#essiebuff DIY – A Blue & White Christmas

For years I have wanted to go with a blue and white theme when decorating for the holidays and this year was finally the year that I took the plunge and went with it! After we chopped down our tree and got it home and set up I just couldn’t wait to finally put up the decorations. For the past few months I have been accumulating blue, white, and silver items wherever I went knowing that I was sticking with this theme and going full throttle ahead with no stopping. Take a peek below to see how my tree looks all decorated and for a DIY on the wreath that I made to match!

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All of the ornaments on my tree are from Michael’s and all of the wrapping paper that I used for the gifts came from The Christmas Tree Shop. The classic bows are from AC Moore and the large tulle bows I made out of tulle that I found in the clearance bin also at AC Moore.  The star was actually something that I found while wandering around TJ Maxx as I suddenly realized that our gold tree topper from last year just wasn’t going to work with the theme this year!

 

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The wreath was an idea that I saw on Pinterest and I knew right away that I had to try it! The original color scheme was different but I just decided to buy some extra blue, white, and silver bulbs for the tree and use those to make the wreath. The wreath is super easy to make and you only need a few items. Below I have included a step by step in case you would like to make a similar wreath as well!

Supplies:

  • hot glue gun and hot glue
  • shatterproof ornaments of various sizes ( I used the large and small ornaments from Michaels)
  • 12 inch flat styrofoam wreath
  • ribbon or string of any color (try to pick something that matches your wreath)

Steps:

  1. Plug in your hot glue gun
  2. With the ribbon or string that you picked cut a long enough piece that you can wrap around the wreath and tie. This will be how you hang your wreath once it is finished.
  3. Glue the large sized ornaments to the inside circle of the wreath. I tried to do the same color pattern throughout the wreath so keep that in mind as you are placing your ornaments.
  4. Once you have finished this glue the large sized ornaments to the outside edge of the wreath.
  5. Once you have done that continue gluing the large sized ornaments to the middle of the wreath (in between both of the areas that you have just finished gluing).
  6. Next take your small ornaments and continue building up your wreath and gluing these on to the larger sized ornaments. You can put yours wherever you would like, however I tried to put mine in a pattern so it looked uniform!
  7. Let your wreath dry over night to make sure that all of the ornaments stay in place. Some might fall off the next day because the glue didn’t hold so just glue them back on!
  8. When you are ready to hang your wreath grab a wreath hanger and put it over a mirror or door and hang the wreath by the ribbon that you attached.
  9. The last step is to invite friends over and watch as they ask you where you got your amazing wreath from! The best part is being able to tell them that you made it!

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2 thoughts on “#essiebuff DIY – A Blue & White Christmas

  1. Your decorations look lovely!! I also enjoy the blue/white/silver theme, but lately I have been hankering after a non-traditional combo of bright red, lime green, aqua, and white. It’s fun to read posts from you that are not strictly nail polish related (did you design a matching mani to your decorating theme?). Happy Holidays!

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    1. Thank you so much! The non-traditional combo of red, lime green, aqua, and white sounds absolutely gorgeous, I might need to do that next year! I am glad that you are enjoying the non nail polish posts as well! I didn’t do a matching mani but the new polish ‘night owl’ from the concrete glitters collection would be perfect to go along with it!

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