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Easy DIY Crafts Anyone Can Do! Holiday Crafts. Seasonal Crafts. Everyday Crafting, as well as decor crafts, seasonal crafts, and everyday craft ideas. I am all about easy to make crafts!

Simple Lavender Grapevine Wreath DIY

grapevine wreath with dried lavender


Encourage peace and relaxation in your home by making and using this scented lavender wreath. Easy to make, this simple lavender grapevine wreath comes together in about 15 minutes.

Simple Lavender Grapevine Wreath DIY

Set yourself up for summertime bliss by making this scented lavender wreath! This wreath may be made with imitation flowers, but using real lavender essential oil will make this wreath appear much more realistic, and will leave your home smelling great! Lavender oil is said to have soothing, relaxing properties which we could all use a little more of.

Although humans love the smell of lavender, bugs and insects do not like lavender oil. That makes this a wonderful wreath to use around doorways to discourage mosquitos and other pests from traveling into your house.

Notes:

• This is a 15 minute craft. It does not get much more simple than this!

• This wreath was made using floral lavender as opposed to dried lavender. You certainly can use dried lavender, but remember that doors open and close so that dried lavender will shed and drop of the spike.

• No ribbon is used in this craft. If you would like to add ribbon, consider a burlap, lavender, or purple 1½” = 2″ ribbon wrapped around the wreath. You can add a matching bow if you like!

• Remember that all craft projects are just a starting point. Add your own embellishments to make the DIY craft yours!

If you enjoy lavender scented crafts, you might be interested in these DIY projects:

Lavender and Oats Goat Milk Soap Recipe – This soothing recipe of luxurious goats milk, hydrating shea butter and exfoliating oatmeal smells fantastic and feels great on your skin.

Make Your Own Lavender Bath Bombs – Make bath and shower time fabulous and sweet smelling with these easy to make, pretty little DIY Lavender Bath Bombs.

How To Make Your Own Lavender Bath Salts – Here’s a simple recipe for making your own lavender bath salts!

Homemade Orange Lavender Lotion Recipe – How to make a simple, luxurious Orange Lavender Lotion with step by step instructions. Try this rich and creamy homemade orange lavender lotion today!

Simple Lavender Grapevine Wreath DIY. Encourage peace and relaxation in your home by making and using this scented lavender wreath. Easy to make, this simple lavender grapevine wreath comes together in about 15 minutes.


Simple Lavender Grapevine Wreath Materials:

Imitation Lavender (if you are using a pick, get 4-5 depending on the size wreath you are using)
Wire Cutters
• Scissors
Lavender Essential Oil
Twine
Grapevine Wreath

Simple Lavender Grapevine Wreath DIY. Encourage peace and relaxation in your home by making and using this scented lavender wreath. Easy to make, this simple lavender grapevine wreath comes together in about 15 minutes.


Simple Lavender Grapevine Wreath Directions:

• Remove the lavender blossoms from the main stem by using wire cutters to cut the smaller wires off of the larger wire at the base.

Simple Lavender Grapevine Wreath DIY. Encourage peace and relaxation in your home by making and using this scented lavender wreath. Easy to make, this simple lavender grapevine wreath comes together in about 15 minutes.


• Arrange the flowers around the wreath.
• Once you are happy with the lavender placement on your wreath, poke the remaining stems between the branches of the grapevine wreath.

Simple Lavender Grapevine Wreath DIY. Encourage peace and relaxation in your home by making and using this scented lavender wreath. Easy to make, this simple lavender grapevine wreath comes together in about 15 minutes.


Simple Lavender Grapevine Wreath DIY. Encourage peace and relaxation in your home by making and using this scented lavender wreath. Easy to make, this simple lavender grapevine wreath comes together in about 15 minutes.


• Use twine to hold the blossoms exactly where you would like them to stay on the wreath. Wrap several times and knot. You could also hot glue in place if you like, but remember to not glue any of the flower spikes. You want them “shooting out” and looking “natural”.

Simple Lavender Grapevine Wreath DIY. Encourage peace and relaxation in your home by making and using this scented lavender wreath. Easy to make, this simple lavender grapevine wreath comes together in about 15 minutes.


• Add a twine bow to the bottom or top of the wreath to give it a summer country look.

Simple Lavender Grapevine Wreath DIY. Encourage peace and relaxation in your home by making and using this scented lavender wreath. Easy to make, this simple lavender grapevine wreath comes together in about 15 minutes.


• Sprinkle the wreath with lavender essential oil.

Simple Lavender Grapevine Wreath DIY. Encourage peace and relaxation in your home by making and using this scented lavender wreath. Easy to make, this simple lavender grapevine wreath comes together in about 15 minutes.


• Place the completed wreath in any room where you want to promote feelings of relaxation and calm. Lavender essential oil is credited by some people with the ability to ease stress and produce a calm atmosphere when it is used as an aromatic scent in the house.

• This is what mine ended up looking like. Yours may be different depending placement, how much lavender you use, and whether or not you choose to add a bow or ribbon.

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St. Patrick’s Day Door Hanger DIY

St. Patrick's Day Door Hanger DIY. Make your own St. Patty's Day door décor! This leprechaun inspired, easy DIY tutorial comes together quickly when you follow these step by step craft instructions. This St. Patrick’s Day Door Hanger DIY project is simply adorable!


Make your own St. Patty’s Day door décor! This leprechaun inspired, easy DIY tutorial comes together quickly when you follow these step by step craft instructions. This St. Patrick’s Day Door Hanger DIY project is simply adorable! If you are looking for St. Patricks day decorations, this craft project is a real keeper.

St. Patrick’s Day Door Hanger DIY

• Head over to Michaels, Joann or Hobby Lobby for the pieces of this project. The beard and shamrocks were found in-store.

• You can always cut out your own beard and your own shamrocks from cardstock allowing for better variation! Use cookie cutters for the shamrock templates if you decide to cut your own!

• The shamrocks are stacked on top of one another with pipe-cleaners in between to allow you to adhere the shamrocks to the door hanger and have all the shamrock seen. If you try and attach the shamrocks directly to the ruler, hat, beard, etc., most of the shamrock will be hidden by the attachment.

• This is a fast project, and yes, it is all done on the back of a ruler!

St. Patrick’s Day Door Hanger Materials:

St. Patrick's Day Door Hanger DIY. Make your own St. Patty's Day door décor! This leprechaun inspired, easy DIY tutorial comes together quickly when you follow these step by step craft instructions. This St. Patrick’s Day Door Hanger DIY project is simply adorable!


Hat
• Ruler (12″)
• Green Ribbon
Bowtie
• Pipe Cleaners
• Beard
• Shamrocks (various sizes)
Glue Gun
• Hot Glue Sticks
• Scissors
Shamrock Garland or get it here.

St. Patrick's Day Door Hanger DIY. Make your own St. Patty's Day door décor! This leprechaun inspired, easy DIY tutorial comes together quickly when you follow these step by step craft instructions. This St. Patrick’s Day Door Hanger DIY project is simply adorable!


St. Patrick’s Day Door Hanger Directions:

St. Patrick's Day Door Hanger DIY. Make your own St. Patty's Day door décor! This leprechaun inspired, easy DIY tutorial comes together quickly when you follow these step by step craft instructions. This St. Patrick’s Day Door Hanger DIY project is simply adorable!


• Lay out a ruler. Get an idea where you want to place the beard, bow and hat.

St. Patrick's Day Door Hanger DIY. Make your own St. Patty's Day door décor! This leprechaun inspired, easy DIY tutorial comes together quickly when you follow these step by step craft instructions. This St. Patrick’s Day Door Hanger DIY project is simply adorable!


• Thread a ribbon (for hanging) into the top hole of your ruler. You do not have to knot at this time, but do make sure there is enough extra ribbon to go to the top of the hat for hanging.

St. Patrick's Day Door Hanger DIY. Make your own St. Patty's Day door décor! This leprechaun inspired, easy DIY tutorial comes together quickly when you follow these step by step craft instructions. This St. Patrick’s Day Door Hanger DIY project is simply adorable!


St. Patrick's Day Door Hanger DIY. Make your own St. Patty's Day door décor! This leprechaun inspired, easy DIY tutorial comes together quickly when you follow these step by step craft instructions. This St. Patrick’s Day Door Hanger DIY project is simply adorable!


• Hot glue the beard to the ruler. If you do not want the mouth to show behind the beard, hot glue a piece of construction paper, cardboard, etc. over the open mouth.

St. Patrick's Day Door Hanger DIY. Make your own St. Patty's Day door décor! This leprechaun inspired, easy DIY tutorial comes together quickly when you follow these step by step craft instructions. This St. Patrick’s Day Door Hanger DIY project is simply adorable!


• Hot glue the bowtie under the beard.

St. Patrick's Day Door Hanger DIY. Make your own St. Patty's Day door décor! This leprechaun inspired, easy DIY tutorial comes together quickly when you follow these step by step craft instructions. This St. Patrick’s Day Door Hanger DIY project is simply adorable!


St. Patrick's Day Door Hanger DIY. Make your own St. Patty's Day door décor! This leprechaun inspired, easy DIY tutorial comes together quickly when you follow these step by step craft instructions. This St. Patrick’s Day Door Hanger DIY project is simply adorable!


St. Patrick's Day Door Hanger DIY. Make your own St. Patty's Day door décor! This leprechaun inspired, easy DIY tutorial comes together quickly when you follow these step by step craft instructions. This St. Patrick’s Day Door Hanger DIY project is simply adorable!


• Hot glue the hat to the ruler making sure the ribbon is free of the hat (over the top of it).
• Hot glue the top of the ribbon to the hat making sure there is enough to hang the knotted ends of the ribbon.
• Add a piece of cardboard and hot glue it across the ribbon for stability (otherwise that hat will be pitching forward).

St. Patrick's Day Door Hanger DIY. Make your own St. Patty's Day door décor! This leprechaun inspired, easy DIY tutorial comes together quickly when you follow these step by step craft instructions. This St. Patrick’s Day Door Hanger DIY project is simply adorable!


• Take two pipe cleaners, fold in half (cut if you like), and then twist together.

St. Patrick's Day Door Hanger DIY. Make your own St. Patty's Day door décor! This leprechaun inspired, easy DIY tutorial comes together quickly when you follow these step by step craft instructions. This St. Patrick’s Day Door Hanger DIY project is simply adorable!


• Hot glue the twisted pipe cleaners to a large shamrock. Leave enough length so they may be attached to the door hanger and yet still protrude enough to be seen.

St. Patrick's Day Door Hanger DIY. Make your own St. Patty's Day door décor! This leprechaun inspired, easy DIY tutorial comes together quickly when you follow these step by step craft instructions. This St. Patrick’s Day Door Hanger DIY project is simply adorable!


St. Patrick's Day Door Hanger DIY. Make your own St. Patty's Day door décor! This leprechaun inspired, easy DIY tutorial comes together quickly when you follow these step by step craft instructions. This St. Patrick’s Day Door Hanger DIY project is simply adorable!


• Hot glue a smaller shamrock over the pipecleaners on top of the larger shamrock.

St. Patrick's Day Door Hanger DIY. Make your own St. Patty's Day door décor! This leprechaun inspired, easy DIY tutorial comes together quickly when you follow these step by step craft instructions. This St. Patrick’s Day Door Hanger DIY project is simply adorable!


• Hot glue the pipecleaner portion of the shamrocks to the back of the door hanger. Again, make certain the shamrock protrudes enough to be seen on the frontside of the door hanger.

St. Patrick's Day Door Hanger DIY. Make your own St. Patty's Day door décor! This leprechaun inspired, easy DIY tutorial comes together quickly when you follow these step by step craft instructions. This St. Patrick’s Day Door Hanger DIY project is simply adorable!


• Place some shamrock garland behind the shamrocks, you can shape into curves, cut, and hot glue in place from behind.

St. Patrick's Day Door Hanger DIY. Make your own St. Patty's Day door décor! This leprechaun inspired, easy DIY tutorial comes together quickly when you follow these step by step craft instructions. This St. Patrick’s Day Door Hanger DIY project is simply adorable!


• This is what mine ended up looking like. Yours may be different depending on the whether you use store bought or homemade shamrocks, beard, and if you use a different hat or bow.


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Dollar Store Craft: Heart Wreath

Dollar Store Craft: Heart Wreath. This simple to make heart wreath is made using dollar store finds. It comes together in under 15 minutes, and it a wonderful, inexpensive heart décor. Perfect for Valentine’s Day, Sweetest Day, or any occasion where heart décor is wanted.


This simple to make heart wreath is made using dollar store finds. It comes together in under 15 minutes, and it a wonderful, inexpensive heart décor. Perfect for Valentine’s Day, Sweetest Day, or any occasion where heart décor is wanted.

Dollar Store Craft: Heart Wreath

Crafts and decor do not need to be expensive to be cute. This heart wreath is made with items found at the local dollar store! Especially for a holiday like Valentine’s day – you want a little bit, but do not want to spend a fortune. This could easily be upgraded with nicer products from your local Michaels, JoAnn or Hobby Lobby too.

Notes:

• This is a fast craft. Everything came together in about 15 minutes. I swear it took longer to gather the items used on this heart wreath than it did to make it.

• This is a great craft for a kid’s door, or for a teacher to hang in the classroom.

• This can easily be adjusted to a summer wreath with a different scarf (say in yellow or blue) and different pipe cleaners (swap the red for yellow!).

If you are looking for more dollar store crafts, you might like:

Dollar Store Craft: Paper Bag Flower Arrangement – adorable! Can be customized to match any decor, for any season.

Dollar Store Craft: Fall Centerpiece – a fun, easy to make fall craft you can make with basics found at your local dollar store. This comes together in about 45 minutes.

Dollar Store Craft: Lighted Thanksgiving Centerpiece – this is lovely. No one would ever know the parts come from a dollar store!

Dollar Store Craft: Heart Wreath Materials:

• Red Mesh on a roll
• Wreath (10″)
• Scarf with Hearts (mesh, ribbon would also work)
• Pipe Cleaners (red and silver were used)
• Chopstick or Pencil
• Straight Pins
• Scissors

Please note that even though this is a dollar store craft, you will need a few items that can not be purchased at a dollar store (or at least not at any dollar stores where I have shopped!):

Glue Gun
• Hot Glue Sticks

Dollar Store Craft: Heart Wreath. This simple to make heart wreath is made using dollar store finds. It comes together in under 15 minutes, and it a wonderful, inexpensive heart décor. Perfect for Valentine’s Day, Sweetest Day, or any occasion where heart décor is wanted.


Dollar Store Craft: Heart Wreath Directions:

• Wrap the wreath form in mesh.

Dollar Store Craft: Heart Wreath. This simple to make heart wreath is made using dollar store finds. It comes together in under 15 minutes, and it a wonderful, inexpensive heart décor. Perfect for Valentine’s Day, Sweetest Day, or any occasion where heart décor is wanted.


• Secure with straight pins and hot glue.

Dollar Store Craft: Heart Wreath. This simple to make heart wreath is made using dollar store finds. It comes together in under 15 minutes, and it a wonderful, inexpensive heart décor. Perfect for Valentine’s Day, Sweetest Day, or any occasion where heart décor is wanted.


• Wrap the scarf around the wreath. Leave some room between each turn around the wreath form so you can see the underlying red mesh. Secure with straight pins. Allow the remains to dangle as a tail.

Dollar Store Craft: Heart Wreath. This simple to make heart wreath is made using dollar store finds. It comes together in under 15 minutes, and it a wonderful, inexpensive heart décor. Perfect for Valentine’s Day, Sweetest Day, or any occasion where heart décor is wanted.


• Form several hearts out of pipe cleaners. (We did three because odd numbered décor appeals to women.)

Dollar Store Craft: Heart Wreath. This simple to make heart wreath is made using dollar store finds. It comes together in under 15 minutes, and it a wonderful, inexpensive heart décor. Perfect for Valentine’s Day, Sweetest Day, or any occasion where heart décor is wanted.


• Wrap your pipe cleaners around a chopstick or a pencil to form spirals.This wreath used 2 silver pipe cleaners and 4 red pipe cleaners.
• Twist together to form a bunch.
• Attach to wreath with an additional pipe cleaner, hot glue in place.

Dollar Store Craft: Heart Wreath. This simple to make heart wreath is made using dollar store finds. It comes together in under 15 minutes, and it a wonderful, inexpensive heart décor. Perfect for Valentine’s Day, Sweetest Day, or any occasion where heart décor is wanted.


• Hot glue pipe cleaner hearts in place.

Dollar Store Craft: Heart Wreath. This simple to make heart wreath is made using dollar store finds. It comes together in under 15 minutes, and it a wonderful, inexpensive heart décor. Perfect for Valentine’s Day, Sweetest Day, or any occasion where heart décor is wanted.


• Note: I did not attach a ribbon to hang this, I just hooked it over a door hanger. If you would like, you can add a ribbon to hang.

• This is what mine ended up looking like. Yours may be different depending on the colors you choose, the overlay (scarf, ribbons), etc. Highly customizable!


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