awl or ice pick to pierce/drill hole through pumpkins and then thread a pipe cleaner. Use the pipe cleaner to wire the pumpkin to your wreaths. You can find other tips like this in my ebook. #wreathmakingtip-Use an awl to pierce pumpkins, thread pipe cleaner, wire into wreaths. Click…

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Here’s a #wreathmaking tip- Use leftover silk leaves to help cover your mechanics on the back of the wreath. Just hot glue them into place. Silk leaves also work for softening the wreath back so it doesn’t scratch the door. #wreathblog Follow me on Instagram for more behind the scenes photos of wreath making and…

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How to Attach a Raz Witch Butt in Wreath

When I first saw these delightful RAZ Witch Butts, I knew they would look adorbs in my Deco Mesh Halloween Wreaths this year. This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience. Click here to read my full disclosure policy. So I purchased a few to try out. Yep! I was right!! They look precious! It took…

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Calendar-When-To-Make-Holiday-Crafts-To-Sell

When to make seasonal and holiday crafts to sell is a question I get a lot from my ebook customers. My answer? To stay ahead of the buyer. Buyers start searching for seasonal and holiday items well before it’s time to display them. Even if they wait to purchase, they start looking and dreaming of…

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How to make a simple spring wreath bow

I love the simplicity of a loose bow when designing my spring silk flower wreaths. Bows just seem to look better when they are more casual with a few long loops; especially if your wreath style is more on the wild and natural look. In this tutorial, I show you a ridiculously simple way to…

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How to box a wreath for shipping? It is very important to me that my wreaths, which I’ve spent countless hours on designing, shopping for supplies, listing online and marketing actually arrive to my customers in the same condition as when I ship it.  When customers receive that huge box, I want them to be…

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Many of my followers ask me how I have my wreath business setup in my home. Well here it is, welcome to my wreath shop! It’s not pretty and I’m sure it won’t be breaking any Pinterest repining records but it is functional.  I have my shop setup in my two car garage. I have…

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How to make a multiple ribbon bow

If you are a frequent follower of mine, you know that I am a ribbon addict! I can’t get enough of fabulous ribbon because ribbon just makes me so happy!! Therefore, I’ve been searching for a way to make a bow with multiple ribbons using only a few yards of each ribbon.  I saw this…

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10 Ways to Use QR Codes for Craft Fairs

I highly recommend QR Codes for any printed advertising you do for your wreath business and especially for craft fairs where you sell.  I am sure you have heard of QR codes by now, but if you haven’t, they are basically like barcodes you see on grocery store items. However, the difference between the two…

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I choose to use wood floral picks on my flower or greenery stems that are either too thin or too short.  This ensures I have strong mechanics with my wreaths and it enhances the overall quality of the wreath construction.  My customers keep coming back to purchase from me because they know I pay attention…

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How to Attach a Plush Doll to Wreath

Adding plush dolls is a great way to take up space and add interest to a wreath. Since it will be the focal point of a wreath, I like to add it just after I’ve added ribbon or greenery to build up the base of the wreath and before adding ornaments or flowers.  Some dolls…

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How to make a funky whimsical bow using leftover ribbon

Not only do I have an addiction to ribbon but I hoard it!  That’s right, I’m so sick that sometimes I find ribbon that I have to purchase and then NEVER use!  I’m a sick sicky!  I tend to wait for THE perfect wreath or project to use it on.  Then, gradually in all my…

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Deco Mesh Fall Wreaths by Southern Charm Wreaths

In this most texturally appealing and richly colored season, my Fall wreaths are made with Poly Deco Mesh and Mesh Burlap and feature burnt oranges, deep yellows and mossy greens, augmented by colorful gourds and fruits and woodsy acorns. Each piece celebrates these gifts from the earth in a time of harvest and harboring of…

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Wreak Making - How To Choose Colors

Imagine how festive your entry door will be this Easter with any of these Easter Deco Mesh Wreaths hanging on it! You will surely be the ENVY of the neighborhood. What a great way to greet your guest as they enter your home, it will definitely set the mood and get everyone in the Easter…

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SouthernCharmWreaths.com shows you how to decorate your door for Mardi Gras.

How are you this Mardi Gras season? Do you have your decorations up? Are you ready to “Let the Good Times Roll”? I know a lot of my customers put up their Mardi Gras decorations as soon as they take down their Christmas decorations on Twelfth Night while some wait a little closer to Fat…

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Many times when I purchase wooden signs for my Deco Mesh Wreaths there are other embellishments on or attached to the sign that I don’t want or have room for on a wreath.  For example, the wooden sign in the wreath above was purchased with ribbon bows glued to the front of the sign and…

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I love using wreath forms to make my deco mesh wreaths but there are times when the twist ties on the wreath forms are not evenly placed.  When this happens, I have a “twist tie dilemma”!  This happens during manufacturing and there is no need to return the wreath form because I have this very…

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Making Deco Mesh Wreaths is Fun

Wreath making has added so much happiness, joy and purpose to my life! Making deco mesh wreaths is FUN! You should see me dancing around my wreath shop to the radio as I make deco mesh wreaths. What a sight THAT is…LOL! I love making deco mesh wreaths so much that I sometimes dream of…

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We are very excited about a new deco mesh wreath design style that we learned from a vendor show recently!  Why are we so excited?  Two reasons; one, because this style enables us to use some of the more expensive deco mesh (mesh with heavy or wide foil), which keeps our wreath cost down and…

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I am in FULL swing decorating my home for the holidays.  I just love making my home warm and inviting for my family and guests.  One of my favorite things to incorporate in my Christmas decorating is Deco Mesh.  I especially like adding Deco Mesh to my Christmas tree because there are so many different…

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This is such a busy and hectic time of the year with all of the decorating, shopping and working to do; however, all the extra effort is worth it when you see your children’s eyes light up when they see the Christmas tree or when your home transforms into this warm and magical place to…

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How to make a wreath craft show display is also a great way to store your wreaths. If you are a fellow wreath maker like me, then I know you crave more storage, crafting space and smarter storage solutions. I want to share with you my idea for storing my wreaths until I sell them.…

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Make wreaths easier with a wreath easel. Save money and make your own wreath easel here.

I just LOVE my wreath easel! I love it because a wreath easel enables me to hang my wreath vertical when designing so that all I have to do is step back and then I can see what my wreath will look like hanging up on a customer’s door.  Many people design their wreaths on…

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With strawberry season in full swing, I wanted to make a pound cake for some yummy strawberry shortcake! I’ve made this southern buttery pound cake recipe many times and it’s always out of this world delish!  This pound cake is very moist, dense and forms a little bit of a buttery crust on the bottom…

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How to Simple July 4th Wreath

Since I will be staying with family this Memorial Day weekend, I wanted to make a small wreath to give as a hostess gift.  This wreath came together easily and I thought I would share with you my simple instructions. Supplies You Will Need 14″ straw wreath (an 18″ would work also) 10 yards ribbon…

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If you are a fellow wreather or even a serious crafter who uses a hot glue gun on a daily (or if like me, hourly) basis then you will love this product.  I’ve been using this for about 3 months now and I have to say everyday I love it more and more. It is…

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I hung my spring garland and decor a couple of weeks ago; however, I am just now getting around to taking pictures, so please excuse all the yellow haze from the tree pollen coating everything.  SPRING HAS SPRUNG in Columbia, SC and at the Siomacco house! I like this spring garland because in April, I…

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I love finding new ways to use deco mesh in addition to making fabulous wreaths with mesh. I came up with this idea about 2 months ago but I am just now finding the time to get pictures taken and instructions typed. Here are the instructions for creating an adorable Easter egg decoration using a…

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It’s a Deco Mesh Christmas in the Siomacco house!  Once all of my custom Christmas orders started to settle down, I had to get busy with decorating my own home. And due to the success of my ebook, Learn Deco Mesh Wreath Design, I decided to decorate the outside of my house with deco mesh. …

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Poly Deco Mesh, Deco Poly Mesh, Geo Mesh, Decorator Mesh, Art Mesh…it’s all the same and extremely popular right now though it’s been around for many years. It’s a great and inexpensive way to add a punch of color to your decorating, whether it be for the holidays or for special occasions such as birthdays,…

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I chatted with a lady on twitter the other day. She lives in Australia and was asking if people in the states still put wreaths on their doors all year round. Well given my wreathing passion, I had to respond back to her. “Of course, we put wreaths on our door all year,” I responded.…

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There are only a few times in our lives that we reach milestones of significance and there is no greater joy than watching ones child achieve one of these. It was with great pride that I watched my oldest son graduate from high school this past weekend and it was such a bittersweet moment. He…

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I have made several wreaths for friends and their daughters. My daughter has been begging me for over a year to make a wreath for her bedroom. I actually started this wreath during Christmas season but always put it on the back burner. She was so thrilled to come home from school to see I…

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Have you heard of Poly Deco Mesh yet? Well it is currently all the rage! It is fun and funky and is a great way to celebrate a new season, holiday, baby, or team. Poly Decorator art mesh (also known as Geo Mesh) is a mesh made out of vinyl that is durable and waterproof,…

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While new purchases in a down economy can be a daunting task, purchasing silk flower arrangements is actually a smart choice. You see unlike live flowers, silk flowers don’t die. Yes they may fade with time, but the premium silk flowers can be enjoyed for years. Here are a few tips when choosing a floral…

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Growing up my mom used to always make a cheddar chowder that we kids loved!  She would make it on cool fall nights and into the winter months.  When I moved out and had kids of my own, I asked her for the recipe.  She hadn’t made it in so long and she couldn’t recall…

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Gone are the traditions and styles of years past, whatever we want to do with flowers and the arranging of them are no longer restricted by rigid rules, subject to strict guidelines, or influenced by fashion and style.  Currently, floral arranging has become a personal expression of sentiment, beauty or design. There really isn’t anything…

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