Okay, please don’t kill me, but I’m going to start talking about Christmas today. In the blogging world we’re always a month or two ahead. I’m starting early with the hope I will be able to inspire you with ideas that you can actually use this holiday season. Sound good? (This is also a warning that there will be a Christmas tree showing up on IBC fairly soon.)

Anyway, as I mentioned in a previous post, about a month ago my friends at CB2 asked if I would be interested in styling their new Peace Wreath from the Novogratz collection. Giant grapevine peace sign wreaths typically aren’t my thing, but I thought this piece had some great potential. Plus, I’m always up for a challenge, so I figured why not!

Inspired by my Instamas tree from last year, I decided a few small photos and some colorful lights would bring this wreath to life! I ordered these multicolor LED lights from Target. One strand was the perfect length. I carefully wrapped them around the wreath.

Peace, Love, and Instagrams | Inspired by Charm

I used Social Print Studio (who I’ve happily relied on in the past) to print the photos from my Instagram feed. For this project, I ordered a set of their Mini Squares.

Peace, Love, and Instagrams | Inspired by Charm

Using some bulldog clips, I attached the pictures to the wreath. It’s seriously that easy.

Peace, Love, and Instagrams | Inspired by Charm

While its “permanent” home is yet to be determined, in the interim my colorful new wreath is hanging on my turquoise fireplace wall.

Tada!

Peace, Love, and Instagrams | Inspired by Charm

It looks totally cute, right? I typically don’t like LED lights, but in this particular application, I think they are perfect.They keep things modern.

Peace, Love, and Instagrams | Inspired by Charm

I also love that it’s super personal. It’s not just a decoration on the wall, it has meaning and purpose. It’s also a fun thing for friends and family to check out when they are visiting.

Peace, Love, and Instagrams | Inspired by Charm

In addition, I like the fact that nothing is permanently attached so I can change this wreath up as much as I want. And since I’m always moving things around, that is ideal.

Peace, Love, and Instagrams | Inspired by Charm

Peace, Love, and Instagrams | Inspired by Charm

With 49 days left until Christmas, I’m glad to be getting a head start this year. What do you think of my Instamas wreath?

CB2 was kind enough to provide this wreath for me to style. However, this post was not compensated. As always the thoughts, opinions, and ideas are my own.

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Comments

  • erin @ House Envy at

    Great inspiration for the holidays and I love the mini instagram pics?

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thanks so much Erin. It was a fun project!

      xo Michael

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thanks Katja!

      xo Michael

  • Monica- East Coast Creative at

    Hey Michael- At first when I saw this on IG I wasn’t 100% sold yet, I knew I needed to see the full post. Now, I’m really digging’ it!! I completely agree that the white cord and chunky lights keep it modern and fun! And the turquoise wall is the perfect color pop! Well done. (And as always your photography just kills it! )

    -Mon

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Hahaha. I hear you Monica. It was an interesting piece to style. However, I think it’s fun to push our creative buttons every once and a while and try things outside of our box. Glad you can appreciate it. 🙂

      xo Michael

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thanks a million Arthur!

      xo Michael

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Hahaha. There’s no going back now! 😉

      xo Michael

  • Brandon Markuson at

    This has to be one of the most awesome ideas I have seen in such a long time! I have a best friend who loves anything peace signs and this has just got my head flowing with so many ideas on something creative I could produce and since her birthday is in December it would make an awesome gift! Thank you for this idea. Hopefully i don’t like it to much where I keep it 🙂

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      You’re so welcome Brandon! Thank you so much for your sweet comments. I think it would make an awesome gift.

      xo Michael

  • PATTY at

    This caught my eye on Pinterest and I absolutely LOVE it! Thanks for such a wonderful idea… possibly a gift for daughter with all of my handsome little grandboys all over it 🙂 Merry (early) Christmas!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      That’s a great idea Patty! It would make a great gift!

  • Ruffian Spamson at

    Cute – but is it too late to ask for a diagram showing how to wrap the interior branches. I did a HUGE peace sign wreath using water line several years ago but couldn’t figure out how to string the lights on the interior branches without “doubling back” with the cord and therefore “doubling up” on lights in that segment.

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Yeah – that was tough. I did have to double back, but I just did so cleverly on the back on the wreath. There would probably be no easy way to explain it. Trail and error is the best method I suppose.

      xo Michael

  • Bonnie at

    Love this idea, would love to make one for my niece who just turned 13. Did you make the peace sign wreath yourself or can you buy it somewhere?

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Hey Bonnie. The wreath is from CB2. There is a link in the post above.

      xo Michael

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