Category Archives: Christmas

Target Dollar Spot Haul Washi, Stickers & Decor | Hip ‘n Creative

So I recently went to Target and was trying my best not shop the Dollar Spot section but I just had to see what was new!  I fell in love with a lot of TDS items but was a good girl and only got what my self made budget allowed.  My reasoning behind that was that I’d be back because of the Holiday Shopping I’ll be doing!  So check out what I got at Target Dollar Spot!

Thanks so much for stopping by and I’ll see you soon!

xo,
Awilda

Deco Mesh Wreath Tutorial | Dollar Tree DIY | Hip ‘n Creative

Wha’t s up guys!  Today I wanted to share with me my fun and easy Deco Mesh Wreath Tutorial!  I am very happy with how this wreath turned out and I couldn’t wait to share it with you!  The materials you need to make your own wreath are:

  • Deco Mesh
  • Pipe Cleaners
  • Metal Wreath
  • Ornament
  • Ribbon *optional

Click on the video below to see the how to for this tutorial:

If you get to make your own wreath, please make sure to tag me on instagram @hipncreative.  So I can see your awesome work!  I love peeping at other people’s work.

Thanks so much for stopping by and see you soon!

xo,
Awilda

Paper Wreath {Tutorial}

Hip N Creative | DIY Paper Wreath Tutorial

Today I thought I’d show you this very cute wreath I made using paper and cardboard.  It was a fun little project and I received tons of comments on it.  I even had a request from Tan’s grandmother that I should make her one as well lol 😉 It was such a fun project and I loved the compliments I received from this wreath that I thought I’d share a “how to” tutorial with you wonderful peeps. Awesome right?

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • glue gun and glue
  • stapler
  • white paper (I used printer paper)
  • cardboard
  • Christmas ornaments (i used 2 different sizes)
  • ribbon (for hanging)
  • scissors or exact o knife (to cut the cardboard)
  • 10″ plate
  • 8″ plate
  • 4″ bowl

Other helpful tools

  • pencil
  • sharpie/marker
  • hole puncher

I’ve seen wreaths similar to mine made using newspaper or and old used book.  Since I wanted to create a “White Christmas” theme this year I nixed the idea of using newspapers and I didn’t have the heart to destroy a perfectly good book.  Especially this time of year, where there are plenty of people that could use a good book, especially one that’s been well loved!

I had some left over white paper I bought a few years back when Office Max from my neighborhood was going out of business and got them for a steal!  I had about 4-5 reams lefts, plenty to use for my project!  So the first thing I did was fold and tear the papers in half.  I did this to about 60 pages, which doubled them to 120.

Hip N Creative | DIY Paper Wreath Tutorial

After I was done tearing the pages in half I then rolled them into cone shapes and secured them with tape.  I used regular tape but if you prefer for the tape not to show I suggest using double sided tape and adhering it to the inside of the cone.  I ran out of double sided tape so regular tape it was! 😉

DIY Paper Wreath | Hip N Creative

Once I was done rolling and taping, I stapled each cone about an inch from the bottom tip of the cone.  When I was done with all 120 cones, I set them to the side and started working on my wreath template.

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Using a  10″plate (and a pencil) I traced then cut out a circle.  Then with my sharpie and the 8″ plate and 4″ bowl, I traced the circles.  Try to keep the circles as centered as possible or the cones will be off centered (unless you want it off centered -then it’s ok!).  The sharpie lines will help align the cones.

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Now for the fun part!  Gluing the cones to your cardboard!!  (can you tell I was excited?)  Starting with the first row of sharpie lines,   I glued 4 cones, one at 12 o’clock, 3 o’clock, 6 o’clock and 9 o’clock as pictured above (or if you prefer: North, South, East and West).

Once that’s done, I just glued along the first row of sharpie lines I created and continued until I had no more space left.

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I then moved onto the second sharpie line, again until there was no room left.

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My final row of cones I glued a bit tighter together, leaving enough room in the center to fill with the Christmas Ornaments.   PaprWreath7Before I glued my ornaments to the wreath, I quickly cut out a 4″ circle and glued it to the center of the wreath.  I just like how it hid any of the “ugly” parts of the wreath’  Making it look nice and neat!  When filling my wreath, I used enough glue to adhere the ornaments to the wreath, but not to much that it looked sloppy!

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Hip N Creative | DIY Paper Wreath Tutorial

This was such a fun project and I absolutely love how it came out!  I definitely consider doing this again and maybe adding a bit more embellishments to the wreath?  I do recommend you give it a try!  If you do create your own wreath drop me a line and let me know how it went!

What about you? Do you have any suggestions on a project I could try or an awesome project you’re working on and want to share your work?  I’d love to year from you!   Send me a line anytime!

 

Gift Wrapping

I absolutely LOVE wrapping gifts.  I find it’s absolutely fabulous to receive a gift that’s been wrapped with love.  I thought to share some of the wonderful ways you can wrap a gift outside of just plain old wrapping paper!

Source: Ohdeedoh

Source: Pinterest

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These are truly inspiring and wonderful.  I cannot wait for our next birthday or celebration, I’m excited to try one of these beautiful techniques out!  And if you get a chance, make sure to check out Chewing the Cud for more inspiring wraps!  Mama like!!~