DIY Paper Floral Wreath

Post by Lidy of Hello Lidy

DIY Paper Floral WreathHey everyone! I’m so happy to be back to share with all of you an easy and springy DIY Paper Floral Wreath! It’s so simple and even a great little project to do with your little ones.

DIY Paper Floral Wreath

DIY Paper Floral Wreath Supplies:

  • Die-cut Flower Shapes
  • Embroidery bamboo hoop
  • Hot glue gun
    DIY Paper Floral Wreath Steps

DIY Paper Floral Wreath Steps:

  1. Simply organize your die-cut flowers in the pattern you would like.
  2. Once you are happy with the design, begin hot glueing the flowers to your hoop.
  3. Allow to dry completely. Be sure to not press too firmly, the paper could easily crumple.
  4. Continue steps 2 & 3 until your hoop is completely covered.
  5. Simply pull a piece of ribbon or yarn through the adjusting screw at the top, tie securely. Hang on your wall or door!

DIY Paper Floral Wreath It definitely feels a lot more like spring in our home! I made this paper floral wreath to add some bright and happy colors to our white walls. It’s so pretty and the colors make me feel so happy after a long winter! You could easily grab a larger hoop to make a bigger statement! I think it would look great above a fireplace or even an entryway mirror.

What are you doing to get your home all ready for spring?

XOXO, Lidy

Lidy is the face behind Hello Lidy: a blog focusing on creating and cultivating unique spaces that integrate original handmade designs and vintage pieces while keeping up on current trends and designs. Lidy and her husband have three adopted toddlers.

Gem Wall Decor DIY

Post by Danielle Kurtz, Creative Director at The Land of Nod

Gem Wall Décor DIYWhen I was styling the living room for the Nod Family Home, I needed a little something to hang above this bookcase. The entire room was very light and bright, so I wanted something delicate. Also, there was already quite a bit of wall art on the other walls, so I wanted to do something a bit different, and more dimensional. We’d brought along a handful of our gem ornaments to use as baubles in styling the bookcases, maybe put them in a bowl or vase, or just set them atop a stack of books, they’re so pretty! And, even though they’re technically Christmas Ornaments, that doesn’t mean they are only for the holidays or just for a tree for that matter!

Gem Wall Decor DIYHere’s what you need to make your own gem wall decor DIY:

  • Ornaments – you could choose any that fit your décor, we chose our Gem Ornaments
  • Dowel Rod – cut to length of your space
  • Paint optional – I painted the dowel rod half peach/half a neon orangey-pink
  • Embroidery Floss – pick a color to fit your space, I used a neon yellow to add a subtle pop of color

And, really, there’s not much to the “instructions.” But, here’s how I did it.

  • Determine the overall length of the space.
  • Cut lengths of floss to double your length, you’ll need one piece of floss for each ornament.
  • Thread floss through ornament and tie at the top, tie them at varying lengths, so the gems hit at varying heights. This isn’t an exact science, just create a composition that’s pleasing to you.
  • Loop the floss over the dowel rod.
  • Cut another piece of floss about 1 ½ times the width of the dowel.
  • Tie it at each end of the dowel rod, this will be your hanging piece, you may need to adjust the length once it’s on the wall.
  • Put a nail in the wall, and loop the floss over the nail.
  • You’re done!

It’s a really easy DIY, and the materials are inexpensive and readily available. You could even make this during the holidays with holiday ornaments, as festive décor. Or, instead of a dowel rod, try it with an embroidery hoop and hang it from the ceiling. It would act more like a mobile that would add lovely texture to any space.

Looking for our other Nod Family Home DIY’s? Check them all out HERE.

Danielle is the Creative Director at Nod and an over-protective mother of two. She’s also completely obsessed with Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram and her Kindle, but not necessarily in that order. Danielle loves to craft, sew and crochet. Her current craft of choice is weaving tiny wall tapestries.

Yarn Wall Art DIY

Post by Danielle Kurtz, Creative Director at The Land of Nod 

It’s no secret that we adore Jeran of Oleander and Palm. She’s been a long-time contributor to Honest to Nod, and was also one of our Real Family features. When she posted this Yarn Wall Art DIY, we found ourselves swooning over the fact that the DIY was so straightforward, but the results were anything but ordinary. Also, it’s such an easy project to make your own through different color combinations, shapes and sizes. Not to mention the fact that the materials are readily available, and very inexpensive.

Yarn Wall Art DIYphoto from Oleander + Palm

So, we invited Jeran to create an installation for our South Coast Plaza store’s windows. You can see more about that here.

Yarn Wall Art DIY 2Photo from Oleander + Palm

But, we just couldn’t get enough of this DIY. So, we decided to make one of our own for the Nod Family Home.

Yarn Wall Art DIY 3It’s the perfect statement piece above the mantle. It adds so much texture, and is at once sophisticated and playful. We’re major textile junkies here at Nod, and are loving the current resurgence of textile art in home décor. If you’re not up for investing in a custom woven art piece, this is a fantastic DIY alternative. Thanks Jeran for the inspiration!

Danielle is the Creative Director at Nod and an over-protective mother of two. She’s also completely obsessed with Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram and her Kindle, but not necessarily in that order. Danielle loves to craft, sew and crochet. Her current craft of choice is weaving tiny wall tapestries.

DIY Wall Map

Post by Danielle Kurtz, Creative Director at The Land of Nod
DIY Wall MapI love this DIY because not only is it an easy and inexpensive way to decorate a large wall, it’s also a very personal installation that documents the travels you’ve had with your family. For our example we used a world map, but this could just as easily be done with a US map, or even a map of your hometown. You don’t necessarily have to travel the world to find adventure (let’s be honest, sometimes going to the grocery store with young kids can be an adventure!). Instructions for Making a DIY Wall Map

  • Choose an oversized map to cover a large portion of your wall. You can track down a vintage map or purchase a new one. (Tip: If you go the vintage route beware of inaccuracies.)
  • Hang the map using tacks or small nails.
  • Use thin washi tape to map out your travels. Using a different color for each trip will add a fun element to your map.

Instructions for Making a DIY Wall Map

  • Using decorative tacks or pins, hang trinkets from your destinations near their place on the map. From post cards and pictures, to a small fan or statue, the options are unlimited.Instructions for Making a DIY Wall Map 3
  • Fill in the negative spaces around the map with post cards from each destination. Post cards are inexpensive, readily available and easy to transport home.

Instructions for Making a DIY Wall Map 4There you have it, a beautiful daily reminder celebrating the adventures you’ve shared with your family. And, the best part, it’ll keep evolving as you see the world together.

Instructions for Making a DIY Wall Map 5Danielle is the Creative Director at Nod and an over-protective mother of two. She’s also completely obsessed with Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram and her Kindle, but not necessarily in that order. Danielle loves to craft, sew and crochet. Her current craft of choice is weaving tiny wall tapestries.