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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

How to make a Christmas wreath {Holiday decor}

OK, so is this really a HOW to make a Christmas wreath?
Well yes, if you have a can a spray paint and a few minutes of time, you can make the same.
You may recall back in the Fall where I shared a quick Fall wreath with you.

All I did was spray paint the rustic stick wreath and add some leaf embellishments.

Well, time for a Winter one.
You may noticed I changed my header and added this wreath as well.

I fell in love with this Green ivy leaf Krylon color.

Gave it a quick coat of spray paint, found some pinecones in my yard and lightly sprayed them with some faux snow.
Added a few candy canes, and it was good to go!

This was a dreary day as you can see.  I wish it would just rain on days like this.

Playing around in Picnik today, that places is Trouble too!

You may notice I changed my header again for the season, and also added a plaid back drop.
I know some bloggers do not like changing the header or feel it is unnecessary.
My thoughts are this....
A lot of gals turn to blogs versus magazines anymore.
Mags change their covers monthly, now, grant you, I will not change my header monthly, however, seasonally, I think the change is refreshing for me.
I made my collage in picnik, and it was free, fast and simple.
Here is a quick lesson.
Go to picnik, and hit get started...
You will then be directed to the next page
On the top, second option, it says  collage...
Hit collage...
You then see the basic options for your collage...
pick the one you would like...I always choose the 4 boxes I know it will be wide enough for my blog.
Then upload the photos of your choice,which is at the bottom of that screen
Drag the pics to the box.
You may adjust the boxes as you will also see that option, spacing,proportion,etc...
Once you have all your pictures in place, hit save.
NOW you go to the edit section,
add your text, and I also at that time add a clear border, so I can add my text, giving me enough space.
You really do not want to add text over your header, unless you see it is clearly visible to read.
Hope this helps you!

You also have the option to resize your header, and that all depends on your blog template.
You can play around with that.

HERE is another tip for you on the background.  I googled wallpaper, example, french country, plaid, whatever....then I saved the image to my computer.
In your template designer you have the option to UPLOAD your own background...
So I tried it, and the wallpaper worked!


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Blogger Kathy said...

Really love this wreath-the color and the simplicity. Thanks for sharing .

November 30, 2011 at 9:40 AM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Great color, love how simple it is with just a few things to set it off

November 30, 2011 at 9:41 AM  
Blogger Jemsmom said...

I love the wreath in green with pine cones and candy canes! That is so quick and easy! I love that you change your header. Heck, I change mine almost monthly. I break all the rules!!!

November 30, 2011 at 9:54 AM  
Blogger Viki said...

Love the plaid look. Neat.

November 30, 2011 at 9:54 AM  
Blogger Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Debbie, love the wreath! It looks perfect! You know, I have never known how to DO a header on my blog....I am illiterate in that area! So thank you so much for this tutorial!! I have printed it out (lol) and am going to give it a go! We shall see what happens....

Have a great day!

Lou Cinda :)

November 30, 2011 at 10:00 AM  
Blogger Pam - @diy Design Fanatic said...

I love your wreath~ the green is so pretty! Love the new plaid background and header, too!

November 30, 2011 at 10:00 AM  
Blogger Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Debbie, I really like the wreath and so quick and easy.
Thanks for the lesson on changing headers. I recently changed mine, but I will use Picnik in the future. I noticed you changed the background paper. How do you add that?

November 30, 2011 at 10:01 AM  
Blogger Sonny G said...

Deb, I LOVE it.. I gotta get some of that color.. what a perfect shade of green. I have a wreath I can spray and now I am inspired to do so..


November 30, 2011 at 10:09 AM  
Blogger Kris said...

Amazing what a little ol can of paint can do!!!

November 30, 2011 at 10:36 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Must get going on picknic :-) I love change too. It's funny how many times now I 'just' use blogs both on their own and through Pinterest. So much nicer to have everything virtually there instead of having all the extra paper around.

I vote for the wreath to be bright yellow for spring! Let's start spring now. I'm done with all this grey already.

November 30, 2011 at 10:37 AM  
Blogger The Tuscan Home said...

Great job, Debbie, I love it...adorable! The green with the pine cones with the candy canes, too cute! =) XO ~lIZ

November 30, 2011 at 10:38 AM  
Blogger Dawna said...

Isn't Picnik the best! Thanks for the tips on making the header, I haven't been brave enough to try "the header" yet,but always admire yours. Your home is so cozy! Love it! It is a blustery, winter day here on the Alberta prairies and I have to "head out" to work when I really wish I could stay put!! Have a great day and thanks again for all your inspiration

November 30, 2011 at 10:42 AM  
Blogger Chris at Red Gate Farm said...

LOVE the green twig wreath! What pretty color of paint :)

I also change my header... I must admit though, I do change it monthly (and even more frequently for holidays) because it's fun and I have so many pics I want to use! I also use picnik to make my headers.


November 30, 2011 at 11:07 AM  
Blogger LifeLessOrdinary said...

I just bought the same green spray paint. I love the color! I haven't tried mine yet so I'm glad to see it on your I know what to expect :)

Oh, and I love your new background.

November 30, 2011 at 11:14 AM  
Blogger xinex said...

So simple but looks so cute. You really are so creative and just so full of imagination, Debbie...Christine

November 30, 2011 at 11:16 AM  
Blogger Savannah Granny said...

My how we think alike. Scary, isn't it. Love the wreath! The Green Ivy Krylon is the same green that I used on my front porch makeover. I just love that color.
I noticed you new header right away. I love the plaid wallpaper background. I made my new header in picnik as well. In blogland words, "Easy Peasy"
Thanks for sharing

November 30, 2011 at 12:00 PM  
Blogger Linda @ A La Carte said...

Super great wreath. I use to change my blog header all the time and then stayed with the one I have for a long time since I love it. Now I'm ready to change again and do some seasonal headers...thanks for the info I will try that. Hugs, Linda

November 30, 2011 at 12:02 PM  
Blogger Ruby Jean said...

SUPER Sweet and Simple... always a GREAT combination... If I were knocking at your door I might have to take a bite of one of your Candy Canes... Okay.. Not Really... But then again if I was Hungry I just might.. :)

November 30, 2011 at 12:06 PM  
Blogger Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Love that color of green! I am with you about changing headers seasonally.

November 30, 2011 at 12:15 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Great tips today Debbie. I love the new header. I agree it is ok to change it and people will still recognize your blog. I love that the wreath is simple, I was just wondering what to do, I may have to steal your idea. I like simple and reusable things. I enjoyed your post today:)

November 30, 2011 at 12:25 PM  
Blogger bj said...

Oh, Debbiedoo...I change my header, sometimes every week...I LOVE the newness and it is sooo easy to do.

Love your new wreath. Well, new color. :) Cute as can be.

I am in the process as we speak of making another small wreath...don'tchaknow I will show it. :))
xo bj

November 30, 2011 at 12:30 PM  
Blogger Something Nice and Pretty said...

Your fantastic thanks for the imfo, I've did it before but always forget what to do! Also thanks for the wallpaper imfo too, I'll have to try this, love the change to your blog and you are so right I love to change mine too!
Love that green, gee could I be changing into a loving color blogger?LOL

November 30, 2011 at 12:38 PM  
Blogger The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh Debbie, the reason a lot of us don't change our blog header is because we are afraid we will screw up our blog!! We are not gutsy like you! I think once you are established it is great to change your header. If your new I think you should leave it for awhile or people will think they are at the wrong house! I love your wreath! I got my Scentsy it, along with my 9 packs of sugar cookie blocks to melt, yep I love the sugar cookie!

XXOO Carol

November 30, 2011 at 12:41 PM  
Blogger laxsupermom said...

Fun color! I love quick changes like that. Love the plaid, too! Thanks for sharing.

November 30, 2011 at 12:54 PM  
Blogger Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Very cute wreath. Love the change. Great tutorial for changing the header. I get too nervous messing with that. Yours looks great.

November 30, 2011 at 12:55 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

That's a great wreath!

Your blog design is looking completely festive...I love it.

November 30, 2011 at 12:55 PM  
Blogger Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

I love your new header and background! I've been playing around in picnik lately. Amazing what you can do!

November 30, 2011 at 1:29 PM  
Blogger Val said...

I know that I sound like a broken record...really I do....but, you are amazing. So inspiring, upbeat and your blog just makes me happy!!! =)

November 30, 2011 at 1:39 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

You seriously can weld a can of paint like no other. Perfect. Of course, I love your Grinch Green new color for the season. I in fact, need to weld a can or two for some holiday updates around here this week.

You know I'm all about a header change up every now and then. So, enjoy seeing other's too. I don't have any problem what so ever, knowing just who's blog I'm visiting. Call me crazy, but maybe that just the blogs I follow. They each have a voice of their own that speaks to me... just like you....telling me to get going, Ms.G.B. you are falling behind on the decor.

Spray On,
You know Who

November 30, 2011 at 2:01 PM  
Blogger Kerin said...

Cute wreath. I love how simple it is.

If someone(hubby) doesn't get my wreaths out of storage soon, I may be making all my own Christmas decorations :)

November 30, 2011 at 3:26 PM  
Blogger Blondie's Journal said...

Very cute and rustic!! Where did you get your wreath?


November 30, 2011 at 4:07 PM  
Blogger Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Love that shade of green.

November 30, 2011 at 5:45 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...

Your new wreath turned out so cute! I love how simple it was too. Thanks for the tutorial on how to change the blog header. I've never done it before. I don't know if I'm brave enough to do it myself though. I like the idea of changing it with the seasons.

November 30, 2011 at 7:20 PM  
Blogger The French Hutch said...

Debbie, what a great wreath and I love that color. Great job. I love how it looks on the door with glass window. I have the same door and wondering what would look good there. Now I know. Great look.

The French Hutch

November 30, 2011 at 7:24 PM  
Blogger sabri said...

love it !! of course you know i like the candy canes ha ..ha...seems to be a theme with me this year..i just wanted to say ...i have asked the hubby for a small sander for have inspired me to re-do some of my furniture and start stenciling...thanks for all of your sharing...and happy holidays to you...

November 30, 2011 at 7:29 PM  
Blogger ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Very cute Debbie! I love a wreath that you can use at Christmas and then are able to leave it up for the winter months too. I am addicted to picnik and love the fact that it is FREE! Martina

November 30, 2011 at 7:46 PM  
Blogger ~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love this wreath! And I have always made my collages in Picassa first! I'll try starting in Picnik! Thanks for the info! ♥

November 30, 2011 at 7:48 PM  
Blogger The Inspired Nest said...

I love the wreath! Super cute and it is great that you can adjust it for the seasons! Thanks for the blogging tips!

November 30, 2011 at 9:01 PM  
Blogger Sherry said...

Debbie, I do love this wreath and its simplicity.

November 30, 2011 at 9:21 PM  
Blogger Dee ⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️ said...

Beautiful wreath Debbie!

Thanks for the tips in Picnik.


November 30, 2011 at 9:27 PM  
Blogger Audrey said...

Debbie, thanks for posting the tutorial. I am sure it will help a lot of people.I have not worked on mine yet, but plan to. Thanks for the help.
Audrey Z

November 30, 2011 at 9:29 PM  
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November 30, 2011 at 9:29 PM  
Blogger Rhissanna said...

That is a gorgeous shade of green; it makes the twigs look fresh and evergreen.

I noticed grey is coming back, it seems to be hand in hand with green a lot. See how many green and silver decor schemes there are in blogs this Christmas. Almost as many as pink!

November 30, 2011 at 9:59 PM  
Blogger Blue Creek Home said...

Love it! Love your new holiday look here too.

November 30, 2011 at 10:03 PM  
Blogger Leena Milligan Lanteigne said...

Hi Debbie! Thank you for another informative post, especially the info on using Picnik. I'd just heard of it recently and went over to try placing Santa hats on my guinea pig pics - that part was a pay to use section, argh. However, I'd always wondered how people got the multiple pics on their blog headers and now I know! I'm going to take some seasonal pics and play with it tomorrow. I agree, changing headers for holidays is a fun way to keep the blog fresh, fun and interesting! Thanks again! Hugs,Leena

December 1, 2011 at 12:58 AM  
Blogger reFresh reStyle said...

I love the green too! Way to reFresh it! And you header looks like a magazine cover...everything you actually does! Have a great day!
(I hope you'll come over and sign up for my giveaway :)

December 1, 2011 at 7:40 AM  
Blogger Formerly known as Frau said...

Love the wreath....such a pretty green! And your header love it too! I change mine monthly using picnic...not sure why I do but feel like once I started can't stop! Have a wonderful day! Stay warm!

December 1, 2011 at 7:52 AM  
Blogger tina said...

i love the color green you used!

December 1, 2011 at 10:15 AM  
Blogger Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Debbie...

My friend, you are such a creative and talented lady! I love your Christmas wreath! That really is the prettiest shade of green...GORGEOUS!!! Thank you for sharing it with us today!

Warmest Christmas Wishes,

December 1, 2011 at 11:31 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

Love the wreath I never would have picked that color but it looks sooo good! Thanks for the tips too!

December 1, 2011 at 2:08 PM  
Blogger Traci said...

LOVE the green!!!

December 1, 2011 at 3:11 PM  
Blogger Maria Elena said...

Debbie, this is such an awesome idea. Thanks you for the inspiration and also for the tutorial on how to make a collage to change the header. I went ahead and tried it and I was able to make one for my blog to change it for Christmas. Thank you for everything you always do to help those of us that are still learning.

December 1, 2011 at 7:53 PM  
Blogger erica said...

This is the most unique wreath that I have ever seen! I simply adore it! I just came across your blog and I am now your newest follower. xo

December 1, 2011 at 10:33 PM  
Blogger Tonya said...

Hey thanks sooo much for these tips!! I think I'll change up my header, too. I agree. It is nice to see change!!

December 2, 2011 at 8:50 PM  

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