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Easy Holiday Wreath Update with Krazy Glue

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Each year when the holidays roll around I always find that my seasonal decor style changes a bit, but I really don’t want to invest in all new decor year after year! Last year I wanted flocking on EVERYTHING, this year not so much. So when I opened up my holiday storage bins and found just about every faux greenery covered in flocking I knew I had to come up with an easy solution that wouldn’t break the bank!

before photo of flocked holiday wreath        After photo of updated flocked holiday wreath              

I had these really nice pre-lit Holiday wreaths I love to hang over the windows in our sunroom, but I wanted to add more natural elements and greenery to balance out the flocking on the wreaths and give them a more natural organic look and less of a white Christmas farmhouse look this Holiday season!

I found some faux greenery stems and mini pinecones that worked well with the flocked wreaths to give me the look I was hoping for! All I needed were some zipties, wire cutters, and Krazy Glue for this project!

Step 1:

First I took my plain flocked wreath and pushed back all the branches so I could get to the metal frame of the wreath. Then I laid down these faux pine leaf stems with baby pinecones (they are larger of the two I picked out for this project) and attached it to the frame with a couple zipties.

attaching faux greenery to a flocked wreath

I repeated this step on the opposite side on the wreath, overlapping the base of the greenery stems just slightly so they flanked the bottom of the wreath and traveled up towards the top.

Step 2:

Next I took my second style of faux stems  (a thicker pine with small berries on it) and layered them on top of the ones I already attached to the wreath. I did the same thing using just a couple zipties to secure the branches to the frame of the wreath.

attaching faux greenery to a flocked wreath and trimming off the extra pieces.

Since the faux greenery I used is traditionally used in things like vases and containers, they have long stems on the bottom that I didn’t need in my wreath. I took some wire cutters and simply cut off what I didn’t want!

Step 3:

Now that I had the greenery secured it was time to fluff the wreath. I wanted the flocked branches and the new stems to look like one so I bent and moved the branches as needed to blend them together in the wreath.

fluffing and styling the flocked wreath

Step 4:

Next came the icing on the cake, that took the wreath from plain to Wow! I cut up pieces of faux frosted eucalyptus and placed then randomly in the wreath. To keep them in place I used the Max Bond Krazy Glue. It works awesome because is has a quick grab time, about 20 seconds, and it bonds to anything!! I placed a small bead of  Krazy Glue around the frosted eucalyptus and held it in place until it grabbed!

using glue to attach faux branches to the flocked wreath

Step 5:

I loved how the faux greenery with the baby pinecones looked in my wreath but it needed more of the little pinecones, so I took more of Krazy Glue and added a handful of these little pinecones around the wreath to bring in a more organic look. I added a pea size amount to the bottom of the pinecones and attached them to random branches in the wreath!

gluing pinecones to the flocked wreath

This was a super easy project for the holidays that I tackled in an afternoon and it completely changed the look of my old plain wreath! Thanks the the versatility of Krazy Glue I was able to get the look I wanted for my holiday decor this year without having to go out and buy all new wreaths!

before photo of flocked holiday wreath         After photo of updated flocked holiday wreath


-Grey Birch Designs-



Christmas Home Tour

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Welcome to my little 2017 Christmas Home Tour!! I had so much fun decorating our home this year I thought I would share it with you all, hope you enjoy it as much as I did decorating it!

Our fireplace mantel is one of my favorite and first things I decorate when changing from season to season. This year I used this faux hanging greenery, concrete trees, small flocked Christmas trees, and a couple faux pine trees in tin cans to dress it up. I added small white lights in my rosemary trees and along the top of the hanging greenery. I set them on timers (best idea EVER) so each night they turn on and I don’t have to do anything!
I’m absolutely in love with our stockings. I had been wanting something neutral but with great texture and was so excited when I found these at Target last year. The metal letters are the first letter of each kid’s name (except the M and D for mom and dad) I laced them up with some jute and hung them on each stocking, brown for the boys and white for the girls!

I kept our kitchen fairly simple since it flows into all the other room and there is a lot more going on in the other rooms. The tall 3 tiered tray is another piece that is so fun and easy to change out with the seasons. I found mine on Amazon but have seen them on other online farmhouse decor shops.
I dressed my tray up with some wire reindeer I have had for years and years, and cinnamon pinions (that smell like heaven, seriously!). I filled my little olive buckets with some gold and silver ornaments from the dollar store and made a little wreath around the bottom from the left over fresh garland I used on our banister. Cute and very budget friendly!
The sunroom off our kitchen is one of the most used spaced in our home. We eat all our meals here and lots of family games nights. I tried to keep it functional but still have some Christmas cheer. I added some stems of faux frosted white berries to the cotton stems I already had in my centerpiece. I also set up the 6′ faux flocked trees I found at Walmart for only $30 each!! I took the bases off and stuck them in some cute metal buckets and placed them in each corner to balance out the room.
Off to the side of our sunroom on the bar top I put this cute little vignette with metal reindeer and some bottle brush trees that I’m in love with this year!! The white sparkly ones are my absolute favorite!
The center piece in our formal dinning room was one of the last things I put together. I had all these left over decorations that I love but didn’t have a spot for, so I decided to throw it all together and see what I could come up with. I was so happy with how it turned out that this just may be my go to center piece each year! 
I just recently changed up our entry way. I turned this old entertainment cabinet into a cute entryway table by removing the doors in the middle, and changing up the shelves. On top I layered 2 different size mirrors with matching lamps flanking each side. The mason jars were an easy DIY project, (just white paint and sand paper) and then I filled them with my favorite cotton stems! For the Christmas season I added this faux pine garland and pinecones. 
In the corner I have an antique, chippy stool with my wood cubbies on top. I filled the cubbies with more of those dollar store ornaments and some little trees. On top is my favorite sign, “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Clause”. This is the first year my two oldest kids understand the meaning of this sign. In the past they would tell me not to kiss Santa and only to kiss Daddy, haha!!  Finally to finish up this space – underneath the stool is an antique crate I found that is perfect to hold my Merry Christmas pillow from a local craft show I went to this year.
This year I decided to use fresh garland from Costco and I LOVE it!! They are so long, I got 2 and it was enough to do my whole railing, the wreath around my tray on our kitchen island, and over our front door!! Such a great value and smells amazing! To make it feel a little fuller I added some faux frosted eucalyptus and small pinecones to the garland, then I tied bows with this adorable ribbon from the Hearth and Home collection at Target.
Finally our tree!! I played around with it for weeks until I was happy, and I have to say I’m so in love with it. It is filled with so many rusty, sparkley, chippy wood and galvanized metal yumminess that it makes my little farmhouse loving heart happy! 

Thanks for looking at my Christmastmas home tour, I hope you enjoyed it and found some inspirations for your own home this holiday season!
-Grey Birch Designs-

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