Show Me How to Make a Fiesta Wreath

Fiesta Wreath Ingredients

Fiesta in San Antonio begins this year on April 10th. Fiesta is an annual Spring celebration that  started in 1891 when a group of citizens decided to honor the heroes of the Alamo and Battle of San Jacinto with a Battle of Flowers.
The first parade had horse-drawn carriages, bicycles decorated with fresh flowers and floats carrying children dressed as flowers. The participants pelted each other with blossoms. It is the largest celebration in San Antonio and includes many parades(River , Flambeau, & Battle of Flowers) festivals(Oyster Bake & King Williams Fair), NIOSA, and a city wide holiday for Battle of Flowers Parade.

To decorate homes, people add Fiesta wreathes to their front door with lots of ribbon, flowers, in bright colors.

Ready to make your own? You can with Show Me Decorating’s easy to follow steps-

What makes for a fabulous seasonal wreath?

1.Quality Ingredients- start with a good base. A wreath with sturdy branches/arms that will hold it’s form when you shape it. Choose colorful focal points to set the theme for your wreath, Wired ribbon in several widths, & Florals.

2. Decorate in a triangle

3. Decorate in layers and fill in spaces to your triangle as you go.

4. Step back & enjoy!

Fiesta Focal points-

RTC Fiesta collage

The Fiesta Collection at http://www.ShowMeDecorating.com

So many cute things to choose…
Start with a great quality base

We love this Lime Green for Fiesta
(This wreath also comes in Orange)

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Lime Green Wreath

Gather your ingredients-Flowers in bright colors, ribbon half bows, and ribbon streamers.

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Ingredients

Think of your wreath as a triangle and place focal points and bow at each corner. Then fill in with flowers and half bows!

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A Few easy steps

Almost done, but first you have to add Ribbon Streamers to make it truly FIESTA!

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Viva Fiesta

Ingredient list-
1 30” Lime Green Wreath
1 Metal Donkey Pinata
1 Metal Fiesta sign
1 Bolt of Candy Loop Ribbon – 5 Yards
Available from-
www.ShowMeDecorating.com

Fiesta Flowers can be bought or made from paper( don’t hold up as well outside) or from plastic tablecloths
Flowers purchased from Alamo Fiesta in San Antonio
5 large plastic flowers
5 small plastic flowers

Bows tied using the app from www.app.showmedecorating.com

1 large bow
6 half bows
Streamers tied with curly ribbon and satin ribbon

Fiesta Wreath kit available at https://show-me-decorating.myshopify.com/admin/products/270596973

Now you are ready for Fiesta or Cinco de Mayo!

Thank you Lanisa Cole and Sal Priddy for the beautiful wreath!

 

Happy Decorating,

Jennifer

2013 Decorating Ingredients available now to Decorate-Halloween Candy Corn and Lollipops……Treats with Show Me Decorating Tricks

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The Lisa Frost Halloween banner was the inspiration for this fun and colorful halloween doorway!

The Lisa Frost Halloween banner was the inspiration for this fun and colorful Halloween doorway!

Show Me Decorating tip: Picking a theme (from an inspiration piece or item) or color story will help narrow selections for your decorating projects.

For these great ingredients visit http://www.ShowMeDecorating.com

Glowing orange Faux garlands will be the base for this Fun Candy Halloween garland!

Glowing orange Faux garlands will be the base for this Fun Candy Halloween garland!

Designer tip: always shape faux greenery and florals, handle each branch, pilling out and shaping for a full look. Quality wired garland is a must to attach and wire your focal and filler items, ribbon, balls, florals etc.

Designer tip: always shape faux greenery and florals, handle each branch, pulling out and shaping for a full look. Quality wired garland is a must to attach and wire your focal and filler items, ribbon, balls, florals etc.

Permanent screws have been installed in mortar around the doorway. Landscape wiring is attached and then garland is wired on by twisting the wire over and back.

Permanent screws have been installed in mortar around the doorway. Landscape wiring is attached and then garland is wired on by twisting the wire over and back.

8" Shatterproof balls are wired on 1st, colors coordinate with the inspiration banner. Matt and shiny finishes are selected for interest.

8″ Shatterproof balls are wired on 1st, colors coordinate with the inspiration banner. Matt and shiny finish are selected for interest.

All the balls are placed on first, most of these were used on the fall doorway! (could be used for Christmas is the color scheme or theme allows)

All the balls are placed on first, most of these were used on the fall doorway! (could be used for Christmas if the color scheme or theme allows)

Supplies are gathered on a blanket to protect them from the ground.

Supplies are gathered on a blanket to protect them from the ground.

Oversized candy corn and glitter florals will help complete the look. Always think in size and proportion to your doorway, and what can be seen from the street.

Oversized candy corn and glitter florals will help complete the look. Always think in size and proportion to your doorway, and what can be seen from the street.

Glitter Jack- o- Lantern faces are light weight and add in after balls are attached.

Glitter Jack o Lantern faces are light weight and add in after balls are attached.

Glitter florals add fun and color! Lime green coordinates with inspiration Lisa Frost banner!

Glitter florals add fun and color! Lime green coordinates with inspiration Lisa Frost banner!

A good Quality base is a must to allow you to wire and secure big focal points to.

A good Quality base is a must to allow you to wire and secure big focal points to.

Black and White ribbon in stripes and polka dots will add a punch to this bright orange garland!

Black and White ribbon in stripes and polka dots will add a punch to this bright orange garland!

Giant lollipops and Candy corn, match the inspiration #Lisa Frost #Halloween banner.

Giant lollipops and Candy corn, match the inspiration #Lisa Frost #Halloween banner.

To update your Halloween, add Black and white, polka dots and stripes with wired ribbon. the wider the ribbon the less it takes to make an impact. loops and tails make for a fun bow treatment. Quality ribbon will last several years.

To update your Halloween, add Black and white, polka dots and stripes with wired ribbon. the wider the ribbon the less it takes to make an impact. Loops and tails make for a fun bow treatment. Good quality ribbon will last several years.

The Lisa Frost Halloween banner was the inspiration for this fun and colorful halloween doorway!

The Lisa Frost Halloween banner was the inspiration for this fun and colorful Halloween doorway!

Ingredients: Most are available at www.ShowMeDecorating.com

7- 8″ shatterproof balls assorted colors
11- 6″ shatterproof balls
2 tubes, 4 each black assorted finish balls 4 3/4″
5- 4″ shatterproof balls
5 – Giant candy lollipops
6 – oversized #Glitterville candy corn
5 -bows, 1 10yd bolt each ribbon
18 -lime green glitter picks
3-9′  orange garlands (measure your doorway to determine how many you will need)
5- glitter jack -o- lantern heads

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Halloween Decorating Ingredients available now at http://www.showmedecorating.com

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Halloween Decorating Ingredients

Happy Halloween decorating Y’all,

Kathy and Becky

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Show Me Traditional Christmas with a Twist

Show Me Traditional Christmas with a Twist

This was the second year to work with this client. We helped her to welcome all guests to her new home in the Christmas holidays. She wanted clean lines with touches of the unexpected and funky fun looks.

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Christmas Grand Entrance

The front was a beautiful entry way styled with frosty teardrops, and covered by a fancy balcony.

The grand living area has a natural and frosty look. The garland featured frosty icicle branches and beautiful pinecones.

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Christmas Garland with icicles and pops of white

There are many great red accents in the house, so it was easy to add these red pencil trees to the foyer and shirts of red mesh completed the look.

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Christmas Decorating in Red

She wanted traditional colors in the family room which worked beautifully with the existing furniture.

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Christmas all through the house

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Christmas Table

I mean really it is hard to beat the look of red and green at Christmas time. Matching garlands over the hutches and mantel make a beautiful background for the tree.

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Christmas Garlands

The centerpiece on the island look like a fresh collection of plants but it is an eye catching arrangements of permanent botanicals.

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Christmas Centerpiece for Kitchen Island

The kids play room has a kid-friendly tree with some of their hand-made ornaments. The tree also showcases their collections of snow village pieces.

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Christmas Gameroom

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Christmas Village

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Christmas Tree for a game room

The patio has yards and yards of fun-lit-garland with Seuss-colored ribbon and ball garland.

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Christmas Decorated Patio-Colorful garlands add a touch of Christmas to the outside

There is a touch of Christmas magic at every turn in this home.

Show Me a Fun and Funky Christmas

Show Me a Fun and Funky Christmas

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Christmas Decorating in Funky Colors

One of my personal favorites! Who could ever be sad when surrounded by these colors!

Sometimes we ignore the décor and go with traditional colors for the Christmas decorating and sometimes we embrace the décor and treat it as part of the whole look.

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Christmas Decorating to match Room Decor

In this home we wanted the decorations to look like they could be up all the time.

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Close up of Christmas Decorations

In the front room we chose a white tree to showcase the bright ornaments. It was a fun focal point for the room.

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Hanging a fun finial from the curtain rod made a colorful statement.

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Fun Finial in a Window

We created a whimsical centerpiece for the table featuring a Mark Roberts fairy. The table looks so yummy it hardly needs food! Well, a cookie or two never hurts!

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Cookies for Santa Centerpiece

The top hat showcases her beautiful collection of Radko ornaments. We added floral, ribbon, and snowflakes to take her tree to a whole other level.

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Top off your Christmas Tree with a Top Hat

The nine foot garland added another dimension to her chine hutch. Garlands are not just for mantels or doorways. They can be used in many places to finish off and compliment your personal items.

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Christmas Garland in Funky Colors with pops of Black and White

Creating…

Do you like to Create?

Creating is fun especially when the guesswork is taken out! At Show Me Decorating, our philosphy is Create, Educate to Decorate! Today, we want to Inspire you to create a Fiesta or a Spring wreath. We are bringing together our favorite vendors to provide you with exceptional materials to create fabulous wreathes, garlands, and in just a few months Christmas trees!

To create a Show Me Decorating wreath-you need a quality wreath base to work in floral, focal points, and ribbon.

For Spring or Fiesta choose, your wreath base

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Wreath Base

Now choose, your ribbon! Be sure it’s wired and has a good body. You can learn to tie a bow at http://www.bowapp.showmedecorating.com

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Wired Ribbon for Wreathes and More!

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Wired Ribbon for Bows, Half Bows, and Streamers

Florals are next. Depending on the size of your wreath, you’ll want a variety of colors and shapes or you can go monochromatic and use all of the same color.

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Florals for wreathes, garlands, and more

Focal points give you a POP of the season and additional texture. From our collection

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Focal points add a POP of color!

Now, that you have all of your ingredients -get ready to place them on your wreath. You want to be sure and shape out the wreathes and flowers. Remember, every flower has a face so shape and place where the flower face shows. You will place bow, florals, and focal points in a triangle.

See below in our Fiesta example

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A Few easy steps

You are ready to fill in the gaps with more florals and half bows.

Almost done-now step back and see if your wreath is balanced and full. You may need to rearrange to your liking.

Here are a few examples for Inspiration and be sure and order your ingredients from

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Brighten your door with a Spring Wreath

Price is to give you an idea of what it would cost if you bought retail

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Viva Fiesta

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Whoo says it’s Spring…

We love to create and inspire you! Sharing is a great way to spread the love of creating-share with us what you have been making and we would love it if your click on the share button below and tell your friends about Show Me Decorating!

Happy Decorating,

Jennifer

Splash of Spring

Spring Decorating

Spring Wreath DIY Pin

Add a touch of Spring!

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Easy way to decorate…fill jars and tie with a Show Me Decorating Bows

Learn to tie fabulous bows at http://www.bowapp.showmedecorating.com

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Spring has sprung in bright pinks and lime green

The Perfect Ribbon to tie around the jars or Wreaths

Show Me Decorating Candy Loop Ribbon www.ShowMeDecorating.com

Candy Loop Ribbon

only $19.99

Lime Glitter Mesh Ribbon from www.ShowMeDecorating.com

Lime Glitter Mesh Ribbon

$14.99

Fabulous Spring Accessories

Season of Hope Wood Blocks

Season of Hope Wood Blocks

$25.99

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Happy Decorating!

Jennifer Sharrick

Hop on in…and Celebrate Easter! (then Spring!)

Hop on in…and Celebrate Easter! All the Easter Egg hunters welcome! Grab your baskets, ready set, hunt…….

Ingredient List

From www.ShowMeDecorating.com  40% Off Select Easter & Spring Through March 22!

From your local hobby store

  • Easter Eggs and Metal Wire
Hop on in...everyone is welcome!

Hop on in…everyone is welcome!

The new online store  ShowMeDecorating has a great selection of ingredients to decorate your door or entranceway for Easter and then change out for Spring! Invest in basic key ingredients and get double and even triple use or seasons!

Key ingredients, wreath, ribbon, focal points

Key ingredients, wreath, ribbon, focal points

Step 1: shape out the Twister grass wreath and Bright Multi Flower garland

Bright Multi Flower garland

Bright Multi Flower garland

Twister Grass Wreath

Twister Grass Wreath

Step 2:  Lay the Bright Multi Flower garland on top of the wreath and attach by using the wired branches to twist together. (If you are unsure, use green pipe cleaners in short pieces to attach together)

Twisty Grass Wreath with Bright Multi Flower Garland

Twisty Grass Wreath with Bright Multi Flower Garland

After wrapping the Bright Multi Flower Garland on the wreath, the extra length was left to swag down!

Closeup of attaching Wreath and Garland

Closeup of attaching Wreath and Garland

2 single loop bows, (1yd each) 1 tail (2yds)

2 single loop bows, (1yd each) 1 tail (2yds)

Bows and tail added to wreath

Bows and tail added to wreath

Happy Easter sign is wired on

Happy Easter sign is wired on

Metal hanging flower wired on

Metal hanging flower wired on

Hop on in...everyone is welcome!

Hop on in…everyone is welcome!

The egg “ribbon” was easy, floral wire threaded through the holes in the plastic eggs, the end of the wire was curled to hold first egg in place and then more eggs added in a variety of color and designs, leave enough wire to attach to your wreath. This is fun addition and when I remove the eggs and happy Easter sign I can add a spring sign and flip flops to welcome warmer weather!

Step 1 Easter egg "Ribbon"

Step 1 Easter egg “Ribbon”

Step 2 Thread on more eggs

Step 2 Thread on more eggs

Step 3 Use a variety of color,size and designs

Step 3 Use a variety of color,size and designs

Step 4 Make 3"Ribbons" for this wreath

Step 4 Make 3″Ribbons” for this wreath

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Step 5 Wire on to wreath, or hang from a chandelier or garland or ?????

Step 5 Wire on to wreath, or hang from a chandelier or garland or ?????

With the left over Ribbon from my 10yd bolt of Pink Glitter Coral Ribbon I tied bows with streamers and added to the base of my Chandelier!

Even the Chandelier gets dressed for Easter  Glitter Coral Ribbon

Even the Chandelier gets dressed for Easter Glitter Coral Ribbon Bow

I attached plastic Easter eggs to the floral wire holding the glitter bows! 2 -2yd bows

For all your Spring and Easter supplies visit www.ShowMeDecorating,com

Happy decorating y’all,

Becky and Kathy

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