How To Apply Decal Dots To Walls

When we first bought our house a couple months ago, I had the idea stuck in my head to paint below the chair rail metallic gold stripes and above a bold, dark color. After painting two rooms I realized I did not want to put forth much effort in painting stripes (I’m sure it wouldn’t be too bad, but I wasn’t up for it).

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I still really wanted to move forward with the “gold office” theme and started coming across the gold dot decals all over the walls and just LOVED the look:

When my sister-in-law and brother-in-law stopped by the house and we gave them an “updated” tour, I mentioned my idea and my sister-in-law offered to make the gold decal dots!! I was thrilled! Not long after, I was able to put them up on our bold navy/purple walls and just can’t stop staring at how pretty it is!

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Now applying the decals is the best part! I didn’t measure a thing! I requested ~150 decals and got ~340 (I know, she’s awesome!) and was able to just clutter them at the top of the wall and scatter them down. I also love that the decals won’t be in the way of any pictures we will hang in the future as the ceilings are pretty tall and the dots don’t even come to my eye level!

Here’s a before and after:

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before

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after

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By the way, if you are interested in a bold color, I highly recommend this one by Behr. I love how the color changes from a deep purple to a royal blue during the day! It’s extremely rich and I feel bad for whoever will be painting the walls once we move 😉

DIY Hanging Pine Cone Wreath

I’ve been on the hunt for a cute fall wreath lately and they’re all either too expensive or just not exactly my style. I recently came across a pine cone wreath on Pinterest a couple weeks back and thought, OK I have quite a bit of pine cones from my christmas decor I can make this work. But then I saw the hanging pine cone wreath and thought, OK I can get that done in 15 minutes!

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The other day I stopped at Michael’s to find some ribbon for my wreath and used a 40% coupon (love the app!). That was all I needed to for my wreath and I had some time before work today so I got to work! I went down to the basement and got a bag of pine cones from one of our christmas containers, grabbed the hot glue gun, some scissors, measuring tape and a ribbon and I was ready to get to work!

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Step by step:

  • cut ribbon into 24″ strips
  • adhere ribbon to pine cone with glue gun
  • stagger pine cones and tie together with remaining ribbon

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I only had enough ribbon for 7 pine cones, so I only used 7 pine cones and I think it works perfectly! This is such an easy project and since I had all the materials (minus the ribbon) it only cost me $3! Compared to wreaths in the stores at $45+ this was a steal!

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I think I will be adding some bows to the tops of the pinecones because they do look a little messy with just the end of the ribbon resting on the pine cones and all the straggly dried hot glue. But still, easy peasy!